posted October 17th, 2017

It's 2017 (still? -ed.) and we've finally got what we've all been waiting for - a new piece of work from Mayo Thompson! No, Krayola-heads, it isn't a new record for year eagerly awaiting ears: it's actually time to get out your reading glasses and enjoy the debut tome from one of the most creative geniuses of the past 50 years!  In Art, Mystery, a disgraced former footballer, now export agent specializing in chrome, accepts an unusual commission from an odd source, the very man who brought him down, a former football referee turned art handler-to find and export a pornographic work of Renaissance art. Intrigued? Watch this trailer:

"Perlat Tile, Pablo Pablon, Ms. Jasmine, and the Beast of Bern tussle and conspire with other assorted gangsters and PhDs over an illicit Pollaiuolo statuette. The action unfolds in Tirana, between the National Museum and a bar named Tiranosaurus Tex, leading to a denouement in Venice. Mr. Thompson has given us the perfect cocktail of suspense and whimsy. Very highly recommended-even the most humorless of art historians will be tickled by Art, Mystery!"
                                                                        -Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen

"I am impressed with Art, Mystery. Cracking dialogue. I enjoyed reading it. I also thought it was very funny and wore its humour integrally, I mean, like, subtle."
                                                                        -Josephine Pryde
About the author:
Art, Mystery is Mayo Thompson's first published work of fiction since university in the nineteen-sixties. He is best known for his work with the psychedelic band, The Red Krayola. Out January 26th, 2018!

Upcoming Red Krayola Performances:

10/20/17– 10/22/17 The Lab San Francisco CA*

*Ticket holders may come and go during all three live recording sessions

Artists in this story: Mayo Thompson