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How Absence Made Lisa Selby See Differently

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How Rachel Rose and Paulina Olowska Took Me Back to the Woods

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How Ragnar Kjartansson’s ‘The Visitors’ Changed My Life

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I Had a Dream About Keith Haring

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This Artwork Changed My Life: The Dreamachine Helped Me Understand the Complexity of Counterculture and Loss

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This Artwork Changed My Life: A Nude Eve Babitz Taught Me to Be More Shameless

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How ‘Oolong’s Nightmare’ Reintroduced Me to Ming Smith’s Oeuvre

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How Rothko’s Seagram Murals Reflected My Own Despair Back at Me

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Dorothea Tanning, Self-Portrait, 1944 © San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / Bridgeman Images © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2022

Dorothea Tanning’s Self-Portrait Taught Me To Stop Sneering At My Own Art

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Paula Rego, The Dance, 1988 © Tate, London © Paula Rego, courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

How Paula Rego’s The Dance Taught Me the Steps of My Own Life

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How Lorraine Hansberry’s Self-Portrait Taught Me To Remake Myself Through Art

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I Saw Echoes of My Own Life in the Eyes of Manet’s Weary Barmaid

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How Walid Raad’s Collections Helped Me Piece Together the Past

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How Willie Doherty’s Border Incident Bridged a Gap to an Irish Past I’d Let Myself Forget

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I Found a Lost Connection to My Father in Joseph Cornell’s Boxes

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This Artwork Changed My Life: 10 of the Best from 2021

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A Manifesto for Maintenance Art Taught Me the True Value of Hard Essential Work

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How Francesca Woodman Helped Put Me Back in the Picture

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How I Was Seduced by the Cinematic Glamour of Guy Bourdin’s Photography

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A work by Polish artist Miroslaw Balka, How It Is, which he has undertaken as the 10th commission in The Unilever Series for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. Courtesy Alamy

Miroslaw Balka’s How It Is Showed Me the Way Out of My Own Darkness

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How the Grave of Alfred Wallis Took Me Back to a Hometown I’d Rejected

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George Hendrik Breitner, The Singel Bridge at the Paleisstraat in Amsterdam, 1896

How George Breitner’s Snowy Street Scene Helped Me Live with Loneliness

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How I Learned Not to Worry About Being Cool and Fell in Love with Renoir Again

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Hannah Höch’s Collage Helped Me Cut Up My Own Relationship to Art and Life

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