Here is an exhibition of paintings never before seen in London after they were rejected because of ‘multicultural sensitivities’. Sights Unseen is the appropriate title of The Muse gallery’s new show of works by David Piddock. Sights really were unseen when Lloyds Registry, which had commissioned a show by Piddock for their gallery space, told the artist they were not suitable for showing. Piddock (pic top) was astonished when they rejected the first painting Samson and the Philistines (also in pic). “It’s difficult to find anything offensive about it. The painting is of a 17th century sculpture that has been on show in the V&A for about 200 years,” says Piddock. Lloyds then culled 11 more of the 20 paintings Piddock had prepared from the show, which you can now enjoy at the more avant-garde Muse.
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