Saatchi Gallery

It felt like an invasion. Over the past few months, objects that were familiar to her had started to disappear. In their place were the results of Barbara’s various evening classes.

Aaron Young's Greeting Card, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, Kensington & Chelsea, SW3
Aaron Young's Greeting Card, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, Kensington & Chelsea, SW3

A bizarre painting had replaced the printed watercolour that had hung in the front room.

Jonas Wood's Untitled, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, Kensington & Chelsea, SW3
Jonas Wood's Untitled, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, Kensington & Chelsea, SW3

Its frame was smaller than the previous picture and exposed a rectangle of bright wallpaper around it edges where the sun had not previously reached.

Peter Coffin's Untitled, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, Kensington & Chelsea, SW3
Peter Coffin's Untitled, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, Kensington & Chelsea, SW3

Paula discarded it as tat. And it was this tat that lined the windowsills. Also, a lop-sided sculpture had replaced a faded photograph of her mother and father on the mantelpiece above the false fireplace.

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