All About My Mother
By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 11 March 2013
Visitors to the Other Art Fair next month at the Ambika P3 venue in London (25-28 April) will no doubt be taken aback by a display of paintings depicting a multitude of mums. Entitled "100 Mothers", the installation will feature a plethora of portraits by artists such as Dinos Chapman, Grayson Perry, Vic Reeves, and Daisy de Villeneuve who have all painted pieces celebrating their mothers. Harry Pye, the display curator, says: "'100 Mothers' is probably the most straightforward and irony free exhibition of all time. I selected 50 male and 50 female artists I admired, provided them with a 16 by 20 inch canvas and asked them to paint their mother on it. The results were 100 paintings: some touching, some funny, some sad, some disturbing." Pye points out that the paintings are not for sale individually. "I'd like the paintings to stay together and be seen by as many different people as possible. If someone wanted the lot, we'd charge £100,000, all of which would be donated to a worthy cause." The Other Art Fair presents works by unrepresented artists.
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