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Articles by Andrew Solomon: All Articles

Dec 1988

The Winter Palettes

The Moscow artistic community had no room for the passive observer; it was made up of people whose commitment was enormous.

Nov 1988

Exhibitions: Francis Bacon

What kind of joy is expressed in his work, which is sometimes poignant but so often agonized?

Nov 1988

Frozen in Time

The human face is, to humans, the most fascinating sight on earth.

Oct 1988

The Paramount Lot

The sale of art by many important contemporary painters at an auction to which they have donated their works is the newest phenomenon of all.

Jun 1988


Your stressed mahogany and Perspex dressing-table may seem less special if it is a 10,000-off instead of a one-off, but it can still be a collector's item.

Jun 1988

Simultaneous Evasions

Despite this fantasy of involvement, the audience members have no ability to change the action of the play at all.

May 1988

Folk-Art Racing

The difficulty of assigning value to works of folk art is enormous, because the rigorous articulation of the locus of value is only beginning.

Apr 1988

Gloss Finish

The two sales that are coming up this month make an extraordinary pair.

Nov 1987

Spy’ll Take Manhattan

Capturing a twist of New York Zeitgeist, Spy magazine is one year old and quite grown up.

Sep 1987

The Democrattic System

Andrew Solomon ponders the success of a Savile Row attic containing three businesses, six entrepreneurs, one graphic designer and one receptionist.