Last week, Miranda Sawyer had a sneak preview of the Royal Academy’s 250th Summer Exhibition with Grayson Perry, the artist overseeing this year’s show. Here’s how you responded:
That glorious yellow! Grayson Perry curating is giving the Summer Exhibition a good old poke. Helen Ayres, @Raphaelite_Girl on Twitter
Grayson Perry has hung a portrait of Nigel Farage underneath a painting of someone chucking up in a bucket. Masterly juxtaposition. @WhyToVoteGreen
The Royal Academy with its Summer Exhibition is one of the few things in the art world that tries to be more open to the public. It is trying desperately to modernise and the digital submission procedure it introduced in recent years is very welcome for those living outside the capital.
SkavArt, posted online
The RA is a massive con when it comes to “giving space” to artists through the open submissions. They make it sound very democratic, but only a tiny fraction of the work shown will have been selected that way. The majority is by RA members and invited, well-known artists. Justasimplegirl