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It features a number of recently discovered vintage photographs and collages by Vaughan (1912-77), who is known for his post-war figurative studies of the male form.

The early photographs now on display were known to exist but long believed lost.

They celebrate and explore the bodies of Vaughan’s friends who accompanied him on his trips to the seaside in West Sussex. Several of Vaughan’s collages, in which cut-out photographs are placed on ink and gouache backdrop, are also offered.

The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Vaughan’s death. It also falls on the 50th year since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England, marked by this year’s exhibition Queer British Art 1861-1967 at Tate Britain which included Vaughan’s work.

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