These are fantasy notebook covers.
The text is all filched from my notebooks, appointments, colour specs etc. I loved Basquiat’s early Warhol collaborations. But what did Andy think when he saw a nice logo he’d drawn covered in hip street language? “Er, very nice…you’ve actually drawn over everything… But. That’s. Fine.” They look nice as T-shirts as well. What’s the point of wearing a T-shirt everybody understands?
As mean as they come; but not without a sweet side. I did a couple of these sinister faces when I was watching Any Questions one night. One of the many Brexit-frenzied audiences which inspired these grumpy old gits.
But the title is from the unreasonably gifted Tom Waits, whose last line from 9th and Hennepin (his tale of a teenage pimp war) goes: “I’ve seen it all through the yellow windows of the evening train.” How can he be so good?
Printed on heavy 315gsm etching paper.
Edition of 100.
Signed by the artist.
Frame not supplied.