The Mighty Boosh’s very own Noel Fielding is currently hosting an exhibition entitled ‘Bryan Ferry Vs The Jelly Fox‘ at London’s oldest cake shop, Maison Bertaux on Greek Street, in Soho. This photo by Dave Brown is part of the show and is called ‘Bollo The Gorilla’.
Previewing the show, Fielding called it: “Summer looning, moon madness and Phoenician champagne.” This piece is called ‘Elvis Lets His Mind Wander During His 68 Comeback Tour’. Read the full story on the exhibition on our news story on the event.
The comedian explained that the show would include: “Works on paper, pastal burp-ups, art from Mike Fielding, the human mistake, shapes in the darkness and a live happening (masks provided). This is ‘Bryan Ferry Duvet’.
Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno has contributed an original soundtrack for the installation, which can be found downstairs at the cake shop. This piece is called ‘The Audience’.
There is also a wall of paintings by Fielding’s brother Mike, who plays Naboo in The Mighty Boosh.
This piece on a paper plate is called ‘Black Jack Davey’. Fielding added that the exhibition would also include: “A tiger with Chlamydia, bin bag portraits and an animated installation with sound haystacks provided by Sergio of Kasabian. Guest of honour ‘the surrealistic mange tout'”.
The comedian kicked off ‘Bryan Ferry vs The Jelly Fox’ with a champagne and cake reception at the Maison Bertaux Gallery.
Fielding attended the private view in a spotted surgical smock and his face painted white.
The exhibition also boasts a ‘Church Of Ferry’, entirely devoted to drawings of Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry. This piece is called ‘Bedridden Ferry (Installation)’.
‘Waiting For Keith Haring’. “I’m a bit like a mental patient – I just draw everything anyway, so I’ve always got loads of stuff kicking around and I can’t keep it all,” Fielding told NME of his drawings.
He added: “Once I’ve done it I don’t want to see it again, so I usually keep it under my bed.” This is ‘Ferry Uncut Diamond’.
‘Rudyard Kipling’s Psychedelic Sideboard (1 of 3)’. He also explained that the Jelly Fox part of the exhibition was inspired by a cartoon television series he is currently developing.
‘The Human Mistake’. He was joined by cast members from The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd, The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess, Vic Reeves and Pixie Geldolf for the evening viewing.
The gallery boasts an installation that Fielding created with music from Kasabian’s Sergio Pizzorno. This is called ‘Jellyfox’ and is an animation by Noel, Nigel Coan and Sergio Pizzorno.
Here’s another of Fielding’s pieces called ‘Tiger With Chlamydia’. Read the full story on the exhibition on our news story on the event.
‘Bryan Ferry Vs The Jelly Fox’ runs now until January 5 at the Maison Bertaux.