concurrently with the STUCKIST exhibition at the WALKER GALLERY
and THE LADY LEVER ART GALLERY in Liverpool, the RIVINGTON
GALLERY is showing work which could not be included in Liverpool.
GINA BOLD and STELLA VINE stated that as EX-STUCKISTS, they
objected to having paintings that had been sold included in
the exhibition. These would have been catalogued for the museum
show and loaned from private collectors who had offered them
to complete the STUCKIST survey. The WALKER acted on their
bids for censorship and doubled it by refusing to have the
disputed paintings in their exhibition.
believe that banned work should have its place in the exhibition
firmament. Towards this end, we will show the GINA BOLD pictures
and include PHILIP ABSOLON's banned picture, "CHARITY WORK",
plus portraits of STELLA VINE by the BIG DADDY of the STUCKISTS,
CHARLES THOMSON. THOMSON will include other of his paintings
besides those he had done of his former wife.
To date and after nearly 100 months in this location, the
true STELLA VINE, not the painted one, is one of only two
persons who have been banned from RIVINGTON GALLERY. Her banning
was the result of behaviour too outrageous to mention. Ms
VINE'S wedding reception was held in RIVINGTON GALLERY. However,
this was prior to the act which resulted in her permanent
refusal of admission to the gallery.
Therefore, everyone has a bit of the censor in his make-up.
Museums, artists, individuals each with a little something
As a prelude to the autumn art season, this exhibition as
a link and a sampling of the larger one in Liverpool can amuse
and edify the visitor.
HAROLD WERNER RUBIN