NOTE: Archive Annotationsare a series of sporadic and incomplete anecdotes regarding past L-13 releases, oddities and rejects which are dug up from the vaults to be paraded about and subsequently DISPOSED OF via the archive section of the site shop. Usually these are unique items, limited numbers from a long sold-out edition or unreleased experiments. Once they are sold and their fate is sealed in a private collection these annotations will remain as reference to their existence.
BILLY CHILDISH ELECTIONSPECIAL Conservative Central Committee ADVISORY POSTER and BADGE SET
With the General Election fast upon us, and in celebration of the “End Times”, the artist Billy Childish (in conjunction with the Conservative Central Committee and the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop) is proud to publish this set of 3ELECTION ADVISORY POSTERSand 3 Official CONSERVATIVE CENTRAL COMMITTEE BADGES.
In writing about the Situatiuonists (see previous post) I am reminded of one of my favourite ART HATE poster What is ART HATE? and possibly the best exhibition we ever did at L-13: Storm of Defence: or, What is ART HATE and Other Cuntish Questions.
The poster came first and is based on the story of the Situationists coming to London to give a presentation at the ICA in 1960. When the floor was opened to questions the first one demanded to know what, exactly, is Situationism.
Guy Debord retorted in French:
“We are not here to answer cuntish questions” to which the Situationists walked out and went to the bar.