“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell”
RedHouse Originals is delighted to announce ‘Vive le Chien’ by Peter Doherty; an exclusive collaboration featuring the artist’s French Dog motif as a series of original silkscreen prints on paper and canvas.
Peter Doherty is uniquely positioned as one of the most important and exciting multimedia artists of the 21st Century. In a relatively short career he has accomplished commercial and critical acclaim in numerous artistic arenas: as a successful songwriter and bandleader with The Libertines and Babyshambles; as a published poet and author with The Books of Albion; and most recently as an actor, starring alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg in Confessions of a Child of the Century directed by Sylvie Verheyde.
Doherty is also celebrated as a visual artist and works primarily on canvas and paper. Here, his deftness for collage and composition is combined with an intimate and often raw narrative style that has won the hearts of several leading collectors. Such an authentic and dynamic approach has led to exhibitions in Paris and London and substantial interest in Doherty as a modern painter and printmaker.
Vive le Chien
The series coincides with the feted return of Babyshambles who release their third album Sequel To The Prequel on September 2nd 2013. Doherty has created artwork for every album released since The Libertines, though for their latest offering has commissioned none other than Damien Hirst to design the sleeve.
The French Dog image made its first appearance on the sleeve Doherty designed for Babyshambles debut a Down In Albion (2005) and is now immortalised in glorious silkscreen as ‘Vive le Chien’.
“The little French Dog pops up all over the place in London. If you look closely enough you’ll see the motif on the outside of tube trains and old ladies shopping baskets... A lot of kids are having tattoos as well. He’s a little French Dog!!”
‘Vive le Chien’ will be unveiled at RedHouse Originals Gallery on Friday 30th August.
‘VIVE LE CHIEN’ BY PETER DOHERTY
RedHouse Originals, 15 Cheltenham Mount, Harrogate HG1 1DW
Dates: From Friday 30th August - Saturday 5th October 2013Open: Mon to Sat 10am - 5pm - Free Entry
Get the Writtler's feedback.
French Dog Clothing Shop
20% OFF on everything
No minimum order value
Voucher Code: SUPER20
Valid 28th August - 4th September 2013