Stella Vine

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Stella Vine
Stella Vine 2001.jpg
Stella Vine in 2001
Born Melissa Jane Robson
1969 (1969)
Alnwick, Northumberland, England
Nationality English
Education Academy of Live and Recorded Arts
Known for Painting

Stella Vine (born Melissa Jane Robson, 1969) is an English artist, who lives and works in London. Her work is figurative painting with subject matter drawn from either her personal life of family, friends and school, or rock stars, royalty and celebrities. She has worked in various jobs, including as a waitress, stripper and cleaner.

In 2001, she was exhibited by the Stuckists group, which she joined for a short time; she was married briefly to the group co-founder, Charles Thomson.

In 2003, she opened her own gallery Rosy Wilde in East London. In 2004, Charles Saatchi bought Hi Paul can you come over I'm really frightened (2003), a painting by her of Diana, Princess of Wales, which provoked media controversy, as did a subsequent painting of drug victim, Rachel Whitear. There was a dispute with the Stuckists, who said they had influenced her work; Vine said they had not.

Later work has included Kate Moss as a subject, as in Holy water cannot help you now (2005). In 2005, another painting of Diana, Princess of Wales, Murdered, pregnant and embalmed (2005) was bought by George Michael. In 2006, she re-opened her gallery in Soho, London.

The first major show of her work was held in 2007 at Modern Art Oxford. In the same year, Vine provided clothing designs for Topshop.

Early life[edit]

Stella Vine was born Melissa Jane Robson in Alnwick, Northumberland, England in 1969. She changed her name to "Stella Vine" in 1995, inspired by Andy Warhol names.[clarification needed][1] Vine lived with her mother who was a seamstress and her grandmother who was a secretary. Her mother remarried when she was seven, and they relocated to Norwich.[2] Vine said she was "making things and performing music and plays, as far back as I can remember."[3] When she was a child, she used to make water colours in the library, painting Queen Victoria, and copying the Pre-Raphaelites and Greek Mythology.[3]

After a difficult relationship with her stepfather, Vine left home aged 13. Vine lived in the infamous[4] Argyle Street, Norwich squat before being briefly fostered in Brixton,[3] London but her new foster parents were unable to cope with her wilfulness.[5] Vine then moved back to Norwich, to teach herself in the Norwich Reference Library.[3] She moved into a bedsit on St Stephen's Street, Norwich, where she started a relationship with a 24-year-old caretaker. Vine's first job was at age 14 in a local Norwich cake shop.[6] Two years later she became pregnant, and at the age of 17, gave birth to a son, Jamie,[7] moving with him into a home for single parents called Umbrella Housing.[3] and then to London, where Vine joined the NYT (National Youth Theatre of Britain) in 1983, and the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, London, 1987–1990. They moved to Tooting in 1987 and her son went to a Montessori nursery school.[3] Vine later took her son out of school because he had been bullied and educated him at home.

Vine lived with musician Ross Newell, "the love of her life" for over four years, but "stupidly" left him for another relationship; two years later she wanted to restart the relationship with Newell, but he no longer trusted her.[8] In 2004, by which time Newell was settled in a marriage with children, Vine said that he was still her "soul mate".[8] Describing how she decided to become an artist and what inspired her, Vine said a "wonderful ex-boyfriend" called Ross had always told her she should become a painter, and that she had always made "crazy doodles".[9]

Career[edit]

Early work[edit]

For five years Vine performed as an actress, touring provincial theatres around the United Kingdom,[10] as well as running her own improvised theatre company, Minx Productions, and playing with her band, Victoria Falls. Vine said it was difficult to tour with a small child but earned her Equity Card by performing with Durham Theatre Company. Amongst other roles, she played Barclay in What The Butler Saw at Theatre Clwyd, The National Theatre of Wales: she was a fan of playwright Joe Orton, whom she discovered at drama school.[3] Vine said she would wake up early and dance to songs by PJ Harvey before improvising around her character to prepare for each day's rehearsals.[3] Vine remembers seeing "wonderful paintings by Gainsborough"[3] whilst rehearsing at Kenwood House, London. In the late 1980s, Vine met the film director Mike Leigh. After seeing Mike Leigh's film Meantime, it became her ambition to direct and act in improvised films. When Vine was in her early twenties she auditioned for him twice.[3]

