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"Reflective of the name Gibson Les Paul Junior this image harks back to the early days of rock'n'roll using methods of application learnt whilst working as an outside display artist and scenery painter for a signwriting firm at Leeds Grand Theatre. Materials are also indicative of the era - the staples and staplegun were purchased in Minneapolis in 1964 and the jeans from a Notting Hill store in the early 1970s."




David Oxtoby studied at Bradford and the Royal Academy Schools. He is renowned as one of the worlds greatest living exponents of rock art.

Since the early 1980s Oxtoby withdrew from exhibiting to concentrate on a major series of paintings which pay homage to the music he grew up with during the 1950s and 1960s: an era, as he points out, when you could be eminently successful without making money. His paintings recreate the emotion, dynamic movement and raw power that characterize the best and most vital in rock music. He is represented by the Redfern Gallery, London.