Inspired in part by the threat to destroy artist Miriam Elia’s brilliant book We Go to the Gallery (extract featured above) by Penguin UK, Elia, curator Camilla Ellingsen Webster and cartoonist Jeremy Banx decided to celebrate the act of ‘Pastiche, Parody and Piracy.’
The title is derived from a forthcoming law that will hopefully come into play so the act of subverting and appropriating elements of popular culture will be protected from claims of ‘copyright infringement’.
Some highlights include the always awesome Hattie Stewart, Stanley Donwood (of Radiohead cover-art fame) and a series of mirrors found on Craigslist by Eric Oglander, amongst many others. I dare you to visit this exhibition and not raise a smile.
Pastiche, Parody and Piracy opens today at the Cob Gallery and runs until 5th July, FREE.
Eric Oglander, Craigslist Mirrors
Hattie Stewart, Gentlewoman Vivienne