Work 242; England Football fan. Re-visited re-visited

Just when we thought it safe to stow away this particular New Dada work from 2006 til’ the World Cup; on account of a half-decent performance at last by the England boys in a tournament…up pops the dreaded penalty shootout exit after a truly dismal performance.
Some things (will?) never change.

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From Euro & World Cup 2006/10, New Dada work 242 resurrected yet again
England Football Fan – Post ’66 Archetype c. Michael St.Mark 2006 ( Concrete assemblage work incorporating disconnected electric fan containing three crushed and discarded lager cans, painted plastercast fanatical chav supporter face and Prozac anti-depressant capsules ) Detail EFF Close up mouth 1aEFF Prozac1a Exhibition query or sale price of this work by private application NB. Please note these images are strictly copyright, for reproduction fees please contact the artist.

London Dada Work No. 604: The Everyday

the everyday
the everyday

c. Michael St.Mark 2012
At the brand new Sainsbury’s mega store in Welwyn Garden…click to enlarge.
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Gradually, imperceptibly, the majority are brainwashed by the mainstream media into a world of daily conformity to a global commercial stereotype

where each individual is encouraged to view themselves as paramount to any other ( Divide and Rule. )Where each one becomes
dedicated to their own personal individual gratification at any expense to others, thus becoming
ideal consumers. This naturally involves a disconnect from the reality of another’s life.

A world therefore, where the vulnerable – the unborn, the young, the disabled, the elderly and the millions of imprisoned factory-farmed animals –  are prone to abuse. And where human tragedy ( Milly Dowler in extremis ) simply becomes another commodity to be sold for profit.

* Update May 2014.  The term ” The Everyday” – coined here by Michael St. Mark in 2012 – now in common useage.

 

Second in the social commentary series ” What is becoming of us?”

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London Dada Work No. 603; Otherworld


Otherworld
c. Michael St. Mark 2012

( Canary Wharf from Alexandra Palace, N. London )

Denizens of Otherworld – gambling with their customers’ money in the casino of world finance. When they win they open the bonus bubbly, when they lose the debt gets passed back to the customer with interest and the corporate criminals leave with large payoffs.
* Can anyone sum up the banking scenario more succinctly than ” a rigged casino” without resorting to profanities?

CONTEXT
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Canary Wharf from Alexander Palace and the “shining levels” inbetween

DATA
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Signed edition of 50 Lightjet prints on Ilford Pearl 24″ x 18″
£650 ( unframed )

* May 2016, editions 1-39 sold/reserved
( March 2018 – this edition sold out, please register interest in resales here; sales@londondada.com )

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Something from later on.. a timeless, detached feeling as if something from another world.

Others in the series..

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