September 18th, 2014

Artists As Collectors

Cookie jars previously owned by Andy Warhol

The Barbican is to host the first major exhibition in the UK of the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists.

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector will feature personal effects from artists including Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake. The items range from Hirst's skulls, taxidermy and medical models to Andy Warhol's cookie jars.It will run at the Barbican Art Gallery from 12 February to 25 May 2015. The exhibition looks at how artists throughout history have acquired collections for personal and artistic reasons. Andy Warhol, for example, stopped by antique and junk shops daily to look for items.

Many of the objects he collected served as source material for his famous silkscreen prints.

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Original Story - - Accessed 18/09/14

Registration Day

Today is the day that I sign back on the line, declaring that I am back for another year. Fal Building has just woken up and is buzzing with excitement and full-strength coffee. I think the usual mug shots have to be taken and I am trying to cheerfully skip out of the college pub quiz - think it is purely a fresher's do in anycase. Also it depends on how much my lecturer wants to thrash the Archaeology team.

Hi ho and it's back to skool I go.