Von Ribbentrop in St Ives is an exhibition and a book by painter, author and filmmaker Andrew Lanyon.
The exhibition revolves around two seemingly unrelated moments in history. Joachim Von Ribbentrop, German Ambassador for Britain and later Foreign Minister in Nazi Germany holidayed in Cornwall in the 1930s and gathered intelligence for a German attack on Britain. The other event is the "discovery" by the London-based artists Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood of Cornish fisherman-turned-painter Alfred Wallis in 1928.
Perfectly suited to the backdrop of the house at Kettle's Yard, the exhibition includes works by Andrew Lanyon, his father Peter Lanyon, Alfred Wallis, Ben Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alexander Calder and Naum Gabo, archival material, interactive models and many specially commissioned works.