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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Stik drop's in Mayfair

Friday the 18th around Mayfair Stik the artist will be dropping free art for thelucky finders.The pieces, neatly reproduced by ‘Squarity’ depict rough sleepers and coincide with the Fundraiser at Oubliette Arthouse in Curzon Street, Mayfair on the same evening.
Stik’s solo show is at Mile-End Art Pavilion until the 20th dec 2009.
So wrap up and come find one to take home and keep warm!


Monday, 14 December 2009

Inkfetish launches new site

Our great friend and artist Inkfetish has just launched his spanking new site. Get on it to check all his latest goings on from all over the stratosphere.


Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Mutate Britain Christmas opening under the Westway

After a magnificently mutoid October saw nearly 20,000 people come and indulge in the MuTate experience, One Foot in the Grove is back with a Christmas special and you're invited to an exclusive private viewing to kick off the festivities.

Open for three weeks throughout December, the Westway will once again play home to countless new works of art, graffiti, paintings, stencils, installations, sculptures, object d'art, bric-a-brac, ceramics, clothing and much more. As well as new contributions from the likes of Joe Rush, Wreckage and Dotmasters, there will also be pieces from new contributors such as Shepard Fairey, D Face, Dan Hillier and Word to Mother.
One Foot in the Grove is open from 2-10pm Friday, 1-10pm Saturday, 12-9pm Sunday and can be found under the Westway, just off Portobello Road.


Evil Xmas 5th & 6th Dec 12-5pm The East Room & Sosho London

Our good mate Mr Evil brings you the Evil Xmas at The East Room and Sosho
Arts Co and Pure Evil have joined forces once again to invite street and contemporary artists to take over The East Room members' club and dining room and neighbouring Shoreditch club Sosho for the second annual EVIL XMAS FAYRE. This twisted take on a traditional European Christmas fair takes place on the 5th and 6th December from 12- 5pm. Indulge in some festive tastes and pick up some real art bargains from street art luminaries and emerging talent including Bortusk Leer, Cyclops, Dscreet, Joel and Sam Levack, Shuby, Hero, K Guy, Lilly Ladjevardi, Remi Rough, and Sweetoof.Opening Hours – 12.00 to 17.00pm.
Entrance £1 donation in support of StreetSmart Get on down this weekend.
The East Room & Sosho, 2 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4LU

As well as a selling exhibition of original art and prints the artists will let the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future loose across both buildings. Experience Xmas hell at Sosho - the walls will be wheat-pasted by an army of Santa’s dark helpers (a mystery line up of London's best street artists) or visit the Xmas Squat, a credit crunch vision of seasonal cheer in fictional Grimesby. The squat is an art installation by Luc Price aka Cyclops fresh from his recent show 'Jesus Help Me Find My Proper Place’ at Black Rat Press.


The Great Bristol Art Sale

From the great folks who bring your yearly Upfest dose, The Great Bristol Art Sale is a Christmas delight opening up doors tomorrow night the 2nd of December from 6.30. Go get yourself a Christmas cracker a better gift than you'd find in any store.
Wilder Gallery, 131 Wilder Street, Bristol

Featuring:- 20/20,Abide,Adam Mclevey,Agent Provocateur,Ben Slow,Boon,Chiba Love,Danny O'Connor,David Walker,DBO,European Bob,Fake,FarkFK,Finbar,Goin,Id-iom,Ikkeno,Ian Phenna,Jack Tierney,JK47,Julian Kimmings,K74,Lee Ellis,Levi C,Martin Whatson,Matti,Mish Mash,My Dog Sighs,Myne,Nol,Pete Street,Phil Blake,Rose Popay aka The Art Tart,Schlomo,Sebastian Pape,Sergei,Snik,Snub23,SPQR,Stickee,Teddy Girl,TM,Tribe1,Zee Zee


Monday, 30 November 2009

The Prodigy V's K-Guy New Print with LAB

The latest LAB print release from The Prodigy V's K-Guy goes live this week.
3 Editions of 25 in Fluorescent Yellow, Pink & Orange onto 300 gsm black Somerset satin. All with unique hand painted backgrounds so each print is slightly different. Signed by all of the band members & K-Guy price at £125 each.


Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Flying Eyeball Exhibition and Pop Up Shop Mayfair London 8th Dec

Flying Eyeball's exhibition & Pop up shop. Europe's Top Graffiti / Street Artists showcase there latest works behind the Royal Academy in London's famous Art gallery district. Featuring:
Goldie / Eine / Inkie / Shoe / She One / Mysterious Al / Sickboy / Insa / Xens / Chu / SHOK1 / Zeus / Hush / MauMau / Kid Acne / Steff Plaetz / Part2 / Pure Evil / RYCA / David Walker / China Mike / Don / Dora / Milk / Andy Council and more TBC.
Canvas Works, Original Illustrations, Screenprints, 3D works, T-Shirts, Toys, Books and much more...
Plus and exclusive After Party with Beni G (JackBeats), Benji Boko & Kish Kash at the helm...
For Buyers Preview & Private View please email:
Cork Street Mayfair London 8th Dec - 13th

