26 February 2010

Time out banksy poster

Time out magazine in London will feature Banksy on the front cover.  The magazine hits newstands on 2 March 2010 and you can buy a poster of the cover artwork here.

All the details below

The renowned, yet elusive, graffiti artist Banksy has created the cover of the March 4th issue of Time Out London magazine.

Through strong links with the magazine and in anticipation of his forthcoming cinematic debut, 'Exit Through the Gift Shop', Banksy himself approached Time Out. This photo shoot, a mixture of self-portraiture and his trademark use of spraypaint, is unlike anything he's ever done for a magazine before and may never be repeated. In addition to the cover, Banksy conducted a rare and revealing interview with Time Out London's Visual Arts Editor Ossian Ward.

Exclusive to the Time Out shop, we have printed a large poster (682mmm x 515mm) of this week's magazine cover. Our cover posters always sell out quickly - so order this set now before the supply runs out.

Own the collectors edition poster, only available here for £10 +PP

(Contrary to some internet rumours these street posters are NOT signed!)

23 February 2010

Banksy Exit through the gift shop film

I can't wait to see the Banksy film Exit through the gift shop that goes on general release on 5 March 2010 at cinemas round the country.  You can see it first though on special screenings in the Leake Street tunnel made famous for Banksy's amazing Cans show.  Click here

20 February 2010

Case at the signal gallery


I'm not a huge fan of the photo-realist spraycan artist Case from the Maclaim crew but he does have a loyal following and I have to acknowledge the ability of the guy.  Make your own mind up by seeing his show at the signal gallery. The show is being run in conjunction with my good friend Frankie from CampBarbossa.  You should check out frankie's website if you haven't had a chance recently.  The show is on until 6 March 2010.  Details below.

Signal Gallery in association with Campbarbossa, are pleased to announce the forthcoming solo show by the renowned German artist Andreas Von Chrzanowski AKA ‘Case’.  Following on from successful solo shows in Los Angeles and his homeland, his first London show will be an exciting event. As well as producing works for the gallery, Case will be painting a number of large street pieces across East London.

Case has been producing spectacular street pieces for a decade, primarily as a founder member of the celebrated German street art group, the Maclaim Crew. Specialising in a heightened form of photorealism, several of the artists in the Clan have moved onto working individually and producing fine art works for the Gallery. Case has taken this route too, to great acclaim. Developing the pioneering photorealist spray paint style of the group further in his own works, Case has produced a series of stunning detailed paintings that have made his work much sought after by galleries and collectors alike.

In his solo show at Signal Gallery, ‘Never Odd Or Even’, Case is taking his inspiration from the fantastical world of Alice Through The Looking Glass.  This imaginative landscape, where nothing is quite what it seems to be, suits Case’s style like a glove, enabling him to let himself go with his imagery. Using characters and scenarios from the story he is able to anchor his paintings to a familiar illogical thread. Quite the equal to Lewis Carroll in his bizarre view of reality already, the combination of the two creative forces promises to produce fireworks.

Based in Frankfurt, Case studied art restoration and conservation and has a broad knowledge of art history and painting techniques. Despite this he has moved away from traditional painting mediums and is considered to be one of the leading exponents of photorealist spray painting - indeed he is credited for developing the style and methods in the first place. His work has been exhibited in galleries Internationally including several prestigious group shows here in London.  He is one of the new bright lights on the Urban Contemporary Art scene, with not only the technique to produce gallery quality works, but with a great ‘street’ reputation to boot.

Siesta of the soul limited edition print by Chris Ofili

To coincide with the major Chris Ofili show at the Tate they have released this limited edition print which is available here.  All the details below

Produced exclusively for Tate by Chris Ofili, this limited edition of 500 features a new work of art entitled 'Siesta of the Soul'.
Printed using a digital pigment print on Somerset 300gsm photo paper.
Individually signed and numbered by the artist.
The print has been made for individual purchase and sales are limited to a maximum of 3 per person.
Dimensions 100.4cm x 56.8cm
For a limited time countereditions have also reduced the price of the Ofili print they are selling to £600 as well.

"Aur yr Haul yn y Bore" by Gethin Wyn Jones

I really like this little foil stamped print by Welsh artists Gethin Wyn Jones. And at $18 it is a bargain.  Available here.   Here are all the details:

Gethin Wyn Jones' "Aur yr Haul yn y Bore" ("Gold of the Sun in the Morning") is a four-color foil stamp print. The artwork's edition number has been blind-debossed into the lower corner of each print. The artwork has been foil stamped on an archival blue 270gsm printmaking paper. 

