Two prints of the Artist as Che Guevara in black on a red background. Printed in the style of an Andy Warhol silkscreen.
Gavin first made a series of artworks based on revolutionaries from 1998 to 2000. Revolutionaries being those people who through their championing of the ‘other’ become people who define the status quo. Che Guevara whose early death added to his ever-growing mythology has become one of the most all pervasive symbols of anti-establishment and counter culture throughout the world. Every western teenager
who is reacting against the authority of their parents, or of the state, has a poster of Che Guevara on their bedroom wall. The image is taken from the photograph by Alberto Korda in 1957.
In Double Red Che the artist prints himself as Che Guevara in the Andy Warhol factory style, accentuating the process of reproduction.