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Jake and Dinos Chapman’s ‘My Giant Colouring Book’ opens at Museum of Childhood

Posted at 5:45 pm, September 13, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment

My Giant Colouring Book 5, 2004 © Jake and Dinos Chapman and The Paragon Press, LondonArt bad-boy brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman’s curious etchings are now on show at V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green (to January 8 2012). You may well be thinking, who let these notorious art deviants in to a kids museum? But, although faintly disturbing, this is all pretty much PG. ‘My Giant Colouring Book’ exhibition uses join-the-dot pages from a children’s book to form imagery far removed from its intended dot form, in typical dark-and-twisty Chapman style. 21 grand pieces showcase monstrous creatures and hallucinatory scenes which emerge from seemingly innocent pages.

For info, see Jack and Dinos Chapman: My Giant Colouring Book listing; see also ‘Jake or Dinos Chapman’ at White Cube Gallery (to September 17).

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