Arts: Exit Poll

THE EXHIBITION AUBREY BEARDSLEY AT THE V&A
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LAURA CAMERON

41, copywriter, St Albans

"Excellent, really thorough and very well done. I've only seen his work in books, but I haven't seen some of the stuff here, like the illustrations from The Yellow Book. I was a fan in the Seventies. To see how his art has progressed was really interesting."

GUY SULLIVAN 37, bar manager, London

"I have always liked him. It was nice to see some of the things that were influenced by him at the end of the show. It felt very comprehensive, from his very early work, some of which I was aware of, but I wasn't aware of some of the smaller pieces. It's very simple art but beautiful. An excellent show."

MARGARET LOVATT

64, retired, Staffordshire

"Interesting. I don't know much about his work at all but I followed it right through the exhibition, and it just grew on me. There was quite a lot of information along with the pictures that helped me tremendously. I recognised his style; I have obviously seen it somewhere before."

LARRY SILVERMAN

51, Boston, television engineer

"I liked it very much. Being a child of the Sixties, it really struck me how the zeitgeist of that decade apparently helped increase the popularity of the work that he did. And it is interesting to see where that style irreverence in the Sixties came from."

VALERIE HUNKINS

36, student, Norwood, London

"I like his contrast of black and white, nice clean strong lines. And I like the flow of his pen; it was wonderful. It always surprises me just how provocative his pictures are when they were done so long ago in less liberal times."

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