bookI was invited to participate in the special edition book celebrating the life and work of Stuart Sutcliffe. I, and 20 other artists, created artwork specifically for this project.

Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe

23.06.1940 – 10.04.1962

In Conversation with Stuart Sutcliffe, his life, work and relevance, published by Media Junction, is available from April 10th.

This special edition book celebrates the life and work of Stuart Sutcliffe, the legendary fifth member of The Beatles and renowned artist. Published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death, it discusses and affirms his lasting significance and relevance.

In Conversation with Stuart Sutcliffe consists of numerous unseen images of Stuart's work 'in conversation' with a number of today's brightest artistic talent; pondering and discussing artistic, critical, sociological, poetic and personal responses to Stuart's life and work. Stuart's art is discussed, commented on and reflected upon, by the words and work of other artists for the first time!

To order the book, from April 10th, go to the official Stuart Sutcliffe website.

Sergei Sviatchenko

When I was in sixth grade my parents bought me a black pigskin satchel. It had any number of pockets, a golden lock and a little key. Seen in profile it looked like an accordion. This was where I kept my first Beatles records, and, as far as I can remember, they were 'Please, Please me' and 'Meet the Beatles'. Since there was no cover on my copy of 'Meet the Beatles' I had to make one myself. This home-made design was a great success, and the cover was later used as the original when exchanging records.


Five, 2011, Photo collage, signed Lambda Kodak silver paper print, limited edition of 5 with 2 APs, 140 x 100cm