Spring/Break Art Show
(4 Times Square, NYC)
March 1 – March 6
Thanks to the efforts of film maker Sara Driver, I am to be part of this years Spring Break Art Show, which is to take place on two floors of the old Conde Nast building – 4 Times Square. My floor used to be the offices of Vanity Fair and I will be showing a selection of prints from my ongoing Cisco Kid Vs.Donald Trump series. For more information click here.
(Mail Art Exhibition, Germany)
Thanks to a gentleman, named of Uli Grohmann, from Muenster, Germany there is an exhibition of International Mail Art on the subject of the Brothers Grimm. I have the above piece “Pied Piper” in the show at DEUTSCHES MARCHEN-UND WESERAGENMUSEUM in Bad Oeynhausen (between Muenster & Hanover)
Nov 20th -Jan 29th 2017.
Cisco Kid vs Donald Trump
(Decatur Book Fair, Georgia)
Thanks to the effort of Shawn Vinson (VinsonArt) and the support of ArtsATLand various other good folks, I will be at the Decatur Book Fair this Labor Day Weekend. We will be presenting a live “on site” screen printing of a special Cisco image and prints will be given away.
Cisco Kid vs Donald Trump
On June 1st I started this new “artistic adventure” on Instagram in protest of the Republican Nominee for President. It has been said that “all bad people need to succeed is for good people to do nothing” and so I’ve decided to do something and I will keep doing it until the Presidential Election is over in November. If you don’t Instagram you cash check it out here.
(CONTAINS ART, Watchet, Somerset, England)
I am happy to announce my return to Contains Art, this for a group show on the subject of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. I have one piece in the show, which is pictured above and titled “Mercy” (assemblage featuring child’s life vest, acrylic paint and various “gris gris”). It will as also appear in the publication of a new edition of the play.
Secret 7″ (2016)
(Sonos Studios, Club Row, London)
I got invited back by Kevin King and the Secret 7″ posse,to participate in this year’s show for the benefit of Amnesty International. Being as the Sale Day has already passed I can reveal my choice and my effort to make a cover for it :”Art School” by The Jam. Just like last year Supremes’ cover, I have no idea who owns it ? For more info click here.
Janette Beckman: Punk Rock Hip-Hop Mash Ups
(Chelsea College of Arts, London)
I was invited by famed photographer and old pal Janette Beckman to contribute a “Punk Rock Mash Up” for her show in London. I managed to persuade Janette to let me have two of her “Islington Twins” photos, and my contribution can be seen above. The Punk Rock Mash Ups are an addition to the Hip Hop ones that debuted (to much applause) at The Museum Of The City Of New York. If you’re in or visiting London do take a look.
PUSH 2 (Book)
Earlier this year I was interviewed for Joe England’s literary fanzine Push (March/April issue #15). Well now East London Press have published their second compilation of this hard hitting fanzine “PUSH 2”. Not only is my interview included but I am also credited with the Cover Design. I would however like to point out that it is in fact a tribute to both Edward “Teddy” Young’s Penguin Book design and an obscure West Ham away shirt. Even this could not be accomplished without the help of Graham Want.
“PUSH 2” contains some very excellent writing, referred to by some as “street literature” it is not for the faint hearted – as Big Youth would say “Lightning flash and weak heart drops”. For more info click here.
Secret 7″ Revealed
The “secret” is out and the sleeve is sold (to the gentleman pictured above I assume). I chose Diana Ross & The Supremes “Reflections” a favorite since it’s release in 1967. My cover star is Donyale Luna (worthy of further investigation) with special guests: front – an American GI from the Vietnam War and back – rifle laden Newark, N.J. police car. To see both sides of the sleeve click here or on the picture above.
(Somerset House, London)
Thanks to a tip from artist and long time pal Ian Wright, I have a piece in the Secret 7″ show at Somerset House. On display are seven hundred individually designed 45RPM record sleeves – one hundred for each of the seven titles selected. The Show opened on April 10th and runs to “Sale Day” May 4th, when all the sleeves will be for sale at 50 pounds each. Which title I chose, or which sleeve I designed, I cannot tell – thats the secret ! Click here for more from Somerset House & here for more from Secret 7″