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Stuckism is an international art movement that was founded in 1999 by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson to promote figurative painting in opposition to conceptual art.[1] The first group of thirteen British artists has since expanded, as of October 2009, to 202 groups in 48 countries.[2]

The Stuckists have staged shows and gained media attention for outspoken comments and demonstrations, particularly outside Tate Britain against the Turner Prize, sometimes dressed in clown costumes. They have also stated their opposition to the Charles Saatchi-patronised Young British Artists. After exhibiting mainly in small galleries in Shoreditch, London, they were given their first show in a major public museum in 2004, the Walker Art Gallery, as part of the Liverpool Biennial.

Other campaigns mounted by the group include official avenues, such as standing in the 2001 general election, reporting Saatchi to the Office of Fair Trading to complain about his power in the art world (the complaint was not upheld), and applying under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for Tate Gallery trustee minutes, which started a media scandal about the purchase of Chris Ofili's work, The Upper Room and led to an official rebuke of the Tate by the Charity Commission.


Name, founding and origin

Sexton Ming, Tracey Emin, Charles Thomson), Billy Childish and musician Russell Wilkinson at the Rochester Adult Education Centre to record The Medway Poets LP, 11 December 1987.

The name Stuckism was coined in January 1999 by Charles Thomson in response to a poem recited to him several times by Billy Childish, who records in it that his former girlfriend, Tracey Emin had said he was "stuck! stuck! stuck!" with his art, poetry and music.[3] Later that month, Thomson approached Childish with a view to co-founding an art group called Stuckism, which Childish agreed to, on the basis that Thomson would do the work for the group, as Childish already had a full schedule.[3]

There were ten other founding members: Philip Absolon, Frances Castle, Sheila Clark, Eamon Everall, Ella Guru, Wolf Howard, Bill Lewis, Sanchia Lewis (who joined during the first show in September and is no relation to Bill Lewis), Joe Machine, Sexton Ming, and Charles Williams.[3] The membership had been evolved over the previous twenty-five years through creative collaborations:[4] the group was promoted as artists, but members continued to work in various media, including poetry, fiction, performance, photography, film and music, as well as painting.[3]

In 1979, Thomson, Childish, Bill Lewis and Ming had been in The Medway Poets performance group, to which Absolon and Sanchia Lewis had also contributed.[3] Peter Waite's Rochester Pottery staged a series of solo painting shows.[3] In 1982, TVS broadcast a documentary on the poets.[3] That year, Emin, then a fashion student, and Childish started a relationship; her writing was edited by Bill Lewis, printed by Thomson and published by Childish.[3] Group members brought out dozens of publications.[3] The poetry group dispersed after two years, reconvening in 1987 to record The Medway Poets LP.[3] Clark, Howard and Machine became involved over the following years.[3] Thomson got to know Williams, who was a local art student and whose girlfriend was a friend of Emin; Thomson also met Everall.[3] During the foundation of the group, Ming brought in his girlfriend, Guru, who in turn invited Castle.[3]


The first Stuckists group of 13 artists at the Real Turner Prize Show, Pure Gallery, Shoreditch, London, in October 2000

In August 1999, Childish and Thomson wrote The Stuckists manifesto[5] which places great importance on the value of painting as a medium, as well as the use of it for communication and the expression of emotion and experience - as opposed to what they see as the superficial novelty, nihilism and irony of conceptual art and postmodernism. The most contentious statement in this manifesto is: "Artists who don't paint aren't artists".

The second manifesto was An Open Letter to Sir Nicholas Serota which received a brief reply from him: "Thank you for your open letter dated 6 March. You will not be surprised to learn that I have no comment to make on your letter, or your manifesto 'Remodernism'."[6]

In Remodernism, their third manifesto, the Stuckists declared that they aimed to replace postmodernism with Remodernism, a period of renewed spiritual (as opposed to religious) values in art, culture and society. Other manifestos include Handy Hints, Anti-anti-art, The Cappuccino writer and the Idiocy of Contemporary Writing, The Turner Prize, The Decreptitude of the Critic and Stuckist critique of Damien Hirst.

