Wednesday 12 August 2009

Whore’s Canal

Nearly two years ago I facetiously suggested that Tate Passé or the Royal Academy of Arts should create an installation thingy of Amsterdam's Red Light District (CLICK). A year later I discovered that Edward and Nancy Kienholz had apparently nicked my idea for the National Gallery in London (CLICK). And here it is: Kienholz: The Hoerengracht or ‘Whore’s Canal’, not alimentary, I hope! It opens in the National Gallery’s Sunley Room on 18 November and runs until 21 February 2010, admission free (title link). Now here's the rub: they developed The Hoerengracht in the 1980's. So the installation owes nothing to Coxsoft Art's sense of humour. Of course this rubbish is totally out of place in the National Gallery. What were they thinking of?


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