The Rainbow Swastika Conspiracy


The Religious Contemporary Art of Anthony Padgett

This lavish photographic book documents the artwork of Anthony Padgett in his groundbreaking and influential quest to understand religion and art.

THEISM/ THE-ISM (1994 – 2001) was his modernist “ism” to end all “isms”. A spiritual search to reconcile the Mystical & Moral perspectives through art.

POSTMODERN RELIGIOUS ART – (2002-2006) was his uniting a diversity of faiths in superficial work that was still a genuine expression of faith. Included are his numerous exhibitions, Artist-in-Residency, Art Technology Award 2002, International Jewish Artist of the Year Award 2004 finalist work, commission for Liverpool Biennial 2004, performance at Edinburgh Fringe 2005 and legal case against the Tate Galleries 2005-7. He has been featured in the Guardian, the Mail on Sunday, Times, Times Educational Supplement and BBC Radio 4. He gave talks at the New York Studio School of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art and Tate Modern. Padgett has an MA in Theory of Contemporary Art & Performance.

80 full colour pages, US letter (8.5"x11"), saddle stitched.

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