Born in 1956, Cauty is a British artist and musician born in Liverpool. He is best known as one half of the hit-making duo The KLF, as a co-founder of The Orb and a leading innovator in the birth of the ambient house genre and as the man who burnt one million pounds.
Typically known for his iconoclastic and topical ‘stamp art’ that takes the form of real stamps, first day covers and limited edition prints. In 2003, he produced the limited edition ‘Black Smoke, Stamps of Mass Destruction’, a print series which was the focus of huge media attention (featuring on the front page of the Times). These prints were eventually withdrawn after the Royal Mail threatened him with legal action.