As a kid, cardboard boxes offered a myriad of possibilities for fun and adventure. The most expensive toys your parents ever bought you could lie around discarded as preference was given to an old Kwik-Save box. Remember them? The store that is? Speaking of blasts from the past, one of our favourite practitioners of the noble art of contemporary figurative has been hard at it again this Autumn 2014, as Craig Davison reveals his brand new – and much anticipated – new collection.
‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ is just one of these examples, and perhaps unsurprisingly features a pleasingly recurrent Davison illustrative theme of 1970s kids being, well, just that. Kids. Innocent kids having fun whilst imagining themselves to be someone else. In this particular giclee on canvas case we’re not entirely sure who the superhero-ish ‘someone else’ actually is (appears a bit Iron Man-y), but either way the aforementioned cardboard box and paint gun holster certainly look the part for anyone pretending. This limited edition (yup, a paltry 195 examples alas) is available to order as of now, and comes complete with Davison’s in-demand moniker.