Spitting: Photographs by Andrew Bruce & Anna Fox
In the lead-up to the UK General Election in May, James Hyman Gallery presents Spitting: Photographs by Andrew Bruce & Anna Fox, an exhibiton of never-before seen photographs by acclaimed Britsh documentary photographer Anna Fox and rising star Andrew Bruce.
One of the most popular British television programmes of the 1980s and 1990s, watched by an audience of 15 million people at its peak, Spitting Image featured puppet caricatures of prominent celebrities of the time, including international politicians and the Royal Family, among others.
Fox and Bruce say of their experience of making the work, 'Once we had them out of their packing cases, lying on the studio floor, the puppets looked broken, aged, decrepit and lacking any glimmer of lifeSpitting Image was a great show that was made, in the wake of Python, at a time when humour really could be outrageous. These puppets, imbued with satire, represented our most significant politicians at their worstNow.we are left with the remnants of a different age.'