Richard Hell

Happy New Year, if it's still all right to say that. 
I have been listening to quite a lot ("quite a lot" - not very committal is it) of Richard Hell in the first couple of weeks of the year. Made sense to me. And I wanted to paint him and listen while I painted. Music that is about confusion and failure is a lot better to paint to than Simply The Best – although having written that down it might be good to do a sort of Power Anthem triptych along with We Built This City and Footloose. Or a Tina Turner special. And see what it comes out like...
Anyway. Confusion and failure are still AOK with me and Richard Hell is also a great name and is sort of inspiration for the Superman name... except I think Hell is much better – but it was taken.
I think we're all still in the blank generation, quite frankly. Or are we post-blank? Fake-blank? Almost dead? Probably.
And here it is, a version of the Blank Gen sleeve. There was, yes, a plectrum next to the brushes so I included that. Next time I may paint with a plectrum and see what happens (it's not unlike a palette knife) although that actually sounds dreadful written down.
Or I might do another Bros painted with spoons.

with "palette knife"

he's ripped his t shirt

Painted in acrylics on "Ampersand" archival art board, measures 13 x 20 cm. Any questions or for commissions, please use the contact page.


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Thoughtful Davids

Today is David Bowie's birth date. David! 
Dave Dave Dave!! 

Anyway.
I thought I'd paint the thin white duke 1976 David, who always looks quite cocky in the photos of the live shows - strutting n posing n holdin' skulls and that. Maybe it was the jaunty waistcoat. Maybe it was the red peppers. 
But in this, he doesn't look like that at all, he looks quite sad. He's smoking a cigarette, yeah, but he's a little lost.  Perhaps he is just thoughtful because some Kaballah type stuff is getting on his nerves and he needs a proper sandwich or something to keep him going. 



Please order using the PayPal button below. This is painted in acrylics on canvas board, 20 x 20 cm. Only one available.


SORRY THIS HAS NOW SOLD

I also found some other pics, the last one left in all these cases....
Here's Low... the square one. David looks out while firey sort of stuff happens around him. He's probably thinking about the Kaballah here too or some squiggly lines that lead to some sort of enlightenment or maybe a William Burroughs joke.


Painted in acrylics on canvas board, 20 x 20 cm. NOW SOLD


And Diamond Dogs.... he's quite perky in this one, is David. He is a chirpy half man/half wolfy beast thing here and he likes it.


Painted in acrylics on canvas board, 20 x 20 cm. Only one left.

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And then Ziggy, standing outside what is now an architect's office n sort of restaurant below. Restaurants! Indeed. 


Painted in acrylics on canvas board, 20 x 20 cm. Only one left.


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Happy New!



Raw Art wishes you a Happy New Year.
Maybe it won't be as weird as 2016.

Lots of love,

RAW ART

siân superman
xxx


Folk Art 2016 Biscuit Pyramid!

Hello! And here is a quick round up of the protest biscuits for 2016... all are available but get in quick as they do get snapped up... [Click on the photo for a large version, this may work only on computer not mobile....]

PYRAMID ONE:
Ooh it's some USA-inspired protest custard creams made after the presidential election 2016, plus some general despairing ones....

Top to bottom: USA flag [SOLD], Fuckin' Hell 2016 [SOLD], State of America, Bastard Cream, Oh Dear [SOLD], We're All Doomed 2016 [SOLD], Bastard Trump, Protest I [SOLD], Protest II, It's a Mess

PYRAMID TWO: Are some handy more UK-ish protest biscuits which wouldn't really stand up properly to make a bigger pyramid.
Top to bottom: I Don't Understand This At All, I Resign, Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland, Riot!, NHS, Protest, EU

PYRAMID THREE: This is the sweary pyramid, smaller but really quite rude. These are quite angry biscuits because, quite frankly, a lot of tosspots seem to be "running the world".
Top to bottom: Twat, Cuntard [SOLD], Fuck Off, Make It Stop, Fuck This

PYRAMID FOUR: Three biscuits form a tiny but quite annoyed trio.
Top to bottom: Bugger Boris, Custard [as in Cowardly Custard], Riot! II


OH AND PYRAMID FIVE:
Top to bottom: Truth [SOLD], Silver, Gold, Fuck Yeah!


