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Bob & Roberta Smith Launches A Digital Edition on Sedition To celebrate 5 years of Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art & Music

To celebrate our fifth anniversary, The Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art & Music has partnered with Sedition, the online platform where artists distribute art in digital format, to present a special digital limited edition by Bob & Roberta Smith. Art Makes Children Powerful is an animated artwork that is also featured on the cover of the Autumn 2013 issue. The artwork is available for purchase on Sedition at £15 in a digital edition of 300.


Art Makes Children Powerful is based on a 2012 work consisting of sign-writer’s paint on board and is also the title of Smith’s first solo exhibition in Ireland, organised as part of the 40th Kilkenny Arts Festival. Art Makes Children Powerful is not only a slogan that errs toward political cliché, it is also a call for activism and consciousness against the political establishment; an appeal for political action regarding an issue about which Smith feels passionately.


British artist Bob and Roberta Smith aka Patrick Brill (b. 1963, London), is actually one artist despite the dual identity. Smith is famous for his political, often humorous, and empowering artworks. Smith graduated with an MFA from Goldsmith College, London, in 1993 and shortly thereafter chose his pseudonym, which references his sister Roberta with whom he collaborated creatively in the early years. Smith has had numerous solo exhibitions at prestigious institutions including at the Hayward Gallery, London; the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Pierogi, New York; and Galleria, Torino.

Any purchased editions can be viewed in high definition directly from the Sedition website or through one of the free Sedition apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or Samsung devices. To view and buy the artwork visit the Sedition website:

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