Posted in Comics & Manga, Erotica, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Illustration, Sculpture by Suzanne on November 1st, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia
Installation view of Savant at High Roller Society, London, showing Richard Stipl's work - click to enlarge
When I first got an invite to this show, I couldn't believe that a London gallery would put together so many of my favourite young international artists for a group show. And a street art gallery on top of that!
Savant shows the works of Richard Stipl - who I still suspect to be the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson (YES, OF COURSE I calculated that!) of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt - Rory Dean, Peggy Kouroumalos, Joe Becker, James Unsworth et al.
I sincerely wish they hadn't slapped the term "New Gothic Art" into their press release and what exactly is supposedly "idiotic" about any of this art I will never understand; as a matter of fact, I don't even find any of it "offensive", but oh well, this is the UK, I come from a different school of cannibalist Marxist thinking and I guess this type of work seems somewhat "strange" and "wacky" to the lazy European eyeball.
So let's just agree that they're fantastic works by very talented young international artists, ja? Danke.
Do go see this. It's rare to get a group show like that in Londinium. Trust me.
Oh, and if someone could please tell me whether Stipl's The Ritual has indeed dentures on it or whether someone just left them there by accident, that would be much appreciated. They only appear in this installation view and the whole thing really confused me. Thanks.
On show: Oct 29 - Nov 27, 2011
Hours: Thu - Sun: 12 - 6 PM, and by appointment
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