On Taste

On Taste

By Bo Gorzelak Pedersen
I own some fifty Frank Zappa CDs. I do not own any Frank Auerbach paintings but there is a perfectly good reason for that, which is that I would never be able to afford one. Zappa CDs are about $5 each on Amazon. Fifty times $5, that's $250, and then I probably paid around $50 for postage, so that's $300 in total. However, an Auberbach painting would still be considerably more. E.O.W. on her Blue Eiderdown V (1963) was sold by Bonhams in 2016 and went for $2.29 million (£ 2,042,500).

Read More

Like a Whisper in Your Ear…

Like a Whisper in Your Ear…

So many artists express their ‘environmentalist’ concerns by forcing their argument in bold gestures that could easily be mistaken for confusing bigness with greatness. Cass, instead seems to unassumingly (though no less importantly) offer us the antidote to that – by which I mean, an urgent request to come in close, quietly, personally, in our own time… Here is an art that is truly intimate. It asks big questions, yes, but it asks them of the individual, drawn in close by the work’s diminutive size.

Read More