Tavern
January 2002
Drawing for poster zine
And And And

In January 2002, we were approached by one Robert Halverson who asked us to contribute to a poster zine to be called 'Tavern'. The plan was that every participating artist would submit a drawing.
Thinking about posters and drawings, we decided to draw, from memory, an iconic poster. So we just sat down with a piece of paper, and tried to sketch, from the top of our heads, the famous portrait of Che Guevara. Having drawn the head, we wanted to add the slogan "Hasta la victoria siempre", but under the (false) impression that we misspelled 'victoria', we decided to mess it up completely and finish the sentence as "Hasta la Victoria Beckham". We wanted to redo the drawing, until we realized we actually sort of liked it as it was:
tavern
It was never meant as a sort of critical reflection on celebrity culture or something clever like that. It was more a very insignificant exercise in automatic drawing and associative thinking.
Anyway, this was the drawing we submitted. We heard nothing for a long time, until, three years later, in 2005, we received the magazine, now renamed 'And And And'. We liked 'Tavern' better, we have to admit.

As a matter of fact, five years after we did this sketch, we revisited the theme of Che Guevara, although in a completely different (and much more indirect) way. See 2007's Beauty is in the Street.

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