The self-styled art-terrorist takes to the streets - literally - for his latest foray into the art world...
JIMMY CAUTY, one half of former acid-house punk terrorists The KLF, is moving into the art world, and has chosen a novel exhibition space in which to begin.
Every Sunday from this weekend (September 24) until November 5, he will exhibit four recently completed acrylic-on-canvas paintings on a London pavement.
The ‘On The Railings’ collection will be on view at pitch 455-457 Bayswater Road in the city. The spot is on a stretch of the road near Hyde Park, where amateur artists gather to sell their work – mostly impressions of London landmarks for tourists.
However, Cauty’s pictures – measuring a massive 10 feet by 6’2″, and based on a theme of car crashes – will not initially be on sale.
A spokesperson for the KLF man – who several years ago, with fellow KLF member Bill Drummond, claimed to have torched #1million in cash on a remote Scottish island – said that he was using the pitch as a way of attracting agents and, possibly, people interested in putting on a more permanent exhibition.
“Jimmy’s not really interested in the conventional pictures-in-a-gallery sort of thing,” he said. “One idea he has been considering is a drive-thru exhibit, but obviously something like that needs quite a space and a commitment from someone to back it.”