Ian Dury: More than Fair-Paintings, Drawings and Artworks, 1961-1972

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Ian Dury
'Hey, Hey Mobile (Alabama)', 1965
Ian Dury
'Lee Marvin', 1968
Ian Dury
'Lord and Lady Docker', 1966
Ian Dury
'Nelly Hanoi', 1963-1966
Ian Dury
'Tony Bennett', 1965
Ian Dury
'Dany Bubbles', 1963-1966
Ian Dury (adrian turner)
adrian turner'Jemima Proust'
Curated by Dury's daughter, this exhibition of paintings and illustrations gives an insight to the musician's life as an artist at his old art college.


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Event website: http://www.rca.ac.uk

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A fantastic exhibition of paintings by punk-pioneer Ian Dury. This exhibition at the RCA, where Dury was a student in the 1960s, is the first time much of this work has been seen in public. While his work may look a little dated to contemporary art fans, he captures perfectly the zeitgeist of swinging 60s London – a pop art aesthetic, celebrities, slogans and kaleidoscope colours. The influence of Peter Black, who was a teacher and lifetime friend, is clear to see, but that doesn’t take away from Dury’s talent. Had he not given up art in favor is music, he could easily have become a very influential artist in his own right.