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Scott King

British, b. 1969

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Scott King

British, b. 1969

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Part Situationist revolt and part satire, Scott King’s works are a synthesis of art, design, and advertising, delivered with a pop sensibility. Best known for his screen prints of Madonna in Hitler drag (2003) and Cher’s face inserted into the ubiquitous Che image (2008), King fuses his mastery of a pop culture vocabulary with his cynicism about its consumerist nature by inventing pithy-sounding slogans, bereft of all meaning and sincerity. Among his series of fake Vogue covers entitled “How I’d Sink American Vogue” (2006), King included Kirsten Dunst Says Bombs Kill in large white letters against a black background, as well as a cover model in a black burqa. In addition to his text-based works, King has created dot print works, such as a series inspired by Joy Division concerts, where the ratio of band members to their fans is rendered in black dots, as in Joy Division, 2 May 1980, High Hall, The University of Birmingham, England (1999).

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ICA London
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
Biography

Part Situationist revolt and part satire, Scott King’s works are a synthesis of art, design, and advertising, delivered with a pop sensibility. Best known for his screen prints of Madonna in Hitler drag (2003) and Cher’s face inserted into the ubiquitous Che image (2008), King fuses his mastery of a pop culture vocabulary with his cynicism about its consumerist nature by inventing pithy-sounding slogans, bereft of all meaning and sincerity. Among his series of fake Vogue covers entitled “How I’d Sink American Vogue” (2006), King included Kirsten Dunst Says Bombs Kill in large white letters against a black background, as well as a cover model in a black burqa. In addition to his text-based works, King has created dot print works, such as a series inspired by Joy Division concerts, where the ratio of band members to their fans is rendered in black dots, as in Joy Division, 2 May 1980, High Hall, The University of Birmingham, England (1999).

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
ICA London
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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