Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Private Eye at 50

The V&A Museum in London will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Private Eye magazine from 19 October to 8 January 2012: Private Eye at 50. Founded in - you guessed it - 1961, Private Eye has employed many top British cartoonists, including Willie Rushton, Ralph Steadman and Gerald Scarfe, in its unique mix of satirical humour and serious investigative journalism. It made our politicians quiver long before the News of the World started hacking them. Whether they quivered with laughter or fear was up to them. Admission to this merriment is free. Find it in the Studio Gallery, Rooms 17a and 18a (title link). The V&A will also be opening a new photograph gallery in the Autumn (CLICK). It was the first museum to collect and exhibit photographs.


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