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Tate the Biscuit - East End Arts Club show 3rd - 6th Dec

Tate the Biscuits by the East End Arts Club's exhibition is displaying a huge collection of street artists, conceptual artists, installation artists, painters, graphic illustrators and photographers, who all come together under the roof of Shoreditch Town Hall to create interpretations of proverbs and phrases. view a huge selection of street and urban art, and then ponder at the life size sculpture of a seven year old boy made with green fiberglass. Poking from the corner of one of the rooms you can see a strange doll with many arms, a painted image of a monkey lounging on a sofa. A huge display of contemporary urban painting which show chases the best of what is present today.
Private View 6-9pm - Thursday 3rd December 2009
12-8 Friday 4th December 10-6 pm Sat 5th December / Sun 6th December 2009
SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL 380,Old Street, London EC1V 9LT, London

ARTISTS Rugman, The Krah ,David Bray, Snub, Schoony, Asboluv ,Tinsel Edwards, Twinkle Troughton , Ben Allen, Patrick Hughes, Infinity Bunce, Lorraine Clarke, Mark Fraser- Betts, Edd Pearman , Jane Grosvenor, Espira, Up The Arts- Kerry Roper, John Doe, Craww, Tate Sisters, Stuart-Koenig Roach, The Kuntists, Grafik Warfare Emporium, Swifty, Martin Grover, Dr D, Mark Perronet, Kate Pritchard, Tamara Dubnyckyj, Dan Kitchener, Eyesaw Pilot, Wayne Chisnall, Patrick Hughes, Martin Kingdom , Richard Stone, Katherine Lubar, Russell Chater , Chris Koning, Tom Wilmott , Nathan Eastwood, Bob London, Ting Ting Cheng, Danilo Murru, Arina Orlova, , James Tebbutt , Blair Zaye, Augustine Coll, Paul Hill, Constance Slaughter, Annabel Tilley, David Gomez Maestre, Amyhyejung Shin, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Shona Davies, David Monaghan, Kevin Green , Andrew Salgado, Jess Wilson, Jboy, Anja Jane, Rachel Eardley,Lara Hardwood ,Helen Lang, ARTHOUSE, Daniel Locke,Liz Toole,Anthony Peters, Phil Sheffield, James Brown, Trent Sidharrta, World of Moose, Jennifer Camilleri, Helen Musselwhite, Martin Grover , Angie Crowe, Piers Secunda, Chad Macfalene, Amy Wicks, Natalie Taylor, Phillip Osbourne, Michael Vanderson, Anja Jane, Peter Sylveire, Jboy, Elod Beregszazi, Andrew Johnson, Hannah Marie Luxton, Michael Cranston, Mychael Barratt, Lou Trigg, Suzy Taylor, Robin Clare, Ros Shiers, Gavin Edwards, Karen Lockhart......e


Print Club London - Pop Up Christmas Shop. Dec 19th & 20th.

With new work from the likes of ANTHONY PETERS, CELYN BRAZER, EMILY FORGOT, HENNIE HAWORTH, LUKE WHITTAKER, MALIKA FAVRE, PAUL BOMMER and many more. All prints will be for sale, ranging from a recession friendly £35 to pricier pieces. Specialising in work from illustrators, designers and street artists, this is the perfect place to get your Christmas presents. Theres also a special Bag a Bag scheme being launched, where with the purchase on one of the new artists' prints, you get a specially designed and signed tote bag from the artist.

If you want to go to the private view,Friday 18th 6pm email rsvp@printclublondon.com.
Saturday and Sunday Dec 19th & 20th, 11am-6pm
214 Brick Lanejavascript:void(0)


Friday, 20 November 2009

Pho Live in Berlin

If you find in yourself Berlin this Sunday you need to be heading over to the Project Room / Schönhauser Allee 8 / Berlin-Mitte / Saturday, November 21, 2009, 7-10 pm brought to you by Circle Culture Gallery

Marco Grassi strikingly proves that street art is no longer a homogenous art form that is easily to apprehend or to describe. Borders are floating. In the mid-1990s Grassi was a main protagonist of the Italian street art underground, but simultaneously studied fine arts at the Brera academy in Milan. In his art he amalgamates found footage and objects from daily life with gestures lent by Abstract Expressionism; he performs virtuosity with all painterly media. In an enduring inner dialog and with painting itself he produces his imagery. Why he addresses himself with the pseudonym “Pho” like a Vietnamese noodle soup, you can ask him directly. Marco Grassi visits our friends from Project Room for a live painting session.


POW - Fiesta Resistance

POW opens it's doors for December with The Fiesta Resistance.
With new prints, Pinatas & loads of tropical South American flair it's a great place to let the sunshine in on these hurricane days.
Dec 4th - 23rd. Pictures On Walls Open 11 - 5 Monday to Friday, 11 - 4 Sunday.
Ground Floor, 46/48 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LT.


