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Identification Please: Complications of Display and Gender Identity at the National Portrait Gallery

Op-Ed Columnist Rebecka Black uses the D’Eon case to uncover problems with the National Portrait Gallery’s displays of historic gender outlaws.

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Sell It to Save It!: English Heritage and The Quadriga Gallery

Op-Ed Columnist Rebecka Black looks at English Heritage’s use of the new Quadriga Gallery at central London’s Wellington Arch to fund the complete revitalization of the Stonehenge site.

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Remembering the Truth: Reevaluating Images of the Titanic and Belsen

Op-Ed Columnist Rebecka Black reflects on the anniversaries of the sinking of the Titanic and the liberation of the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen and argues that the truth behind both events has been victimized by the mediums of film and photography.

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Modern Art, Inc.: Picasso and Modern British Art at the Tate Britain

Op-Ed Columnist Rebecka Black looks into the phenomenon of the “blockbuster” art show and why it demonstrates that our understanding of art is diminishing.

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Depicting The War in War Horse

The new movie War Horse inspired Op-Ed Columnist Rebecka Black to reflect on the horrors of World War I through the paintings of the soldier-artists who lived through that most brutal of conflicts.

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A “Pixilation” of Curatorial Tradition and the Power of Banksy

In her newest Op-Ed column, Rebecka Black looks at the controversial new exhibition by Banksy at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and questions the future of curatorial roles and traditions.

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Legacy of Lucian Freud

Rebecka Black, Op-Ed Columnist November 2011 According to the Huffington Post on 14 October 2011, a small portrait of a young boy painted by the late Lucian Freud, who passed away in July 2011, has sold for £3.2 million to an anonymous bidder. Boy’s Head, painted in 1952, depicts Freud’s neighbor Charlie Lumley who became a […]

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