Art criticism, hot goss, and inside musings on Baby Walsh's developmental milestones—sometimes all at once.
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David Walsh | November 29, 2016
Later, at 4.10am, her name comes to me unbidden – Shirley Jones. I feel strangely placated by my memory. I didn't like her on TV, but now her death and my poem make us kindred sufferers of the real.
Elizabeth Pearce | October 26, 2016
The following is a conversation between David Walsh and Tim Jenison about Vermeer, Viagra, and the nature of genius. (Interviewed by Elizabeth Pearce, with a cameo appearance by Mona curator Jarrod Rawlins.)
Elizabeth Pearce | September 19, 2016
Paul, 2014, is a creepy man-child self-portrait (of sorts), by Melbourne-based artist Ronnie van Hout. His sleepwalking pose and little boy PJs cue us for cuteness, so the craggy face is discomforting
Elizabeth Pearce | August 24, 2016
Painter, 1995, by Los Angeles artist Paul McCarthy, regularly tops our list of works most hated by Mona visitors. I have avoided writing about it for a long time, because that would entail sitting through the whole thing...
Sunday Walsh | August 8, 2016
My name is Sunday Walsh. Apropos of nothing, I just had my first birthday. The relevance of that, apparently, is that the angle subtended by the Earth-sun system through the plane of the ecliptic is the same as that angle when I was born.