On 21st May 1985 the windows of The Mayor Gallery and those of the other art dealers on Cork Street, were covered with buckets of grey paint during a night-time act of artistic anti-establishment protest by a group called the Grey Organisation. Now, almost 37 years later, this Cork Street Attack is the subject of an exhibition at The Mayor Gallery.
Curated by William Ling, Cork Street Attack will showcase new prints created from photographic evidence that recorded the immediate aftermath of the event alongside related artwork, ephemera and documents taken from the Grey Organisation archive kept by artist Toby Mott, the group’s spokesperson and central protagonist.
The works span the breadth and depth of the group’s output, including drawings for the Labour Party’s 1985 election campaign, handprints, calling cards, preparatory studies for De La Soul’s album cover ‘3 Feet High and Rising’, and photographs of a performance outside the ICA.
Cork Street Attack: Grey Organisation | PRESS RELEASE