Von Ribbentrop in St Ive’s Art and War in the last resort was one of the best exhibitions I’ve seen at the gallery and painter, author and filmaker Andrew Lanyon kindly gave me an interview at the show.
Kettles Yard’s exhibition tear sheet put it succinctly:
“The exhibition explores the original and surprising ways the remarkable intersections of art history and every day life in St Ives in the years before the second world war.
The exhibition includes paintings by Andrew Lanyon and his father Peter , works by Alfred Wallis, Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood and Nuam Gabo from the Kettles Yard collection, archival material. Interactive models and especially commissioned works by Paul Chaney, Kenny everett, Olly Hadfeld, Chri James. Sam Lanynon, Paul Mates, Debbire Prosser, Paul Spooner, Stella Turk, Paul Vibert and Carlos Zapata.