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Art Gallery: The Museum of Everything

Art Gallery: The Museum of Everything

Walter Potter's curious world brought to life in a Peter Blake exhibition of outsider art

'Squirrels who smoke cigars, squabble and get up to mischief are among the many, some might say macabre, delights of Walter Potter’s world'

Whether you think the weird world of Walter Potter is cute or creepy, there’s little doubt that the Victorian taxidermist, and creator of humorous tableaux in which fluffy creatures enact human scenarios, has acquired some standing in the art world. When his museum collection went under the hammer at Bonham’s in 2003, Damien Hirst, David Bailey, Harry Hill and Peter Blake each bid for valuable items. Now each has contributed to an exhibition that not only recreates part of Potter’s original museum, but invites us to celebrate the quirky art of the outsider artist.

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