Chris Orr RA: The Miserable Lives of Fabulous Artists

Chris Orr RA The Miserable Lives of Fabulous Artists

Date(s): Feb 2, 2018 – Aug 9, 2018
Location: Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD, UK

Chris Orr RA’s eclectic range of subjects comprises some of the great names from art history such as John Constable, Vincent Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock and Pablo Picasso, all of which are represented using Orr’s characteristically humorous visual language. Each artist is portrayed in scenarios that combine truthful and mythical elements with extraordinary attention to detail.

“Artists have a lonely job and success is often elusive. Life in the studio is not all it is cracked up to be, but it is there that dross can be turned into gold. Each of my ‘miseries’ are subjected to the cliché and reputations that haunt them”. – Chris Orr RA

The display will be accompanied by a book of the same title, published by the RA, featuring the entire series of 30 works.

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