Thatcheristic, a new timely exhibition exploring alternative portraits of the late Baroness Thatcher, opens at London’s Gallery Different with a private view on Wednesday 17th April (the day of Lady Thatcher’s funeral) The exhibition sponsored by Art Below features 10 artists depictions of ‘The Iron Lady’. The show is open to the public for 10 days, exhibiting 10 artists, tying in with the ‘No.10’ theme.
Confirmed artists so far include Johan Andersson, kennardphillipps Harry Pye, Nasser Azam, Jonny Briggs, Matt Small and Carne Griffiths. The curator is still waiting to hear back from Billy Childish, Alison Jackson, Stella Vine and Sarah Maple.
Selected works from the exhibition are set to simultaneously feature at Westminster tube station from the 22nd April. They will including a large pixellated close-up of Margaret Thatcher’s tearful eye. An image shot whilst the ousted Prime Minister departed 10 Downing Street for the last time. It was created by Saatchi New Sensations Winner Jonny Briggs.
“All the artists in the show have one thing in common, we all grew up as Thatcher’s children” remarks Ben Moore, Director of Art Below.
Thatcheristic: 22 April – 2 May 2013 GALLERY DIFFERENT 14 Percy Street London W1T 1DR
Photo: Below Jonny Briggs Below That: Simon Moore,Beswick Pye © 2013