Rockin Vixen Rollerskating Fight

Whats this you say, loads of Rockerbilly chicks on Rollerskates knocking the shit out of one another in Bethnal Green this Saturday. I'm there!!!!
Next Bout: November 21st versus Birmingham Blitz Dames - Get your ticket now!
The Birmingham Blitz Dames are coming down to Londontown for some pre xmas roller derby action vs London Rockin' Rollers!
Sat 21st November doors at 4pm first bout at 5pm.
York Hall, Bethnal Green, London E29PJ

The Rockin' Rollers are determined to dethrone recently crowned #2 team in the UK, while Birmingham are sure to be looking to blitz the Londoners on their home turf. These two teams have not met on the track since 2007 where the Blitz Dames won by a single point.


Thursday, 19 November 2009

K-Guy V's the Prodigy

LAB's latest print with The Prodigy V's K-Guy sneaky peak. It's Gonna be in three fluro colourways and only 25 of each, printed onto Black somerset paper. Launching beginning of December 09. K-Guy has one special edition, printed on an old school desk & lovingly framed in his latest group show, The Lock Up on Eastcastle Street W1. Launch night Tonight.


Friday, 13 November 2009

'The Tousands' at Village Underground Wed 18th Nov

The Thousands group show curated by Vandalog at the Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PQ. Free entrance Wed 18th - 22nd Nov Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-5pm, Sat/Sun 11am-7pm. Opening Wed 6-10pm mail rj@vandallog.com for more info.
Featuring work from Faile, Banksy, KAWS, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Herakut, and Barry McGee

Michael “RJ” Rushmore is the founder of Vandalog, a blog highly respected and widely known throughout the contemporary art world. Curating his first exhibition called “The Thousands.” To accompany the show RJ has written “The Thousands: Painting Outside, Breaking In.” The exhibition will feature original work by some of the top names in street art. Many of the works have come from private collections, but several pieces have been provided directly by the artists participating in the show.
RJ’s endevour. “The Thousands” is an attempt to show the art world and the public that there are great works of art within the sphere of “street” and that these artists deserve a place in art history.


Squarity - Group show Shoreditch 6-20th Nov

Inkie, Will Barras, Eine & David Walker are just some of names taking part in this off the wall sculpture show. Squarity’s two-word brief ‘Bas Relief’, or low-relief gives the artist's an opportunity to show their more sculptured side. Runs until the 20th November 12-6pm daily, Free.
limited pieces will be available for purchase.
Blackall Studios, 73 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS


E.C Woodard, Beatrice Brown & Shannon Crees at the Pure Evil Gallery

Unlucky for some, this Friday 13th show at the PE gallery is sure to buck the trend. Get yourself on down to the opening night, tonight. For great art and drinks look no further.
Pure Evil Gallery, 108 Lenard Street London Open 6pm onwards.


Stolen Space Christmas Show 3rd Dec

Keep your eyes peeled for news of the Christmas 09 Group Show 03.12.09 - 20.12.09
Featuring all new works as well as exclusive print releases from Stolen Space's favourite notorieties and a few new faces for a taste of things to come in the new year. Confirmed artist list to be posted to the Stolen Space site soon.


Thursday, 12 November 2009

Obey's Monk print release today Nov 12th

This one looks very cool indeed, reckon an instant sellout. Good luck if your going for it fingers on buzzers. Burmese Monk” is an 18″ x 24″ screenprint, has an edition of 450, and will be $45. It goes up today (Thursday, November 12th) at a random time. Visit ObeyGiant.com.


Crying Queen Featured in Callum Best's - 'Brought up by Booze'

Check Out Don's Crying Queen as featured in the BBC Documentary Brought up by Booze
At point 26 minutes 35 seconds into Documentary (26'-35") its hanging on the wall.
a real 'Bitter Sweet' piece.


HUSH tonight at the Urban Angel Gallery, Shoreditch

If you haven't already, get your name down on the list for tonights HUSH launch. At the Urban Angel gallery, Redchurch Street, Shoreditch 6-9.


Miss Bugs Print Release

Miss Bugs have a print release today at 17.00 GMT
The are releasing two versions Stencil & Silkscreen print onto stained Oak Veneer and Aluminium, both editions of 25 and priced at £205 each. Get em while you can.
A certain number will be available as sets online.
Each print will vary a little depending on which one of the is printing
and they reckon it's impossible to find 2 bits of veneer the same!
Each piece is definitely unique...


Hip To be Square - 5th Dec, Hobby Horse, Dalston

Oh Death launches a new night in Dalston on the 5th of December featuring a night of musical hidden treasures and guilty pleasures spanning the past five decades.
DJing on the night will be Jim Sharp (Hear Nu Evil, Mookie), The J&D Sessions (Pin Up) and Oh-Death. We will be playing a selection of old skool hip-hop, nu-disco, bumpin' house, electronica and rock.
Check out the event for more details:


Wednesday, 11 November 2009


Our friends from OTP present 'It's Grim Up North'
an exhibition of works and installations by ONE TRICK PONY in association with Stussy UK and Gimme5.
This is the first time the public will be able to see the OTP artists work together in a collective show. Their current line-up of artists and designers deliver an array of contemporary artwork/illustration on canvas, digital print, motion graphics/animation and 3-d installation.