In 1995,[7] she abandoned her ambitions to be an actress and became a hostess in a Mayfair club, where most of the activity was talking, often to elderly men, and "Any negotiation for sexual favours, or your time, or conversation, was very old-fashioned. Very English."[5] Using the name "Stella Vine", she became a lap dancer.[5] She worked as a stripper at Miranda's[5] and later at the Windmill Club in Soho to pay the rent, whilst living with her son in bedsits.[5] One man she met, whom she described as a "sugar daddy"[2] and with whom she was still in contact in 2007, looked after her for six years, and in 1998 took her to New York, where he introduced her to the Frick Collection.[5] She recalled in 2007 that "the candy coloured" room of Gainsborough proved such a rush of excitement that she had to sit down.[11] Januszczak said that this was the moment Vine "realised how much prettiness was possible in art."[5]

Painting[edit]

Vine's paintings are the most well documented part of her artistic output.[12] She paints in both oil and acrylic with "trademark drips of paint falling from the lips and chin" of her subjects.[13] The themes of Vine's painting focus on memory, nostalgia and fairy tales.[14] Vine frequently draws inspiration from her private life, painting from photographs and her memory.[15] The theme of autobiography[16] first surfaced[12] in Vine's early paintings, created whilst she studied at Hampstead School of Art in the early 2000s. Vine painted her step father, with whom she had a troubled, abusive relationship.[17]

Stella Vine (right) with Charlotte Gavin (left) and Joe Machine at the Vote Stuckist show in 2001.[18]

Vine developed a "crush" on artist Billy Childish, and attended his music events;[5] in June 2000, she went to a talk given by him and fellow Stuckist co-founder, Charles Thomson, on Stuckism. She met Thomson[5] on 30 May 2001 at the Vote Stuckist show in Brixton, where she exhibited some of her paintings publicly for the first time in the show and formed The Westminster Stuckists group.[18] On 4 June, she took part in a Stuckist demonstration.[19][20] On 10 July, she renamed her group The Unstuckists.[21][22] In October, there was a Vine painting in the first Stuckist show in Paris.[19]

She had a two-month relationship with Thomson and they married on 8 August 2001 in New York.[23] two days later they had an intense row;[24][25] she left him and they did not meet again till a week later in London.[25] They split up after about two months,[2] and were divorced in October 2003.[7]

Vine's marriage to Charles Thomson in 2001 lasted two months.[2]

In March 2004, Vine claimed to have married him because this had been a condition of his paying off her debts of £20,000.[26] Thomson said that this had been part of a business arrangement to promote themselves as an art couple, and that there had been no condition of marriage.[27]

In October 2006, The Stuckist group show, Go West, at Spectrum London gallery, included two paintings by Thomson, which were "explicit images of his ex-wife."[28] Vine said she had no comment.[28] In February 2008, Stuckist artist, Mark D (real name Mark Randall) opened a show of satirical paintings based on Vine's work."[29]

Vine's mother, who had been ill with Crohn's disease, died suddenly from bowel cancer[10] around this time which led to Vine's high creative drive and the creation of her darkest paintings.[30] In November 2003 she made the first of her Diana, Princess of Wales paintings and those of teenage girls like Rachel Whitear who suffered tragic deaths. She painted as many as 30 of Diana alone, having become fascinated by conspiracy theories into the Princess' tragic car crash which she had read on the Internet.[26] Vine destroyed many of these paintings soon after they were created.[31] She put them all, apart from one, in a skip as she did not have enough space to dry nor store the wet paintings.[26]

Rosy Wilde Gallery[edit]

Main article: Rosy Wilde

In 2002 – 2003, Vine studied Philosophical Aesthetics with Johnathan Lahey Dronsfield at Birkbeck College whilst also attending the course Performance After Warhol with Professor Gavin Butt in 2002, and Women's Work with Kathy Battista at Tate Modern. She said she also found much of her art education through the Serpentine Gallery bookshop and became involved with East London artist-run galleries.[9]

The second Rosy Wilde gallery, in Wardour Street, London.

