Reflections on maverick artist features at museum

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NOT many people may have heard of Polish-born artist Andre Cadere, but at Modern Art Oxford there is a chance to find out.

Cadere became famous in the 1970s for interrupting private viewings in galleries with round, brightly painted bars of wood in an attempt to disrupt the art establishment.

Modern Art Oxford is showing some of the documents, photographs and gallery invitations which tell his story.

Kay Sentance, the gallery’s duty manager, said: “What Cadere was doing was making a comment on how much galleries influence art and it was against a backdrop when art was becoming more politicised.”

The exhibition, called Documenting Cadere, is showing until Sunday, February 10, and has been created from the personal archives of art historian Lynda Morris.

After leaving Oxford, it will go on to galleries in New York and Ostend.

Cadere died of cancer aged 44 in Paris in 1978.

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