The REEBOK Lounge Gallery 6-8 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3NT
Thursday 3rd Dec-Friday 8th January Viewing by appointment only, contact:dee@reeboklounge.com

PREVIEW RECEPTION weds 2nd Dec 6pm-10pm RSVP:otp@hotmail.co.uk
OTP will be celebrating the exhibition launch with a limited edition collaborative tee with Stussy UK available on the night.
Music on the night from DJ's PART2, Charlee Brown and KidKanevil.


FBBB Art Exhibition and Wrap Party

Get down to the Reebok Lounge, Shoreditch for the FBBB Art Exhibition and Wrap Party Tomorrow from 7pm to check out some amazing artwork and live music from True Ingredients, Mr Basista and Ivory all washed down with some free beer from Tiger.
The party continues with the FBBB Soundsystem DJing at The Hoxton Pony until late.
Its all free entry but guestlist to the exhibition only! Email names and RSVP to dan@fbbb.co.uk before the end of today.
Check out the details here:



Shake It: An Instant History of the Polaroid

If you still haven't, head on down to the Pumphouse Gallery London to celebrate the memory of the now expired favorite Polaroid film.
Featuring:- Nobuyoshi Araki , Rut Blees Luxemburg , Guy Bourdin , Tim Braden, Roe Ethridge , Walker Evans, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, André Kertész , John Latham, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jonathan Monk, Lisa Oppenheim , Lucas Samaras , Michael Snow, Juergen Teller , Andy Warhol, Wim Wenders
Show runs until 13 December 2009.
Admission Free

Pump House Gallery
Battersea Park, London
SW11 4NJ

From the lyrics of OutKast’s pop anthem Hey Ya to clues laid out for the amnesiac protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s film Memento, the Polaroid has had a significant impact on contemporary culture. ‘Shake It: An instant History of the Polaroid’ brings to light some of the more intriguing and innovative examples in the history of the Polaroid photograph, exploring its cultural significance and the diversity of its applications. Besides work by some of the most important artists working with the medium, the show will also include Polaroids from other diverse professions and disciplines such as forensics, archaeology, medicine, filmmaking and fashion, as well as those of amateurs and enthusiasts.

Many of the works in this exhibition have never been shown in the UK before such as Michael Snow’s play on the immediacy of the image, Authorization, the mutilated, distorted, blurred self portraits by Lucas Samaras, who discovered the malleability of the format’s wet dyes and Guy Bourdin’s intimate, small-scale surreal visions.

Other highlights include David Hockney’s large composite Polaroid Nicholas Wilder Studying Picasso. Los Angeles 24th March 1982, which references the stylisation and methods of the cubists, Andy Warhol’s still-lifes of perfume bottles and shoes; the photographs that an avid shoe collector sticks on to her shoeboxes for ease of identification; portraits of Richard Hamilton who, since 1968, has invited artist friends including Warhol, Francis Bacon, Robert Rauschenberg and Man Ray to photograph him; Polaroids of casting sessions from leading model agency Storm; Araki's suggestively sumptuous flower pictures, and the film made by Charles and Ray Eames’s in 1972 advertising the legendary leather panelled SX-70 model.

With the last batch of Polaroid film set to expire in October 2009, ‘Shake It’ is a timely exhibition that captures the aesthetic, conceptual and practical potential of an iconographic photographic format that is on the verge of extinction.


Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The Lock Up

Death By Daylight present The Lock Up.

A selection of stunning works made available from the most prolific, cutting edge &
controversial artists of our generation including:
Fri 20th - Thursday 10th Dec. Open Mon-Sun til 7pm.
The Lock Up, Eastcastle House, 27-28 Eastcastle Street, W1W 8DH


The Other Side - Mile End

Our friend Stick has put together a great show with live painting in Mile End's brand spanking new 'Arts Pavilion'.
Show is open each Wednesday to Sunday from 12-6 pm, Wednesday 4th November – Sunday 29th November. Mile End closest Tube.
The Arts Pavilion, Mile End Park, London E3 5BH

Silhouettes with spray-cans glinting in the darkness have long journeyed through the East End to the austere walls of the rail arches in Mile End, an underground showcase of underground art.

Now, in broad daylight, the elegant new Mile End Arts Pavilion opens its doors to some of the most notorious graffiti artists in East London.

This unique venue offers the opportunity for you, the viewer to observe from behind glass or get down and dirty with the artists painting LIVE! (Protective masks are available on the door)

Each week will feature a new wave of artists, sourced locally with a smattering of special guest painters.


