Former KLF man supporting Pier

THE MAN who famously burned one million pounds will visit Hastings this week to help launch a range of unusual gifts for Christmas at the Pier Shop.

Jimmy Cauty, 54, will be popping into the store at White Rock on Thursday to help launch the two-week festive promotion at the shop.

The artist earned notoriety in 1994 when he burned the cash along with fellow former KLF member Bill Drummond.

Jimmy will be selling a range of his Riots In a Jam Jar which are miniature re-enactments of riots in glass jars.

Pickled Lily Promotions will run the Christmas theme at the Pier Shop at White Rock from next Thursday until December 24.

Billed as a “A Fundraiser and Profiteering Racket in Support of the Save the Pier Fund” the shop will sell a number of unusual gifts.

Jimmy is a member of a group of artsist working out of the L-13 studio in London which is run by Steve Lowe from Hastings.

During the two-week sale there will be affordable art, publications, editions and seasonal giftware all made by the L-13 artists including Jimmy, Adam Wood, Pete Bennett, Billy Childish and Neal Jones.

Jamie will be selling prints.

International acclaimed Billy will be accompanying Jimmy at the launch event on Thursday. The proceeds of the sale of one of Billy’s paintings will be donated to the Pier Trust.

Neal is a painter and printmaker who will be presenting woodblock prints and a medieval cookery book. Pete is a painter, musician and tree surgeon who will present a limited edition 10ins vinyl record with hand printed covers.

Event promoter Helen Connor said: “The guys have created some fascinating artwork which is sure to create a lot of interest.”