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Peter Davies Biography

A brilliant observation of some of the main movers and shakers in the art world (up until 2001 when the piece was made), 'The Fun One Hundred' is a vibrant and excellently crafted 29-colour screenprint based one of the ‘text paintings’ that Peter Davies became known for after they featured in Charles Saatchi’s celebrated ‘Sensation’ exhibition at the Royal Academy in London in 1997. Playful and humorous, this piece illustrates the artist’s attempt to understand art history and contemporary art as he lists well-known figures from Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso to more recent names - some his own contemporaries such as Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst - and comments on each one with his take on what makes these artists ‘fun’. Read more ...
PETER DAVIES
The Fun One Hundred, 2001
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Categorised and organised, Peter Davies offers a brilliant reflection of the art world and its celebrated contributors. Shared influences and inter-connections between artists are visualised in frivolous hand-drawn flow-charts, whereas other constructs are pooled in colourful charts as ‘the hip’, ‘the hot’ or ‘the fun’; each artist-name dropped onto canvas with a concise light-hearted description next to the titleholder. The only print edition from the series of text-paintings, The Fun One Hundred catalogues a small fortunate group who are evidently more fun than the rest. On this chart, one name is notably absent, Davies himself.
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