Gerald Laing Exhibition

... and a bit of Brick Lane

September 2007

 

Chrissy and I often like to spend our weekend walking around London and checking out various art exhibitions.  This was one of those weekends.

 

Gerald Laing Exhibition

Gerald Laing was a famous british artist involved in the British Pop Art movement in the 1960s. 

 

Here is his website

http://www.geraldlaing.com/

 

Most of the paintings below are from his Iraq Paintings 2004 - 2005 series.

 

Colgate Girl

 

Only One Of Them Uses Colgate

 

Common Decency

 

American Gothic

 

They make a desert and call it democracy

 

Catechism

 

 

 

The New American Tourist

 

Repetition 2005

 

Chrissy and The New American Tourist

 

Truth or Consequences.  This painting is amazing as it is actually two images depending on your perspective.

 

E.g. Tavistock Square bus bombing and Tony Blair morphs into the bombing of Baghdad and George Bush.

 

 

Look Mickey

 

 

 

Homage to Joseph Albers

 

The Silent People Shall Weigh Your Gods And You

 

US on Top 2004

 

Apres Midi d'un Faune

 

 

 

Door in the exhibition space.

 

Capriccio 2005

 

The Great War Leader (Homage to Jean Paul Goude)

 

Tony

 

Chrissy's eye using digital zoom

 

Brick Lane

I love this graffiti.

 

 

 

Poster inside a shop of the old Brewery complex in Brick Lane

 

I do not want my taxes to pay for the new world odor.

 

Infernal rraffic. 

 

 

 

 

 

Banksy print for sale inside a shop.  40 not 40k.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone cards and micro packets of tea, cleaners, etc.