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.

I ain't got nothing against no Viet Cong


I ain't got nothing against no Viet Cong
38 x 31cm
Mixed media on card. Acrylic double-tray-frame.
£975

Muhammad Ali, who had recently changed his name from Cassius Clay, declared himself a conscientious objector and refused to go to the Vietnam war. He was subsequently denied a boxing license in every US state. Ali’s stance was clear "I ain't got nothing against no Viet Cong; no Viet Cong never called me nigger." Stripped of his titles in the US, he toured Europe, successfully defending his World Heavyweight title against Britain’s Henry Cooper. In an interview that year, the Champ explained how he got into boxing “Someone stole my bicycle and I said I was going to learn to fight so that I could catch him and beat him up. But I never did catch him. But I ended up the champ of the whole world.”

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.