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MARCUS HARVEY “MYRA”

HAPPENINGText: Nicolas Roope


Myra painting by Marcus Harvey, 1995

The Royal Academy of Art opened a somewhat controversial exhibition in a self conscious bid to buy back the vitality it never had. Marcus Harvey’s, “Myra,” has created the biggest buzz.

It is a portrait of our much loved bad woman, serial killer of children in the sixties, painted oh so ironically by the hand prints of children. Academy members have resignedover the affair. It stayed and is now covered with eggs. British art is show business, although I have it from a reliable source that the real buzz is returning to the home of show biz, LA.

Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection
Date: September 18th – December 28th, 1997
Open: 10:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Monday)
Place: Royal Academy of Arts
Address: Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7300 8090
https://www.royalacademy.org.uk

Text: Nicolas Roope

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