The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

Oil on linen, 2022

74cm W x 64cm H

Within the vehicle is Whistler’s ‘Nocturne in Black & Gold – The Falling Rocket’ that Whistler painted of Cremorne Gardens in London (in the west end of Chelsea, near to Whistler’s home), displayed as if inside a version of Whistler’s ‘The Peacock Room’. The response to this Nocturne led Whistler to sue the critic John Ruskin for defamation, a proceeding that bankrupted the artist. The painting is now in the Tate collection. The vehicle here is a Suzuki Supercarry, similar to the Daihatsu Rascal used in Steve Coogan’s Saxondale.

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The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

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