So here we go again with yet another piece in our demolition sale and it’s starting at just 99p. We are keepig going until the cupboard is bare… Here is the Ebay link.
Today’s offering is ‘Prosecute This!’ When I was growing up I occasionally saw the graffiti ‘Bill Posters is innocent’ about the place and didn’t understand it until my dad explained the joke to me at some point. I reckon I must have thought he was some kind of Robin Hood figure who the police were after but had public opinion on his side. This obviously appealed to me and lodged in my mind and now, after a good deal of processing, has now manifested itself in this piece.
I selected the date of 1880 as after a little internet research it would appear that was the date the ‘Bill Posters is innocent’ joke first made it to print (apparently in The London Graphic) so it’s certainly not anything new. I like the fact it still works today though.
It’s a A3 screen print on paper with unique hand finishing including the magic of stencils, spraypaint and acrylic. Signed on reverse.