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Steven Thomas Print: Farts for Art's Sake

“this exhibition gives a view of the Ideal Home somewhere between domestic bliss & a living hell”

This mixed show was based upon Roger Fry’s Omega Workshop’s philosophy where art & design collide or cohabit in domestic interiors – for example, a Ritvelt or Marcel Breuer chair, or ceramics by Roy Lichtenstein or Patrick Caulfield, or Frederick Etchell’s design for rugs which caused an enormous furore at the Ideal Home Show of 1911. Hence the Biba Baked Beans image – glamorous packaging for an everyday product; my beans can was used for an advertising campaign for the Museum of London, carrying the headline of ‘Arty Farty London’.

October 2011
Chelsea College of Art and Design
16 John Islip Street
London, SW1P 4JU
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