Room 406

The destruction of a ruin is like the desecration of a body. It is a vengeance wreaked on the past in order to embitter the future.

Fathers and Sons

When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee...

Terror Painting

George W. Bush, Barney, 2012 (?) Lapata, Humsafar: President George W. Bush with his Scottie, Barney, 2007 Marlene Dumas, The Blindfolded, 2002 Luc Tuymans, Secretary…

The Island

The prisoner is not working. He stands erect, faces forward. He wears a floppy hat and dark glasses (when they let him go thirteen years later, he will be unable to shed tears: the limestone quarry will have ruined his eyes). He is a contained fury.