Whether you’re up to scratch on your art knowledge or not, music fans will no doubt recognise Rob Jones’ eye-poppingly bold splashes of red, black and white from his work with The White Stripes.
Jack White, himself, declared this holy trinity of colours as “the most powerful colour combination of all time” and the judges at the Grammy’s clearly agreed after Rob picked up a gong this year for his arresting design work using those very colours on the White Stripes’ Under Great White Northern Lights box set.
Throughout December and January, Mancunians will be given the privilege of seeing more than 200 of Jones’ rarest prints and silk screens up close and personal in an exclusive exhibition. Having been fittingly titled 'Redsmith' (despite the artist's intentions to call it 'Dwarf in a Helium Hat'), it's Jones first exhibiton since 2006 and the first time in history that these pieces have been displayed together.
Starting from the first ever poster he made for the White Stripes in 2003 and encompassing his most trippy, Python-esque prints, the apocalyptic red, white and black chess pieces of the White Stripes 2007 series and his more recent work with The Raconteurs, this is a great chance for collectors, connoisseurs and fans to come and gork at some truly iconic work.
The Redsmith Exhibition runs from Manchester 10th December 2011 – 21st January 2012 at The Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester.
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