Manifestos have been written by other Stuckists, including the Students for Stuckism group. An "Underage Stuckists" group was founded in 2006 with their own manifesto for teenagers by two 16 year olds, Liv Soul and Rebekah Maybury, on MySpace.[7]

Growth in UK

Stuck! Stuck! Stuck!, the first Stuckist show, 1999.

In July 1999, the Stuckists were first mentioned in the media, in an article in The Evening Standard and soon gained other coverage, helped by press interest in Tracey Emin, who had been nominated for the Turner Prize.

The first Stuckist show was Stuck! Stuck! Stuck! in September 1999 in Joe Crompton's Gallery 108 (now defunct) in Shoreditch, followed by The Resignation of Sir Nicholas Serota. In 2000 they staged The Real Turner Prize Show at the same time as the Tate Gallery's Turner Prize.

A "Students for Stuckism" group was founded in 2000 by students from Camberwell College of Arts, who staged their own exhibition. S.P. Howarth was expelled from the painting degree course at Camberwell college for his paintings,[8] and had the first solo at the Stuckism International Gallery in 2002, I Don't Want a Painting Degree if it Means Not Painting.

Thomson stood as a Stuckist candidate for the 2001 British General Election, in the constituency of Islington South & Finsbury, against Chris Smith, the then Secretary of State for Culture. He picked up 108 votes (0.4%). Childish left the group at this time.

From 2002 to 2005 Thomson ran the Stuckism International Centre and Gallery in Shoreditch, London. In 2003, under the title A Dead Shark Isn't Art, the gallery exhibited a shark which had first been put on public display in 1989 (two years before Damien Hirst's) by Eddie Saunders in his Shoreditch shop, JD Electrical Supplies. It was suggested Hirst may have seen this at the time and copied it, but that anyway Saunders was the real pioneering artist.[9]

In 2003 they reported Charles Saatchi to the UK Office of Fair Trading, complaining that he had an effective monopoly on art. The complaint was not upheld.[10] In 2003, an allied group Stuckism Photography was founded by Larry Dunstan and Andy Bullock. In 2005 the Stuckists offered a donation of 175 paintings from the Walker show to the Tate. This was rejected by the Tate Board of Trustees.

In August 2005 the Stuckists initiated a major controversy over the Tate's purchase of its trustee Chris Ofili's work The Upper Room for £705,000.[11] In July 2006 the Charity Commission completed an investigation into The Tate's purchase of trustees' work, censuring the gallery for acting outside its legal powers.[12] Sir Nicholas Serota stated that the Stuckists had "acted in the public interest".[13] In October 2006, the Stuckists staged their first exhibition, Go West, in a commercial West End gallery, Spectrum London. This "major exhibition"[14] signalled their entry as "major players" in the art world.[15]

An international symposium on Stuckism took place in October 2006 at the Liverpool John Moores University during the Liverpool Biennial. The programme was led by Naive John, founder of the Liverpool Stuckists. There was an accompanying exhibition in the 68 Hope Gallery at Liverpool School of Art and Design (John Moores University Gallery).

By 2006 there were 63 groups in the UK. Artists include Mark D, Elsa Dax, Paul Harvey, Naive John, Jane Kelly, Emily Mann, Udaiyan, Peter McArdle, Peter Murphy, Rachel Jordan, Guy Denning and Abby Jackson. John Bourne opened Stuckism Wales at his home, a permanent exhibition of (mainly Welsh) paintings. Mandy McCartin is a regular guest artist.


Outside the Turner Prize, Tate Britain, 2005: Stuckists demonstrate against the purchase of Chris Ofili's The Upper Room. The cutout is Tate Chairman Paul Myners.

The Stuckists gained significant media coverage for eight years of protests (2000-2006 and 2008) outside Tate Britain against the Turner Prize, sometimes dressed as clowns. In 2001 they demonstrated in Trafalgar Square at the unveiling of Rachel Whiteread's Monument. In 2002, they carried a coffin marked The Death of Conceptual Art to the White Cube Gallery.[16][17] In 2004 outside the launch of The Triumph of Painting at the Saatchi Gallery they wore tall hats with Charles Saatchi's face on and carried placards claiming that Saatchi had copied their ideas. In 2005 they protested outside the Turner Prize against the purchase of Ofili's The Upper Room.

