Art of Brian Jones

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‘Pistols Pop n Dada’

date : 2012

medium : giclée.

edition : 33 signed numbered and titled by the artist.

paper : Hahnemuhle 265gm 100% cotton rag.

price : £350

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© Brian Jones 2012

notes : A secret history tracing the development of what was to manifest itself as ‘Punk graphics’ in late twentieth century Britain, back through Pop Art, John Heartfield, and ultimately to Dada.

The work is a psychogeographical journey through place, person, and time, to a soundtrack of bombs, Be-Bop, and Beat, complete with lines of influence, development lines, and secret passages. It is equally an overview of one hundred years of montage and collage. The legend in the lower left corner alludes to the S.I. exhibition held at the I.C.A. (London) in 1989.

comment : “I've had this piece in my head for years; the information is based on the research that I did for an (as yet) unpublished book of the same name. Then I got invited to make a map for the ‘Maps Only’ exhibition in San Francisco. A map? Perfect opportunity to develop the idea and matured sketch. Every path, dot, and name-plate were cut and placed by hand. It felt appropriate to use collage for the original piece in honour of all those names that history has forgotten. A map, a journey, a timeline, a tree of life (or family), a web, an interpretation, a circuit board, an imaginary city, my theory.”

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