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October 2014

IN FOCUS
The Lens of An Assured Eye

The Lens of An Assured Eye

by Aasim Akhtar

“Money creates taste.” – Jenny Holzer“What you really collect is always yourself.” – Jean Baudrillard The urge to acquire and own art is a time-honoured one. From the grand patronage of Renaissance popes and princes (not to mention de Medici), to eighteenth-century British aristocrats, or the bulk buying of Europe’s cultural heritage by America’s J. Paul Getty, over the centuries art has been amassed for purposes of propaganda, prestige...

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PHOTO ESSAY
The Art of Collecting

The Art of Collecting

by Jamal Ashiqain

It is the case with almost all collectors who collect art with a passion, that all the walls and spaces in their house will end up being filled to the inch with one artwork after another, to the point that they run out of space. Then with a heavy heart, they may out of necessity consign works to storage. Here are a few images of a collector's living space to give the reader an idea of how he celebrates his collection and cherishes it on a daily b...

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PROFILES
Studio Visit: Mohammad Ali Talpur

Studio Visit: Mohammad Ali Talpur

by Jahanzeb Haroon

On an offshoot of the hustling-bustling Waris Road, behind the Fatima Medical College Hostel, is a quiet and serene lane, oblivious to the ruckus happening nearby, existing in a different time zone. One would like to imagine cookie-cutter houses, with children playing out on the street, but that isn’t the case. Small two to three storey complexes are built here and amongst them I enter the first to my right. Climbing up the derailed stairs,...

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REVIEWS
Book Review: What Art Is

Book Review: What Art Is

by Amna Hussain

“I am not really an art historian, so I had no interest in Warhol’s influences when he had the idea of making those cartons – if, indeed, he had any influences then. I am reasonably certain that Warhol had not read much philosophy. But I felt I saw certain philosophical structures in the pairing of an artwork with an object it resembled. In fact, philosophy is full of such examples, such as the contrast between dream and perception when t...

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FEATURES


Vienna Art Fair | 2-5 October 2014

01 October, 2014
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Tips on Collecting Art

Interested in collecting art but don't know where to begin?  For a newcomer to art, the art market can be daunting. Even a collect

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