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Maisie Broadhead: The House of Fake

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

Maisie Broadhead and her series Jewellery Depicted caught the eye of many an art commentator when she graduated with it in 2009. The highly executed photographic parodies of old Master’s paintings that contextualise her jewellery are an instantanious and gratifying mix of wit, craft and art. Now, with a solo exhibition opening tonight at the Sarah Meyerscough Gallery, she has pushed the series even further and with the promise of new works on display, we were keen to get a small preview…

You’ll be exhibiting your series Jewellery Depicted in The House of Fake, how has this series developed since we last saw it?

Well, I have added to the series in Jewellery Depicted part II which still uses the principle from the first part that the jewellery determines the choice of image to re-interpret but in this series I have chosen to put less modern references in the images, which allowed me to have more fun when making the costumes.

Can you tell us a bit about any of the new work in the exhibition and what form it is being exhibited in?

My new series Hall of Fake reference the Kensington Valhalla which hang at the V&A london they are a collection of portraits of the most famous arts and craftsmen from the last two centuries, my versions portrays some of the most prolific art forgers surrounded in gold.

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.