London Sublime

History Painting, 1993-4 (c) Museum of London, resized[1].JPG
© Museum of London 'History Painting'
Smiling London Games makers in pink and maroon Polyester don't figure in artist John Bartlett's depictions of London life. Instead, the artist focuses on the city's underlying tensions, as illustrated most famously in his iconic 'History Painting' of the 1990 Poll Tax riots. For this major mid-career exhibition featuring large-scale canvases alongside more intimate, everyday scenes of London life, Bartlett will work on a 25-foot-long site specific wall drawing about last summer's riots in the capital and across the UK.


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