All posts tagged “markesmith

Studio 2020

Futures and Pasts 2020 –  200 x 200cm, oil on canvas Going back to the earliest images of The Fall performing, I’ll be posting ongoing documentation of how this painting develops.

Studio 2020

Futures and Pasts 2020 –  200 x 200cm, oil on canvas Going back to the earliest images of The Fall performing, I’ll be posting ongoing documentation of how this painting develops.

Kicker Conspiracy 2020

Kicker Conspiracy 2020 – 30 x 40cm, oil on canvas ‘Football fan at the bus stop Stretched on the balls of his feet In the christmas rush Had in his hands, two lager cans Talks to himself At the back At the top’ Prints of […]

And psychic 2020

And psychic 2020 – 14 x 13 x 14,5cm, plasticine model for future casts “2013 Vicksburg Confederate graves Are uncovered, throwing new light on This 19th century conflict, sparking off a repeat These southern spectres were disease ridden, dusty, organic And psychic”

The Elves of Dunsimore 2020

The Elves of Dunsimore 2020 – 140 x 175cm, oil and acrylic on canvas When will the good Scotch return In all its scarred splendor When will the price of Scotch come down?

Mountain Energei 2020

Mountain Energei 2020 – 13 x 21cm, watercolour, pencil on paper ‘Dolly Parton and Lord Byron They said patriotism is the last refuge But now it was me’

Guess guess what…2020

Guess guess what…2020 – 21 x 29,7cm, watercolour, pen, pencil on paper Yes, dear chap, it hasn’t changed that much It’s still a subculture art-dealer jerk-off Have you been to the English Deer Park?                                                                                             

L.A 2020

L.A 2020 – 32x24cm, watercolour, acrylic, pen on paper Odeon sky Uncanny Bushes are in disagreement with the heat L.A. Uncanny Person Filled boulevards with white snow, scum-ball L.A. This is my happening and it freaks me out

Red scarf 2019

Red scarf 2019 – 9 x 14cm, watercolour, pencil, pen on paper A – Knew about politburo facade behind “Kicker” C – Who stole cafe’s collection box B – Who applied cut-up technique literally to himself E – Who wore a red scarf to remind […]

Hidden figments 2019

Hidden figments 2019 – 24 x 32cm, watercolour, pen on paper Gregoror, satiated walking thru’ capitol Stumbles on two thousand dead Thai monks in SS uniforms Then fled to Hotel Bloedel, outside Nuremberg A long way south, to a reasonable smell of death

A Cheap Man 2019

A Cheap Man 2019 – 21 x 13cm, watercolour, pen on paper Slang King Words from a cheap man Part-paid type who got his style From a press treatise 2 pound 50 Bottle of Brut and nausea

Escape Route 2019

Escape Route 2019 – 21x13cm, pen, watercolour on paper Don’t make me a go-between This is Mr. and Mrs. Smith To whom you are speaking Slang King

Mother Sister 2019

Mother Sister 2019 – 32 x 24cm, watercolour, pencil on paper Martin Brahmah tells a story that would explain much about the lyrics: The story of Mother-Sister! “Mother-Sister!” That’s a funny one. That’s one I just arranged, I suppose, because Una’s credit was writing the […]

Panicky Hall 2019

Panicky Hall 2019 – 150 x 200cm, oil and acrylic on canvas I’ll put you down Porterage down To the dark gross chapel He stepped streets around now Sales-person, mobile

England’s Sores 2019

England’s Sores 2019 – 21 x 29,7cm, pen on paper “That’s why I moved to Scotland. It’s true. I’d rather drink whisky, thank you very much. I don’t relate to other groups. I never have. I don’t relate to a lot of musicians to be […]

Edinburgh man 2019

Edinburgh man 2019 – 21 x 29,7cm, watercolour, pencil on paper As I sit and stare at all of England’s sores I tell you something I wish I was in Edinburgh

Wings 2019

Wings 2019 – 200 x 160cm, acrylic on canvas The stuffing loss made me hit a time lock I ended up in the eighteen sixties I’ve been there for one hundred andtwenty five years

MES (Voxish) 2019

MES (Voxish) 2019 – 200 x 200cm, oil and acrylic on canvas A pillbox crisp, that French git The spikes he left in the bathroom And I never heard from him again  

The Fall 2 2018

Pleasure-licious 2018

Pleasure-licious 2018 – 30 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas Doctor Faustus Horseshoes splackin’ Swallows hay cart, cart horse Of the peasants blocking his path

Mark 2018

Mr. Mark Smith 2018

Mr. Mark Smith 2018 – 30 x 30cm, oil and acrylic on canvas I phoned you up from Dallas But your heart was still in marble And your head Was reckoning

Mark 3 2018

Smile 2018

Smile 2018 – 30 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas Tight faded male arse Decadence and Anarchy He said, he smiled Something to dance to A certain style Smile!

Link Wray 2020

Link Wray 2020 – 24 x 35cm, oil and acrylic on canvas I used to have this thing about Link Wray I used to play him every Saturday God bless Saturday God bless Saturday  

Bremen Nacht 2019

Bremen Nacht 2019

The Fall (Bremen Nacht) 2019 – 200 x 160cm, acrylic on canvas Apparently Mark E.Smith’s German language skills are not up to par, but I think that misses the point of what a song like ‘Bremen Nacht’ is really about: conflations of history, the past […]

I'm tapped 2019

I’m tapped 2019

I’m tapped 2019 – 200x160cm, acrylic on canvas How dare you assume I wanna parlez-vous with you! Gretchen Franklin, nosey matron thing

The Fall Boo Hoo 2019

Lay of the Land 2019

Lay of the Land 2019 – 200 x 175cm, acrylic on canvas The last Briton on the street He said the radio fuzz Is dead and beat No longer reflects our daft fate We’ll leave this city Hit a quick coach, pick the town in Surrey There’s no-one […]