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Private Eye: The First 50 Years

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© Courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum
Private Eye: The First 50 Years

Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2RL
United Kingdom
October 18th, 2011 - January 8th, 2012
Opening: October 18th, 2011 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.vam.ac.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
kensington
EMAIL:  
vanda@vam.ac.uk
PHONE:  
44 020 79422000
OPEN HOURS:  
10am-5:45pm daily; 10am-10pm Fridays
TAGS:  
magazine
COST:  
Free admission

DESCRIPTION

To mark the 50th anniversary of the notorious magazine Private Eye, the V&A will hold a display looking at this particularly British phenomenon. It will explore how the magazine has used graphic satire and humour to accompany serious investigative journalism. Since it was founded in 1961, Private Eye has employed generations of great British cartoonists. The display will highlight contributions by many of the talented and influential artists most closely associated with the magazine including Willie Rushton, Ralph Steadman and Gerald Scarfe. It will also feature a timeline of the famous ‘speech-bubble’ covers and an evocation of the private Eye editor’s office overflowing with papers, artwork and press clippings.

Studio Gallery
Rooms 17a and 18a