Wednesday 19 July 2023

Print of Adam and Eve by Team Beswick and Pye

This CMYK screen print made on 285gsm Fabriano paper, in an edition of 30 will feature in 2 group shows in the not too distant future. Graham Crowley has organised a show called 'Silent Disco' which will open on Saturday 29th of July at 87 High Street, Wickham Market in Suffolk. 

Graham's show will also include work by a galaxy of art starts including; Sarah Dwyer, Sarah Jeffries, Bob & Roberta Smith, and John Strutton. The Adam & Eve print will also feature in a group show called The Magnificent Seven which will take place in the basement of the Cass Art Shop near Angel tube.

This show will feature prints, paintings and textile art by me and 6 other fine artists; Gordon Beswick, Cristina Calvache, Francis Macdonald, Suzanne Spiro, Chris Tosic, and Loretta Wall. The show will be open the public between the 28th of Aug and the 8th of Sept. More news soon. Team Beswick and Pye made the painting of Adam and Eve ten years ago. The print was made by Jonas of Blacklisted Prints. Most museums in Europe have a painting made at least 500 years ago that depicts Adam and Eve.  And most of these paintings show the couple when they are about to be banished for breaking the rules. By contrast, this painting shows Adam and Eve enjoying the good times. It's worth noting we didn't make the mistake of painting Eve with a belly buttonAdam is the Hebrew word for 'Man'. His companion was made from Adam's spare rib - her name Eve means "the mother of all living" - amongst the living creature seen here are; a puffin, a zebra, and my personal favourite a cheeky monkey.

Wednesday 12 July 2023

The Clash

Above: "The Clash" painted by Harry Pye with Rowland Smith, For most of their recording career, The Clash consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer (first on the left in the photo below), lead guitarist and vocalist Mick Jones (standing with fag in mouth), bassist Paul Simonon, and drummer Nicky "Topper" Headon (wearing a beret).

Photo above by Chester Simpson (1979)

Above: a photo of Mick Jones taken by Harry Pye in July 2009
In May of this year Mick Jones made a guest appearance on this track by The Goldborns...
A month earlier Paul Simonon collaborated with Galen Ayers on this fantastic new song: Lonely Town

Read The Guardian's opinion on The Clash's 40 Greatest songs: Here