The Night Is Coming On, 2014

The Night Is Coming On, 2014
Acrylic paint on inkjet print, digital enhancement

*

Downtown at Dawn, 2014– Downtown at Dawn, 2014 –

*

The Night Is Coming On, Downtown at Dawn and Rip Off are all tracks on the Richard Hell compilation album, Spurts (2005). You can listen to Downtown at Dawn here. I recommend you turn the volume up to maximum.

*

Rip Off, 2014

Rip Off, 2014
Acrylic paint on inkjet print, digital enhancement

*

A car has been parked inside the Serpentine Gallery in London, its blue paint mirroring the trees outside. The room is peaceful, with technicians quietly installing works of art by the 83-year-old troublemaker Gustav Metzger; but soon, a curator tells me, they will be taking sledgehammers to the car. Technicians will pound it until it resembles the crushed husk in a news photograph of a street demonstration Metzger once witnessed. He shows me this photograph, two kids standing on the roof of the smashed car. “They were shouting, ‘Kill the car, kill the car!’, until they were exhausted,” he says.

(extract from an interview with Gustav Metzger in The Guardian, 2009)

Advertisements