Swinging 60s surrealist Penny Slinger: ‘Collectors thought I came with the art’

She made psychic dolls houses, erotic wedding cakes and full-frontal collages. But the world wasnt ready for her powerful personal visions. Is Lady Picasso about to get her dues? Penelope Slinger has never done anything by halves. She remembers drawing her first really accomplished picture in 1952, when she was four and a half. It was of her parents completely naked. They were terribly proud but too embarrassed to show their friends. Then, when she was nine, she was expelled from her Surrey convent school for waving a sanitary towel out of a bus window. A child psychologist informed her parents that she wasnt mad, she was simply an artist, and they should do what they could to support her. …

Andy Warhol’s friendship with Jean-Michel Basquiat revealed in 400 unseen photos

Book offers voyeuristic glimpse into the two artists lives with hundreds of Warhols images and diary entries A voyeuristic glimpse into the world of two of the late 20th centurys greatest artists is to be revealed in a book that finally brings to light some of the 130,000 photographs that Andy Warhol took to document every aspect of his life. More than 32 years after Warhols death, hundreds of his photographs are set to reveal the minutiae of his friendship fellow artist published for the first time in a new book. Theirs was a complex relationship, which began in 1980s New York. Warhol with his depictions of movie stars, soup cans and Brillo-pad boxes was already one of the worlds …