From 2006 to 2010 I was making music of sorts, with videos, fanzines and podcasts with my friend Paul V Lawford. We called ourselves 'The Rubbish Men of Soho’. I took the name Robert Rubbish as my artist name, I liked the sound of it. Think Rolls Royce, think Robin Reliant, think Robert Rubbish...strong brand.
As a member of Le Gun, can you tell us how the collective came into being?
We all met at the Royal Collage of Art in 2003 and found we had interests in the same artists, books, films, counter culture and heavy drinking. It’s all a bit hazy now but we started to plan and made Le Gun Issue 1.
We made some Tracey Neuls shoes that featured the Le Gun print – ‘The Entry of Marvin Gaye into Brussels’ depicting George Melly amongst others. Could you talk a bit about this piece?
It’s our homage to James Ensor's 'Entry of Christ into Brussels' and was made as part of the 'Unknown Room' installation and this was the story that ran throughout Le Gun Issue 5.
Above is the Tracey Neuls and Le Gun collaboration (The Geek style, each pair has a different part of 'The Entry of Marvin Gaye into Brussels' print, making them like true limited editions and wearable collector's items)
From 14 October - 1 November Secret7 will exhibit all the artwork at NOW Gallery on Greenwich Peninsula in London, all 700 records will be sold via auction on the final day. All profits will be donated to help refugees.
Tracey Neuls is proud to be part of this movement amongst photographers, illustrators, painters, graffiti artists and sculptors.
"We have had a lot of fun in our East London shop, pushing the boundaries of retail, treating it like a gallery and hosting thought-provoking Artist Collaborations and creating our most recent Mise en Scene Shoe Bar. We've had a blast and thought leaving you on a funny note would make perfect sense. We look forward to serving you at our other Two Locations in London and of course Online.
Thanks for all your support, laughs and damn good fun - onwards and upwards!"