In 2003, Vine opened the Rosy Wilde gallery on Whitecross Street in east London, as a space that held exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging artists.[32] Vine lived and worked in a studio above the artist-run gallery[9] whilst her son lived in the basement.[7] The gallery was on the verge of bankruptcy, when Charles Saatchi purchased Vine's painting of Diana, Princess of Wales Hi Paul can you come over I'm really frightened. Thanks to the Saatchi purchase and interest in her work, Vine was able to pay the gallery bills.[26] In mid 2004 Vine moved to Spain and the gallery was sold at auction. In 2006, she re-opened her Rosy Wilde gallery, this time in Wardour Street[33] on the first floor above the first Ann Summers sex shop in Soho, London. The gallery closed some years later.

The Saatchi effect[edit]

Vine's portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales, Hi Paul can you come over I'm really frightened, (2003) was bought by Charles Saatchi.

Art collector Charles Saatchi discovered Vine's painting in a show called Girl on Girl in Cathy Lomax's Transition Gallery.[citation needed] He purchased Vine's painting of Diana, Princess of Wales Hi Paul can you come over I'm really frightened, for £600 (Vine had originally wanted to price her paintings at £100 each).[34] The painting portrayed the Princess with heavy eyes and blood on from her lips. The work's title came from the thick red text painted across the canvas, a reference to Diana's butler Paul Burrell.[31] The price of her paintings "doubled virtually overnight",[35] and as Saatchi anticipated, much of the media attacked the work in his New Blood exhibition, creating a considerable return in publicity for his investment.[36] Media coverage focused on the controversial nature of the painting, as well as the fact that the painting had been bought for only £600 from an unknown artist, who was a single mother and an ex-stripper.[37]

In February 2004, after Vine "rose to fame after being championed by Charles Saatchi",[38] her ex-husband Charles Thomson said that it was he and the Stuckists, not Saatchi, who had "discovered" Vine.[39]

On 28 March 2004, Thomson reported Saatchi to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for alleged breaches of the Competition Act and cited as an example Saatchi's promotion of Vine.[40] The OFT did not uphold the complaint.[41] In September 2004, Vine threatened suicide if her work was included in The Stuckists Punk Victorian show at the Liverpool Biennial; the owner of the painting withdrew it.[42]

A subsequent purchase by Saatchi of Vine's painting of Rachel Whitear (also with blood running from the mouth) created further media reaction, as Whitear was a former drug user, whose body was due for exhumation.[43] Vine refused to acquiesce to the parents and police's request not to exhibit the painting, then on view in the Saatchi Gallery in the New Blood show during March 2004. Richard Dorment, The Daily Telegraph critic, described the work as "another stab at creating the visual equivalent of tabloid journalism."[39] Vine said she was upset that some people disliked her image of Diana, as she saw it as respectful with aspects of self-portrait.[26]

In June 2004, Vine held her first solo exhibition, Prozac and Private Views, at Transition Gallery, London.[44] Vine was interviewed about the exhibition by Jenni Murray for the BBC Radio 4 programme Woman's Hour.[45]

In September 2004, Vine went back to her home town of Alnwick, where she donated 3 paintings to the Bailiffgate Museum collection, the local museum.[12] Two of the paintings were autobiographical. One painting called The Rumbling Kurn (2003) shows part of the Alnwick shoreline near Howick beach, whilst 27 Clayport Gardens (2004) depicts Vine in a pram as a child "outside her grandmother's old house".[46] The third work depicts Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour called Belle (2004) is a painting with collage, including a pink satin ribbon and a small cut out ink jet print of a bee, stuck onto the painting. The name Belle is painted in red across the circular board.[47][not in citation given][44]

In 2005, Vine lived in Los Angeles having been invited by Roberts & Tilton gallery[48] to put on a solo show there[10] The solo exhibition Petal (Part Two) ran from 3 June – 2 July 2005. Vine returned to London's Bloomsbury district, using a local Camera Café as her office.[49] There followed solo shows in Israel, Los Angeles, London and New York. She was included in the second Prague Biennale.[50] Also in 2005, her solo show of new paintings Stellawood was staged at Tim Jefferies' gallery in Mayfair, London. At this time Vine collaborated with the artist James Jessop for the exhibition Fame at the This Way Up Gallery above the Dragon Bar in East London. The installation of paintings was based on the New York graffiti scene of the 1980s, including depictions of Fab Five Freddy, Keith Haring and Blondie.

