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Hell. Revisited.

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Historia & Memoria, Sculpture by Suzanne on May 30th, 2008 | BBC Wikipedia


Fucking Hell by Jake & Dinos Chapman (detail) | Photo by Ben Gurr/The Times

After the Brownlee Brothers and the Brothers Grimm, Jake ("You couldn't fail to see something funny about Hell being on fire") & Dinos Chapman are my favourite creative brothers.

Now that their infamous Hell project (Wurzeltod® posted about its destruction here) has been restored, the masters of hilarious exhibition titles present Fucking Hell and If Hitler Had Been a Hippy How Happy Would We Be as a double feature at London's White Cube.

The Hell installation features alongside naively picturesque paintings by, yes, Hitler which the Chapman Bros bought anonymously and - similar to their treatment of Goya's war etchings - "improved" with big rainbows and much candy-coloured happiness. Weeeeee!

The press preview was only yesterday and UK media is already obsessed with it - as you can see in the little press section below.


Fucking Hell by Jake & Dinos Chapman (detail) | Photo by Ben Gurr/The Times

On show: May 30 - July 12, 2008

Address: White Cube, 25-26 Mason’s Yard (Off Duke Street), St. James’s, London, SW1Y 6BU, tel: +44 (0) 20 7930 5373 | Map

Preview worksTimes slideshow | Guardian slideshow

WurzelForum thread | WurzelFlickr photos

Video

Press:

Jake and Dinos Chapman go to work on 'abject' Hitler art (by Ben Hoyle for Times Online)

Hitler gets Chapman treatment as Hell rises from the ashes (by Mark Brown for Guardian Arts)

Is the Chapmans' Hitler stunt simply a bit silly? (by Zoe Williams for Guardian Blogs)

The art of Adolf Hitler - with a little help from the Chapman brothers (by Arifa Akbar for The Independent)

Hell is first great work of the 21st century (by Brian Sewell for This is London)

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4 comments to " Hell. Revisited. "

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    peacay says:

    I keep wondering if having Dinos write the Foreword to my book will ultimately end up being a good thing in the eccentric artiste-connection kind of way, or will it be regarded as an horrendous and permanent blemish on my record for my having consorted with a leading protagonist in the downfall of western civilisation as we know it. For the moment, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt ;- )

    May 31st, 2008 at 2:06 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Hehe! I'd be so incredibly proud of myself if I were you. As a matter of fact, I'd let Jake and/or Dinos design and engrave my tombstone without a second thought! Posthumously. :D

    May 31st, 2008 at 1:27 pm

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    Suzanne G. – Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » Tous Cannibales at Maison Rouge, Paris says:

    [...] Aida, Gilles Barbier, Michaël Borremans, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Will Cotton, Wim Delvoye, Marcel Dzama, James Ensor, Francisco de Goya, J. J. Grandville, Pieter [...]

    March 29th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

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    Suzanne Gerber – Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » Jake or Dinos Chapman at both White Cube galleries, London says:

    [...] I visited Fucking Hell three years ago (in a time when photographing their work was still okay with White Cube [...]

    July 20th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

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