Russell Mills

Recent articles by Russell Mills

From cliché to context

Issue 65, Autumn 2007


The problem with annuals is that, claiming to showcase the best, they are…

Jewels in the dung heap

Issue 45, Autumn 2002


Chermayeff has been producing collages for almost 50 years, trawling and scavenging…

Metaphor and Metamorphosis

Issue 35, Spring 2000


I have long believed that collage – in all its guises, as construct and as…

Recent blog posts by Russell Mills

Winding up with Mills and Beckett

19 April 2017

John O’Reilly reflects on Samuel Beckett’s Murphy and Russell Mills’s artwork for Picador’s Beckett series published in the late 1970s and early 80s
‘The sun shone having no alternative on the nothing new.’ That was Dublin in 1983 and we laughed appreciatively with the grim humour of Beckett’s opening line in Murphy, writes John O’Reilly.