Will The Real Gavin Turk Please Stand Up?

He’s ‘been’ celebrity icons such as Sid Vicious and Elvis, Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara and art superstars Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock, but who is the real Gavin Turk? Patricia Ellis meets the artist, the brand, and Hackney’s own thinking person’s YBA, to discuss bright lights, appropriation and lobsters. Patricia Ellis — Your studio is…

Art Party

Patricia Ellis has tea with one of Hackney’s most recognized artists, Bob and Roberta Smith, at the (distinctly un-Hackney-like) Ruskin Café on Museum Street, in Bloomsbury. What better place to talk about art, history and politics? Bob orders a pot of English Breakfast, surely a most appropriate beverage with which to toast his Art Party, which…