Sunday, 17 May 2009


Tom Hunter - Michael Hoffman as a City Merchant c.1750 and Model Y Ford 8 motor car 1932-7 (2009)The Museum of London recently opened a photographic display by Tom Hunter in its foyer: Flashback, a series of photo portraits which throw together costumes and artifacts from different eras. Here is Michael Hoffman, chair of the Museum of London Development Board, dressed as an 18th Century merchant banker juxtaposed with a Model Y Ford 8 motor car from 1932-7. It looks the type of thing that advertising agencies concoct to grab our attention: slick, gimmicky and shallow, but the image sticks in memory. How annoying!


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