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unpopular culture at the de la warr pavilion, bexhill on sea

From:     peter lyonel
Category: Art
Date:     15 May 2008
Time:     10:24 AM


Paul Nash, L.S. Lowry, Henry Moore, Elinor Bellinghm-Smith, Victor Pasmore, Tony Ray-Jones, 
Martin Parr, Antony Caro, Lyn Chadwick, Eduardo Paolozzi, Elisabther Frink, Meg Rutherford, Frank 
Auerbach, Barbara Hepworth and William Turnbull.

There's a lot of grayson perry in this show he curated, nothing wrong with that, not really hands off 
curating, his fingerprints are all over the show,and his art. I like the premise, and some of the work is 
good, and grubby and gray and overworked like most post-war preyba english art. The black and 
white photos freshen it up, and the gallery attendant drew my attention to a picture of morecambe and 
wise, which I pretended to be interested in. Perry with his nostalgia draws attention to how good 
things are now, and offers a pat on the back to himself and his cohorts, although he probably 
genuinely believes that the oldies were goodies, I am sure he wouldn't want to go back in the time 
machine. If he did he could step out into Bexhill and enjoy tea and a reasonable breakfast at the 
italian restaurant behind the delawarr, and the gray brigade could regale him with past times.

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