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I was recently asked by bar owner and entrepreneur, Glenn Spicker, to come up with a series of posters for his new bar/cafe. Situated in central Prague, Glenn’s bar boasts a museums-worth of cultural gems and artefacts culled from decades tracking down propaganda from the era of Communism. Called Propaganda, the new bar is the home of my new World Leaders series. Featuring the movers and shakers behind the political and cultural revolutions of the 80’s, the posters took me just over ten days to produce and will be showcased on the walls of the main room.
Keep posted for details of the bar’s opening.
Canvas posters will be available from the club/bar shop or from the online BRUTE! Products page.
During my long-postponed visit to the UK this month, I came across a number of original artworks.
Stored in air-tight folders and packed into a steel chest, items from the early to late 90’s (including a number of animation frames and storyboards from the two animations I did for KMFDM) came to light as well as a treasure trove of ink originals, sketch books, silkscreens and graphic porn – all in perfect condition.
Discovery of lost 9/11 series.
I will be auctioning many of these rare items on eBay in a month or so, so please keep watching this space.
Short mini-documentary on the BRUTE! Popaganda show in Prague this month. Film maker Rory Wilmer and I spent the day walking and drinking along the river Vltava and discussing my work. Also contains scenes from the opening of the show at Mad Bar which features a short speech by yours truly on Popaganda reproduction.
I decided, after several requests, to stage an exhibition of my work at a small bar gallery in Prague’s famous Mala Strana district. The owners of Mad Bar (Plaska 5, Praha 5), keen promoters of modern art, suggested I use their restaurant to display my Popaganda-themed work. Instead of using the more intense images for which I’ve become known, I instead chose a selection of more colourful creations. This is also the first time I’ve employed the digital print-to-canvas system and I was very impressed with the results (although it didn’t work so well with the black-heavy prints). The gallery organiser turned out to be useless so Zuzana, my Czech girlfriend and PA, stepped in to organise the prints and help with the installation while I sent out eVites and set up Facebook events to promote the show. Installation was pretty quick and glitch-free thanks to a fluid hanging system employed by the architects to protect the heritage building. A last minute problem with the burning of the showreel led to me missing Gilbert Shelton and Robert Crumb’s talk at the Lanterna across the bridge from the exhibition but there was a healthy turn-out for the event with several skate decks and canvases sold. Show ends July 13th