I hear the sirens calling
As the rain is gently falling

Another bloke called Push

Yes Or No by PushI’ve been called Push since forever. I won’t bore the details of how I got that nickname. It’s a very dull story. I first used it as a byline when I started writing for Melody Maker in 1985 and I was pretty miffed when Bros titled their first album “Push” a couple of years later. Especially when one or two people asked me if I’d named myself after the Bros record.

Anyway, I’ve just found out that there’s another bloke called Push. I really don’t mind sharing my name with this guy, though. He’s an artist from Los Angeles and he’s been doing his art thing since the mid-1990s, exhibiting across America and also in Europe, Australia and Japan, as well as working for The Seventh Letter, one of the dandiest art and design collectives around.

At the top of the post is a Push triptych entitled Yes Or No (acrylic on wood, 43 feet by 9 feet) and below is Birds Of A Feather, a spray paint mural at the LA Museum of Contemporary Art. Push doesn’t appear to have a website or a blog (which is a pity because I’m sure he would love to have posted something about me), but you can read more about him and see other examples of his work at the website for Known Gallery in LA, where he is currently exhibiting.

Birds Of A Feather by Push

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2 Comments on “Another bloke called Push”

  1. Neil Mason says:

    I still don’t know which is the true story about how you came to be called Push. There are so many tales, our lives used be a blur of big fibs didn’t they? Too much fun.

  2. Push says:

    Too much indeed. I still chuckle about the time when you told Stewart Lee that you were an underwater firefighter and he got his revenge on you in his “Fist Of Fun” telly programme.


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