Events outside Britain have included The Clown Trial of President Bush held in New Haven in 2003 to protest against the Iraq War. Michael Dickinson has exhibited political and satirical collages in Turkey for which he was arrested,[18] and charged, but acquitted of any crime—an outcome which was seen to have positive implications for Turkey's relationship with the European Union.[19]

The Stuckists Punk Victorian

Cover of the book The Stuckists Punk Victorian

The Stuckists Punk Victorian was the first national gallery exhibition of Stuckist art. It was held at the Walker Art Gallery and Lady Lever Art Gallery and was part of the 2004 Liverpool Biennial. It consisted of over 250 paintings by 37 artists, mostly from the UK but also with a representation of international Stuckist artists from the US, Germany and Australia. There was an accompanying exhibition of Stuckist photographers. A book, The Stuckists Punk Victorian, was published to accompany the exhibition. The cover showed Paul Harvey's painting of Emily Mann.

Daily Mail journalist Jane Kelly exhibited a painting of Myra Hindley in the show, and was dismissed from her job.[20]

A Gallery

The A Gallery, Wimbledon, July 2007. Paintings by Peter McArdle (left) and Paul Harvey, sculpture by Adrian Bannister.

In 2005, Fraser Kee Scott, Director of A Gallery, demonstrated with the Stuckists art group outside the Tate gallery against the gallery's purchase of The Upper Room, a work by Chris Ofili, then a serving Tate trustee.

In October 2005, Scott, described as "gallery owner—and Stuckist", said in The Daily Telegraph that Tate gallery chairman, Paul Myners, was hypocritical for refusing to divulge the price paid by the Tate for its purchase of The Upper Room, paintings by its trustee, Chris Ofili, who had asked other artists to donate work to the gallery.[21]

In April 2007, some Stuckist artists were included in a group show at the A Gallery, Wimbledon, London. The gallery owner, Fraser Kee Scott, a member of the Church of Scientology, talked about the Church and the show in an interview in the 'South London Guardian'.[22] Thomson told the Evening Standard that it was "outrageous" that the Stuckists should be linked to Scientology, as the artists had no connection with it.[23] Thomson later said he accepted that it was not Scott's intention to link the show and the Church, and he considered that the matter was a misunderstanding that had been resolved.[24]

In July 2007, the Stuckists held an exhibition at the A Gallery, I Won't Have Sex with You as long as We're Married,[25][26] titled after words apparently said to Thomson by his ex-wife, Stella Vine on their wedding night.[26] The show coincided with the opening of Vine's major show at Modern Art Oxford and was prompted by Thomson's anger that the material promoting her show omitted any mention of her time with the Stuckists, which he said had been influential on her work.[25] Tate chairman Paul Myners visited both shows.[27]

Sir Nicholas Serota Makes an Acquisitions Decision

Thomson's painting, Sir Nicholas Serota Makes an Acquisitions Decision, is one of the best known paintings to come out of the Stuckist movement,[17] and a likely "signature piece" for the movement,[28] standing for its opposition to conceptual art. It was painted in 2000 and has been exhibited in Stuckist shows since, as well as being featured on placards during Stuckist demonstrations against the Turner Prize.

It depicts Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate Gallery and the usual chairman of the Turner Prize jury, and satirises Young British Artist Tracey Emin's installation, My Bed, consisting of her bed and objects, including knickers, which she exhibited in 1999 as a Turner Prize nominee.[29]

International movement

The Stuckists have grown to an international movement and as of October 2009 numbered 202 (affiliated but independent) groups in 48 countries.[30]


In October 2000, Regan Tamanui founded the Melbourne Stuckists,[31] the fourth Stuckist group to be started and the first one outside the UK. On October 27, 2000, he staged the Real Turner Prize Show at the Dead End Gallery in his home, concurrent with three shows with the same title in England (London, Falmouth and Dartington), and one in Germany, in protest against the Tate Gallery's Turner Prize. Other Australian Stuckists include Godfrey Blow, who exhibited in The Stuckists Punk Victorian.[32]


Charles Thomson with US Stuckists, Nicholas Watson, Terry Marks, Marisa Shepherd, Jesse Richards and Catherine Chow, 2001

in 2000, Susan Constance founded the first US group The Pittsburgh Stuckists—the second group to be founded outside the UK. This was announced in the In Pittsburgh Weekly, 1 November 2000: "The new word in art is Stuckism. A Stuckist paints their life, mind and soul with no pretensions and no excuses."[33] By 2006 there were 21 US Stuckist groups. There have been Stuckist shows and demonstrations in the US, and American Stuckists have also exhibited in international Stuckist shows abroad. US Stuckists include Jeffrey Scott Holland, Tony Juliano, Frank Kozik, Terry Marks and Jesse Richards.


