The new book from Shane MacGowan will be released in April next year.
Shane MacGowan has announced his first collection of art, entitled The Eternal Buzz And The Crock of Gold.
“When I was about 11 or 12 I got heavily into studying history of art and looking at old paintings and modern paintings, I knew a lot about art,” the Pogues’ frontman says.
“It’s one of the only O Levels I got, was in art. I did the album cover for The Pope’s album Crock Of Gold and I designed the Pogues first album cover, Red Roses For Me.”
“And I more or less designed the second album If I Should Fall From Grace With God. In terms of my materials, I like pastels but I don’t really think about it. I’ll paint or draw on anything, with anything.
“I like more or less everyone from Fra Angelico and Giotto to the latest, like Caravaggio was the last of the Renaissance, before it went into Expressionism.”
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