Tom Lubbock, Illustrator and Chief Art Critic of The Independent, Dies

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LONDON.- Tom Lubbock died on Sunday 9 January 2011. In tribute to him Victoria Miro Gallery will reopen his exhibition on Saturday 22 January from 10am to 6pm. Or by appointment Tuesday to Friday. Admission is free. This exhibition of beautifully crafted paper collages, provides the first opportunity to see a small selection of works made weekly by Tom Lubbock for the Saturday edition of The Independent between 1999 and 2004. Topical, arcane, satirical and observant; this combination of text and image provides a unique bridge between Lubbock’s vast art historical knowledge and his sharp graphic response to the moment. The range of charged, bright, images reveal a highly original commentary that remains pertinent today. The works are the result of an unusual and open newspaper brief, and continued to feature for five years on the editorial page without intervention. Although the trajectory of the archive reflects the fa