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Nigel Cooke's Lockdown Life

'Since we’ve been in lockdown, I’ve found it easier to work at night. The darkness of night somehow unifies what's outside the window,' the painter says in our interview
Published: Wednesday, 27 May 2020

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Published: Tuesday, 7 April 2020
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Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - How Abstract Expressionism made NYC the centre of the art world – by Morgan Falconer
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