Tuesday, November 10, 2009



Part of ‘Destroy 1 - 2’ by Jarvis Cocker

Youth Music and Rankin's Destroy project have taken over Phillips De Pury in London for an exhibition which opened last night and 20 of the 'Destroy' portraits including including Damien Hirst’s ‘Joe Strummer’ will be up for auction on November 14, hosted by Rankin and Simon De Pury with a performance by Jarvis Cocker.

Most of the portraits have been 'destroyed' by the artists themselves.
In addition to the exhibition and auction, a 1,000 limited edition hardback book edited by Dazed & Confused editor Rod Stanley has been produced that is available from Youth Music. It includes an exclusive behind the scenes DVD featuring interviews with Rankin and more than 25 of the featured artists (a taster can be seen below). There are also exclusive essays by Rankin and Fred Deakin (Lemon Jelly / Airside), and interviews including Jarvis Cocker & Peter Saville, Jefferson Hack & Michael Stipe, Beth Ditto & Miranda Sawyer, and Mike Figgis & Marianne Faithfull.

I've always loved that image of JARVIS and i love his [DESTROY]{ed} image just as much! THAT HARD BACK BOOK WOULD BE NICE FOR THE COLLECTION!! =) enjoy! xo xo :el fano

THANKS [as ALWAYS] to the lovely and amazing folks over at DAZED.DIGITAL for the images, and the story, and for always being so amazing!! THANK YOU! xo xo :el fano: