Saturday, 22 June 2013


The latest exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London is simply called Paper (CLICK). It includes the work of 44 international artists who challenge our preconceptions of what can be done with this basic material, from drawing to sculpture. As you might expect from Saatchi, most of the exhibits are tripe. But the work of one artist stopped me from giving this show the raspberry. Annie Kevans does subtle oil-on-paper sketches of the boyhood faces of 20th Century despots. Shown are her portraits of Benito Mussolini, Italy (2004) and Saddam Hussein, Iraq (2004). What cherubs! No girlie despots, Annie?


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