Sean Lynch, Favorite Chicken and Ribs..., 2016 / £15.00
Artist Tea Towel Company commissions contemporary artists to produce artworks for tea towels. The inaugural collection features six designs by artists from across the UK and Ireland. ATTC is a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) and profits are reinvested in new commissions and occasional public events. The company’s aim is to introduce new collections by different artists each year.
Functioning as both a rectangular canvas and a cloth for drying dishes, the tea towels are affordable and useful artworks. They are approximately 46 x 71 cm, digitally printed on 100% cotton and made in the UK.
Available tea towels:
Sean Lynch, Favorite Chicken and Ribs logo featuring ‘Chuckie’, designed by an unknown artist in Southend in 1986. Part of Sean Lynch’s A blow by blow account of stone carving in Oxford, 2014, 2016
Noel Clueit, typical, checkered, most likely blue., 2016
Cube Cola, Still life, 2017
Milly Thompson, Hunter watching the beach, 2016
Lucy Stein, She sells shellfish, 2017
Simon Bayliss, Paradise Haunts (Hestercombe), 2015 – 16
As the title suggests, Sean Lynch’s design features the logo-mascot from British fast food chain Favorite Chicken & Ribs. The tangential logic behind the image stems from Sean’s investigation into the history of museums in Oxford. Within this account is the story of The Ark, Britain’s first public museum, located in Lambeth, London, which is now the site of a Favorite outlet. The museum collection, founded in the 1630s by John Tradescant, included a dodo and later formed the basis of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Working closely with the Favorite franchise, parts of its shopfront from Lambeth and a collection of archival material from the company’s history were presented in Sean’s exhibition at Modern Art Oxford.