The Legacy of British Identity at Sprueth Magers

17 August 2019

Presenting works from the likes of Gillian Wearing, Peter Saville, Gary Hume and more, Sprueth Magers honours the legacy of British identity.

Presenting works from the likes of Gillian Wearing, Peter Saville, Gary Hume and more, Sprueth Magers honours the legacy of British identity.

Mayfair based gallery Sprueth Magers is currently hosting an exhibition on the British identity throughout the seventies and eighties. Originating from a discussion about the cultural status and art historical positioning of Peter Saville's work for Factory Records from the early eighties, the exhibition will approach how boundaries between art, design, pop and product became increasingly blurred during this period. The diverse selection of works are from key cultural figureheads including, Richard Hamilton, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume amongst others.

Imagery courtesy of Sprueth Magers

The dawn of the punk era and the societal changes it heralded are presented in notable works such as, Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon’s fly-on-the-wall photo series of the anarchic West End clubs and Gillian Wearing’s declaration of identity whilst silently dancing in a busy shopping centre.

As the consequences of the time are still being played out, look back at when Britain was undergoing fundamental technological, political, social and economic changes.

New Order: Art, Product, Image 1976-1995 is on view at Sprueth Magers until September 14.

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Graphic Designer and Artist Peter Saville interviewed by Lou Stoppard on 13 May 2015 as part of SHOWstudio's 'In Fashion' series.
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Legendary art director and graphic designer Peter Saville responded to questions with Penny Martin for In Camera. Broadcast 29 May 2003.