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was Co-founder with Charles Thomson of the Stuckist Art Group in January
1999. They co-wrote the Stuckist manifestos. He left the group in
June 2001, but continues to support the ideas in his life and work.
Billy Childish in heyokamagazine, parts 1
is not Billy Childish who is stuck, but the rest of us, who haven't
confronted our demons as he has, who haven't singled out the important
things from all the complicating nonsense, and who don't pursue these
as their life's work.
- Andrew Perry, Daily Telegraph 27.7.02
Billy Childish Art or Arse (Quicktime player)
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SPAT WITH JACK WHITE OF THE WHITE STRIPES
Childish interviewed about Jack White of White Stripes dispute
and painting here
Read Jack White's original rants that started this whole conflict
of global importance here,
"whingy" White calls in lawyers against the Aquarium
to censor the poster! Independent
Latest - the poster has been redesigned with Jack White offered
half the huge profit! See NME
poster below has been banned
from Ebay after the White Stripes complained about it. It
is available from and published by the Aquarium Gallery in London,
who comment, "No sense of humour... The c****!"
The White Stripes may be contacted at email@example.com
the Ebay mark
Childish (ex Stuckist) insults Jack White (White Stripes), who
insults Billy Childish, who insults Jack White.
report. Mr Childish informs us, "my PPS should read
- i hope I haven't gone and offended Led Zeppelin now."
comments, "Being far more intelligent than Mr White,
and having had a lot of practice at this sort of thing after
spats with his ex, wonky faced art loon Tracey Emin, Childish
replied rather better..."
White and his "mentor" Childish (cont) in the Independent
(7.3.06): "Jack is just being a bit sensitive".
Jack White Sooks in music and media by Ben Butler. Dear Sir On
the subject of plagiarism, which Jack White accuses me of in your
artical, he has by unfortunate coincidence, with his remarks on
critics who can't be critiqued, just paraphrased the key points
of my manifesto, "The Decrepitude
of the Critics" published by myself and Charles Thomson in
2000. However, I am pleased to see that my work still provides
a stimulus despite our differences. Yours faithfully Billy Childish
CHILDISH EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS
series of gritty black and white photos were taken by Eugene
Doyen in the mid-eighties of Billy Childish and friends, largely
directed by Billy. Tracey Emin, Billy's girlfriend of the time,
is in many of the photos.
is a section 'poetry reading' which also features Stuckists
Sexton Ming and Charles Thomson as they were (along with Billy)
in their guise of The Medway Poets in 1987 for the recording
of The Medway Poets LP. Bill Lewis is out of shot.
it all on the Superhumanism
Tracey Emin, Charles Thomson, Billy Childish and Russell Wilkinson
at the Rochester Adult Education Centre for the recording of the
Medway Poets LP,
11 December 1987. Photo: Eugene Doyen
Childish and Stuckist manifesto in San
Francisco Weekly (5.10.07)
Billy Childish in San
Francisco Bay Guardian (Aug 2007)
ON TRACEY EMIN'S STRANGELAND here
See also The
Sunday Times (30.10.05)
film BILLY CHILDISH IS DEAD was shown
at the Raindance
Film Festival 5.10.05
at the UGC Trocadero, Shaftesbury Avenue, London. It includes the Stuckist
2000 Tate 'clown' demo and Matthew Collings on the Stuckists. Billy
Childish was interviewed after the screening.
The DVD is available from Cherry Red + Virgin and HMV stores, and also
in Montreal + mpegs of songs on stillepost.ca
Stuckists are... the bane of my life" - Billy Childish in the Independent
Childish (co-founder of and now Ex-, he would like it to be pointed
out) Stuckist was on A Picture of Britain series on BBC1, 8.6.05.
The BBC write
up states: "Although The Stuckists and Childish parted
company in 2001, he still supports their ideals." (He had a major
part in generating them in the first place after all!).
on Stuckism, "I wish people would stop blaming the entire thing
City Pages (18.5.05)
POL POT OF WHITSTABLE
Satire on www.brian-sewell.co.uk
Billy Childish interview on his novel Sex Crimes of the Futcher
(2004). Download Word doc here.
INFLUENCE ON TRACEY EMIN'S WORK
This is a
subject which has received unsurprisingly little attention in the media
and is not mentioned at all in the recent Thames and Hudson book on
However, the New
Statesman (3.7.00) contained a two-page feature (pages 44-45) by Graham
Bendel on this. The article was based on information presented by Charles
Thomson in a talk on the same subject at the Salon des Arts, Kensington
(25.5.00). Read the article here.
This was also mentioned
in the Evening Standard Londoner's Diary (25.5.00) where Emin's 'Exploration
of the Soul' was linked with Childish's earlier 'Analysis of the Soul
It is also briefly
mentioned in a web article by Ian Aitch. Read it
this subject can get more information from firstname.lastname@example.org
See also our page
on Tracey Emin.