Issue 59
May 2001

“Among Leonardo da Vinci’s notes on art is a brief essay on how to remember a face….. He recommends that you first memorize the various kinds of eyes, noses, chins, mouths, necks and shoulders. There are for example, ten categories of nose: the straight, the bulbous, the hollow, the prominent, the aquiline, the regular, the simian, the round and the pointed” - Jonathan Jones on Art & Caricature

It’s May’s frieze, and it’s got a beautiful cover! Inside you’ll find the unpublished work of Robert Crumb, Raymond Pettibon’s secret history, Oh! Superman, Tal R, Haruki Murakami, Hergé and Andy Warhol hanging out – looking cool, A Grotesque Old Woman, uh, Britney Spears, Marcel Dzama, Philippe Thomas, and artists’ animations… which brings me back to the cover – check out that man Priit Pärn.

From this issue

The stubborn genre of Raymond Pettibon's drawings

BY Jim Lewis |

Britney's first work of fiction

BY Steve Jelbert |

The murky depths of London studios

BY Michelle Illic |

Letterror's mutating fonts

BY Paul Barnes |

Tal R's 'Back Garden' (1999) series of drawings are memory implants. Stale air. Bags and balls, big heavy Jehovahs and a looming Habakuk. Things that are what they are.

BY Lars Bang Larsen |

Delving into the world of paint-your-own pottery

BY Keith Stuart |

Roboticists don't get out much

BY Joe Laniado |

How to control the weather

BY George Pendle |

Artists' animation

BY Dan Fox |

Mark Millar's subverted superheroes

BY Christian Ward |

The unpublished work of Robert Crumb

BY Jennifer Higgie |

Getting back to nature at the Eden Project in Cornwall

BY Angelica Jacob |

Marcel Dzama needs his head examined. The head, which is embedded in a torso that appears to be made of tin, is being harassed by a group of disapproving young men and women with neat haircuts and polo necks. They may be absentees from an early 1950s anti-pot public service film, although this is not clear.

Philippe Thomas

BY Sophie Berrebi |

Art & caricature

BY Jonathan Jones |

Haruki Murakami's latest novel

BY Jerome Boyd-Maunsell |

Two films examining German terrorism

BY Katja Nicodemus |

BeganeGrond, Utrecht, The Netherlands

BY Jenni Sorkin |

Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, USA

BY Kristin M. Jones |

Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

BY Tom Morton |

Japan Society, New York, USA

BY Jenni Sorkin |

Orchard Gallery, Derry, Ireland

BY Declan Sheelan |

Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland

BY Mai-Thu Perret |

At The Barbican, the exhibition, curated by Lars Bang Larsen and Glasgow’s Modern Institute, revealed secret connections between the daylight world and its hidden shadows 

BY Jonathan Jones |

Bonakdar Jancou, New York, USA

BY Kristin M. Jones AND Kristin M. Jones |

Various Venues, Scotland

BY Neil Mulholland |

Sperone Westwood, New York, USA

BY Ana Honigman |

DC Moore Gallery, New York, USA

BY Kobena Mercer |

Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia

BY Dominic Eichler |

Postmasters, New York, USA

BY Mark Godfrey |

DIA Centre for the Arts, New York, USA

BY Ronald Jones |