This Artwork Changed My Life

Portrait of Agnes Martin © Estate of Agnes Martin /Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

How Agnes Martin’s Desert Flower Gave Me the Peace and Reconciliation I Needed

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How David Wojnarowicz’s Photographs Helped Me Overcome My Grief

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Why Ree Morton’s ‘Don’t Worry, I’ll Only Read You The Good Parts’ Made Me Cry

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Did Monet’s Waterloo Bridge Shape My Career as an Art Critic?

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How Günter Brus’ Self Painting Showed Me Life’s Psychotic Duality

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Deimantas Narkevičius, The Role of a Lifetime (still), 2003. Courtesy the artist and LUX, London

How Narkevičius’ The Role of a Lifetime Showed Me a New World of Dissent

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Robert Rauschenberg’s Mud Muse (1968-71), from the collection of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Photo courtesy the Rauschenberg Foundation

Rauschenberg’s Mud Muse Taught Me to Find Cohesion Even Amidst Chaos

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John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shalott, 1888

The Lady of Shalott Taught Me That Female Power Exists Beyond Fairytales

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Simone Leigh Proved to Me That Black Women Can Claim Space in a Hostile World

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Yoko Ono’s Grapefruit Showed Me the Radical Power of Self-Publishing

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Richard Billingham Helped Me to Accept the True Ugliness of Alcoholism

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Bill Henson’s Photograph of a Floating Girl Captured My Own Teenage Longing

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Paul Nash Taught Me the Unknowable Multiplicity of My Desires

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Tracey Emin, Deep Inside My Heart, 2009-10. Archival dyes printed on cloth/ 76.2 x 61 cm © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2020

Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin Helped Me to Reconnect After an Abortion

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Cecilia Vicuña’s Arte Precario Reawakened My Enduring Love of the Sea

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Agnes Denes’ Wheatfield Helped Me to Reconcile Art and Environmentalism

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Franco Vaccari’s Photomatic D’Italia Taught Me That Infatuation Is All About Image

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Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party Taught Me to Take Cooking and Eating Seriously

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Mark Leckey, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore

Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore Evokes the Magic of My English Hometown

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Tomás Saraceno Forced Me to Confront My Anxieties About the Modern World

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K-Hole’s Trend Reports Taught Me to Stop Worrying About the Art World

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Susan Hiller’s Dream Mapping Awoke Me From the Solitary Terror of My Nightmares

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Jo Spence’s “Brave” Self-Portraits Taught Me the Brutal Taboos of Womanhood

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Bárbaro Rivas Showed Me the Value of My Own Complicated Heritage

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