As well as being one letter shy of the title of an iconic 1980s coming of age movie starring, who else but, Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy, ‘Pretty in Punk’ (she what the artist did there?) is the brand new contemporary figurative sculpture by the Ramones, Blondie and Sex Pistols-channelling, enfant terrible of contemporary figurative sculpture – the shocking Joanne Panayi. Although we’ve adopted a bit of artistic licence for the intro there (we’re sure Panayi is neither mischievous nor headline-grabbing for the wrong reasons).
On the topic of artistic license and the physical manifestation of mischief and column inch-making, Panayi’s habitual femme fatale (the one rocking the punky heels if you recall) is definitely all of the above in our book. And like the best-selling artist behind the oversized heels and foot stool combo, a creative force to be reckoned with. Launched this Autumn 2014 as part and parcel of Panayi’s very latest mini-series, the hand-signed limited edition iteration stands 13.5” in height and would steal the visual show in any given urban context without a doubt.