Marking the 250th anniversary of Hogarth’s death, the exhibition brings together three contemporary responses to his eternally modern moral tale, A Rake’s Progress.

The three featured works are David Hockney’s A Rake’s Progress, Yinka Shonibare MBE’s Diary of a Victorian Dandy and Grayson Perry’s The Vanity of Small Differences. They are shown alongside Hogarth’s original 1735 prints and a specially commissioned piece by Jessie Brennan.

Hockney, Shonibare and Perry not only update Hogarth’s social commentary, but also add their own personal concerns. Exploring issues of sexuality, race, class, vice, temptation, youth and urban living, the exhibition highlights Hogarth’s continuing relevance.

The Foundling Museum

40 Brunswick Square, London, Greater London, WC1N 1AZ

020 7841 3600


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