Punk Bunny II

Muslin, silk, label, needle & thread

112 x 9.5 x 92 cms


A framed muslin punk shirt with the Artist’s signature across the front and a silk label reading ‘Gavin Turk 1997’,

Punk Bunny I

is a homage to the rebellious DIY spirit of punk, the artist's signature is taken off the canvas and onto torn piece of fabric artfully customised with the aid of zips into a shirt. An exemplary piece of DIY couture, this shirt no less a uniform than a military jacket. But is the shirt now art? Or is the artist now a punk? Or is has this shirt, like everything else these days, been commodified and, in its commodification, relegated both punk and art to the realm of the souvenir?