Lynne Vallone

Lynne Vallone is the author of Big and Small: A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies.

In 1824, a Scottish merchant called Robert Hunter was sailing down the Mekong when he saw a ‘two-headed Hydra-like creature’ climbing into a dinghy. On closer inspection, Hunter discovered ‘not some amphibious reptile’ but two identical young boys connected at the chest by a thick band of flesh. He had been on the lookout for new ways to make money in Siam; that summer’s day, he found one in the body of the 13-year-old twins.

Imps and Ogres

Marina Warner, 6 June 2019

In​ 1956, Lorenza Mazzetti, then a student at the Slade, made a film called Together, with her fellow artists Michael Andrews and Eduardo Paolozzi playing the main parts. She shot it in the...

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