Royal Academy show is delirious hodgepodgery

Centrepiece of the show is Ian Simpson’s 70 storey tower, Number One Blackfriars.

What virtues the Royal Academy summer show can claim have never included much in the way of a cohesion of vision. It is a ragbag and contentendly so. That said, year on year the rest of the exhibition is made to look positively monotonous by the delirious hodgepodgery of the ...

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