la Republique ! Pagan images of the last Queen of the British Isles
by her indigenous subjects.
With Genesis P-Orridge, Jamie Reid, Banksy, Andy Watt, Fiona Banner,
Brian Jones, Tim Flitcroft, Josie McCoy, Jasper Joffe, Gary O'Dwyer,
Tai Shani, Little Richard/Richard Torry, Mike Dawson
Party on Friday 3rd May 2002, 7 to 9 pm
There will be performances at the Private View
Exhibition running to 1 June, Thursdays to Sundays, 2 to 7 pm
At the Centre of Attention, 15 Cottons Gardens, London E2 8DN (Old
Window Gallery, Central St Martins School of Art & Design,
12 July to 9 August 2002
for the first time seminal graphic and fine artists in a show to
mark the Golden Jubilee of HRH QEII and the Silver Jubilee of Punk.
Monarchy is dead, punk still alive.
Two questions concern us here:
Will we see the abolition of the monarchy? (it ain't personal, it's
Can the punk sensibility sustain itself? , fuelled as it is by anger,
opposition and the fight against boredom, kicking against the vested
interest of the self serving elite.
At once calling for the abolition of the monarch, this show and
gallery celebrate the spirit of punk, of bondage, of do-it-yourself
cut and paste cultures that create opposition and will not tolerate
conformity and the status quo.
P-Orridge was summoned to appear before the courts in 1974 charged
with indecent mail. These infamous queen postcard images and new
work will be on show.
Jamie Reid's stint as the Sex Pistols art director resulted
in some of the most provocative images of rock music. He revisits
his famous victim.
Banksy has been described variously as "a crude, mindless
vandal" and "the new Andy Warhol". His unique form of stencilled
graffiti has elevated cardboard cut-outs to a truly artistic level.
Andy Watt is an illustrator. His work features weekly in
Jacques Peretti's column in the Guardian Guide and Julie Burchill's
column in the Guardian Week-End.
Fiona Banner has shown extensively in London and internationally
including more recently Frith Street Gallery, Barbara Thumm in Berlin,
and Murray Guy in New York.
Brian Jones graphic designer and Jamie Reid's situationist
accomplice is a regular magazine contributor. Norma Queen brings
out the Marylin in the Queen.
Tim Flitcroft is a young fine and video artist found his
inspiration in prostitute's postcards.
Josie McCoy leaves aside her celebrated EastEnders and Royle
Family portraits to take on Lucien Freud's recent miniature of the
Jasper Joffe will do something big, probably at the last
minute. He also would like us to tell you about his next show The
Bold and the Beautiful opening 8th May at Mile End Park.
Gary O'Dwyer curated many of the shows at the Centre of Attention
and has an upcoming exhibition in June with Deptford X.
Tai Shani will show a video featuring her Majesty.
Little Richard/Richard Torry infamous avant-garde performers
and DJ will create a three dimensional likeness of the Queen.
Mike Dawson is a prominent young artist, gallerist and art
editor based in Manchester. He will present a text based portrait
of the Queen.
For images or more information, call Pierre/Gary on 020 7983 4251
Queen Elizabeth II at the Centre of Attention