Takuma Nakahira • Art Institute Chicago

Monday, 20 February 2017

“A Seventies punk pioneer and androgynous New York rock icon may seem a far cry from an upper-class painter and her English country house. Yet by pairing the two women, this show helpfully reminds us of just how radical [Vanessa] Bell, and the Bloomsbury Group, were. Their experiments in art, living and loving were ahead of their time; it’s no wonder [Patti] Smith is inspired by her, and her home. For Smith, the house is a document of truly creative lives, where ‘art was part of everyday living.'” Holly Williams • Independent

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