Still Spitting at Sixty: From the 60's to My Sixties, or A Sort of Autobiography

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Roger Law, the evil genius behind the mocking, caricature puppets of Spitting Image—which lampooned Margaret Thatcher, ridiculed the royal family and gave birth to "The Chicken Song"—unburdens his tormented soul and tells the awful truth of how it all came about. The award-winning series ran for 8 years, with Law masterminding the corruption and undermining of an entire generation's respect for authority and institutions.  Still Spitting at Sixty is Roger Law's account of his life so far, up to and including his retirement in Australia, filled with all the lunacy and flare that one would expect from the co-producer and creator of Spitting Image.

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Roger Law was born and brought up in England's bleak Fen Country. Law made his escape from the family construction firm by going to art school in Cambridge, where he met Peter Fluck, who would collaborate with him on many projects including the satirical puppet show Spitting Image, after which he shipped himself to Australia. In Sydney he secured something like a base as 'artist in residence' in the Bondi Pavillion. Rarely in residence, Law spends most of his time travelling around and drawing that sunburnt country. Some of the fruits of these travels were featured in his exhibitions at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery and The Fine Art Society in London.

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'Spitting Image was at one point a more effective option than the Labour Party... hilarious, funny and savagely critical... nothing since has been as biting as these brilliant puppets.' Broadcast Magazine

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