Bob & Roberta Smith (b. 1963)
- 86 x 90cm
- Signwriter’s paint on board
- Gift of the artist following the artist’s exhibition in the Butler Gallery and Kilkenny Arts Festival, 2013
Bob and Roberta Smith, who has two names but is actually one person, is an artist, an educator, a musician, a broadcaster and an activist. His multi-media practice includes text-based sign paintings that explore the relationship between art, politics and society, supported by an inimitable sense of humour, often the sharpest tool in the box. Smith’s DIY approach appropriates the languages of folk, punk and the alternative protest movements to personalise political sloganeering.