The paintings in this exhibition in London are full of motifs from his rock and roll lifestyle. Wot No Bike refers to an image of front man Joe Strummer’s leather jacket. In fact bikes, boots and jackets litter the exhibition like fragments of the post-World War II counter culture that The Clash played such a definitive role in.
That Simonon exhibits these works at this contemporary art gallery, the scene of some of his early gigs, makes this particular encore feel a lot like a homecoming.
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|What||Paul Simonon: Wot No Bike, ICA|
|Where||Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
21 Jan 15 – 06 Feb 15, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Price||£1 with day pass|
|Website||Click here for more information|