REFRESHEZ VOUS?


5th Sep 2017
"AS STRONG AN IDENTITY AS WELLES OR HITCHCOCK"
CAT IN THE HAT CAME BACK (wreaked a lot of havoc on the way)
JAMES ELLIOTT - 20 YEARS AS A FINE ART MAVERICK
Actually, it's 50 years now, as this press article was published in 1995, as a cover and 5-page feature. It's now on the web. See link. For those unfamiliar, the headline is from REM's Sidewinder. Note especially the last line. Very few? None! http://www.iconpublications.com/photon/nov95/elliott.html


25th Aug 2017
TIPSY BUBBLES 2017
Back in the Champagne soaked days of sunny Greencroft Gardens, glamour queen Traci Topps came to visit me from Texas in 1994. We created this really fun piece together. My corner shop stocked this fab Champagne, which I always bought. It took 23 years to take the picture from 99.9 to 100%. Note the odd shoes.


8th Aug 2017
NEW SELF PORTRAIT
Elliott literally just made this in August 2017. One of his strongest self portraits ever. In 50 years he has only created around 25 self portraits. The first at the behest of a magazine in 1974, to accompany a six page interview feature and cover.


18th Jul 2017
LUSH SCARLET ICONICA 2017 - NEW CLASSIC!
The artist just created this and although the Elliottonian colour palette is very much in evidence, I think this surpasses previous images in terms of opulence, elegance and style. Future classic, if I say so myself..... which I often do hahahaha... Picture is TST (Title Still Tentative).


6th Jul 2017
UNIVERSAL WONDERVISION 2017 - NEW MASTERPIECE!
Elliott's latest masterpiece displays an unprecedented energy, vibrancy and vivacity Following and surpassing the level set by 'The Magical Masquerade'. Major work. Much of his recent work shows a fascination with exacting, almost atomic complexity and cosmological vastness. Few would take on such huge concepts.


27th Jun 2017


15th Jun 2017
NO LAUGHING MATTER - NEW ROOM!!
Fun new room added. Check it out. It's off UV junction. If you don't know where that is, check the site map, for instant click to get there. It's just a fun room to lighten things up a bit.

16th May 2017
THE PICTURE FOR MARGARET POMEROY
MARGARET POMEROY WAS A WOMAN OF GREAT BEAUTY.
She and her jealous sister Eleanor both fell in love with the same man. Eleanor locked Margaret in the dungeon of Berry Pomeroy Castle (England's most haunted house) until she slowly and painfully starved to death. This picture was the second elegy. To see all five go here: http://www.jameselliott.com/whitelady/whiteladygallery.html


4th May 2017
MADAM FLY IS 40!!
But does NOT look her age. Created in 1977, Madam Fly remains futuristic and timeless. El just put it up on Facebook recently and the initial likes demographic ranged from a 17 year old girl to a lady 102 years old. How fantastic that the appeal of Elliott's work can span such a fantastic age divide!! The ever popular image has FOUR magazine covers to its credit, has been exhibited in London and New York, appeared in anthologies and seen by millions on the web. It's a Unique World Edition of 10. El only did 18 pictures in editions as large as 10. The rest of the canon are all single figures. He pioneered unique one-offs and tiny editions in the early 70s. A recent remaster allowed a larger 24 inch giclée print than the original 16 inch Cibachromes. They look pretty impressive.


15th Apr 2017
Paradisaical Solitude
Exclusive publication. Previously unseen, this got more likes on FB than anything, other than
'Kiss On Frosted Glass'.
It's an edition of 6. The originals are 24 inches (60cm). Maybe larger.


30th Mar 2017
PORTRAITS OF THE ARTIST
Check out the 10 superb self portraits of Elliott. Some are new additions.
Just click PORTRAITS on the home page.


6th Mar 2017
A FRISSON OF FORTISSIMO
A certain je ne sais quoi..... an edition of 5.


27th Feb 2017


17th Feb 2017
AUTONOMIC CONTROL
Every wonder about how much exactitude goes into an Elliott original?
Here is classic 'Champagne & Stilettos'1982, just 5 minutes before the shoot.
For comparison go here: http://www.jameselliott.com/major/cs.html


4th Feb 2017
SUBAQUATICA DRAMATICA
From a number of pictures EL did in 1979, loosely based around the concept of liquid and the way it makes the photographic image fluid. Great example of an image only possible with photography. This piece is in an edition of 3.


6th Jan 2017
NEW SELF PORTRAITS!!
Four new self portraits have been added to the PORTRAITS section on the home page. So there are now ten in total. Including the one below with Liz Caron at 17 and one with legendary Page 3 glamour queen Jo Guest.


26th Dec 2016
RED SOCKS!!
Having worn black for 40 years, I thought for Christmas I would wear red socks. This piece of snapshot crap, taken on my iPhone, is quite pleasing on the carpet. I thought of entering it for the Turner Prize but it's nowhere near stupid enough and far too aesthetic hahahahaha. Merry Chrissy.


24th Dec 2016
HOLLY FOR THE HALLS AND HOLLY FOR THE HOLIS!!

11th Dec 2016
NOT IDENTICAL BUT NOT AT ALL BARD hahahaha !!


23rd Nov 2016
MASSIVE NEW CHRONOLOGY FEATURE !!