Monday, 9 November 2009

Jarvis Cocker V's Pure Evil

Jarvis Cocker's Installation at Old Street's Village Underground, includes a wild & varied timetable over the three day residency. With our favorite 'Pure Evil' heading up the live art master class on Monday & Tuesday. Bunk off work grab your hula hoop and get on over!!!!
Mon 9th Nov - Wed 11th Nov. Free! check timetable to get it to what you want.
Band play live Wed night, ticket only!!



RCA Secret is an annual exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized art, made by professional artists, designers and illustrators, plus the Royal College of Art’s current postgraduate students.
This year’s exhibition of over 2,000 pieces includes work by the renowned artists Gerhard Richter, Bill Viola, Julian Opie and Grayson Perry.
Open at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU from Friday 13 November until Friday 20 November 11-6pm, 11-8pm on Thursday 19 November. Free admission.

The postcards are signed only on the reverse, so the author of each work remains a secret until after purchase, and the signature on the back is revealed.
Over 800 artists have donated work to RCA Secret 2009 so far, including Yoko Ono, Cornelia Parker, David Bailey, former Stone Roses guitarist John Squire, and animator Nick Park, as well as fashion designers Sir Paul Smith, Manolo Blahnik and Erdem. Many leading American artists have also contributed this year including Lawrence Weiner, John Baldessari and Alex Katz.

The cards, priced just £40 each, will be sold to the public in a huge one-day Sale on Saturday 21 November, 8am-6pm. You must register in advance of the Sale.



Robert Crumb, otherwise known as R. Crumb, is one of the leading figures of the 1966/ 67 underground comic movement. Philadelphia-born Crumb exploded onto the scene in the late 60's, heralding a renaissance of underground sex and drug comics. His LSD-inspired characters Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural quickly established him as a counter-culture icon.
27th of October 2009 – Scream Gallery, 34 Bruton Street W1J 6QX

The exhibition will feature all the iconic characters including; Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural. Frisky Fritz the Cat is up to his old tricks in 'Fritz the No-Good'. An original drawing for the cover of Motorcity Comics features a typically Amazonian Crumb woman, putting the boot into a bulky New York cop. His rendering of a 'girl commando' has a visceral impact as she shouts Join the world - family revolution or die!!! A drawing of legendary singer and comic book fan Janis Joplin, singing into a phallic microphone, is printed on a sheet of acid tabs and signed by Timothy Leary.

"I had this big change in 1965 and 66 and it was visionary you know. I took this weird drug. Supposedly it was LSD but it had a really weird effect where it made my brain all fuzzy...I started getting these images of cartoon characters I'd never seen before, and drawing these stream of consciousness comic strips." Robert Crumb

Crumb's iconic character 'Mr. Natural' is featured in "on the bum again", a strip where a cowgirl lasso's him, sits on top of him and demands 'Just tell me real quick what the secret of the Universe is". This interest in the universe illustrates his spiritual leanings, which have come to the foreground with the recent international publication of his latest and most epic project - an illustration of The book of Genesis. Hardcore fans may be surprised by his new topic, although this time it's not a satire, it's a beautiful depiction of the Bible in the mould of William Blake that he created over a period of 5 years, in isolation in a shepherd's hut in rural France. The original Genesis pages will be on display in The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb's book of Genesis at the Hammer Museum in LA from 24 October 2009 to 7 February 2010. Crumb was raised as a Catholic and admits that he believes in God, and spiritual forces in the Universe. Maybe the psychedelic sex-obsessed Crumb of the 60's and 70's has mellowed in his old age.

The exhibition at Scream Gallery will be part of Comica, the London International Comics Festival, which takes place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) from 5-26 November.

12th of October 2009
Symbollic Collection are proud to present Robert Crumb 'Uncovered' from the 12th November - 12th December 2009.


Thursday, 22 October 2009

Faile Print Release

Faile Star-Spangled Shadows Print Release
Based on their large canvas shown last Autumn in London, this one is for all of you who do not have a bilboard sized wall to hang your art on.
Two Color Screenprint on Lenox 100 Paper.
Acrylic & Silkscreen Ink on paper.
Dimensions: 58cm x 96cm Priced at $350. Out Today


Affordable Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair is the place to discover and buy paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and original prints – all priced between £50 and £3,000.
Battersea Park, London:- Thurs 22nd - Sun 26th Oct £12

With 120 carefully selected galleries from across the UK and Europe exhibiting there is contemporary art on show to suit every taste and budget.
The forthcoming Autumn Collection (22 – 25 October) in Battersea Park, London, marks AAF’s 10th anniversary.
When Will Ramsay founded the fair in 1999 his aim was to make contemporary art accessible to everyone, and to show you don’t need to be an art expert or a millionaire to enjoy and buy art. Ten years on the fair is still a relaxed and fun way to browse a huge variety of art at one time.
AAF is a great place to spot fresh, new talent – look out for the Recent Graduates’ Exhibition at the front of the marquee which features our selection of this year’s fine art graduates.
The Education Programme offers free activities suitable for all ages, including hands-on printmaking workshops, sculpture demonstrations, an open access drawing space and kids activity packs. And for those who prefer to listen The Contemporary Art Society are running a series of talks about collecting art.