14 February 2010

Louise Borgeois print at the serpentine

If you  have the folding stuff this Louise Borgeois print now being sold by the Serpentine Gallery is a must have.  Here are all the details

Louise Bourgeois
Janus, 2008

Janus, 2008
Drypoint engraving printed on cloth, stitched in lower right
36 7/8 x 16 3/4"; 93.6 x 42.5 cm
Edition of 20
© Louise Bourgeois

An exceptional opportunity to collect an important work by one of the world’s most influential artists. Louise Bourgeois Serpentine Gallery 40th Anniversary Limited Edition.
On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Serpentine Gallery is delighted to announce an exclusive signed, limited edition print, generously donated to the Gallery by the internationally acclaimed Louise Bourgeois, an artist approaching her 100th year.
Louise Bourgeois
Louise Bourgeois has been a central figure in the Serpentine’s 40 years of world class exhibition-making. In 1998 the Gallery staged a landmark exhibition of recent works, many of which later formed central parts of Louise Bourgeois, the seminal retrospective which toured to Tate Modern in 2007. In 1985 the Serpentine held an exhibition of drawing and sculpture by Bourgeois and Alice Aycock, which attracted a record number of visitors to the Gallery.
Bourgeois began drawing as a child. She explains: ‘Drawings are thought feathers, they are ideas that I seize in mid flight and put down on paper. All my thoughts are visual. But the subjects of drawings are often not translated until several years later. As a result, there are lots of things that appear in drawings that are never explored further.’ In the 1940s, Bourgeois worked at Atelier 17 with Stanley William Hayter, one of the 20th century’s most important printmakers, where she further explored her interest in the drawn line making etchings and engravings. The figure of Janus, the Roman god depicted with two heads facing in opposite directions, references what the artist describes as the ‘kind of polarity we represent.’ The figure is a recurring motif both in Bourgeois’ sculptures and works on paper.
Louise Bourgeois was born in France in 1911 and is now regarded as one of the most important artists of the last 70 years. Living and working in New York, Bourgeois has been the subject of solo exhibitions across the globe. Between 2007 and 2009, her major retrospective has been exhibited at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC and the Serpentine Gallery.
Serpentine Gallery Limited Edition Prints offer the opportunity to buy artworks by some of the biggest names contemporary art. All profits support the Serpentine Gallery's world renowned programmes.
To purchase a Limited Edition created by Louise Bourgeois for the Serpentine Gallery please contact:
Alia Al-Senussi, Serpentine Development Associate
+44 (0) 77 955 11 458
The Serpentine Gallery’s 450 individual donors provide income of £1.5 million, which ensures that the Serpentine Gallery is open seven days a week and remains admission free. We offer donors priority purchase on all of the Serpentine’s Limited Edition Prints as a benefit of these schemes.

Members of Individual Donor Schemes receive privileged advanced access to buy a print from midday on Friday 12 February until 10am Tuesday 16 February 2010, on a first-come-first-served basis. After this time it will be made available to the public. Purchases during this period can only be made by telephone to: Alia Al-Senussi +44 (0) 77 955 11 458

New Harland Miller and Candice Breitz prints at White Cube

The white cube has just added a number of new prints to its store, including a series of Candice Breitz prints (below) and the Harland Miller print pictured above.

13 February 2010

Au Secours art for Haiti

Regular readers will recall I posted about this show last month.  Well things are going well and there is now a website to visit

Go check it out and donate if you can :)

Faile and Bast at Laz

I'm very excited to see the faile and bast show that opened on friday at Laz.  By all accounts it is a great show and should be something very different.  Here is the blurb:

To kick-start the 2010 programme, Lazarides is proud to announce that Faile, Brooklyn’s infamous collaborative duo are bringing their unique vision to London. Featuring long-time collaborator, Bast, the two floors of Lazarides Greek Street gallery will be taken over for a truly experiential exhibition.

Haunts of 80s populist culture inspire the distinctive conceptual show formed by signature elements from Faile and Bast's career. Interaction with the Arcade installation will be encouraged among gallery visitors along with the added bonus of being able to purchase Faile & Bast artworks for a mere £2, unless that is, you want to use them to play the game, intrigued?

And, in conjunction with the exhibition in Greek Streeet, over the road Lazarides’ Rathbone gallery presents 'A Decade Of Faile' featuring selected highlights of their work from 1999 - 2009. Come down and check out the madness at Greek St and take a fun lesson in Faile history at Rathbone.

For more information please read the press release.

SHOP at Lazarides open Monday - Saturday 11 - 7pm | 8 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DG | 0203 214 0055 / 66

Lazarides Rathbone open Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 7pm, 11 Rathbone Place, W1T 1HR | 0207 636 5443

www.lazinc.com | www.shopatlazarides.com

Steve Powers at POW

I'm really liking Steve Powers new print for sale at Pictures on Walls for a very reasonable £99.  I reckon these will look great in the flesh.  Here is a pic of the street piece that the print was adapted from:


Check out more details of the project Powers worked on "A love letter for you" here.

More stella vine originals

Since christmas Stella Vine has been pumping out small pencil drawings on her website and they have been selling out super quickly.  But if you are quick you can pick up one of the two currently available.

06 February 2010

Elidh Crumlish at eyeston

New works by Elidh Crumlish are for sale at eyestorm.  These were released a few hours ago and a few of them have gone already.

03 February 2010

William Wegman double print for sale

If you hurry you might pick up one of these prints by american photographer William Wegman.  The edition comes in a variety of sizes and was released earlier today.  Some of the edition is already sold out.  Head over to 20x200 to land this.

01 February 2010

New Gary Hume print at Other Criteria

I love this new Gary Hume print at othercriteria. Shame it is so damn expensive though.  I enquired about the price and was told £1950!!