Village Green Preservation Society
The title of this work is borrowed from The Kinks’ 1968 album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society. In this work Pete pays homage to ‘quintessential English’ songwriters who explored the concept of ‘suburbia’ and small English towns in their work. This ‘quintessential Englishness’ is referred to by the cups of tea they all drink, despite being in a pub. From left to right, dressed in the most dapper of clothes are the Small Faces’ Steve Marriott, The Who’s Pete Townshend, The Kinks’ Ray Davies and The Jam’s Paul Weller. When painting these characters the artist dressed them in clothes worn in their heydays. Townsend is dressed in a suit with the colours of the Union Jack, a nod to a famous photo of The Who posed under this flag.
Originally created for the 2012 Great Moments in Popular Music Exhibition.
Unframed Art Print:
Small: 40cm x 40cm
Large: 60cm x 60cm
Printed on high-quality paper with a 5cm white border.
Delivery in 3 - 5 days
Collection in-store within 1 - 4 days
Framed Art Print:
Small: 43cm x 43cm (approx)
Large: 63cm x 63cm (approx)
Mounted in a bespoke glass, black angled frame by our local framer.
Waiting time: 7-10 days; additional 2-3 days for delivery.
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