Keith Arnatt spread from Rubbish and Recollections

Keith Arnatt, 1930-2008

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The March 2009 issue of Frieze magazine had one of Keith Arnatt’s famous self-images adorning their cover, but very little else about him inside.

Given that he died just before Christmas, December 2008, I find it surprising – a bit shocking even – that there was little else about him in the magazine. The fact that I am writing this here, in a photography context, about one of the most important British and international conceptual artists of his generation indicates both the shift he made in his own career and to the blind-spots that still exist in contemporary art towards history and photography.

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