There’s a good chance most readers won’t even get as far as clicking the link to this page. They’ll see the thumbnail, recognise Shutterstock‘s unmistakeable watermark logo and consider it either a poor use of imagery, theft or a think piece on a still life painting we couldn’t even find an original image of.
But it is. The watermark is actually part of a Paul Stephenson painting.
Disregard Magritte’s The Treachery of Images (1929) and consider the physical painting in front of you, as it will be in StolenSpace Gallery from tonight onwards. The grandiose frame exists, as does the canvas and its paint. However, Continue reading