Installation On now until Sunday, 3 May 2020

Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined

  • On now until Sunday, 3 May 2020

  • The Porter Gallery

  • Free

This immersive installation by contemporary artist Darren Waterston presents a detailed and decadent interpretation of James Abbott McNeill Whistler's famed Peacock Room, a sumptuous 19th-century interior.

Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre was created by the artist in collaboration with MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts. Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York.

Installation Highlights

Installation view of Filthy Lucre
Installation view, Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined by Darren Waterston at the V&A.
Installation view of Filthy Lucre
Installation view, Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined by Darren Waterston at the V&A.
Installation view of Filthy Lucre
Installation view, Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined by Darren Waterston at the V&A.
Installation view of Filthy Lucre
Installation view, Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined by Darren Waterston at the V&A.
Installation view of Filthy Lucre
Installation view, Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined by Darren Waterston at the V&A.
Installation view of Filthy Lucre
Installation view, Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined by Darren Waterston at the V&A.
Installation view of Filthy Lucre
Installation view, Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined by Darren Waterston at the V&A.

Features

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Filthy Lucre enamel badge

Filthy Lucre enamel badge

This pin badge design commemorates Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined. The 12 digit card number is made up of key years in the story of the Peacock Room and the creation and display of Filthy Lucre.

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Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre

Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre

Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre presents a dystopian response to the celebrated Peacock Room of 1876, designed by the architect Thomas Jeckyll and made infamous by the controversial painter James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

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Filthy Lucre ginger jar enamel badge

Filthy Lucre ginger jar enamel badge

This lidded jar known as a “ginger jar” was made in the Jingdezhen province around 1683 – 1710 and is typical of the Chinese ceramics that would have been on display in the Peacock Room.

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Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined
Background image: Installation view, Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined by Darren Waterston at the V&A. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London