Exhibition at Islington pop-up spotlights infamous murder of private detective

15:27 17 August 2012

Still from video by piece on Daniel Morgan murder by Penelope Diaz

Still from video by piece on Daniel Morgan murder by Penelope Diaz


An exhibition examining the unsolved murder of Clerkenwell man Daniel Morgan opened this week.

Hacking and Smooching features art works inspired by the notorious killing and is hosted at The Bread and Butter Gallery, a new pop-up artspace in Islington that launched in June.

Private detective Mr Morgan was found with an axe in his head in a south London car park in 1987 and multiple investigations have failed to bring a conviction in the years since.

The Metropolitan Police has admitted corruption tainted the original inquiry.

The show includes an installation by David West, who co-manages the gallery, recreating a police incident room.

He said: “This exhibition asks questions about the events of the past 25 years.

“We asked some artists to do some work on it, and they have produced sculptures, video pieces and drawings. It’s quite an interesting subject for a show.”

Hacking and Smooching runs until September 5 at Bread and Butter Gallery, behind 133 Upper Street, N1.

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