SEISMIC SHIFTS

➤ All kinds of cultural fall-out . . .

First published in Over21, January 1981

First published in Over21, January 1981

1980 ➤ The Comic Strip throws up Alexei Sayle and the next generation of LAUGHTER-MAKERs

The satire boom of the Sixties chose as its targets politicians, church, unions. The world moves on, and in 1980 so-called “alternative cabaret” is gunning for rock entrepreneurs, media manipulators and a pre-packaged youth culture inherited at second hand . . .

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Hockney in London, Jul 10, 1983: a week later, a further canvas is visible in the studio. Picture © by Shapersofthe80s

Hockney in London, Jul 10, 1983: a week later, a further canvas is visible in the studio. Picture © by Shapersofthe80s

1983 ➤ David Hockney, Britain’s favourite painter, discovers a truer way of seeing

“Have you been to the cubism exhibition at the Tate?” David Hockney enthuses during a trip to London. “I’ve been seven times!” An impromptu tutorial ensues in which the painter tests his new ideas

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1983 ➤ Caught on camera: the day the King and Queen of Outrage realised the end was nigh

End of the world: The last public appearance together by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, Oct 17, 1983. As they take the applause for their Paris show, a bitter battle for control of the Worlds End label is raging behind the scenes. Picture © by Shapersofthe80s

End of the world: The last public appearance together by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, Oct 17, 1983. As they take the applause for their Paris show, a bitter battle for control of the Worlds End label is raging behind the scenes. Picture © by Shapersofthe80s

An Evening Standard exclusive breaks the news
of a parting of the ways

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