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Does anyone like Stella Vine's work?

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lionheart Sat 14-Jul-07 15:42:43

If so, come and tell me what I'm missing please.

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 14-Jul-07 16:46:39

I'm not sure about it,though it intruiges me

suzywong Sat 14-Jul-07 16:47:18

who is she?
what does she do?

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 14-Jul-07 16:52:46

paintings of tragic people usually, all smeary - for eg Princess of Wales/ the girl who died of overdose whose picture was in the papers after she'd died

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 14-Jul-07 16:55:25

check out

lionheart Sat 14-Jul-07 18:34:07

And here.

Somewhat odd, not to say hideous paintings but also supposed to be disquieting and profound.

Sobernow Sat 14-Jul-07 18:43:29

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TnOgu Sat 14-Jul-07 18:55:07

I do like them.

She makes a comment on high profile people and events with a certain irreverence.

Her paintings are like tabloid journalism done through the medium of art.

lionheart Sat 14-Jul-07 19:15:02

So when the critics keep saying she's a bad painter do you think it's the art establishment closing ranks? Or is she a good bad painter?

TnOgu Sat 14-Jul-07 19:20:21

Art is subjective.

The critics need to make a living, they like to be controversial.

Like what you like because you choose to, not because someone else says you should.

TnOgu Sat 14-Jul-07 19:21:02

I have had bad reviews, but there are plenty of people who buy my work.

TnOgu Sat 14-Jul-07 19:28:40

The art establishment throughout time have deemed certain artists as not having talent, etc.

They have often been proved wrong.

MarshaBrady Sat 14-Jul-07 19:29:07

I happened to read a scathing review the other day. Someone even mentioned jack vettriano in the same article which I think is unfair.
Saatchi helped propel her work into the media spotlight ,and sometimes the artworld can embrace this or not imo
Her work is raw though, i like that
That and her own fame - and how she responds to it, which I find even more interesting.

TnOgu Sat 14-Jul-07 19:32:30

Charles Saatchi is a wonderful patron of the art world.

He encourages emerging artists and gives them a real springboard for their talents.

MarshaBrady Sat 14-Jul-07 19:38:52

Yes he does. No denying it, he is great for emerging artists.

lionheart Sat 14-Jul-07 21:33:16

The artcile I was reading seemed to suggest their was hostility towards her because of her background.

lionheart Sat 14-Jul-07 21:33:30


lionheart Sat 14-Jul-07 21:38:44

article, even (too little sleep). Yes, I'd forgotten the Saatchi connection, perhaps that also helps account for the tone of the criticism (and the fact that she's female).

MarshaBrady Sat 14-Jul-07 21:43:07

I have noticed a slight change in tone coming up to her next show. At first I thought the media did love her, and her work. But I agree lionheart criticism seems to be seeping in.
Where did you read it, was it the Observer?

lionheart Sat 14-Jul-07 21:57:09

Must have been the Guardian today.

lionheart Sat 14-Jul-07 22:01:22


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