Review: HOW TO LET AN ARTIST RIFLE THROUGH YOUR ARCHIVES

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Here’s a little image of some of the stuff I have learnt from this amazing and really readable book so far! It describes the journey two people took when discovering and presenting the Beth Lipkin Archive at New Art Gallery Walsall. Reading it doesn’t feel like work, because although it’s non-fiction the intriguing relationship ‘spirals’ (as Smith calls them) keep crashing together in a story which still retains great potency. The curator-researcher, Neil Lebeter and Artist-researcher, Bob&Roberta Smith have really got a feel for the conflict in Epstein’s life and works! Especially as a figure in a public space, which comported itself so differently from the modern public arena.

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