Stuckist artists in Europe include Peter Klint, Andreas Torneberg, Mary von Stockhausen and Frank Christopher Schroeder (Germany); Odysseus Yakoumakis (Greece), Kloot Per W (Belgium); and Michael Dickinson (Turkey).

Ex Stuckists

Co-founder, Billy Childish left the group in 2001, but has stated that he remains committed to its principles. Sexton Ming left to concentrate on a solo career with the Aquarium Gallery. Wolf Howard left in 2006, but has exhibited with the group since. Jesse Richards who ran the Stuckism Centre USA in New Haven, left the group in 2006, but still works with some current and former members on occasion. Mary von Stockhausen, who runs the Stuckist Centre Germany in Lewenhagen, left the group in 2007.

Stella Vine
Stella Vine (right) with Charlotte Gavin (left) and Joe Machine at the Vote Stuckist show in 2001, where her work was first shown publicly.[34]

In June 2000, Stella Vine went to a talk given by Childish and Thomson on Stuckism and Remodernism in London.[35] At the end of May 2001, she exhibited some of her paintings publicly for the first time in the Vote Stuckist show in Brixton, and formed The Westminster Stuckists group.[34] On 4 June, she took part in a Stuckist demonstration in Trafalgar Square.[35][36] By 10 July, she renamed her group The Unstuckists.[37] In mid-August, Thomson and Vine were married.[38] A work by her was shown in the Stuckist show in Paris, which ended in mid-November, by which time she had rejected the Stuckists,[34] and the marriage had ended.

In February 2004, Charles Saatchi bought a painting of Diana, Princess of Wales by Vine and was credited with "discovering" her. Thomson said it was the Stuckists and not Saatchi who had discovered her.[39] At the end of March 2004, Thomson made a formal complaint about Saatchi to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), claiming that Saatchi's leading position was monopolistic "to the detriment of smaller competitors",[40] citing Vine as an example of this.[41] On 15 April, the OFT closed the file on the case on the basis that Saatchi was not "in a dominant position in any relevant market."[42]


In 1999, two performance artists, Yuan Chai and Jian Jun Xi, jumped on Tracey Emin's installation My Bed, a work consisting of the artist's own unmade bed, at the Tate Gallery's Turner Prize, in an unauthorised art intervention. Chai had written, among other things, the words "Anti Stuckism" on his bare back. Fiachra Gibbons of The Guardian wrote that the event "will go down in art history as the defining moment of the new and previously unheard of Anti-Stuckist Movement."[43]

The filmmaker Andrew Kotting released a manifesto declaring "The work should prove anti-Stuckist, genuinely post-modern, contingent and ad hoc in its thinking." The London Surrealist group issued a manifesto denouncing Stuckism as well as Young British Artists, and stating Stuckism "is a childish kicking against modernity that fails, pathetically, to challenge the underlying realities of capitalism, of the capitalist art market, of material, psychological, psychic and spiritual repression."[44]

