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    Matilda Tristram: Hockney Exhibition comic

"Bit like a totem pole" – overheard gems at the Hockney exhibition by Matilda Tristram

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

This year, the David Hockney exhibition transformed the exterior of the Royal Academy of Arts into a moving wall of flesh, travelling at approximately 0.25 miles per hour on weekdays. An extraordinary turnout and the combined cacophony of conversation and opinion from the public both inside and out of the gallery was the ultimate eavesdroppers dream.

Cue Matilda (“Mmaattiillddaa”) Tristram who made a wonderfully simple single frame, borderless comic of her visit featuring charmingly reproduced artwork and the illustrations of gallery goers. Overheard snatches include: “In a way it’s terrible… in a way it’s absolutely GORGEOUS!” and “She is sick at drawing” and “It’s a face, it’s a face” and “Why would they put these ones together?? I mean why?” Lovely stuff.

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    Matilda Tristram: Hockney Exhibition comic

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    Matilda Tristram: Hockney Exhibition comic

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    Matilda Tristram: Hockney Exhibition comic

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    Matilda Tristram: Hockney Exhibition comic

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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.