Students have been involved in a tuition strike in response to the school’s “compulsory redundancies” plan.
Louis Shadwick, a PhD candidate at the Courtauld Institute in London, says the American modernist reproduced the works from a how-to arts magazine when he was a teenager.
On Wednesday, despite a snowstorm, students from the Courtauld Institute and other London art schools took part in a national strike organized by the University and College Union.
There are moments when the discourse on art seems incredibly undemocratic — say, for example, when a historian or authenticator gets sued because a collector doesn’t like his or her analysis of a work.
The last time anyone attempted to catalogue all known Gothic ivory sculpture was a three-volume publication from a French scholar in 1924, but now the Gothic Ivories Project at London’s Courtauld Institute of Art is taking a 21st century stab at it with an online database.