Turner prize-winning artist says he hopes posters are self-explanatory – especially after Theresa May’s social care U-turn.
Posters bearing the words “strong and stable my arse” which were spotted across London over the weekend are the work of the artist Jeremy Deller.
Passersby began tweeting pictures of the posters from Peckham to Soho to Kentish Town on Friday, but the question was: who was behind them?
Deller confirmed to the Guardian on Monday that he was responsible. He said he hoped the posters were self-explanatory, particularly after “this U-turn this morning” from Theresa May on Conservative party social care policies.
The artist is known for creating provocative works that seldom fit within the walls of a gallery. One of his best-known is The Battle of Orgreave, in which he orchestrated a re-enactment of the violent 1984 confrontation between miners and police.
He has also asked the Williams Fairey brass band to perform acid house music and persuaded Iggy Pop to pose naked for a life drawing class at the Brooklyn Museum.