Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Queen at NPG

If you're not already sick of all the humbug surrounding the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, you might like to be reminded that The Queen: Art and Image opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London today (CLICK). I mentioned this touring exhibition earlier this month and showed the most original portrait in the show (CLICK). The painting here is Lucian Freud's Queen Elizabeth II (2001), which must be the worst portrait in the show. It's amazing that once an artist has established a reputation his work can degenerate into the most appalling rubbish without anyone daring to say so. The Anti-art Establishment raises him above criticism and any tripe he creates is a work of genius. Not in my book.


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