There is an elaborate NEW biography feature on Elliott on the site. It consists of about 7,000 words and has a massive 70 illustrations. Compiling it was a colossal effort. Elliott has never written a CV. This is far more interesting and contains a massive amount of info, both historical and anecdotal. It is a very exciting story. The piece took about a week to create. It is accessible from the home page and Scarlet Starlight Stairway.



11th Nov 2016
ARTIST AND EXHIBITION
El makes an exhibition of himself..... hahahaha. This gallery boasted the longest gallery window in London at 47 feet. Perfect to watch his Champagne arrival in the convertible Cadillac, with balloons and 4 models. Everyone at the evening preview burst into spontaneous applause, as Elliott and entourage entered the gallery! Olé!


4th Nov 2016
CHARGE YOUR GLASSES AND PRAY BE UPSTANDING......
For glamour queen Pauline! Elliott's teenage girlfriend who spotted his talent with a camera, when he was also a teenager...


30th Oct 2016
LAST FRAME OF VOICE OF A NEW GENERATION!!
Voice Of A New Generation - you can watch it here: ../artcinema/voang99.html

14th Oct 2016
15,000 LIKES ON FACEBOOK IN A YEAR!!
Just coming up to a year on Facebook. Thanks to all... If you have not seen it go to : https://www.facebook.com/jameselliottofficial


11th Oct 2016
Lipstick And Latex 1984
Bare essentials plus glamour and sunshine! What more could you ask for? Shot on the Med. The Costa Smeralda in Italy. El worked on the detail over 30 years but it is now finally released. Unique world edition of 8.


29th Sept 2016
BLAST FROM THE PAST!!
YOU WILL STILL FIND HIM IN THE KITCHEN AT PARTIES.....
EL in his self-designed kitchen at Belsize Park. The lighting was filtered pink to make everyone look fabadoodles rather than Frankenstein. Been offline for a week thanks to the builders next door chopping right through the telephone cable. Cheers guys..... hahahahaha


9th Sept 2016
STREETWALKER BLUES
Published in print in at least 30 countries from Russia to Japan.
Launched a million fetish photographers. Stylish, colourful latex clothes did not exist, so Elliott made them. Built the wall too. Predates Britney / Gaga / George Michael etc. Read the story In Art Icons. Amazingly small edition of 4 vintage cibachromes. All sold out, but we may be able to get you one from an existing owner. Price likely to be in the region of £25,000.


2nd Sept 2016
REINCARNATION


28th Aug 2016
THE BANKNOTES ARE BACK !!
The banknotes return to The Bank. These fell from the sky as Elliott entered the Glamour Money & Power show. TIMES QUOTE
“...to describe him as flamboyant is an understatement. Anyone who prints pound notes with their own face replacing the Queens and who turns up at events in large cars with topless models could not be described otherwise.”


25th Aug 2016
THE METAPHYSICA MATHEMATICA
This is a detail from one of Elliott's greatest masterpieces of the past decade, which you just HAVE to see complete, so click on this link for the whole picture: http://www.jameselliott.com/innovation/perplex.html
He started this in 2005 and finished it in 2012. Such protracted time scales are not uncommon with Elliott. The longest being for 'Death Of The Black Widow's Daughter', which took 40 years. He has also created some superb colour variations of 'The Metaphysica Mathematica'. And just created the first 90cm (36 inch) pigment prints. They look incredible!


18th Aug 2016
BLUE DICE 1980
Old classic! Before Elliott stopped using yellow. Note the visual echo of the dice dots in the floor. Didn't come in vibrant colours so he sprayed the floor. Unique World Edition Of 8. Have one in stock.



5th Aug 2016
A SENSATION IN SCARLET 2016
Just finished today..... Olé!


1st Aug 2016
COMPARISONS II
"When I was a young man critics held up the Moaning Old Lisa as a paragon of beauty. 'The world's most beautiful woman' went the hollow hype. All my girls are more beautiful than that. I saw the painting in the Louvre with Mars, my girlfriend, model and muse in 1973. I looked at the painting and looked at her and thought 'Mars must be the most beautiful woman on Mars!' She's certainly more beautiful than Mona." JAMES ELLIOTT


20th July 2016
GREAT MINDS..... AND ALL THAT!
Just came across this portrait of Oscar Wilde, which Elliott had never seen before. Looks remarkably like the artist's 'Black Polygon Autoportrait' of 1991. El says "I see he was influenced by my self-designed boots. Unless of course, you think time is a linear concept hahahahaha. Still, I win on the jacket and hat!"

ADDENDUM 21st July: Just realised he's not actually wearing boots! But rather some sort of tight fitting gaiters! Note the shoes are separate. That's OK then! All accusations of plagiarism withdrawn!


10th July 2016
WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG RED CAT?
Well maybe the birds in the picture above...
But the big news is new merch!! El has just published TWO new big red catalogues, each containing 15 large (A5) glossy cards of classic images. Double the size of previous cards. The first contains the fine art and the second the erotic art. They are very limited and £20 each. They are totally fabulous and you can view them here in the shop: http://www.jameselliott.com/shop/shop.html

The two new big red cats. One full of fine art, one full of erotica. All classics!


4th July 2016
VISITORS UP AGAIN!
Latest figures for June show an increase of 10,000 visitors a year to this site!! 110,000 visitors in total.
About the same as Glastonbury! hahaha Thanks to everyone!


1st July 2016
THIS IS ONLY AN OPINION
Latest quote.