Danny Fox is a the self trained painter and friend of Sang Bleu living and working in London whose figurative paintings are not quite like anything else happening within painting at the moment. After his recent exhibition with tattooer Liam Sparkes in Paris we’ve spoken to him asking him to share with us one of his favourite paintings decade by decade over the last 114 years.
Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon by Picasso 1907
This shit changed it all and it’s still the best.
1910 – 20
Seated woman with Bent Knee by Egon Schielle 1917
My friends dad had a poster of it in his flat when we were kids. we used to sit in there drink cider and wank off to his dads porn.
1920 – 30
Painting of his House on St Ives by Alfred Wallis 1928
I grew up in the house opposite his. I used to look at the plaque on the front his house and think… Let’s have it then.
1930 – 40
Music, Henri Mattise, 1939
The boss of it all for me. Could of been Guernica by Picasso but fuck it not this time Pablo
1940 – 50
The Bargain by Horace Pippin 1945
Or The Domino Players or any of his, I like the table scene with the blue back ground but don’t know what it’s called.
1950 – 60
Woman 1 by Willem de Kooning 1950-2
Sometimes people do things that are too good and people don’t like to say they like them anymore.
1960 – 70
Janko Brasic – A fight in a Saloon 1960
He’s got the best name I ever heard. He said he paints “the good and the bad, the skinflints, liars, brave men and cowards.”
Bad Habits by Philip Guston.
Again, too good. People don’t like to say it anymore.
1970 – 80
Larry Rivers by Sam Doyle
I just saw this in the flesh in Paris . Killer
1980 – 90
Revised Undiscovered Genius of the Mississippi Delta by Jean Michel Basquiat 1983
Great painting. Sometimes I think it’s a shame what’s happened to Basquiat’s legacy with all the dodgy trainers and crown rip offs but hey that’s life.
1990 – 2014
Fuck this Town by Danny Fox 2013
Bit cuntish of me to say so, but fuck it, otherwise what am I doing.
To see more of Danny’s work have a look at his website here