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Maggi Hambling at National Gallery

PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:22 pm
by jasperjoffe
why? poorish abex with too much image. remember somewhat fondly Gallery an art quiz show which she was once one, seems hard to believe a tv show like that ever existed. the paintings don't really ask many questions of any sort.

Re: Maggi Hambling at National Gallery

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:58 pm
by CAP
Old Maggs has been an establishment luvvie for as long as I can remember. God knows why. Back in the days of Peter Fuller’s posh-zine Modern Painters (80s) she was repeatedly granted respectable attention – before that the colour supps. At the time I assumed it was just bad taste but I now think it was the craving for mediocrity or conservatism –

“There’s gold in the middle of the road....”.