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.