Andrea Buttner, 2017 Turner Prize nominee


Link to  Withdrawal Symptoms (2012)



L. Michael St.Mark; Withdrawal Symptoms MR ( 2012 )

R. Andrea Buttner; Phone Etchings (2015)


Turner Prize 2017; London Dada’s 11 year anti-ageism campaign success

Turner Prize chiefs finally shamed into removing the anachronistic and blatantly ageist Under-50 rule for shortlisted entrants. Did any other artists have the moral courage to put their careers at risk by daring to criticize the TP directors over this?

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Protest leaflet from Turner Prize 2016 event

Link to 2016 blog post ” The Ageist Turner Prize

London Dada Work No. 990/A; The Pilgrim’s Readership/ VIP


The Pilgrim’s Readership
Michael St. Mark 2017


The 17th C. Bunhill Fields tomb of John Bunyon, author of the world-renowned tome The Pilgrim’s Progress
A rare man of principle, who spent 12 years in prison after refusing to give up his nonconformist preaching.
In these corporate-dominated days of a cowed, fearful and play safe populace, non conformists get ignored and excluded – or if they manage through great effort to poke their heads above the parapet; pilloried in the mainstream media.

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Work No. 990A;  ” VIB
Michael St.Mark 2017


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Work No. 989; Water – Larkin about

Work No. 889; Water ( Larkin about )
Michael St.Mark 2017

93 million miles of sunlight traveling at 186,000 miles per second zapps into a wine glass 1/4 full of water on a table top in a Haute Savoie garden, France. August 2017.
Somehow feels utterly pure..and miraculous that it’s possible to see right though a SOLID OBJECT

In homage to Philip Larkin’s poem “Water”

Works No. 988abcd Roaming the Galaxy


Four ripe fruits from a glorious summer of street-snapping with the Galaxy S7

Work No. 988a; The Happy Couple / They Who Have Seen the Light VII
Spitalfields, close to chez Gilbert & George. Latest in the long-running LD series celebrating eccentricity of attire ( and diversity of sexuality ) in public

Work 988b; Matters of Great Import II
Outside Sainsburys Potters Bar. Second in the series, intimating everyone’s real news is contained within their everyday lives, not in the 90% irrelevance-posing-as-vital-importance hoodwinking MSM

Work No. 988c; Cappuccino’s Up / Froth Head
Categorized under our long-running “everything’s One under the sun” genre, following Hugo Ball’s assertion that ” The Dadaist is convinced of the overall connection between all beings, objects and entities “

A Glasgow Whitening
Michael St.Mark 2017

All photographs by Michael St.Mark (c) 2017
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London Dada Work No. 987; By George No Escape

By George there’s no Escape.
Michael St.Mark 2017


Dentist waiting room, 7th September. No escape from mainstream media’s infatuation with the latest privileged mollycoddled little royal to start school.
In reality the only genuine interest going on in pushing this trivial story is that of the self-serving knighthood-chasing editors * journalists and TV chat show hosts involved.
And for that we all must yawn and bear it.
Next up – another royal birth.. unless god forbid something happens to the Duke of Edinburgh..
M St.M


George Osborne, editor Evening Standard, bores the pants off Londoners for the sake of his personal future royal gong. Keep up the fawning George, you’ll get the coveted royal sword tap for “services rendered” soon enough.