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Hayward Gallery

Until Sun May 13 2012

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David Shrigley, Pumpkin, 1998 © the artist

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worth every penny, dont usually pay for exhibitions but this maybe changed my mind due to the quality!


A guy worriedly pointed out the dead rat to one of the guards. The exhibition did Shrigley's work justice in every way. So if you didn't like it or think he's 'so overrated' you probably never/always will, but we should really feel sorry for you for missing out and taking yourself too seriously.


Not exceptional, but still worth a look. Go for the Jeremy Deller show.


I probably shouldnt have gone straight to this exhibition from the outstanding 'Pitman Painters' at the Duchess theatre.... from the deeply moving, deeply meaningful, laugh out loud and cry your heart out....... to the empty, mostly meaningless but still mildly entertaining Shrigley - I laughed, but not much.


Fun, but lacks substance. Typical minimal, cryptic conceptual art influence that really leaves me wondering is their any originality out there? Just the same old motifs repeated over and over and over....