18 September 2009

The Black Page

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An exhibition at Shandy Hall, Coxwold, Yorkshire.

Laurence Sterne famously stipulated that page 73 of the first book of his novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, must be printed in solid black.  To mark the 250th anniversary of the publication of the first edition, Patrick Wildgust, the curator of Shandy Hall, Sterne’s former home in Coxwold, Yorkshire, has asked 73 assorted artists, composers and scribblers to contribute black pages of their own.  The results of this intriguing experiment are presently on show in an exhibition at Shandy Hall, and can be inspected and even bought (for a good cause) here»

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