In July 2005, Vine made a painting of the No. 30 London bus which had been destroyed by a suicide bomber in Tavistock Square, outside her Bloomsbury flat during the 7 July 2005 London bombings. Vine painted over the artwork almost as soon as she had made it, as she found the work "simply too disturbing".[51] Vine documented the bus painting before she re-painted over it, but refuses to show the photographs publicly during her lifetime. She described it as stunning and moving but "extremely harrowing to paint because there were bodies on the bus."[51] The canvas now shows the model Abi Titmuss wearing bleeding red shoes.[51]

A new Vine painting of Diana, Princess of Wales called Murdered, pregnant and embalmed (2005), was bought by George Michael for £25,000, reported in The Sun newspaper which condemned it as "sick".[52]

Stella Vine. Holy water cannot help you now, a painting of Kate Moss.

Vine has made a number of large paintings of Kate Moss including Holy water cannot help you now (2005) and Kate unfinished (2005). Some of Vine's paintings of the supermodel were painted during the media scandal regarding Moss' alleged cocaine use. One painting of Moss exhibited at Hiscox Art Projects in London, had a slogan Must be the season of the witch across it in red paint.[53] Vine compared the supermodel to Mona Lisa and said: "There's a bravery in Kate's eyes."[54] Vine herself admitted to a four-month cocaine addiction.[55] She said, "I had been painting Kate Moss for a long time, both before the time of her crisis and during it. I felt very strongly for her—she's a hard-working mum and it seemed as if suddenly the world turned against her."[49] Vine said the media should not have accused Moss of being a bad mother, commenting that "men can go off and take as many drugs as they want, have as many children as they want, and their parenting rarely comes into question".[54] A Vine painting of Kate Moss was bought by fashion designer, Alexander McQueen.[56]

In the February 2009 issue of Gay Times, Vine discussed the 'tabloid frenzy' and media scrutiny that followed Saatchi collecting her work in 2004: "In the beginning it was a real battle to assert any kind of intelligence at all."[57] She was happy the media gave her a platform when no-one else did, giving the "opportunity for people to see my work and make their own decisions."[57]

Other works and exhibitions[edit]

Vine has created art installations and sculpture using found objects. In the work Girl in Lourdes (2004),[44] Vine created an installation using found objects such as a mannequin, a dress, a wig, a prayer book, holy water, a Lourdes candle, a found Lourdes souvenir, a Virgin Mary figurine, a table with flowers in a jam jar. A wall painting with the slogan Hotel Saint Bernadette accompanied the work and the mannequin had also been painted on by the artist. Another work Sylvia cooker (2004),[58] Vine painted poems by Sylvia Plath in enamel onto a found gas cooker,[7] with a portrait of Plath decorating the oven door.

After being collected by Saatchi, Vine worked with a number of dealers who told her they had sold paintings when in fact they had saved the best works for themselves.[2] Commenting on her experiences in the commercial gallery world, Vine said: "The art world is really exactly the same as the sex industry: you have to be completely on guard, you will get shafted, fucked over left, right and centre."[51] Vine said: "I have always been ambitious, no doubt about that. I always felt like I had to reach the dizzy heights of fame and success or whatever the heights are of a number of given professions I have dabbled in, to prove myself, "Stripper of the year", a Bafta or whatever, for me it was by creating something interesting and entertaining or moving, but not by compromising the thing I was creating, that thing had to reach those heights, I guess it's about being accepted and loved a bit or a lot."[59]

In 2006, Vine launched Stellacam, which ran all day, every day for a 3-month period, enabling fans to watch her painting at her Bloomsbury studio and home. The webcam feed was streamed live online via her website[60] and at social networking website MySpace.[61] Stellacam had an audience of thousands.[51]

In June 2006, Vine held a solo show at the Bailiffgate Museum in Alnwick called Whatever Happened to Melissa Jane?. The exhibition title played on the title of the 1962 film Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?.[62]

In August 2006, she was featured in the tabloids, when her painting of Celebrity Big Brother stars, Samuel "Ordinary Boy" Preston and Chantelle Houghton, "was used as the invitation to their wedding".[13]

In September and October 2006, Vine exhibited a solo show The Waltz at the Museum of New Art in Detroit.[63] Rather than a regular exhibition, Vine painted a large-scale mural across the museum space over a period of five days. The "live painting performance" was filmed and later exhibited alongside the stacked mural as a six-channel video installation showing Vine creating the mural.[64]

