Life Before Death, 8 April-18 May 2008

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    sartre
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    There's an interesting exhibition of photographs of the dying and dead at the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE.It's very reminiscent of Lenkiewicz's project. The German journalist/photographer couple Walter Schels and Beata Lokatta interviewed and photographed people who were dying; and photographed them again after their deaths. It's beautifully photographed. The Guardian has a selection here.The Wellcome Collection's page is here.

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    marlowe
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    Good spot sartre but dont we feel Lenkiewicz was here first?

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    sartre
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    Good spot sartre but dont we feel Lenkiewicz was here first?

    Indeed. And long before Damien Hirst had pickled a shark, Lenkiewicz had preserved a human being in perspex. Schels/Lokatta haven't plagiarised ROL. I doubt they've even heard of him. Nor, probably, have the curators of the Wellcome Collection. And that's telling.

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    art3366
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    Good spot sartre but dont we feel Lenkiewicz was here first?

    I think Goya beat Robert to it! By a few hundred years maybe? Painting the dying wasn't an original idea, however I am not saying Robert wasn't brave to do it.

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    marlowe
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    Don't recall Goya claiming any sociological interest like Lenkiewicz or these photographers.

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    Yellow Cottage
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    On the subject of death where exactly is Robert buried ? In his garden at Compton ?

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