By happy coincidence - serendipity! - (I will get tired of this, but not before you) the exhibition is on for 23 days and since there are 23 paintings, for the sheer hell of it I will be posting about a painting every day throughout . . .
The Explosive Side. Acrylic, mixed-media on Canvas 42x60cm.
Also available as a 42x60cm limited edition print.
Poster boy for the exhibition Ken Takakura, originally used by Tadanori Yokoo is coming out fighting from the explosive side - lettering courtesy of the Sarah Vaughan LP, 1963 - to the backing of BamaLamaBamaLoo tracking over him - a toss up between the Sonics & the Wailers, YeeHah! go git 'em cowgirl straight of a WangDangDo! flyer, cheering on the 40s bawdy Burlesk showgirl kicking high against the stars and stripes, riding higher still on a half-cut woodcut Lion from that fancydan Lancelot Du Lac circa 1515, chasing that goddamn eightball - smash! in the bottom corner . . . must be serendipity, cobbling all that together - or cobblers' awls, rhyming slang for balls - bollocks then.
The Yakuza aka Where's me Jumper?