Work No. 766: Bend it like Blatter

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Bent it Like Blatter………………………………………………………………………………………………*Update 2/6/15 – SB walks
  c. Michael St.Mark 2015

On the election of Sepp Blatter for a fifth consecutve term as president of FIFA in the face of recently-exposed deep-rooted and historically embedded corruption within FIFA, by agents of that epitome of spotless morality the FBI ..and the arrest of 14 of world football’s  top executives.
Sepp Blatter, in his pomp, appeared even more non-stick than the war criminal at large Tony Blair.

Latest in our “ Scrunch Flex Portraiture” series, first conceived as a new sub art genre by Michael St. Mark.
.” Scrunch Portraiture” .. invented by the artist in 2007, is an infinitely flexible method of altering hard copy photo portraits into manyfold bizarre and fanciful expressions, acutely responsive to the artist’s inner sensibilities.

A4 crumpled ( appropriated ) print from photograph by Michael Buholzer / AFP / Getty Images
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Linkback to 2011 Work featuring SB..


Artist John McCarthy – paints portraits directly from scrunched-up paper…. ring any bells?

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“I try to find images of beautiful women who are photographed in a particular way; a kind of non-smiling vacant glamour, which fashionable magazines like to present. Once the image is selected, I screw the picture up and re-photograph it, adding new light sources to accentuate the creases, then crop it to fit the canvas. The image is then painted.” – John McCarthy 2014

See John MacCarthy’s “breakthrough” works of plagiarism here.

LONDON DADA – Reorienting art in the 21st century

portrait of the portrait artist
Work 667;  Portrait of the Portrait Artist
  c. Michael St.Mark ( 2013)


Queenie’s back again – like on a badly-minted penny


2015 Queen’s Speech special.

Until you change yourselves from subjects to citizens you’ll always be sheep eating shit” – Frank Zappa on the English;  London 1993.

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” What’s she ever done for you except smile and wave, take your hard-earned in taxes and give royal assent (the bejewelled nod) to repressive Government legislation and taxes over the past 35 years that have nailed the working people of this country to the nil rights zero hours floor? Or to the right of Parliament to start an illegal war against a country not threatening this one  in the slightest and that resulted in the murders of hundreds of thousands of innocent men women and children and needless deaths of many hundreds of our own brave servicemen and women who ironically and tragically, in the cases of Iraq and Afghanistan, had sworn their alleginace to her? “

Work No 765; A Westminster Saying ( after John Heartfield)


A Westminster Saying ( after John Heartfield ‘s “A Berlin Saying “)
Versions 1 & II
c. Michael St. Mark 2015

Marking the opening of Parliament post 2015 General Election and 5 more years of verbal flatulence.
Photo montage, A4

Berlin Dada’s John Heartfield at 21 – the beautiful soul of the genuine artist.

Dadaist John Heartfield ” was infused with a passionate belief that the purpose of art was not to glorify the artist, but to serve the common good. ”

Offered as an edition of x25 Lightjet prints on Kodak Pro Endura.
£350 ( unframed )

Original ( without copyright license ) £2,300.

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Bercow's first word

Screenshot of BBC streaming video paused II at Commons Speaker Bercow’s very first utterance after being re-elected and
“dragged back” to his seat. The world’s oldest and some would say most idiotic anachronism but hey, that’s Parliament in one.



Work No. 764; Homage to Hockney; Puff the Magic Conference Dragon

British artist and pro-smoking campaigner  Hockney smokes a cigarette during the annual Labour party conference in Brighton September 28, 2005.

Puff the Magic Conference Dragon
© David Hockney / Art Axis 2015

To coincide with David Hockney’s Painting and Photography exhibition at Annely Juda gallery, London W1. Running until the end of June.


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David Hockney 2005
Derivation photograph ( public domain )

Artist and Pro-smoking campaigner David Hockney smokes a cigarette
during the Labour Party conference in Brighton, September 2005.


Dadaist Art Axis is here asserting that the shape, texture, color and form of Hockney’s own exhaled smoke in the photo can be legitimately considered to be an actual artwork by Hockney himself, until now undiscovered or unrecognized. This astounding perception, along with appropriation of an edited crop of David’s exhaled smoke in the photo, digitally enhanced and enlivened by SFX to resemble a dragon’s head, gives Art Axis a legitimacy to claim one half of the copyright to this Work. London Dada awaits DH’s agent’s response and permission to sell the Work with sale proceeds to be shared equally.

An opportunity to invest in an original  – unconscious though valid  –  David Hockney artwork.

A unique opportunity to invest in an original ( unconscious) David Hockney-participation artwork

Proposed edition of 100 dual-signed edition Lightjet prints on Kodak Pro Endura ( pending permission from DH )
14″ H x 12″ W
( unframed )

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We Aint Happy with Coke

New Work from emerging artist Jack Halford I Aint Happy with Coke

I Aint Happy with Coke ( acrylic on canvas, 14″ x 12″ )
Jack Halford 2015

Coca Cola, a household name, much like Homer Simpson or Adolf Hitler. A brand, a corporation, who are not into their customers’ health very much and whom they prefer to refer to as consumers, punters or fools. The people who work in their mega pollution-producing factories don’t get much, neither do the billions worldwide who drink it, the brand also having sold themselves to people on both sides of every war in every country and they even get inside your kids minds too! They love kids actually – well, kids’ pocket money at least – and impressionable minds, they groom them T2 diabetes & obesity-causing sugary “treats” and “happiness” in ads on TV channels, mag ads and roadside billboards across the world. “ – JH

I Aint Happy with Coke



@ Galerie 691 Shoreditch til’ July 2015

Work No. 763; Ultimate Selfie

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  Ultimate Selfie / Selfie Selfie
   c. Dingo 2015

Self-portrait using digital SLR camera with reversable LED display screen and second  tripod mounted camera on a 10sec. shutter release timer.
( Concept and photo by London Dada artist Dingo )

  London Dada artist Dingo; ” Seeing / Putting the Extra in the Ordinary” TM

The Dadaist is concerned solely with the inventive, the perceptive, the truly radical and morally just.  ” – M. St.M 2015


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Work No. 762; Operate & Enforce

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Eroded Freedoms II / Operate and Enforce ( today your number tomorrow your fingerprint & DNA )
c. Michael St. Mark 2015

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Second in the series. Comment on the recently-introduced Parking Eye system throughout the country.
Thin end of the hi tek surveillance info-gathering revenue-collection privacy-intrusion wedge likely to be shoved into the nation’s guts over the next 5 years by Tories Unleashed TM


Link to EF 1 from 2013