07/10/2021 - 14/11/2021

New Work - Painting

Derek Boshier - Icarus and K Pop

David Bowie and The Clash collaborator unveils two dozen new works in solo exhibition inspired by classical folktales and Korean pop music.

Blending Greek mythology with South Korean mainstream entertainment, Icarus and K Pop features two series made of vibrant acrylic paintings on canvas as well as black and white drawings on paper.

A contemporary of David Hockney, Allen Jones, and Pauline Boty, Boshier first came to prominence alongside Frank Bowling as part of their seminal two-person exhibition Image in Revolt held at London’s Grabowski Gallery in 1962.

Boshier appeared in Ken Russell’s BBC documentary Pop Goes the Easel, propelling him to the forefront of British Pop Art. In addition to The Clash’s second song book – released alongside the 1979 album Give ‘Em Enough Rope – Boshier went on to design David Bowie’s album covers for Lodger in 1979 and Let’s Dance in 1983.


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