Lot 198 - James Springall - Eastbourne
Collage on found postcard
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for St Wilfrid's Hospice Eastbourne
James Springall is an artist primarily working with existing imagery that he reappropriates. His work has been exhibited in group shows at the Royal Academy of Arts, Saatchi Gallery and across Europe, published in The Age of Collage 3 (Gestalten), featured by magazines including AnOther, Elephant and Huck and commissioned by brands including Rough Trade, Noble Rot and VICE. He has curated exhibitions of contemporary collage art for Jealous Gallery, London and The Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark.
AOAP Winter Auction, The Bomb Factory, London
The Age of Collage 2, Feinkunst Krüger Gallery, Hamburg
LESS Festival, Viborg, Denmark
Art Car Boot Fair, Dreamland, Margate
Tribute to Viborg, The Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, Denmark
The Weird Show, Jealous Gallery, London
London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, London
50 x 50 II, Saatchi Gallery, London
Jealous Needs You, Jealous Gallery, London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
'Eastbourne' is a collage on a found postcard that forms part of a larger ongoing series - attempting to take the temperature of the British Isles - entitled 'Wish You Weren't Here'. The person featured is Pamela Rooke (also known as Jordan Mooney or Jordan). An English model and actress famous for her work with Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McLaren and the SEX boutique, she was often referred to as 'The Queen of Punk'. A Sussex native, she passed away in 2022.
Perhaps her spirit still lives on somewhere in the attitude of some of Sussex's new crop of creatives. And maybe the juxtaposition of her challenging, attitudinal stare, at the centre of archetypal, twee, postcard imagery, represents the changing nature of towns like Eastbourne on their journey from picture postcard places to modern, creative hubs.
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