Shitty Interview No.50
Anthony Lister is often described as “Australia’s best contemporary artist.” He is certainly one of our favourites.
Anthony began to pave his own success as he pioneered the stencil & street art movement here in our home state of QLD way back in 2003.
Since then his clash of street art & sophisticated, fine art, painterly style, featuring boorish superheroes, flirtatious ballet dancers, bad-tempered old masters & imperious vamps, have gained him an international following any artist would dream of.
On the 20th of this month, Anthony will be joining a bunch of other big names in Australian art, including Rad Dan & Nico Nicosen, at the Mountain Sounds festival, followed by his show opening in Melbourne on March 4th with Black Arts Projects.
For now, in order to get to know him a little better, here is our shitty interview with Anthony Lister.
Sticks & Stones: What inspires you & un-inspires you?
Anthony Lister: Sad parties & not being invited to see who’s at the door.
Sticks & Stones: What fruit or vegetable best represents your dick?
Anthony Lister: Obviously Avocado & cherry on top.
Sticks & Stones: Snithes be snitchin & bitches be trippin… (please finish this rap).
Anthony Lister: Blues songs be crippn, my shlongs totes drippn. (this raps pretty crap).
Sticks & Stones: Deli meat or sausage sizzle?
Anthony Lister: Neither. I’ll skate to the beach & cook better gettin there.
Sticks & Stones: What characteristics does your perfect life partner have?
Anthony Lister: Good hair & a strong tolerance for disobedience. Basically Mary Poppins with a sassy mono brow.
Sticks & Stones: Favourite thing to cook?
Anthony Lister: Anything on fire is good with me.
Sticks & Stones: Last time you got way too drunk? What did you do that made you realise you were way too drunk?
Anthony Lister: Woke up in pain. I think I’m drunk not often enough though.
Sticks & Stones: What does A giraffe dolphin hybrid look like?
Anthony Lister: (drawing of a dolphin body with a giraffe neck & head). Obviously.
Sticks & Stones: Last nice thing you said to someone?
Anthony Lister: I’m sorry I did a stink… (embarrassed tone).
Sticks & Stones: Please draw whats in your head when you picture God.
Anthony Lister: (drawing of an angry heart with open arms).