THE EYE AT 50 BLOG

Exhibitionism
Posted by Adam Macqueen, 14th October 2011 | 2 comments

Have spent most of this week at the V&A with my colleagues Megan Trudell, Nick Newman and Tony Rushton putting together the display for their exhibition “Private Eye: The First 50 Years”, which opens next week.

Or as Megan and I decided we preferred to refer to it, “messy play”.

We’ve been so busy it was only late this afternoon that I turned round and noticed that originals of most of the best cartoons from the last half-century had been quietly put up on the wall behind me. It’s going to look amazing.

Here’s a few sneak preview pictures.

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A wall of covers: specifically, Ian Hislop’s 50 favourites (they look better with the door closed)

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Me arranging the Libel showcase: that’s the final writ Robert Maxwell served on the Eye, a fortnight before his death, in the bottom of the cabinet. There’s also a cheeky selection of superinjunctions so you can play “Guess Who”…

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The best of the Strips, mid-hang.

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Megan tells the V&A exactly where they can shove a big banana.

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Nick discovers the secret treat that awaits anyone who picks up the editor’s phone.

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Ian Hislop’s desk (replica). We junked the Ian Hislop replica on the grounds she didn’t really look like him.

UPDATE: Here’s Ian giving BBC Arts editor Will “Bill Nighy in a swimming hat” Gompertz a tour of some of the exhibition, part of a veritable Private Eye-fest on the BBC website today…



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