Jonathan Griffin is a freelance writer, critic, teacher and curator. Born in London, he now lives in Los Angeles. He is a contributing editor for Frieze magazine, and he also writes for Art Review, the New York Times T-Magazine, the Art Newspaper, Mousse, Art Agenda, and Apollo. He recently curated the exhibition Cogwheels Carved in Wood, at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, featuring work by the British artist Derek Boshier
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Well I think shes rather beautiful, said my grandmother. It was Christmas. I must have been 11 or 12, and the large book that she had open on her lapher gift to mewas open at an image so ridiculously sexy that my pre-pubescent cheeks were flushed deep red and my scalp was tingling.