From July to September 2007, a major solo show of Vine's work was held at Modern Art Oxford.[2] The show included more than 100 paintings which had not previously had much exposure, and also work made specially for the show, including a new Diana, Princess of Wales series of paintings[2] such as Diana branches (2007) and Diana family picnic (2007).[62] Vine hoped these new works would show Diana's combined strength and vulnerability as well as her close relationship with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.[31] Vine covered the shipping costs of more than 100 works[65] by giving the museum four of her paintings valued at £46,000.[2] and oversaw the set up and installation of her exhibition at the museum herself, though did not attend the opening press launch day or any of the private view evenings.[66] Richard Dorment of The Daily Telegraph praised Vine's work in the show for its ability to "skewer celebrity culture with a vitality and truth that can't be faked".[67] A book accompanied the exhibition, including an essay by Germaine Greer.[2] On 18 September 2007, Greer gave a talk about Vine's art with gallery director Andrew Nairne, though Vine notably failed to turn up.[66] All of the paintings in the exhibition were sold.[66]

Lynn Barber, art critic for The Observer described Vine as "the real deal",[2] and Paul Moody praised her work for "causing a storm in the art world".[68] Arifa Akbar of The Independent compared Vine's examination of the culture of celebrity as coming from the same tradition as pop art founder, Andy Warhol.[13] Vine declared a strong connection to Warhol, having studied his work in depth on an art course.[69]

In July 2007, Vine collaborated with Topshop clothing chain, creating a limited edition fashion range inspired by her artworks. These included T-shirts,[70] vest tops and T-shirt dresses,[71] with slogans such as Breaks Up With Her Boyfriend.[68]

In November 2008, it was announced that Vine had begun painting a series of new work for a large solo show at the Eden Project, Cornwall, England to be held in 2010.[72] In January 2012, it was announced that Vine would paint a portrait of the Brontë sisters to help raise money for the repair of St Michael and All Angels Parish Church in Haworth, West Yorkshire, where Patrick Brontë was curate.[73][needs update]

Charitable work[edit]

In 2005 Stella Vine gave three paintings to the Imagine A World exhibition, organised by Amnesty International.[74] In 2006, she donated[75] a painting of John Peel and his wife to an auction for Terrence Higgins Trust.[76] In 2007, she donated two works to the Spectrum Art auction:[77][78] a painting raised over £10,000 for the charity[79] In 2008, Vine created the painting Didier (2008),[80] depicting Didier Drogba, for the charity Sport Relief.[81]

In 2008, Vine created the painting Didier (2008),[82] depicting sports star Didier Drogba, for the charity Sport Relief. Vine also allowed them to create a limited edition print of Didier (2008) to help raise further funds for the charity.[83] In April 2008, a drawing of author J. K. Rowling by Vine was auctioned for The Merlin Project charity[84] who raise funds to build a Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre.[85]

Notable solo shows[edit]

