Gang of Four has been a profound inspiration for me because the band demonstrates that great art can powerfully merge pleasure and intellectual provocation. I was devastated to hear of Andy Gill’s passing, but honored to make a portrait of him in the hope of creating an iconic image of one of my heroes—with apologies to Andy, to me he was a hero— to serve as a reminder that though life may be fleeting, Andy’s potent art and ideas will endure.
The surviving members of Gang of Four just shared a new single, “Forever Starts Now!” They will be releasing a brand new EP, “Anti Hero” on July 17th, and all proceeds will go to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. Read more about it through Rolling Stone. A print of this art will be available in the future, stay tuned!