Billy Childish (born 1 December 1959) is a musician, artist and poet. He is a co-founder of the Stuckists art group, which he has since left.
Born: December 1st, 1959
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Artists who don't paint aren't artists.
Your paintings are stuck, you are stuck! Stuck! Stuck! Stuck!
Britain's greatest cultural asset
a seething, dyslexic, better-looking British Bukowski
What, like Harpic?
It has become an ongoing national joke.
I like being on the margins. You work better there.
I loved moustaches. I used to draw myself with one. When I was 14, I was really into war and Van Gogh.
Bowie and McCartney arrived, and the biscuits and caviare started and I left immediately. I don’t like shouting across rooms, with people in shiny suits who look like used-car salesmen.
When I was better known than her, she put my name in that tent. I was asked to do Celebrity Big Brother, but why should I? We live in an age where fame is not related to what you do.
I am angry with him but I have compassion for him. The reason I can have a relationship with him is that I don’t see him as my father but as an individual. I’m glad I didn’t murder him that day. I couldn’t have lived with myself if I had.
Before 1999, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas offered to get me exhibitions, but joining the Stuckists put a kaibosh on all that — because I wasn't prepared to be controlled. I agreed to co-found the Stuckists to be allowed to say what I wanted, and I left the Stuckists because I didn't really want to be in them in the first place.