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Rude & Nude: ‘Nachlass’ by Alan Dedman

In exploring his spin painting gimmick, I believe I’ve taken things further than the ‘richest artist on earth’ (Damien Hirst). A colleague from St. Martins suggested I put…

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Life-drawing at St. Martins School of Art by Alan Dedman

‘Drawing is the probity of Art’ so Ingres said. All people who study Art in any shape or form will eventually find themselves doing some life drawing or…

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Prison education by Alan Dedman

Alan Dedman takes a look at how prison education was administered in the oldest working gaol in the land. HMP Cornhill referred to as the Mallet by all…

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Alan Dedman at studio1.1 – review by Leon Kusminsky

An eccentric show by an unknown outsider, ‘Artworks by Alan Dedman at studio 1.1’ asserts a time worn theme – Art should consist of nothing much other than…

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Alan Dedman has a candid look at Grayson Perry

Alison who I knew at St. Martins School of Art, praised ‘The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!’ by Grayson Perry when it was in London, saying ‘ it…

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Catalogue of works for sale by Alan Dedman

At studio1.1 Alan Dedman showed an eclectic mix of imagery, created over the recent years at his studio in Somerset. Linking traditional, figurative painting with ‘automated action painting’…

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Alan Dedman shows his work in London, 2017

I exhibited at Studio 1.1 in Shoreditch, London, UK during late November this year. The show consisted of paintings and drawings – conventional nudes and portraits made from…

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Why my spin paintings are so much better than Damien Hirst’s by Alan Dedman

My spin paintings are so much better than Damien Hirst’s because: 1) Mr. Hirst gets paid too much for his, I get  slightly less – indicating (in the…

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Nigeria comes to Somerset: Alan Dedman Art Education

Josephine attended the London Art College (LAC); she studied painting and drawing on the general diploma course, where she was tutored by Alan Dedman. At the time she…

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NORCAT – or ‘the College of West Anglia’

Before leaving school, I sought work for myself. The village gamekeeper (Jack Plaice) arranged for me to be ‘taken under the wing’ of John King on the Snettisham…