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Books About Big Art
  • A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    by John Richardson
  • Sarah Lucas: A Catalog RaisonnĂ©
    Sarah Lucas: A Catalog Raisonné
    by Yilmaz Dziewior, Sarah Lucas
  • Grayson Perry
    Grayson Perry
    by Jacky Klein
  • Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    by Pim Milo, Kathy Ryan
  • David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    by Marco Livingstone, Margaret Drabble, Tim Barringer, Xavier Salomon, Stuart Comer, Martin Gayford
  • Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    by Robert Leonard, Anthony Gardner, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Blair French, Glenn Barkley
  • Yayoi Kusama
    Yayoi Kusama
    by Midori Yamamura, Jo Applin, Yayoi Kusama
  • Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Prestel Publishing
  • Wall and Piece
    Wall and Piece
    by Banksy
  • Mark Rothko
    Mark Rothko
    by Mr. Jeffrey Weiss
  • Louise Bourgeois
    Louise Bourgeois
    by Robert Storr, Paulo Herkenhoff
  • Damien Hirst
    Damien Hirst
    by Ann Gallagher
Join the Big Picture

A blog that aims to spark thoughts and inspire by seeking out and sharing works of art

Historically, artists have always worked big, and nowadays those boundaries are being pushed to the limits.

Large-scale art, whether in the form of photos from the Hubble space telescope, sharks floating in tanks of formaldehyde, rooms full of dots, concrete sculptures cast from Victorian buildings or hand knitted blankets wrapped around trees, large-scale art is all around us. Join the Big Picture aims to spark thoughts and inspire by seeking out and sharing these works.

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Detail of Yarn Bombing UK

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Frieze London 2013 - Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas & Jeff Koons

The Good, the Beautiful and the Baffling.

Big names in art and some big bold work - Sarah Lucas, always good. Damien Hirst with an array of spectacularly beautiful exotic insects and the baffling collection of cast ‘inflatable’ toys from Jeff Koons. There is no place like Frieze.

The Good (my favourite) Sarah Lucas

The Beautiful - Damien Hirst and his insects

and the Baffling - Jeff Koons



Frieze London Roundup - Sarah Lucas

We puddle-ed alone to Frieze last Friday for what seems like an overload of art. Frieze is huge and this year it was even bigger. Great if you love art, which I do, but tricky if you want to see it all.

After a couple of coffee / beer / cake stops we managed to see it all. Here is a round up, in stages of what I loved.

Sarah Lucas

The poster girl for the ‘getting-in-your-face’ art movement and all round super-duper, Sarah and her work have been a long time favourite of mine. We share the same neighbourhood and both enjoy fried eggs - though I like to simply eat mine.

Sarah Lucas Priere De Toucher, 2000

c-type print
297 x 178 cm
Edition of 1 of 6

Priere De Toucher – French for ‘please touch’. I like the double message of this piece, in context of a gallery setting touching is not allowed, along with the consistent theme of regaining power or bring strength back to the female and her body, the choice of title for this piece creates quite a complex message.

Sarah Lucas Mumum, 2012

Tights, fluff, chair frame
144.8 x 82.6 x 109.2 cm

Mumum is a collection of ‘Nuds’ – soft fleshy nude bits, breasts in this piece – assembled onto a 70’s hanging bubble chair frame. Coming from the expression, ‘in the nuddy’ from her mum (and mine…) the chair is soft, snugly space in which to curl up.  It could be slightly ominous thought if you have any ‘mother’ issues. She was recently quoted as saying she wanted to include her mum in her work somehow. I think this piece has done that.