Group shows

A Dead Shark Isn't Art, show at Stuckism International Gallery, 2003
  • 2000 The Real Turner Prize Show
  • 2002 Stuck Down South
  • 2006 United Colours ltd. in Brussels
Czech Republic
  • 2007 Stuck in the Middle of November/Uvízli v listopadu
  • 2009 Stuck in the Middle of November II
The Stuckists Summer Show, 2003
  • 1999 Stuck! Stuck! Stuck!
  • 2000 The First Art Show Of the New Millennium
  • 2000 The Resignation of Sir Nicholas Serota
  • 2000 Students for Stuckism: A Remodernist Painting Show and Talk
  • 2000 Stuck!
  • 2000 The Real Turner Prize Show
  • 2001 The Stuckists: The First Remodernist Art Group
  • 2001 The Oxford Stuckists First Exhibition
  • 2001 Vote Stuckist
  • 2001 Stuck in Worthing
  • 2002 Stuck Up North!
  • 2002 I Don't Want a Painting Degree if it Means Not Painting
  • 2002 The First Stuckist International
  • 2003 A Dead Shark Isn't Art
  • 2003 The Stuckists Summer Show
  • 2003 Stuck in Worthing, Again
  • 2003 Stuck in Wednesbury
  • 2003 War on Blair
  • 2004 Members Only: the Artist Group in Contemporary Japan and Britain
  • 2004 Stuckist Classics
  • 2004 The Stuckists Punk Victorian
  • 2004 "Stigmata" or "Censorious": The Stuckists Punk Victorian
  • 2004 Stuck in the Country
  • 2004 Stuckist Punk Victorian Lite If You Can't Be Bothered to Go to Liverpool
  • 2004 More of the Welsh Bit of the Stuckists Punk Victorian
  • 2005 "Painting Is the Medium of Yesterday"—Paul Myners CBE, Chairman of Tate Gallery, Chairman of Marks and Spencer, Chairman of Aspen Insurance, Chairman of Guardian Media, Director of Bank of England, Director of Bank of New York. A Show of Paintings by the Stuckists, as Refused by the Tate Gallery. Guaranteed 100% Free of Elephant Dung.
  • 2006 Go West
  • 2006 The Triumph of Stuckism
  • 2007 Mark D and the Stuckists vs Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst
  • 2007 I Won't Have Sex with You as long as We're Married[45]
  • 2008 An Antidote to the Ghastly Turner Prize
First Stuckist Show in Paris, curated by Elsa Dax. Paintings by Wolf Howard.
  • 2001 First Stuckist Show in Paris
  • 2005 Les Stuckistes A Paris
  • 2009 Catalonia Stuckists: Stuckist Fest Anniversary 2009
CBGB, New York, venue for Addressing the Shadow and Making Friends with Wild Dogs: Remodernism, 2005
  • 2001 Touring Show
  • 2002 Stuckist Paintings at the Fringe
  • 2002 We Just Wanna Show Some Fuckin' Paintings
  • 2003 War on Bush
  • 2004 The Stuckists Punk Victorian In the Toilet
  • 2005 Addressing the Shadow and Making Friends with Wild Dogs: Remodernism
  • 2009 New Life: The Premiere Exhibition of the Miami Stuckists
  • 2010 Stuck in Fort Lauderdale: The Raving Reactionary Miami Stuckist Daubers


Some UK artists.

