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Curators attempt to trace missing Ian Dury artworks

Ian Dury. Photo: PA

More than 30 paintings by the late musician Ian Dury have gone on show at the Royal College of Art, where he studied before forming his first band. The exhibition, called "More than Fair" has been curated by Dury's daughter Jemima.

The family of the late singer were lent art works they never knew existed by former girlfriend of the musician, Carole Chant, who got in touch to say they had works they might like to see.

Around half of the 60 paintings have been put on display at the exhibition where Dury studied in the Sixties.

Missing Ian Dury artwork. Credit: Royal College of Art/ Jemima Dury

Dury had hits in the Seventies and early Eighties including What A Waste, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick and Reasons To Be Cheerful.

Having spent much of the last two years tracking down her missing fathers artworks, in the past week, Jemina located the last few works through an appeal in the press. Ms Dury, 44, said the new material was a "revelation".

Missing Ian Dury artwork. Credit: Royal College of Art/ Jemima Dury

Dury studied Painting at the RCA between 1963 and 1966 and was taught by the artist Sir Peter Blake.

During his time at the College, Dury developed a unique Pop style that combined text, bold colour and photorealist elements to reference a growing culture of music and celebrity.