Obituary

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Alexander Provan pays tribute to the polymathic artist, critic, novelist and television presenter and his alter egos

BY Alexander Provan | 23 NOV 22

Stefan Kalmár shares his recollections of the artist in this personal ode to their friendship

BY Stefan Kalmár | 18 NOV 22

Will Fenstermaker looks back on the acclaimed critic’s life and career

BY Will Fenstermaker | 03 NOV 22

Agata Pyzik on the life and work of the fearless feminist artist

BY Agata Pyzik | 06 SEP 22

How collaboration and constant experimentation defined the late fashion designer’s remarkable career

BY Sophie Tolhurst | 15 AUG 22

Carlos Kong reflects on the late curator’s poetry of the public domain

BY Carlos Kong | 04 AUG 22

Randy Kennedy recalls meeting the seminal pop artist and how his outsize sculptures injected wit and whimsy into the everyday

BY Randy Kennedy | 28 JUL 22

The late artist and writer radically reconceived the relationship between art, artist and audience.

BY Asad Raza | 25 FEB 22

Nick Earhart remembers his former professor and acclaimed experimental composer, Alvin Lucier

BY Nick Earhart | 06 DEC 21

The Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries on the brilliance and generosity of the late French artist

BY Hans Ulrich Obrist | 22 JUL 21

Shon Faye pays tribute to the pioneering musician and producer whose generation-defining music will live on in the exultations of the dance floor 

BY Shon Faye | 04 FEB 21

The musician remembers coming out in the aftermath of the Lebanese Civil War and the recent death of Egyptian queer activist Sarah Hegazi

BY Hamed Sinno | 26 JUN 20

Bradford Nordeen remembers the late American filmmaker’s carnality, decay, hurt, humour and so much excruciating beauty

BY Bradford Nordeen | 19 JUN 20

The late playwright and novelist galvanized the fight against HIV/AIDS

BY Avram Finkelstein | 02 JUN 20

From his dreams of Glasgow to nocturnal self-portraits, there was an edge to the writer and artist: a deep well of strangeness

BY Darran Anderson | 07 JAN 20

‘I saw how the different pop artists were working, and how they allowed new ideas to arise. So, I said to myself: Why don’t poets do that?’

BY Frieze News Desk | 14 OCT 19

The singer committed her life to defying a classical music industry that was not only deeply critical of women’s bodies, but also sceptical of black talent

BY Kira Thurman | 11 OCT 19

Designers Experimental Jetset, Kellenberger–White, Fraser Muggeridge and historian Emily King on the enduring influence of the Dutch design legend

20 SEP 19

A tribute to the photographer, from the ‘sucker punch’ of ‘The Americans’ (1958), to his later work ‘howling with anguish, frustration and ennui’

BY Chris Wiley | 17 SEP 19