Eleven Spitalfields

I was on my way yesterday to see the new exhibition of work by Anthony Eyton RA and Julie Held in the newly built gallery behind Eleven Spitalfields.   Much as I admire Eyton’s work – the fact that he still goes out and paints every day aged 94 – I was also impressed by the installation by Clarisse d’Arcimoles in which she has painstakingly recreated the front room of an impoverished Irish hairbrush maker, as shown in a photograph of 1902.

This is the photograph:-

And this is the reconstruction:-

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