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Jimmy Cauty - Riot Shields

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Over the last forty years, British artist Jimmy Cauty has made a name for himself as the ultimate cultural provocateur. He has had a string of global top ten hits as a member of The KLF and burned one million pounds as a member of The K Foundation. As an artist, his work targets the establishment and has covered Iraq War, the Occupy movement and student riots.

 

His smiley Riot Shields are all ex-police riot gear which have been painted over with a yellow smiley face and are a symbol of ‘non-violent direct action’.

In partnership with L-13@ Light Industrial Workshop.