Work No. 786; Austerity special; George Osporn

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Austerity special; George Osporn
   c. Art Axis 2015
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Focal colour-altered image with unique slogan
( Original features unchanged )
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* Available in A2 poster form from mid-September, POA

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Work No. 775; Mechanical Head II

Mechanical Head II
Mechanical Head II; (The Spirit of our Time ) After Raoul Hausmann
c. Art Axis 2015
A4 Photo Montage based on German Dadaist Raoul Hausmann’s adapted Tailor’s dummy Work; Mechanical Head ( 1920 )
Created by London Dada to mark the first Conservative budget since 1996, delivered by George Osborne, a robotic man on a mission to wipe out the nation’s deficit by increasing it year on year, targeting the needy and vulnerable by slashing for a second time the welfare and care budget.
Osborne and his Bullingdon club ilk – impersonal machine heads pandering to their corprorate masters, penetrated and governed by brute external financial and political forces and functioning in the guise of socially responsible human beings.

Original; One Worldwide, signed by the Banksy of Dada
£ contact the gallery

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The most famous work by Berlin Dadaist Raoul Hausmann, Mechanischer Kopf (Der Geist Unserer Zeit), “The Mechanical Head (The Spirit of Our Time)”, c. 1920, is the only surviving assemblage that Hausmann produced around 1919–20. Constructed from a hairdresser’s wig-making dummy, the piece has various measuring devices attached including a ruler, a pocket watch mechanism, a typewriter, some camera segments and a crocodile wallet.[13]

Dead of eye and moronic of mouth, the head is given identity only by the objects stuck to it: a tape measure, a wooden ruler, a tin cup, a spectacles case and a piece of metal, which could be a plate plugging the damaged skull of a soldier. If this is a “mechanical head”, the prototype for humanity become robotic, it is a crude, Frankensteinian early experiment, in which the emotions and the soul survive only as a heart shape engraved on the empty tin cup.

“Der Geist Unserer Zeit – Mechanischer Kopf specifically evokes the philosopher George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831). For Hegel…everything is mind. Among Hegel’s disciples and critics was Karl Marx. Hausmann’s sculpture might be seen as an aggressively Marxist reversal of Hegel: this is a head whose “thoughts” are materially determined by objects literally fixed to it. However, there are deeper targets in western culture that give this modern masterpiece its force. Hausmann turns inside out the notion of the head as seat of reason, an assumption that lies behind the European fascination with the portrait. He reveals a head that is penetrated and governed by brute external forces

Update on Osborne’s leaving office & the real reason politicians enter politics.
To make a difference… to their lives, no one elses.

* Related LD Work from 2014; Spirit of the Age

London Dada Work 668; Osborne House of Commons Mockery

Osborne HOC Mockery ( Triptych )
c. Michael St.Mark

” Scrunch portrait “TM  of Chancellor GO in the House of Commons in June after delivering his benefits cuts speech, with a pathetically gleeful Cameron (seated) over his shoulder ( poverty is so LOL heh, Dave )
The sneering finger-pointing at the impotent Labour front bench, dramatically enhanced in the scrunch, encapsulating the monstrously arrogant and bullying character of the present Government that has overseen a 60% rise in rough sleepers during its two years in office with a rapidly-increasing transfer of the UK work force onto zero hours contracts with plantation wages and diddly squat rights.

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Three digital photographs of the front page of the 15th June 2013 i newspaper in progressive stages of collapse.

 

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3 giclee prints on Ilford Pearl paper, arranged and mounted on black card in triptych format,
32″ x 12″ combined
Signed edition of 25;  £340 ( unframed )

 

Also available in individual print form..

Osborne sneer
George Osborne scrunch portrait


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Dada in London work 554; Osborne Credit Scrunch

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Osborne Credit Scrunch
c. Michael St.Mark 2011

 

Latest in the “Scrunch art”TM  series from M.St.M, depicting well-known personages’ image deconstruction.
The turn of ever-popular Chancellor George ‘oik’ Osborne, his natural mean banker-features becoming
progressively emphasised and his credit reduced during the three stage scrunch.

Available as a signed limited edition (of 20) giclee prints 14″ X 9″. POA
info@LondonDada.co.uk

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