ABOUT - MARVIN THE PREQUEL

MARVIN THE PREQUEL

Hello...

               ...my name is Marvin – Marvin the Prequel!

The prequel to what has to be the greatest design to iconify and celebrate British sci-fi, and the urban myth that follows it: of how something so simple can become so iconic.

THE URBAN MYTH =

                  “Raymond Cusick (the overlooked designer of British sci-fi) was given a blank canvas by Terry Nation to create an evil dictator from outer space. So, Raymond went off to the BBC canteen for a cuppa to ponder over the brief. Whilst sat there, he picked up a saltshaker and levitated it across the table...

                  ...And that’s how his design began!”

Our Marv consists of a saltshaker, a plunger, a whisk and a camera lens. The fish within his inner glass referencing Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, making Marvin an android.

But what’s Marv paranoid about?

 

It was a strange feeling for the artist to discover that, on 21 February 2013, whilst working on Marvin, the Prequel to an urban myth, Raymond Cusick had died.


Title: Marvin the Prequel
Collection: UK Invasion
Pieces in this collect: 12
Photo: Detail of painting
Materials: Acrylic paint on Canvas
Dimensions: 20"x30"
Price: £4,450 (framing and delivery not included - arrangements can be organised)
Also available as Fine Art Giclée prints