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Fools in old-style hats and coats

Posted by cathedralofshit on October 29, 2009

Away from the metropolis plod has finally found an artist to prosecute. Graham Ovenden cofounder (with Jann Haworth and Peter Blake amongst others) of the hateful, reactionary ‘Brotherhood of Ruralists’ , has recently pleaded not guilty at Truro Crown Court to 16 counts of making indecent images of children and two counts of possessing 121 indecent photographs and pseudo photographs of children etc. Ovenden’s ouevre has long attracted the attention of paedophiles and policemen in equal measure as they feature sexualised depictions of prepubescent girls. They also attracted curators at the V&A, The Tate and the Metropolitan who stupidly bought them some years back.

The images found by police included Photoshop manipulations hidden in a file labelled ‘destroy it.’ Ovenden’s defence to the police during interview was a quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: ‘it is but skin and film, an ulcerus place, while rank corruption lies within’. Nice!

Ovenden has been taunting ‘the authorities’ for years. He was last investigated in the early nineties when officers from the Obscene Publications Squad of the Met ‘busted’ what they believed to be a major child pornography ring (the aforementioned Brotherhood of Ruralists). Ovenden was collared with 28 boxes of negatives, 67 videos and a large quantity of photographs. Evidence of his and his peers tiresome carry-on were diluted with VHS episodes of the BBC period drama ‘Little Dorrit’, ITV’s ‘Miss Marple’ and ‘Star Trek II’ along with photographs by George Bernard Shaw and a portrait of the Archbishop of Canterbury by that notorious nonce Lewis Carroll. A petition in his defence was then signed by Sir Hugh Casson (Prince Charles’ watercolour tutor), Laurie Lee (best known for his book ‘Cider with Rosie’ – his own euphemism for adolescent sex), Peter Blake (yawn) and Lucinda Lambton (descendant of Pocahontas and wife of fascistic journalist Peregrine Worsthorne). A successful prosecution seems likely in the current climate of moral panic. Wonder who’ll support him this time?

Ovenden’s daughter (and subject before she developed breasts) is Emily of the ‘Mediaeval Baebes.’

See:

http://www.ruralists.com

http://www.mediaevalbaebes.com

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