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Rebel Rebel (Shapeism) - Tony Hancock Portrait - Square Editions of 20 - Big Fat Arts | BFA Gallery | Czar Catstick - 6
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Rebel Rebel (Shapeism) - Tony Hancock Portrait - Square Editions of 20 - Big Fat Arts | BFA Gallery | Czar Catstick - 4
Rebel Rebel (Shapeism) - Tony Hancock Portrait - Square Editions of 20 - Big Fat Arts | BFA Gallery | Czar Catstick - 5
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Rebel Rebel (Shapeism) - Tony Hancock Portrait - Square Editions of 20

£ 280.00 GBP

About this Artwork (Czar Catstick)

'Rebel Rebel' (Shapeism Collection): Portrait of Tony Hancock as homage to the brilliant 1961 movie 'The Rebel' - Scriptwriters Ray Galton & Alan Simpson: "The best review we ever had wasn't from a critic. It was from an artist, Lucian Freud. He said that The Rebel was the greatest film ever made about modern art".

The framed art includes the rather beautiful 'Self-Portrait' Painting (could almost be a portrait of Czar Catstick himself or perhaps a "Self-Portrait of Laurel & Hardy"?), the sublime 'Ducks in Flight' and the iconic 'Foot' - all part of the 'infantile' and 'shapeist' schools of art...the colours are also shapes.

The Rebel (1961) (US title: Call Me Genius) is a satirical comedy film. Starring the British comedian Tony Hancock

Plot: Hancock plays a downtrodden London office clerk who gives up his office job to pursue full-time his vocation as an artist. Single mindedly, and with an enthusiasm far exceeding any artistic talent (his 'art' has a 'childlike' quality - to put it mildly), he sets to work on his masterpiece Aphrodite at the Waterhole, moving to Paris where he expects his genius will be appreciated. While his 'ideas' and persona gain acceptance (indeed plaudits) among the "beat" set, legitimate art critics, like Sir Charles Broward (George Sanders), scoff at his work. He manages to achieve success, however, when the work of his former roommate, a genuinely talented painter, becomes confused with his own. The confusion is eventually resolved after a series of art exhibitions, and he returns, down but not out, to London, where he pursues his 'art' in defiance of whatever others may think of it.

The film explores existentialist themes by mocking Parisian intellectual society and portraying the pretensions of the English middle class.

The film also includes scenes parodying modern art. The scene showing Hancock splashing paint onto a canvas and riding a bike over it is a lampoon of the work of Action Painter, William Green while the childlike paintings of Hancock, referred to as the 'infantile school' or the 'shapeist school' parody the naive style.

Paul Ashby: Art to me is more than inspiration, it's life itself... Every brush-stroke is torn out of my body... I'm seeking the volcanic turbulence of light and colour... I don't just paint a chair, I become the chair.
Hancock: Your colours are the wrong shape.

Mrs. Crevatte: What's this 'orrible thing?
Hancock: That, is a self-portrait.
Mrs. Crevatte: Who of?
Hancock: Who do you think? Laurel and Hardy!!
   
Hancock: But I’m an impressionist!
Mrs Crevatte: Well, it don’t impress me!

Self-critical and plagued by alcohol and marital problems, Tony Hancock committed suicide by overdose in Australia on 25th June, 1968, aged 44, leaving a note saying: "Things seemed to go wrong too many times".

Extra Large, 30 x 30 inches, Large, 23.5 x 23.5 inches and 20 x 20 inches

Fine-Art Giclée Printed on 100% Cotton (Image Size at approx 85%)

  • Type: Fine-Art Print
  • Medium: Giclée
  • Materials: 100% Cotton Fine Art Hahnemühle Photorag
  • Square Editions 20 x 20, 23.5 x 23.5 & 30 x 30 inches
  • Image at approx. 85% paper size
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Limited Editions of ONLY 20
  • Signed, accredited and numbered by the artist
  • All Limited Edition Artworks include Certificates of Authenticity

Artwork will be shipped rolled in a secure tube. 

A few recommendations and inclusions in Saatchi Art Collections:

'Dotti' (Bauhaus), Audrey Hepburn Portrait included in the Pop Art Collection (January 2016)

Take a look at the New Artfinder Winter Catalogue.

Czar Catstick can be found on Page 16 (in his raspberry socks) Link to catalogue HERE (Winter 2015/16)

Czar Catstick: Listed (by Saatchi) as one of the UK's most exciting artists (October, 2015)

Saatchi Facebook Page: Our curators' guide to the UK's most exciting artists #FriezeWeek http://ow.ly/TvGvi (Radan Cicen)

'KraftWerk' - Battersea Power Station, abstract geometric artwork, has been included in the 'Art Deco' Collection curated by Jesica McQueen

'Space Oddotty' - David Bowie Portrait, Saatchi Art, Pop Art Collection, September 2015

'Bauhaus London TWO' - Pop Art Collection Saatchi Art, September, 2015

'Green Holly' - Pop Art Collection Saatchi Art, September, 2015

'Mrs Dotti' Audrey Hepburn Portrait, Glitz & Glam Collection, September, 2015

'Tears in Heaven' - Inspired by Man Ray Saatchi Art Collection, August, 2015

'Lioness' - Portrait of Amy Winehouse, Saatchi Art Collection, August, 2015

'Green Holly': selected as part of the Saatchi Art Collection: 'Inspired by Warhol' July, 2015

On behalf of chief curator Rebecca Wilson and the Saatchi Art curation team, I’m very pleased to let you know that several of my artworks have been chosen to be featured in Saatchi Art's Collection: Pop Art for $2000 or Less.

Two Artworks Chosen: 'Turing Test ONE' & 'Je Suis Charlie's Gran'

'London Bauhaus ONE': Abstract Geometric London Photographic Collage: (June 2015)

One of the Fizzy Pop series 'Dirty Diana' was recommended by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator at the Saatchi Gallery, London, featured in the 'Originals for $2000 and Under' Saatchi Art's Curated Collection.

Turing Code was chosen as part of the Saatchi Art Collection: 'Eye Candy: Works Inspired by Op Art' Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage.

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