James (Jimmy) Cauty

About the Artist

Born in 1956, Cauty is a British artist and musician born in Liverpool. He is best known as one half of the hit-making duo The KLF, as a co-founder of The Orb and a leading innovator in the birth of the ambient house genre and as the man who burnt one million pounds.

Typically known for his iconoclastic and topical ‘stamp art’ that takes the form of real stamps, first day covers and limited edition prints. In 2003, he produced the limited edition ‘Black Smoke, Stamps of Mass Destruction’, a print series which was the focus of huge media attention (featuring on the front page of the Times). These prints were eventually withdrawn after the Royal Mail threatened him with legal action.
In 2004, Cauty installed a gift shop, Blackoff, at the Aquarium Gallery, based on the government’s ‘Preparing for Emergencies’ leaflet. The installation included ‘terror aware’ items, such as ‘terror tea towels’, ‘attack hankies’ and ‘bunker-buster jigsaw puzzles’. He commented: ‘The gift shop becomes the place we can explore our branding ideas, cash for trash — it represents the futility and the glory of it all.’
In October 2008, Cauty opened an exhibit at the Aquarium entitled ‘JCauty&Son’ in which, in collaboration with his teenage son, Cauty produced work across a range of media that highlighted the violence present in cartoons. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds went to Amnesty International.
In June 2011 he held a public exhibition at L-13 entitled ‘A Riot in a Jam Jar’ consisting primarily of a series of scale dioramas depicting violent confrontations between British rioters and police, each contained within an inverted glass jar.

The Aftermath Dislocation principal

THE AFTERMATH DISLOCATION PRINCIPLE: Do Plastic Policemen Dream of Model Railways?
Miniature figures in Glass Jam-Jar
Signed Ltd Ed of 10
Size: 105mm x 65mm
POA

contagion zone

CONTAGION ZONE: Ginger and German!
Miniature figures in Glass Jam-Jar
Signed Ltd Ed of 10
Size: 105mm x 65mm
POA

The Right of Might...

THE RIGHT OF MIGHT: One Stroke and You’re Out!
Miniature figures in Glass Jam-Jar
Signed Ltd Ed of 10
Size: 105mm x 65mm
POA

repent or swing

Repent or Swing
Miniature figures in Glass Jam-Jar
One of two special open-ended editions of A Riot In A Jam
Size: 105mm x 65mm
POA

RADICAL ARTISTS OF THE FUTURE WILL BE FUNDED BY THE STATE FOR THE STATE
Fuck the Fucking Fuckers!
Miniature figures in Glass Jam-Jar
Size: 80mm x 50mm
SOLD

ADP SPECTACLE OF THE ABSURD: PC Conehead
MOTHERS OF THE AFTERMATH
Miniature figures in Glass Jam-Jar
Size: 80mm x 50mm
SOLD

Slaughter of the innocents...

SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS: Yo Pig! You Killed our Pup you Fat F***!
Miniature figures in Glass Jam-Jar
Size: 105mm x 65mm
SOLD

fuck the law, fuck the order...

F*** the Law, F*** the Order and F*** the F***ing F***ers
Miniature figures in Glass Jam-Jar
Size: 105mm x 65mm
SOLD

ring a ring o roses

Ring a Ring o’ Roses
Miniature figures in Glass Jam-Jar
Signed and Numbered Label on Lid (Ed of 3)
Size: 105mm x 65mm
SOLD

SRS-8-X-3
Riot Shield SRS 7

Appropriated Police Riot Shield
Acrylic on Polycarbonate, Signed edition of 3
600mm diameter
SOLD

stamps of mass destruction
Stamps of Mass Destruction
10 Years on Legacy Edition
Ed of 31

3 Colour Screen print with Embossed black edging
and Gold and Silver Leaf
Size (Framed Set): 1490mm x 580mm
SOLD

tactical error

Tactical Error
Miniature figures in Glass Jam-Jar with LED Lights
Signed and Numbered (Ed of 5)
Label on Lid
160mm x 120mm
SOLD

riot shield srs3 tn
Riot Shield SRS 9 (Sunburst)

Appropriated Police Riot Shield
Acrylic on Polycarbonate, Signed edition of 5
600mm diameter
SOLD

Banker Scum...

BANKER SCUM: Don’t F*** with us you C***…Give us a Mortgage or you Swing!
Miniature figures in Glass Jam-Jar
Size: 105mm x 65mm
SOLD

a skip full of revolutionary clowns...riot
A Skip Full of Revolutionary Clowns…. Riot

Miniature figures in Glass Jam-Jar
Signed and Numbered Label on Lid
Size: 105mm x 65mm
SOLD