Collections[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Vine, Stella. "Girlcrush", Stella Vine blog, 8 March 2006. Retrieved 21 April 2006.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Barber, Lynne. "Vine Times",The Guardian, 8 July 2007. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Stella Vine biog", stellavine.com. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
  4. ^ The Street, BBC Norfolk. Retrieved 9 January 2009.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Januszczak, Waldemar. "The Paint Stripper", The Sunday Times, 10 June 2007. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  6. ^ Stella Vine 'Saver or Spender', The Independent, 12 June 2004. Retrieved 9 January 2009.
  7. ^ a b c d e Billen, Andrew. "I Made More Money As A Stripper...", 15 June 2004. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
  8. ^ a b "Debt, Diana and homesickness" The Journal, 8 June 2004. Retrieved 10 December 2008
  9. ^ a b c "The Money Issue: answer the questions! Stella Vine – Princess Diana, Prozac and private views", The Independent on Sunday, 7 March 2004. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  10. ^ a b c Saner, Emine. "My £600-a-week coke habit just to paint; Controversial artist Stella Vine speaks about the project inspired by Kate Moss that drove her to addiction – and how only the love for her teenage son stopped her from attempting suicide.", London Evening Standard (London), 1 December 2005. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  11. ^ Vine, Stella. "My life in glorious technicolour" The Guardian, 27 February 2007. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  12. ^ a b c Bailiffgate Museum free exhibition brochure: Stella Vine, 2006. Retrieved 31 January 2009.
  13. ^ a b c Akbar, Arifa. "The Warhol tradition: The Many Faces of Stella Vine", "The Independent", 17 July 2007. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  14. ^ Stella Vine at Modern Art Oxford, Saatchi Online, 29 June 2007. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
  15. ^ "Stella Vine: Paintings", Modern Art Oxford. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
  16. ^ My Interview with Stella Vine: Rapid Growth, Stella Vine Crosses Over Detroit, 13 September 2006. Retrieved 11 January 2009.
  17. ^ Eyre, Hermione. "Completing my new show was the only thing that saved me from suicide", 15 July 2007. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
  18. ^ a b Thomson, Charles (August 2004), "A Stuckist on Stuckism: Stella Vine", from: Ed. Frank Milner (2004), The Stuckists Punk Victorian, p. 23, National Museums Liverpool, ISBN 1-902700-27-9. Essay text available on line at stuckism.com.
  19. ^ a b "Stella Vine the Stuckist in photos", Stuckism. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  20. ^ "New sculpture in London's Trafalgar Square", Getty Images, 4 June 2001. Retrieved 6 January 2008.
  21. ^ Stuckism news: Westminster Stuckists come unstuck", stuckism.com, 10 July 2001. Archived from the original on 9 January 2009.
  22. ^ "What's on", National Portrait Gallery, August 2007. Retrieved 14 January 2009.
  23. ^ "Trouble and strife", London Evening Standard, p. 12, 20 August 2001.
  24. ^ Johnson, Angella (7 March 2004). The Mail on Sunday (London), p. 38.
  25. ^ a b "Trouble and strife", London Evening Standard (London), p. 12, 20 August 2001.
  26. ^ a b c d e Deveney, Catherine. "Stripped bare", Scotland on Sunday, 14 March 2004. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  27. ^ Johnston, Ian. "Former husband of artist Vine denies paying her to marry him", Scotland on Sunday, 21 March 2004. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  28. ^ a b Barnes, Anthony. "Portrait of an ex-husband's revenge: The vicious feud between artists Charles Thomson and his former wife, Stella Vine, has spilled over on to canvas.", The Independent, 3 September 2006. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  29. ^ Deedes, Henry. "Vine's Stuckist rival sticks one on her at exhibition", 13 February 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  30. ^ Saner, Emine. "Why I had to paint Rachel; Her portrait of a heroin addict may be controversial – the police want it withdrawn from the Saatchi Gallery – but for Stella Vine, such work is clearly an expression of her own troubled life.", London Evening Standard (London), 17 March 2004. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  31. ^ a b c Stella Vine's Latest Exhibition Modern Art Oxford, 14 July 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
  32. ^ "Rosy Wilde", Rosy Wilde. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
  33. ^ Rosy Wilde in Wardour Street, 2006. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
  34. ^ Kennedy, Maev. "Smart thinking takes on Saatchi hype", The Guardian, 23 March 2004. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  35. ^ Barnes, Anthony. "Money for old rope (expect a big run on toilet paper art)", The Independent on Sunday, 21 March 2004. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  36. ^ Yelland, David. "Saatchi Brothers", The Times, p. 36, 5 March 2004.
