Friday the 6th September

Flaunting Himself In Public (Again)

Regrettably, Mr Von Beach has suffered from sudden fits of Shameless Exhibitionism ever since his earliest childhood. However, his latest attack is perhaps among the most prolonged and efflourescent since his infamous one-gentleman show at the Chelsea Home for Retired Bottlewashers in 1894.

Victoriana—The Art of Revival sprawls coquettishly through the bowels of London’s Guildhall Gallery and features the works of twenty-five eminent neo-Victorians—being Barnaby Barford, Su Blackwell, Ligia Bouton, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Piers Jamson, Tessa Farmer, Dan Hillier, Jane Hoodless, Stephen Kenny, Nick Knight, Kevin O’Neill, Grayson Perry, Miss Pokeno, Paula Rego, Rob Ryan, Paul St. George, Patrick St. Paul, Chantal Powell, Phil Sayers, Yinka Shonibare, Richard Slee, Yumiko Utsu, Kitty Valentine, Simon Venus, Tom Werber, Mathew Weir & Carole Windham—and one reanimated Victorian—being your host, Mr Von Beach.

Mr Von Beach is here below delighted to present a number of extracts from his Alphabet, commissioned expressly for the exhibition by Sonia Solicari, Principal Curator and Head of the Gallery.

V is for Voluptuous Automaton

alphabet-I-1

C is for Concatenation

T is for Terminal Velocipede