– Dara Ó Briain
– Caitlin Moran
– Su Pollard
“Art, but not as we know it, except that we do. All the comfort of a history of art course combined with a weird satirical joyfulness. Sometimes alarming, but always amusing.”
– Ade Edmondson
If you grew up in the UK anywhere between 1970–2000, and you had a TV, then this is a book you will love. TV shows you remember (or half-remember) will come back to life, but with a twist – reimagined as if painted by famous artists. Dali does Delboy. A “Two Rénes” spin on Magritte and the Two Ronnies. Basil Fawlty by John Constable. Frank Spencer by Edvard Munch. Grange Hill by Roy Lichtenstein. Frank and Pat by van Eyck. The Magic Roundabout meets Hieronymus Bosch. Cupid Stunt in the best possible taste at the Folies Bergère by Toulouse-Lautrec… and much more. What’s not to love?
The eagle-eyed may even spot two appearances of Wellard.
As Chris himself has said, “It’s nice for “our” generation to have a cool thing that the youngsters don’t get for a change, isn’t it?”. Quite right.
This book is printed to art gallery standards; a large hardback, section-sewn, and printed full colour throughout on quality archival paper.
As this is a limited edition, each order is limited to a maximum of 5 copies.
Here’s the Twitter thread that started it all:
Bod Composition 1 by Wassilly Kandinsky pic.twitter.com/QlEDlLDFXz
— christhebarker (@christhebarker) October 22, 2022
Sorry! by David Hockney pic.twitter.com/LmhCjNdOky
— christhebarker (@christhebarker) October 25, 2022