Crazy Fools Exhibition

Crazy Fools Exhibition @ The Library Bar, Islington
24 & 25 October 2009(Not an Official Banksy Exhibition)
Private View: 12 - 2PM
Gallery Open: 2 - 10PM

A pop-up gallery by Crazy Fools. Exhibited works include an exclusive piece by Banksy, original works from Inkie, and 3D from Massive Attack all housed in a an Islington pub


Viva Mexico

Revolution on Paper: Mexican Prints 1910 – 1960
22 October 2009 – 5 April 2010
British Museum Room 90
Admission free

The exhibition will be the first in Europe focusing on the great age of Mexican printmaking in the first half of the twentieth century.

Between 1910 and 1920 the country was convulsed by the first socialist revolution, from which emerged a strong left-wing government that laid great stress on art as a vehicle for promoting the values of the revolution. This led to a pioneering programme to cover the walls of public buildings with vast murals, and later to setting up print workshops to produce works for mass distribution and education. All the prints in the exhibition come from the British Museum’s collection which has been acquired thanks to the generosity of the Aldama Foundation, Dave and Reba Williams and The Art Fund.

Some of the finest of these prints were produced by the three great men of Mexican art of the period known as ‘los tres grandes’: Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. The best-known print is Rivera’s Emiliano Zapata and his horse which has achieved iconic status in twentieth century Mexican art. Other prints including Rivera’s portrait of Frida Kahlo, Siqueiros’ Dama Negra, Orozco’s The Masses, demonstrate the extraordinary breadth, imagination, and quality of the works shown. In addition to the Los Tres Grandes, many other artist were involved and rose to prominence, especially after the founding of the Taller del Gráfica Popular (TGP) in Mexico City in 1937. The range of material is fascinating: as well as single-sheet artists’ prints, there are large posters with designs in woodcut or lithography by these same artists, and illustrated books on many different themes. The exhibition will also include earlier works around the turn of the century by the popular printmaker, José Guadalupe Posada, who was adopted by the revolutionaries as the archetypal printmaker who worked for the people, and whose macabre dances of skeletons have always fascinated Europeans.

Printmakers in Mexico often belonged to groups, societies and movements which were underpinned by their commitment to politics. The earliest movement was Stridentism, an avant garde group which was launched 1921 and was similar to the Italian Futurist movement because it rejected the past. The Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP) was formed in 1937 by Luis Arenal, Leopoldo Méndez and Pablo O’Higgins as a graphic arts workshop which was influenced by communism. TGP members had access to printing equipment at the workshop and did not need to have artistic training. The collective produced prints for posters, flyers and portfolios which were printed on cheap paper. Their prints often supported the campaigns of trade and workers unions in Mexico. For example, Pablo O’Higgins and Alberto Beltrán collectively made a poster advertising the first Latin American Petrol Workers conference. The TGP was also particularly committed to the fight against international Fascism. Angel Bracho’s striking red and black poster, Victoria! (1945), which celebrates the allied victory over the Nazi’s in 1945, is a key example of the TGP’s anti-Fascist stance. Other printmakers addressed subjects such as corruption, capitalism and Mexican daily life in their prints.


Wednesday, 21 October 2009


Mutate are having another opening night tomorrow Thursday 22nd. Get your name down and get in. Again!

One Foot in the Grove this Thursday as brand new
pieces from Joe Rush, Wreckage International, Teddy Baden, Gwarmination and many
more are unveiled for the first time.
Since the official opening of Mutate Britain's homecoming two weeks ago, over
7,500 people have passed through the doors already and to meet demand, the
exhibition is keeping its doors open for an extra week, through to the 1st of

As well as the new pieces, guests will also be able to see an exclusive sneak
preview of Mutoid Waste's Glastonbury documentary from Ignite Creative.
To RSVP and ensure your place on Thursday, or for more information and media
requests, email dan@raw-material.co.uk


Green Day Presents: 'The Art of Rock' Curated By Logan Hicks

In November 2008 the seed for the Green Day Art Project was planted. The concept was to choose eighteen international artists to informally collaborate with GreenDay. Each artist would receive lyrics to one of the songs from the soon to be released 21st Century Breakdown.Then they would produce a piece of art that was influenced, or inspired by the lyrics of the song. Although the artists had the lyrics, they did not have the music that accompanied the words.The results from that collaboration are presented in this show.
Stolen Space London 23.10.09 - 01.11.09. Preview night Thursday 22nd October.

Featured Artists:


Ed Ruscha at The Hayward

This is the first retrospective to focus exclusively on the paintings of the Los Angeles based artist Ed Ruscha, one of the most influential and pioneering American artists of the past half century. The exhibition reveals the depth and breadth of Ruscha's achievement as a painter and highlights the conceptual underpinnings of his approach to painting. In addition to exploring the impact of print and graphic media on the artist's aesthetic strategies, it also focuses on the incisive portrait of American culture that is presented through his imagery.

Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting
Sunday 10 January 2010 - Sunday 10 January 2010
The Hayward Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Obey - European Invasion

While we're on the subject of Obey, Shepard was in Europe a few weeks back DJing round Europe and he found time to throw some new paste up's around town.
This one was in London along the Thames by Chelsea Bridge.


Warhol Museum x Shepard Fairey

Now if you're somewhere near Pittsburgh you should probably hitch a ride in to town and go to the latest Shepard Fairey show.
Supply and Demand at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg
A 20 Year Retrospective Oct 18, 2009 – Jan 31, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA

Artist Talk with Shepard Fairey, 6 PM – 7 PM
Opening Reception Party, 7 PM – 10 PM featuring DJ Z-TRIP

Join The Warhol to celebrate the opening of three new special exhibitions, Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand; SuperTrash; and Unnatural Rubber.

Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand is organized by The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and features over 20 years of the artist’s work, including illustrations, screen prints, collages, works of wood, metal, and canvas. SuperTrash features 150 film posters, ranging from ephemera to giant 3-sheets, representing the 1940’s – ‘80’s. Unnatural Rubber, sponsored by the LANXESS Corporation, showcases the work of 15 contemporary international artists to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the invention of synthetic rubber.


Maharaja, the Splendour of India's Royal Courts

'Maharaja' The latest show to come out of the V&A opened this week, with over 250 object spanning from the 18th to the mid 20th Century. Show runs until Jan 2010. Get yourself down for gem busting inspiration.

Thrones, gem-encrusted weapons, a Rolls Royce... there's nothing particularly subtle about the world of the maharajas as explored in this major exhibition at the V&A, which covers the period from the collapse of the Mughal empire in the early eighteenth century to the end of British rule in 1947, when Indian princes acceded their territories into the modern states of India and Pakistan. But, as well as bringing on the bling, the show looks at the changing role and influence of the maharajas - politically and socially, in India and Europe - through their patronage of artists and designers. Paintings, photography, textiles, jewellery, metalwork and furniture are on show, many coming to the West for the first time, giving an indication of princely life and ideals, court culture and alliances.


Monday, 12 October 2009

Hush innocence show at Urban Angel London

Not til November but the Hush Innocence show at the Urban Angel, Redchurch street London is one for the diary. Launch Thursday 12th Nov 6-9pm
Opening Hours Thursday to Saturday - 11am to 4.30pm

Hush is an urban artist who worked in Hong Kong for a number of years as a graphic designer/Illustrator before recently returning to the UK.

His popularity is soaring, with a sell out London show, alongside high profile street pieces, sold out print runs and collaborations. With shows coming up in London and LA, Hush draws his influence from a wide variety of modern culture to create his work. His main interests being graphic-novels, animation, graphic-design, graffiti art, urban art and contemporary painting.

He has worked as a graphic designer & illustrator / art director in London, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Hong Kong where he worked for a few of the largest Toy companies in the world.

Hush studied Graphic Design & Illustrator at Newcastle school of Art & Design for 5 years. Since graduating in 1995 his work has been featured in numerous selected exhibitions in London, Los Angels, Hong Kong, Edinburgh and Newcastle. Now and again you might still see Hush on a wall in your city.


Solo exhibition of works by Lucas Price CYCLOPS

Black Rat Press next show is a solo exhibition of works by Lucas Price. ‘Jesus Help Me Find My Proper Place’ previews on Thursday 15 October

Painting under the name Cyclops Lucas is one of London’s most prolific street artists and a founding member of the Burning Candy Collective. Lucas’ gallery works have an raw urgent feel to them, both angry and intimate, as if he has purged his mind in the process of applying paint to canvas. Often heavily layered and incorporating overlapping text and images they have a striking honesty and freshness to them. For this show Lucas has created an installation which promises to confuse the senses and give a unique insight into his view of the world.


Friday, 9 October 2009

Silent Bob at the Indigo O2 Saturday Night

Film director, writer and the Silent one Kevin Smith is at the Indigo O2 in Greenwich tomorrow night Oct 10th.

Smith is best-known for writing and directing the feature films Clerk's, Dogma and Zack And Miri Make A Porno.

He is currently directing his latest production called A Couple Of Dicks, which stars Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.

Set for release in February 2010 the film is a buddy-cop comedy written by the Cullen Brothers.

Hear Smith tell stories about his unusual life in what promises to be an entertaining show.

Get the chance to ask your man about his career, Jay, smoking blunts in one of his famous question and answer sessions that have gained him cult status amongst fans.




The sixth Comica Festival will take place between 5 to 26 November 2009 down at the ICA. Confirmed guests include Eddie Campbell, Tara Mcpherson, Ben Templesmith and Bryan Talbot.

