The Stuckists Punk Victorian
Show at the Walker Gallery for the 2004 Liverpool Biennial
A spokeswoman for National Museums Liverpool, who run the Walker gallery, said: "We fully expected this exhibition
to be controversial and attract bad reviews from critics. But the show has been very popular with visitors and we have
had a lot of positive feedback from artists who have seen it. A lot of people have been very inspired by it and our visitors
are our main priority." Daily Post (Liverpool) 2.10.04
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show was extended from two to a five-month run. A Walker spokesperson
described it as "a really, really popular show and very successful."
(Quote supplied for a Stuckist press release sent out on 27 July 2005.)
|The Stuckists Punk Victorian|
Emily Mann, exhibiting artist, in
front of Paul Harvey's painting of
her used to promote the show.
in the Walker Gallery
& the Lady Lever Art Gallery
(National Museums Liverpool)
18 Sept 2004 - 20 Feb 2005
Part of the Liverpool Biennial
Left: Emily Mann with Paul Harvey's painting of her.
artists believe in 'honest and uncensored expression'. Their wide range
of subject matter includes themes of a sexual and violent nature. Some
of the images in this exhibition may not be suitable for children.
Nicholas Serota, of the Tate Gallery, was impressed by the Stuckist
show at the Liverpool opening, pronouncing it a "lively" show; as well
he might. His portrait, painted by Charles Thomson, was two feet away,
featuring a gaudy pair of Tracey Emin's knickers and Mr Serota's grinning
THE STUCKISTS PUNK VICTORIAN
Stuckists, a group of contemporary artists opposed to conceptual art,
are about to publish their first book. It's called Punk Victorian, and
contains some hard-hitting stuff. Damien Hirst is dismissed as a "Harry
Enfield-type character", and "a ridiculous yob artist". The Tate director
Sir Nicholas Serota, is a "hypocrite", and Charles Saatchi a "copycat",
responsible for a "dysfunctional decade of art". But it is Tracey Emin
who cops the most stick. Before achieving fame, Emin had an affair with
the Stuckist, Billy Childish. The book picks over this, and credits
Childish with "discovering" her. It also alleges that Emin has erased
him from her CV. "
"Stella Vine threatened suicide
if her work was included at the Biennial. Unfortunately, the owner
of the painting bowed to her request."
THE STUCKISTS PUNK VICTORIAN IN THE TOILET
A show of paintings in a bathroom.
80 Howe Street#408 New Haven, CT. 06511 USA.
Sept. 22- Nov. 18, 2004
Viewing by appointment only: email firstname.lastname@example.org