FAB66 - The Works


I ain't got nothing against no Viet Cong
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Hi Diddle Riddle
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More popular than Jesus
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Nobby & Bobby
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VOGUE50
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The Spirit of 66
Redhouse Originals Gallery
A group exhibition marking 50 years since 1966 - celebrating the dynamism of this special year; Music, Fashion, Sport, Film & more.

“1966 was full of positivity and optimism, fun and creativity and a real feeling of being part of a generation that was changing popular culture.”
Gered Mankowitz

The exhibition features contributions from artists and photographers active during this seminal period including Gered Mankowitz, Dudley Edwards, Gerry Cranham, Eduardo Paolozzi and Peter Blake. These vintage pieces will be complemented by specially commissioned artwork by a host of contemporary artists and designers including James Straffon, Pete McKee, Rourke Van Dal, Morgan Howell, Peter O’Toole and Thomas James Butler.

The Spirit Of 66 launches on Saturday 30th July; fifty years to the day since the England football team lifted the World Cup at Wembley.
All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.

More popular than Jesus



More popular than Jesus
38 x 31cm
Mixed media on card. Acrylic double-tray-frame.
£975

In 1966, John Lennon would meet Yoko Ono at the Indica Gallery, London for her exhibition ‘Unfinished Paintings And Objects’. That same year, he controversially suggested The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus”

All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.

Hi Diddle Riddle


Hi Diddle Riddle
38 x 31cm
Mixed media on card. Acrylic double-tray-frame.
£975

Elvis releases Love Letters, Frankie and Johnny, Tell Me Why and If Every Day Was Like Christmas. He proposes to Priscilla Beaulieu.

All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.

Nobby & Bobby



Nobby & Bobby
38 x 31cm.
Mixed media on card.
£975

When the World Cup came to London, the Jules Rimet Trophy was stolen while on exhibition. It was found seven days later by a mongrel dog named 'Pickles'. England historically went on to defeat Germany 4-2 in the final, captained by Bobby Moore, who played alongside England stalwart, Nobby Stiles - who played every minute of England's victorious 1966 FIFA World Cup campaign. Stiles famously celebrated the victory by dancing on the Wembley pitch, holding the Jules Rimet Trophy in one hand and his false teeth in the other.


All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.

VOGUE50

An pop art collage artwork by artist James Straffon depicting fifty years of Vogue magazine 1916-1966


VOGUE50
60 x 60cm.
Mixed media on board.
£2,250

In 1966, Vogue magazine celebrated its golden anniversary. At the height of the swinging sixties, London was the centre of the creative world, across a multitude of industries. Therefore the natural choice to shoot the cover of a special 50th Anniversary issue was an English fashion and portrait photographer, born in the post-war East End - David Bailey - who owes much of his subsequent success to the then Vogue Art Director John Parsons.

All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.