Artnet News | Lorena Munoz-Alonso

UK’s election night on Thursday was a protracted and riveting affair that began with a proper bang shortly after 10pm, when the exit poll put Conservatives on 314 seats in Parliament (that is, down by 16 seats) and Labour on 266 (up by 36)—a sign of the unexpected developments to come.

A number of anti-Tory artists, like David Shrigley and Bob and Roberta Smith, swiftly took to social media in those first moments to express their outright joy—or veiled schadenfreudeRead More

Image: First in line. (Courtesy of Grayson Perry on Twitter)