'Everybody out!'

November 30 2011

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Picture: Estate of Cliff Rowe

There's something approaching a general strike here in the UK today: thousands of teachers, doctors, and bus drivers have 'downed tools'. But not art dealers! So it's business as usual here at AHN...

Above is my art historical take on the day's events - a detail from Cliff Rowe's depiction of The General Strike of 1926. Let's hope the truncheons don't come out today... Rowe (1904-1989) is one of those artists unjustly overshadowed by the more glamorous names of 20th Century British art, perhaps because of his lifelong socialism and interest in depicting the working classes. I find his scenes of everyday working life fascinating. You can learn more about him here, and see examples of his work here

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