collage on board

103cm x 70cm



“He had considered porn as a medium for a portrait for some time but knew that ‘it would be seen as an insult to the subject of the picture’. Given Bush’s puritanical  views about sex and the hypocrisy of the American right, the combination worked perfectly… Here, for the first time, boundaries became blurred between conventional painted political portraiture, mainstream cutting-edge art (of the YBA pantheon), and the longer tradition of biting British political satire.” 

Tim Marlow, Director of Artistic Programmes at the Royal Academy of Arts, 2013. From The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo 



Francesca Gavin - Cutting Illusions 

Tim Willis - Jonathan Yeo Goes From Porn to Politics