Tangier Deep Sleep (Keith Richards), 2009

Jim Lambie’s work is loaded with references, often metaphorical or ironic, to popular culture, art history and music. Working with items immediately at hand, as well as those sourced in second-hand and hardware stores, he resurrects record decks, speakers, clothing, accessories, doors and mirrors to make striking and colourful installations, sculptures and assemblages. Music is a ongoing source of inspiration in Lambie’s practice and in Tangier Deep Sleep we have a image of Keith Richards obscured by a collage of flowers. He appears as if he is floating in a sweet  perfumed revelry.