Exhibition

Making It / Faking It

8 Nov 2010 – 23 Jan 2011

Event times

Tuesdays - Saturdays 1.00-4.30pm, Sundays 2.00-4.30pm

Cost of entry

Free admission

Orleans House Gallery

Twickenham, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Buses from Richmond Train Station:33, 490, H22, R68, R70. Alight at Marble Hill Park.
  • Nearest Tube is Richmond.
  • Nearest train stations are St Margarets and Twickenham.

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Making it / Faking it: Copies, homages, pastiches exhibition Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham Until 23 January 2011 This open exhibition explores how and why contemporary artists approach famous artworks - the perceived ‘masterpieces' of art history. Works question notions of ‘originality' and ‘authenticity.' The exhibition includes meticulous exact copies in oil to radical reworkings in different or incongruous media. Artists copy, quote or reference past works for a number of reasons. For some, it is the continuation of the academic tradition of learning through copying, the challenge to equal or perfect a renowned work, while for others it is commercial - creating popular souvenirs for a lucrative consumer market. Some of the artists included pay reverent, respectful ‘homages' to artists who have had a profound impact on their work, while others create playful postmodern pastiches imitating and subverting the familiar style of an artist. Free admission Gallery open: Tuesdays - Saturdays 1.00-4.30pm, Sundays 2.00-4.30pm Telephone: 020 8831 6000 Fax: 020 8744 0501 Email: artsinfo@richmond.gov.uk Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/arts

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