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We Live in Worrying Times

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Quentin Blake: We Live in Worrying Times

Online exhibition now on at Hastings Contemporary

Earlier this year, before the coronavirus pandemic, the artist began producing a new body of work themed around concern for the state of the world.

At the centre of the exhibition is The Taxi Driver, a huge mural, that pays homage to Picasso’s Guernica, transposing its anti-war sentiment to the present day. Blake created the work after a fateful encounter with a taxi driver in London, who – lamenting that ‘we live in worrying times’ – encouraged Blake to take up the mantle of artist-hero and produce a new Guernica for the world, an outcry against the encroaching global disasters of the near future.

Apposite and essential viewing!