Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?
—Johnny Rotten, Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, January 14, 1978 (the Sex Pistols’ last gig)
McCaffrey Fine Art is delighted to present Johnny Milton, a new multipanel narrative painting by Jesse Chapman. The title is a conflation of John Milton, the author of the epic seventeenth-century poem Paradise Lost, and Johnny Rotten, the front man for the late 1970s English punk band the Sex Pistols.
Chapman describes the genesis of the painting as follows:
I started with the evictions that were discernible by piles of particleboard furniture appearing in yards around where I live. This subject brought me to