What’s going on – Second Thursday is the new First Thursday? So much to do this Thursday on the street art private view circuit in London.
11th Oct 2013 to 14th Nov 2013
Top of the pops in terms of international heavyweight street artists is this opening of prints and paste ups by JR, who has been causing a stir bringing his Inside Out photo booth to London and pasting photos all over various London landmarks. Not sure but I am guessing RSVP definitely required.
Lazarides Rathbone Gallery
Mantis is one of those great long standing but un-sung heroes of the London street art scene, you’ve probably been blown away by some piece of Mantis street art and just not realised it. On Graffoto (the other blog I write for) I raved about Mantis’s art and installations in the Lord Napier show and I am hoping for more of something similar from the “enigmatic and elusive” Mantis.
Update – the tip is bring a few pound coins for a go on a special installation
Hoxton Gallery, 9 Kingsland Rd, E2 8AA
Jimmy C – The Riot Series
Oct 11rd to 27th , 2013
This is Australian Jimmy C, impressive muralist and spraycan drippy pointalist and is not to be confused with Jimmy Cauty who does the Riot In A Jam Jar series (for those of you too young to remember The KLF, burning a million pounds etc). Street Art shows at the Pure Evil Gallery have become a comparatively rare event and we will look forward to some impressive impressionism from Jimmy C.
Pure Evil Gallery
108 Leonard St, EC2A 4RH
Far Rockaway Grand Opening
Far Rockaway is destined to establish itself as Shoreditch’s latest extraordinary street art themed bar to be far too cool for me to hang out in (see also – just about every other Shoreditch establishment with a neon sign and no draught beer). Far Rockaway’s distinguishing feature is the awesome quantity of street art from possibly the most eclectic group of street artists ever seen under one roof. This will be more like a brilliant art opening than a cool bar opening.. expect crowds! RSVP and name on a list is believed to be a requirement.
97-113 Curtain Road
Have fun and remember.. buying art is a bit like spotting a future wife…most likely to occur in the dark and under the influence.
All photos: NoLionsInEngland