  37. ^ Leitch, Luke. "Saatchi draws blood with savage attack on his critics; Gallery Owner Breaks His Silence 'I am being cast as the pantomime villain', 26 April 2004. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  38. ^ Akbar, Arifa. "Autism charity attracts titans of the art world", The Independent, 22 October 2007. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  39. ^ a b Alleyne, Richard. "First blood to Saatchi as a star is born", The Daily Telegraph, 24 February 2004. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
  40. ^ Stummer, Robin. "Charles Saatchi 'abuses his hold on British art market'", The Independent on Sunday, 28 March 2004. Retrieved 17 December 2008.
  41. ^ Thomson, Charles (August 2004), "A Stuckist on Stuckism: Charles Saatchi and the OFT attack", from: Ed. Frank Milner (2004), The Stuckists Punk Victorian, p. 23, National Museums Liverpool, ISBN 1-902700-27-9. Available online at stuckism.com.
  42. ^ Pia, Simon. "Now the Stuckists are on the move", The Scotsman, p. 22, 22 September 2004.
  43. ^ Morris, S and Cowan, R. "Gallery urged not to show portrait of dead addict", The Guardian, 16 March 2004. Retrieved 28 September 2007.
  44. ^ a b c "Prozac And Private Views" Retrieved 11 December 2008.
  45. ^ a b "Stella Vine What to make of Charles Saatchi's latest find?" BBC, 7 June 2004. Retrieved 10 December 2008
  46. ^ "Alnwick Sensation", BBC Inside Out, 27 September 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2007.
  47. ^ Vine, Stella. Stella Vine: Paintings, Modern Art Oxford, 2007. ISBN 978-1-901352-34-4 [1]
  48. ^ Stella Vine Petal (Part Two), 3 June 2005. Retrieved 4 February 2009.
  49. ^ a b Williams-Akoto. "My Home: Stella Vine, artist", The Independent, 30 November 2005. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
  50. ^ "PragueBiennaleTwo: Expanded painting", Prague Biennale web site. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
  51. ^ a b c d e Smith, David (2006)"Art? It's like the sex trade" The Observer, 23 April 2006. Retrieved 23 April 2006.
  52. ^ Iggulden, Caroline. "George's sick Di portrait", The Sun, 30 August 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
  53. ^ Hirakawa, Sayaka. "Henry Hudson and Stella Vine", Shift, November 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2008.
  54. ^ a b Mingay, Jane. Painting of Moss using drugs on display, USA Today. Associated Press, London. Retrieved 30 January 2009.
  55. ^ Keating, Matt. "My mentor", The Guardian, 10 December 2005. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
  56. ^ a b Honigman, Ana Finel. "Stella Vine in conversation with Ana Finel Honigman", Saatchi Gallery 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2008.[broken citation]
  57. ^ a b Mercer, Joseph. "GT Art: Stella Vine", Gay Times, pages. 46, 47, 48. February 2009 issue. Retrieved 30 January 2009.
  58. ^ "Prozac and Private Views" Transition Gallery Online, 10 June 2004. Retrieved 10 December 2008
  59. ^ Vine, Stella. "Harry Pye", Stella Vine blog, 11 March 2006. Retrieved 2 April 2006.
  60. ^ "Stellacam", StellaVine.com, 2006. Retrieved 15 December 2008.
  61. ^ Lutyens, Dominic. "Art Houses", The Observer, Sunday 22 October 2006. Retrieved 15 December 2008.
  62. ^ a b Millward, Miranda. Stella Vine Education Notes, Modern Art Oxford, 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2009.[broken citation]
  63. ^ "15 September – October 28 Stella Vine". Retrieved 13 December 2008.
  64. ^ "Stella Vine's The Waltz at Museum of New Art", September 2006. Retrieved 13 December 2008.
  65. ^ "Stella Gets Her Groove at Oxford (Part I)", Museum Views, July 2007. Retrieved 17 December 2008.
  66. ^ a b c Deedes, Henry. Artist Stella misses brush with her adoring public, The Independent, 18 September 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2009.
  67. ^ Dorment, Richard. "Stella Vine: Well blow me down, she's good after all", The Daily Telegraph, 28 August 2007. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
  68. ^ a b c Moody, Paul. "Everyone's talking about Stella Vine", The Guardian, 12 July 2007. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
  69. ^ Eyre, Hermione. "Completing my new show was the only thing that saved me from suicide", The Independent, 15 July 2007. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
  70. ^ Stella Vine tee at Topshop, Catwalk Queen, 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2009.
  71. ^ One of Stella Vine's T-shirt dresses for TopShop, Topshop.com, 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2009.
  72. ^ "Stella Vine: Arts Hub UK" Arts Hub UK, 19 November 2008.
  73. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16424443
  74. ^ Mansfield, Karl. "The 5-Minute Interview: Stella Vine: 'There have been a few times", The Independent, 28 November 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2008.
  75. ^ "Emin knows how to charm punters" The Evening Standard (London), 18 January 2006. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  76. ^ http://www.tht.org.uk/mediacentre/pressreleases/2006/january/londonartfairsupport.htm
  77. ^ Top artists help autism charity, 23 October 2007. Retrieved 2008.
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