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An exciting exhibition of “outsider” art also warns of the dangers of bringing this genre too far into the mainstream

By Ben Lewis   December 2009

Hawkins Bolden’s Scarecrows, yellow and red

A marvellous temporary museum has opened in Primrose Hill in London. You enter through a tiny alleyway on a side street, and find yourself in a building that began its life as a dairy and was until recently a recording studio. The eccentric location is in keeping with its eccentric contents. It’s called The Museum of Everything, and is open to the public free of charge each week from Thursday to Sunday. Crammed into a warren of corridors, cubicles, uncomfortably shaped rooms and one cavernous double-height space is a generous exhibition of the…

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