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This artist will hang £4,100 worth of pictures


By a C.H. Reporter History, if not revolution, is to be made next Monday.

Albert Perry is holding an exhibition of high-priced paintings literally in the streets.

Starting at nine o'clock from Lamb's Conduit Street, London, W.C.1, eight stalwart sandwich men will carry sixteen oil paintings through the West End. They will set a specially solemn pace as they march past Burlington House, the precincts of the Royal Academy, which, until last winter, refused to hang the artist's work.

The artist's valuation of the paintings on their backs is 14,100, the cheapest being priced at /200 and the most expensive at £350,

He is Serious " Are you serious about this? " I asked him.

" I've fixed the date, friend," was all he would answer.

"Do you think you'll sell anything at the price?"

"I certainly hope' so—wouldn't you?"

When I told him I wanted to write him up in this newspaper, he said at once: "I like it to be known that I'm a Catholic, a grace I owe to the best friend in my life, who told me about the Church during the last war, when I was serving in the London Irish Rifles."

—But Not About Himself

The charm of Albert Perry is that he takes his work seriously, but not himself. So he is never discouraged and always ready to bob up in unexpected ways, of which next Monday's venture is the etrangeet.

The Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Institute of Oil Painter's, the British Empire Society of Arts, the United Society of Artists, the Artists' International Society have all exhibited his work.

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