Published on the occasion of the exhibition at The Mayor Gallery, London, January 2022 Published by Cultural Traffic and The Mayor Gallery
Designed by Alex McWhirter Edition of 600 108 pages, full colour, perfect bound essays by William Ling, Neal Brown, Stewart Home and Toby Mott Published 2022
A comprehensive overview of the Grey Organisation activity and art making practice, the Grey Organisation was a post-punk art collective that emerged from East London and Soho in the early 1980s, folding in 1991.
The publication spans the breadth and depth of the group’s output, from the notorious Cork Street attack to drawings for the Labour Party’s 1985 election campaign, hand prints, calling cards, preparatory studies for De La Soul’s album cover ‘3 Feet High and Rising’, and photographs of a performance outside the ICA. These remarkable images record a released pent-up rage that exploded in the 1980’s.
Thirty six years on, The Mayor Gallery show celebrates the productivity from a group of artists, who refused to be rejected, disenfranchised, marginalised and ignored.