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Chris Barker

The Art of Light Entertainment

A New Art Exhibition

If you’ve ever wondered what Salvador Dali would have made of the classic British sitcom Only Fools and Horses or how René Magritte would have reacted to the Two Ronnies' famous “fork handles” sketch, then this is the exhibition for you. Award-winning graphic artist Chris Barker is displaying a selection of signed prints from his collection “Brush Strokes – The Art of Light Entertainment” exclusively at the Museum of Comedy until February 2023.

Taking in everything from Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ – reimagined as Frank Spencer reacting to the cat having done a whoopsie on the carpet – to L.S. Lowry’s ‘Going to the Match’ – now with added Terry and Bob from the Likely Lads – if you’re a fan of British comedy from the golden age – or art – then you’re in for a treat. 

Chris has created over 100 of these works of art and many are available in a stunning book and limited edition 2023 calendar but this is the first major exhibition of his work in the UK.

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At the end of the run, all 13 hand-framed, signed prints on display will be available to purchase so watch this space for more information about the live auction event we will be hosting in the new year. But, for now, be the first to see the prints as they were intended. On walls.

Fans of classic British comedy will not want to miss this exhibition, which is running at the Museum of Comedy through February.

For updates about the final auction please submit your email address here!

“Art, but not as we know it, except that we do. All the comfort of a history of art course combined with a weird satirical joyfulness. Sometimes alarming, but always amusing.” - Ade Edmonson

“These clever, beautiful things do the best thing in the world. They make you suddenly, out of nowhere, even on a rainy and somehow oppressive day, laugh out loud.” - Caitlin Moran

“These are brilliant.” - Dara Ó Briain

“Fabulous.” - Su Pollard