Loads going on across various locations with Talks, Signings, Films & Exhibitions.
Superstar artists Brian Bolland and Dave Gibbons and comics retailers Phil Clarke and Derek ‘Bram’ Stokes do the timewarp with Mike Lake, co-founder of Forbidden Planet and Titan Distributors, to bring to life the startling story of how American comic book fandom exploded in the 60s.
£6 / £5 Concessions / £4 ICA Members.


What the Fudge? It's God Save The Cream

'The Icecreamists' opened a Guerrilla Ice Cream installation down in Selfridges, Oxford Street, London last month. Show runs til November 1st so get yourself down and indulge with the Queen of Cream, live Music and don't forget to try the Ice Cream.

• Cryogenic Cocktails made with liquid nitrogen and served at your table, including The Icecreamists signature ice cream cocktail, the ‘God Save the Cream’ - a ‘reverse flambé’ served at a blistering -196 degrees

• An exciting menu of sweet and savoury ice creams including The Gordon’s Glory - a 21st century reimagining of the knickerbockerglory and The Sex Pistol - a natural stimulant ice cream served in a glass accompanied by a shot of absinthe in a pink water pistol.

• The Sundae Lunch, fresh pea sorbet with a hint of mint, beef bouillon and horseradish sorbet with a Yorkshire Pudding crisp and an apple and blackberry crumble gelato.

• The Chocolate Volcano - their exclusive eye-wateringly calorific ‘Diet Destroyer’. This promiscuous little number has led to one-night-stands, life-long romances, affairs and even marriage proposals. So breathtakingly outrageous and immoral it could be banned under the Obscenity Laws. Submit to X-rated molten Belgian chocolate sauce poured onto a mountain of Ecuadorean Dark Chocolate Ice Cream and served with fresh seasonal fruit.

• Artisan ice creams exclusively designed by Italy’s acclaimed gelato master Roberto Lobrano using authentic ingredients from around the world. Gourmet flavours include Tahitian Vanilla, Venezuelan Chocolate, Argentinian Dulce De Leche and North African Spiced Cinnamon.


Thursday, 8 October 2009

KGuy at Mutate

No sooner as we are getting in to the spirit and preparing to head down to the opening, than one of LAB's favorite K-Guy. Gives us a sneak preview of his latest piece at Mutate titled 'Coke Moss. Stay tuned to LAB for some interesting K-Guy Co-Lab's.

COKE MOSS - Inspired by his love of picking up discarded trash from
the streets, well, some people collect stamps, I like crushed Coke
cans, Okay. He's again linked two disparate images and I guess He's
cocking a snook at the Americanisation and cultural bombardment in
British society, He's been kind of thinking recently about the fact
that we don't actually make anything in this country anymore and the
only thing we do export is people, celebrity, whatever.

He's also hand screened a small edition of only 35 screen prints,
size 750 x 750mm that will be on sale at the show.


Mutate LAdbroke Grove

Don't forget the amazing Mutate opens it's doors once again from tomorrow. One foot in the Grove this time housed under the Westway in Ladbroke Grove. This is the all talking, machine walking, spray paint all over the mofo, biggest in town show. This has to be the highlight in the Urban/Street art calendar of 2009.

3-6 Acklam Road, London W10 5YU nearest tube Ladbroke Grove.
Daily from 2pm-late


Polaroid RIP

The 9th October 2009 will see the final Use by or Expiration date of the last batch of Polaroid film manufactured. The exhibition at Atlas will feature a wide selection of Polaroid prints by photographers who have either worked directly with the Polaroid Corporation as part of their research program or who have become famous for the quality of their Polaroid prints either alongside or independent from their traditional camera-based work. It will thus trace the development and use of this unique medium up to the present day.

At the Atlas Gallery 9th October - 28th November. 41 Dorset Steet London W1U 7NF

The exhibition will feature special commissioned works by Contemporary artist Marc Quinn, legendary Pop artist Peter Blake, and iconic Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt. Quinn wrote of this experience: What I like about Polaroids is that they are like a sculpture of a photograph. In other words, when you press the button, the Polaroid comes out of the camera, and image is transformed into an object (May, 2009).


Wednesday, 7 October 2009

D*Face New Print Release

If you want one of these bad boys, get yourself on down to Stolen Space Saturday 11th at 11am one per person. Truman Brewery off Brick Lane London.
More Punk Than You Funk Edition of 50, 5 colour screen print on 410gsm Somerset satin paper. 60x60cm Signed and numbered by the artist.

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The Brick Lane Zoo

15 international Street and Urban Artists from come together armed with spraycans,
paste ups and stencils to unleash their wild beasts directly onto the gallery walls.

Bortusk Leer - Chanoir - Edina Tokodi - El Bocho - Grems - Jah7 - Kenor - Macay -
Mosko & Associes - Ben Metch - Neozoon - Pez - Roa - Rundontwalk - Snub23

Curated by Daphne Polski and Y-NOT

8th – 19th October 2009
Private View Wednesday 7th October 6:30 – 8:30 pm

For more images and to view works