A modern, tongue-in-cheek look at sexual politics is the subject of illustrator Kavel Rafferty’s latest print work, which launches on Friday at London’s Cockpit Arts Open Studios. Entitled Saucy, the eight illustrations ‘fetishise the domestic and mundane’, says Rafferty. ‘The prints convey a frisson of the excitement associated with catching a forbidden moment, evoking the furtive pleasures of a peeping Tom,’ she says. The prints are available in limited editions of 20.
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