Artist Stirrups Horse Meat Controversy - FAD Magazine

FAD Magazine

FAD Magazine covers contemporary art – News, Exhibitions and Interviews reported on from London

Artist Stirrups Horse Meat Controversy



A piece of art shocked commuters in the capital yesterday as graphic artist, Patrick Thomas, debuted his latest provocative piece, ‘Moo’, to the public, making more than a subtle nod to the current horse-meat scandal.

The Berlin-based artist, known for creating powerful messages through the use of iconic images, previewed ‘Moo’ at Leicester Square where the artwork was aired across the tube station throughout the day.

The piece attracted plenty of attention with many commuters posing next to the displays and tweeting their amusement. However, some remained oblivious as they tucked into their burgers and strolled past the art with their weekly shopping.

Artist, Patrick Thomas, who created the piece said “It is the job of an artist to be witness to his time in history and art should have a social function and be an intrinsic part of everyday life. Art can be a powerful weapon and although this print is intentionally humorous; in the context of the horsemeat scandal currently dominating the UK press – it conceals a darker message.”

Patrick Thomas is one of thousands of contemporary artists showing at the Affordable Art Fair this March and can be found at Outline Editions’ gallery stand.



Related Posts

AAF Singapore helps the city state climb away from COVID.

FAD managed to grab some time with Alan Koh Fair Director Affordable Art Fair (AAF) Singapore.
After a three-year hiatus, the 15th edition of AAF Singapore returns to the city-state thisweek from 18th–20th November at the F1 Pit Building.

Trending Articles

Join the FAD newsletter and get the latest news and articles straight to your inbox

* indicates required