Carry on Shaky,
object, knitted jumper, 78 x 169 cm. /30.7 x 66.5 inches, edition 10, signed and
numbered on certificate, 2013
Shakin' Stevens, a man known for many things; his gyrating hips and dance moves earned him the title of 'Welsh Elvis' and a keen female following. Despite these rock íní roll credentials he was also known for being one of the nicest men in pop music and for his rich array of bespoke knit ware jumpers; a complex and contradictory character. Dan Rees presents an exact replica of the jumper Shaky wore for the 1985 Top of the Pops performance, of 'Merry Christmas Everyone'.