Re-work

Re-work

1st Jun 2008

Saw the new exhibition from Jake & Dinos Chapman: If Hitler Had Been a Hippy How Happy Would We Be and was very impressed. Viewed in three parts:

  • One Day You Will No Longer Be Loved
  • If Hitler Had Been a Hippy How Happy Would We Be
  • Fucking Hell

Together they form a clever case of re-working. One Day You Will No Longer Be Loved sees seventeen ruined (second-hand? / junk-shop?) portrait paintings re-worked with hellish facial embellishments, If Hitler Had Been a Hippy How Happy Would We Be presents thirteen original Adolf Hitler paintings crudely embellished with rainbows and Fucking Hell six massive apocalyptic scenes, a re-working of their own work destroyed in a fire in 2004. Awe-inspiring stuff.

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