If you would like a biscuit they are £25 each - and you can mix and match "pyramids". Please use the Paypal button below and then inform Raw Art here as to which ones you would like. All are sent first class signed for and delivery is included in the price. Cheers! Any more questions or for special commissions or multiples please ask....
NB Some may be on show next week in London if we manage to get the new new space in time!



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15 December 2016

Low Mugs and More!

Hello! It's nearly Christmas - and that means that you may need a mug. I've just checked and there's a couple of these in stock still, order now and it may arrived actually in time.... All sent in a polystyrene packaging thing which makes them not break in the post. Like. Perfect for the festive season, to put rum in and other wintery drinks.

Low mugs!!

This is the Low mug. 2016 has been rubbish and quite sad.



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Grrrr! mugs

Why not sup from a mug which says Grrrr! all the way round, all year round?


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Sex Dog mugs – back in stock

This is the famous Sex Dog mug which supplies both gravitas and, ironically, a lightness of touch to any hot drink.



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The Throbbing Gristle mug - a Raw Art classic

Sorry this has sold out

This is the Aladdin Sane mug



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It's a Sleaford Mods mug! Wooh! Our favourites, now immortalised on a beverage container.

Sorry this has now sold out

David Essex "Rock On" mug - good for people who love David Essex, because at one point he was the most beautiful man in the world. 




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"Pup" Mug -
It's a Sex Pup mug - new for 2016! It's menacing and weird but sort of cute. Ish


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Awesome Power I and now II


UPDATE: Here is "Awesome Power II". Montage – mixed media, paint and paper plus high high gloss – painted July 2016...blah blah. 20 x 20 cm canvas board. Awesome Power was a concept we had in the Grrrr! shop. It was good.


This is "Awesome Power I". Mixed media, paper, paint, high gloss - painted at the Grrrr! shop NW5, June 2016.... 20 x 20 cm on canvas board. 

A Stupid Version of a Stupid Garden City.... Hedgehogs, Trees, Taylor Swift in a Bikini. Euro 2016.

Experience. Life.


On the Superman art shelf at Grrrr! 6 Malden Road, Kentish Town. Someone came in the shop one day and had a look at the art.... "Is Siân Superman your real name?" she asked.

You can buy Awesome Power I or II using the PayPal button below. It will give you quite startling insight into stuff and we'll throw in some Punk Rock Rock if you're lucky. Try it.




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Prints and Biscs and Bellyaches

Biscuits! Protest! Folk Art 2016 we're-all-doomed-oh-yes and then some! 
If you liked the raw art biscuits, and wanted a print, they are still available. And it's still nearly-not-Christmas so there's plenty of time for one, or two, to fling its way to you in Seasonal Festive Stead. Why not cheer up every single person you know with the image of some quite sweary custard creams? What hollers "Christmas" more than a brightly-coloured, angry sugary snack? Nuffink. That's what.

The first print is A3 and features the Hit Parade of FU Brexit biscuits. 


Print, framed, at the Grrrr! shop NW5

The second print is the A3 size FU Trump bastard US election protest one. It features Bastard Trump, broken flag, Oh Dear, We're All Doomed 2016, The State of America and Fuckin' Hell. These biscs are now resined and are also available here.... 


The print is freshly off the press....

The third print is a resin Protest biscuit, A2 size.
It's in still in the box we got from the printers....

And fourthly, it's the Riot biscuit in massive protesty rioty resin form as an A2 print. A vital addition to any wall for this, lovely spicy Christmastime.
Etc.

Please order using the PayPal buttons below. Contact me if you have any questions. All prints rolled up in a tube and sent Royal Mail signed for.
For the other resin anti-Brexit blah blah biscuits n that – the link is here. And if you're desperate for exciting paintings there's still time to order one - have a look round the site - the Robert Wyatt ones are still available plus Television and many more.




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Grrrr! in LA, Man




Grrrr! has landed a protest at Art Basil LA 2016!! We're shouting about stuff in our small and bijouz gallery space at John Kilduff's amazingering ART BASIL LA 2016 backyard in Van Nuys, LA, California, US actual A.


Drop in! Don't step on us though! Dec 1-4 i.e. TWO DAYS LEFT – Open 11am-5pm LA time. Man.
Love from Grrrrr! X
Thanks to Elizabeth Withstandley and Karrie Ross for pics, and setting up. X
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