Story: Jack Foley
GRAHAM Coxon is most familiar as one of the most brilliant guitarists
of his generation, both with Blur and now as a solo artist with
five highly acclaimed albums to his credit.
However, in the grand tradition of many other trailblazing musicians,
his roots are most definitely in art school, most specifically
Goldsmiths, in London, where he studied fine art along with contemporaries
like Sam Taylor Wood.
Over the years, Graham Coxon has created all the distinctive
artwork for his solo albums, plus the cover for Blur's album 13;
he has also continued painting a series of more personal work,
most of which has remained unseen.
Now, after a hugely successful year
which has seen his fifth album, Happiness in Magazines,
spawn three hit singles and go on to be his biggest seller ever,
Graham has collected together a body of work spanning his years
at Goldsmiths to the present day, including brand new work created
specifically for the ICA show.
To celebrate this exhibition, a series of 10 limited edition
art prints have been made exclusively available at grahamcoxonart.com.
These will be available to order from October 29, 2004.
This is a unique opportunity to own a personally selected limited
edition art print, individually signed and numbered by Graham.
The exhibition can be viewed at the ICA on Saturday, October
30, and Snday, October 31, and the times are as follows:
Sat (30): Midday - 7.30pm
Sun (31): Midday - 7:30pm
The ICA is located in The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH.
Nearest Tube: Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus.