The hand of Jimmy Savile, 2015

The hand of Jimmy Savile, 2015

C-type print, 60.9cm x 50.8cm (2015)

Entertainer, Television personality and Radio DJ Jimmy Savile died in 2011. Since his death, Savile’s double life as a paedophile, confidence trickster and all round Mr Nasty has been uncovered leading to the exposure of hundreds of cases of abuse by him and other public figures of the 1970s. Both intriguing and shiver-inducing, The hand of Jimmy Savile reveals a palm reading carried out on the celebrity in 1966. Exposing his character decades before the recent scandal, the work highlights how the unknown lives of figures in the public eye are always lurking in the background, despite our often automatic trust and worship.