Been waiting for this to come out since last summer’s Nuart. One of my favourite pieces from last year’s festival. What didn’t make the cut was the frantic 2 hours were Hera was caught at the top of a very broken down cherry picker, while an international crew (an Irish man, a English man, a Canadian and an East German….i know it sounds like the start of a playground joke) tried to follow the Norweigian instructions to rescue her. Of course filmed by the amazing Saft films.
Sickboy and I hit up a mates flat in central London a couple of weeks ago. Sickie was filming a short film to promote his show in San fran this week at white walls . Nice vid, although there is a blink and you will miss it shot of me painting a wall in the front room. I bet the shows a corker, if your in town post a dream or two in the post boxes he’s dropping round town, or drop by the show bound to be a crazy mix of installation and great paintings.
Thanks to every one who came to the sovereign yesterday, it was great fun and we raised a stack of cash…final figures are not in…everyone was a bit tipsy in the end. The money will all go to help fight this ludicrous court case.
Just a reminder that i have some new original works and some older works being raffled on:
SUNDAY 12th FEB FROM 2.30pm THE ROYAL SOVEREIGN, CLAPTON 64 Northwold Rd, E5 8RL.
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago here that we are holding a fundraiser for a friend Patrizia, an Italian activist’s legal fees fighting a proscecution for seeking the truth about a death in the cells in Peruga Italy.
They will be stalls selling second hand stuff, kids stuff, collectables and general tat as well as a raffle where you can win original works.
In repressive regimes (usually the regimes western governments convince us to invade) the first loss of liberty is the freedom of speech. The first signifiers of a repressive regime are deaths in the cells.
My friend Patrizia Cirino has been accused of slander over the italian police’s detention and the subsequent death of Aldo Bianzino in Perugia. She has not accused anyone, she has only asked for information concerning the events that led up to Aldo’s death. She is being prosecuted over this request for information, a lone woman of limited means against the state. Of course this means she will have to fight the case through their machine, the courts. This will cost a large amount of money and it is for this reason we are holding a fund raising event on the:
SUNDAY 12th FEB FROM 2.30pm THE ROYAL SOVEREIGN, CLAPTON 64 Northwold Rd, E5 8RL
I have donated several works for the raffle, unique works on aluminum. There will be all sorts of prizes and stalls, hopefully we can raise some funds to fight this case and get justice for both Aldo and Patrizia.
In 2007, Aldo Bianzino a carpenter in Perugia Italy was arrested for growing a few marijuana plants, he was taken into custody, where 2 days later he was found dead in his prison cell. NO, EXPLANATION, OR DETAILS HAVE EVER BEEN RELEASED! My friend, Patrizia Cirino an artist and activist, has been campaigning for information about Aldo’s death and is being accused of slander by the Italian authorities . Her crime? Simply wanting the truth. Help her get it and fight a possible 3 year sentence and win justice for Aldo.
Some like minded friends are putting together a fund raising event, i will be donating several items of art for the raffle and trying to get other artist friends to do the same. If you want to donate something or enter the raffle or simply find out about our cause come down to THE ROYAL SOVEREIGN, CLAPTON SUNDAY 12th FEB FROM 2.30pm 64 Northwold Rd, E5 8RL