An unlikely “grandad” took Britain’s art world by storm last month with his first gallery show – a one-man exhibition in a pop-up space in London’s trendy Campden neighborhood. The name of the space was Grandad’s Gallery. The show’s humorous title: “No Need to Shout.”
Liam Gallagher is not an unlikely art star because of his age – he’s 79 – but because he has never made art before and yet lacks the visual smarts that make outsider artists so appealing to the world.
But if Gallagher’s 30 text-based prints, video and sound installations lack aesthetic appeal, they make for it in attitude. Grandad’s art comments on ageism, racism, assisted suicide and immigration – straight from the gut. (via Senior Planet)