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The master tailor’s tale: Il Sarto di Picasso

Jun 2nd, 2013

In her review this weekend of TJ Clark’s new book Picasso And Truth: From Cubism To Guernica, Financial Times art critic Jackie Wullschlager writes about how meaninglessness replaced absolute truth in the 20th century epoch of terror and totalitarianism, and that “in our age of performance and body art, Clark brilliantly posits a Picasso who replaced a truth project with a performance project, playing, dazzling, persuading.”

//Picasso sketches a priapic portrait of Michele Sapone at his villa La Californie, Cannes, 1957. Photo: DD Duncan//

//Pastels given to Sapone by Picasso, including the portrait made on April 1, 1957//

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Mr Freedom took the Mickey first

Aug 31st, 2011

/From Twen, September 1970//

The recent FT piece about the value of Disney to high-end brands (Fashion Takes The Mickey) caught up with those which have engineered hook-ups with the House Of The Mouse in recent years: Dolce & Gabanna, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Iceberg, Neil Barrett, Manish Arora, Hayden-Harnett, Capellini, Cory Grosser, Chopard, Tommy Hilfiger…

A Disney apparatchik is quoted: “We would never work with a designer that was too edgy or irreverent.”

Once upon a time they weren’t so purse-lipped.

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