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "The Stuckists Punk Victorian", Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool. Retrieved 15 November 2008.
  2. ^ Stuckism International website
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Thomson, Charles (August 2004), "A Stuckist on Stuckism: Stella Vine", from: Ed. Frank Milner (2004), The Stuckists Punk Victorian, pp. 7–9, National Museums Liverpool, ISBN 1-902700-27-9. Available online at "The Two Starts of Stuckism" and "The Virtual Stuckists", on
  4. ^ "Stuckism: Introduction", Retrieved 18 October 2009.
  5. ^ "The Stuckists", Retrieved 13 October2009.
  6. ^ "An open letter to Sir Nicholas Serota",, 1999. Retrieved 20 May 2007
  7. ^ "The Underage Stuckists Manifesto" Stuckism web site. Accessed 25 April 2006
  8. ^ Alberge, Dalya, "Students accuse art college of failing to teach them the basics", The Times, p. 9, 8 July 2002. Online at
  9. ^ "A Dead Shark Isn't Art" Accessed March 20, 2006
  10. ^ "Charles Saatchi reported to OFT" Accessed May 27, 2006
  11. ^ "Tate buys trustee Chris Ofili's The Upper Room in secret £705,000 deal" Accessed May 27, 2006
  12. ^ Alberge, Dalya (2006) "Tate's Ofili purchase broke charity law" The Times online, July 19, 2006. Accessed April 8, 2007
  13. ^ Front Row, BBC Radio 4, interview by Mark Lawson, July 25, 2006
  14. ^ Barnes, Anthony (2006) "Portrait of an ex-husband's revenge" The Independent on Sunday. Retrieved 9 October 2006, from
  15. ^ Teodorczuk, Tom (2006) "Modern art is pants" Evening Standard, 22 August 2006. Retrieved 9 October 2006 from
  16. ^ "White Cube Demo 2002", Retrieved 19 April 2008.
  17. ^ a b Cripps, Charlotte. "Visual arts: Saying knickers to Sir Nicholas, The Independent, 7 September 2004. Retrieved from, 7 April 2008.
  18. ^ Birch, Nicholas. "Briton charged over 'insult' to Turkish PM", The Guardian, 13 September 2006. Retrieved 2 September 2007.
  19. ^ Tait, Robert. "Turkish court acquits British artist over portraying PM as US poodle", The Guardian, 26 September 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2008.
  20. ^ Wells, Matt and Cozens, Claire. "Daily Mail sacks writer who painted Hindley picture", The Guardian, 30 September 2004. Retrieved 1 February 2008.
  21. ^ Walden, Celia. "Spy: Art-felt grumble", The Daily Telegraph, p. 22, 19 October 2008.
  22. ^ "The science of art", Newsquest, 13 April 2007. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  23. ^ Mendick, Robert. "Scientology sect 'using British art as a front", The Evening Standard, 23 May 2007. Retrieved 23 December 2008.
  24. ^ "Stuckism press cuttings: The Evening Standard 24.5.07",, 26 June 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  25. ^ a b Duff, Oliver. "Stuckists prune Vine", The Independent, 5 June 2007. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  26. ^ a b Moody, Paul. "Everyone's talking about Stella Vine", The Guardian, 12 July 2007. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
  27. ^ Morris, Jane. "Getting stuck in", The Guardian, 24 August 2006. Retrieved 19 April 2008.
  28. ^ Cassidy, Sarah. "Stuckists, scourge of BritArt, put on their own exhibition", The Independent, 23 August 2006. Retrieved 19 April 2008.
  29. ^ "Stuckism International", Retrieved 25 October 2009.
  30. ^ "International Stuckists", Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool. Retrieved 15 November 2008.
  31. ^ "Godfrey Blow", Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool. Retrieved 15 November 2008.
  32. ^ "The Stuckists in the Media", quote cited on Stuckism web site. Retrieved 15 November 2008.
  33. ^ a b c Thomson, Charles (August 2004), "A Stuckist on Stuckism: Stella Vine", from: Ed. Frank Milner (2004), The Stuckists Punk Victorian, p. 23, National Museums Liverpool, ISBN 1-902700-27-9. Available online at
  34. ^ a b "Stella Vine the Stuckist in photos", Stuckism. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  35. ^ "New sculpture in London's Trafalgar Square", Getty Images, 4 June 2001. Retrieved 6 January 2008.
  36. ^ Stuckism news: Westminster Stuckists come unstuck",, 10 July 2001. Retrieved from Internet Archive, 9 January 2009.
  37. ^ "Trouble and strife", Evening Standard, p. 12, 20 August 2001.
  38. ^ Alleyne, Richard. "The 'Saatchi effect' has customers queueing for new artist", The Daily Telegraph, 28 February 2004. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  39. ^ Stummer, Robin. "Charles Saatchi 'abuses his hold on British art market'", The Independent on Sunday, 28 March 2004. Retrieved 17 December 2008.
  40. ^ Renton, Andrew. "Artists' licence; Collector Charles Saatchi, artist Tracey Emin and painter Stella Vine have all been criticised for 'unfair' practices. But 'fairness' would kill art.", Evening Standard, p. 41, 6 April 2004.
  41. ^ Charles Saatchi reported to OFT: OFT conclusion", Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  42. ^ Gibbons, Fiachra (1999)"Satirists Jump into Tracey's Bed"The Guardian online, October 25, 1999. Accessed March 22, 2006
  43. ^ Coming Unstuck
  44. ^ "I Won't Have Sex with You as long as We're Married" — images of the show

Further reading

  • Ed. Katherine Evans (2000), "The Stuckists" Victoria Press, ISBN 0-907165-27-3

External links


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From stuck, as used by the founder's partner to describe his old-fashioned paintings.




Stuckism (uncountable)

  1. A British art movement formed in 1999, opposing conceptual art in favour of traditional figurative painting.

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