July 12, 2013
Scott King was born in 1969 in Goole, Yorkshire, England. Past work includes: Art Director of i-D and Creative Director of Sleazenation magazines. King has also created record sleeves for the Pet Shop Boys, Suicide and Morrissey.
For over 15 years King has produced work under the banner ‘CRASH!’ with writer and historian Matthew Worley and more recently has collaborated with artist Matthew Darbyshire under the banner ‘Ways of Sitting’.
King’s work has been exhibited extensively worldwide at such institutions as the ICA and the Barbican, London; Kunst-Werke Berlin; The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
nvited to make a record by The Vinyl Factory, Scott King recruited old friend James Fry (Earl Brutus), producer Tim Larcombe and singer Polly Martyn to create a song based on a real experience King had in New York.
‘You’re My Favorite Artist’ is a dance track with a difference, a bitter and sweeping comment on celebrity, success and ‘phoniness’ in the art world. The sleeve is an imagined and glowing review of ‘You’re My Favorite Artist’ from New York art bible Artforum – an excitable hack fawning over King’s ‘new sound work’ in a world defined by pretentious art dinners, charity events and celebrity suck up.
Click here for more info about the record and here to read a Q&A with King in which he explains why Mumford & Sons represent all that’s wrong with contemporary society. To order a copy, visit our shop.
You can listen to “You’re My Favourite Artist” below: