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The Threadneedle Prize at the Mall Galleries

Wow! There's a cool alternative to the Turner prize. This rather odd and rare show heralds a more confident kind of representational art. At last!

Written by Valerie Pezeron


Man on Fire courtesy of Tim Shaw.

To be honest I had not heard of the Threadneedle Prize before nor was I rushing to attend the preview party on Wednesday the 1st of September. The Mall galleries have managed over the years to develop a reputation as the purveyor of stuffy exhibitions.

Phenomena (1) courtesy of Jarik Jongman



But no! No this new cool kid on the block of a prize with its decisively rock n roll intention of freeing figurative art from the shackles of conceptual taste. Move over Turner Prize. It was a nice surprise to get… read more

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