Rogues’ Gallery – at Tim Benson’s one…

The eminent Dr Tim Benson has just left a great plug for the Dave Brown exhibition at the Political Cartoon Gallery in the comments of an earlier post. I think the press release deserves a post of its own:

Dave Brown’s Rogues’ Gallery

2 May – 1 July 2007

What exactly was the joke in Leonardo’s famous cartoon and why is the Laughing Cavalier so amused? These are just two of the mysteries that this exhibition of Dave Brown’s original cartoons from The Independent fails to solve. However what you will discover in Brown’s reinterpretation of the Old Masters is a series of wickedly funny satires. Here he employs his inimitable draughtsmanship to stunning purpose, poking a paintbrush in the eye of our political leaders, and twisting the palette knife to rib-tickling effect. The Rogues’ Gallery series has appeared in The Independent since January 2004, and this exhibition is a selection of the best of over three years of cartoons.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated limited edition catalogue.

The Political Cartoon Gallery, 32 Store Street, London WC1E 7BS, is open Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm and on Saturdays between 11.30am – 5.30pm. Phone Dr Tim Benson on 020 7580 1114 for further details or images email him at


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