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Whats On: Street Art gallery shows Nov 14th and 15th

Quite an exciting end of week for gallery related street art work.  Or is it street related gallery work.  Or perhaps Urban Art.  Who cares, good art, friendly faces and possibly some free liquid refreshments thrown in.

 

Pure Evil Department Store

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Pure Evil has long been a corner stone of Shoreditch’s street art scene.  From the murky leafs of his address book all kinds of radical international street art talent have had their first London break through the Pure Evil Gallery.  Names like Roa, Pablo Delgado, Artiste Ouvrier, Spectre and Robbo had legendary solo shows in the Pure Evil dungeon.   Always seeking the novel and bizarre, Pure Evil has decided to open what he calls a department store just a couple of doors down from his own gallery.  Expect carpets, sports equipment, cookery and a perfume counter just inside the front door …hang on a minute….no, sorry, that’s a normal department store.  Actually, the only thing to expect from Mr Evil is the un-expected.

Pure Evil Department Store

96-98 Leonard St

London EC2A 4RH

 

 

D Face One Man And His Dog,

Stolen Space Gallery

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Banksy hasn’t returned the calls from his publisher for quite a while so perhaps the most significant street art literary disclosure for many years will be DFace’s book.  They call it a monograph but I don’t know what one of those is so on account of the covers, pages, words and pictures I am sticking with “Book”.   Certainly there should be no lack of material regarding the man, his art and his contribution to the London street art scene to make this a fascinating read and we look forward to doing just that.  Hang on…isn’t Banksy’s publisher…Banksy?  So what’s his excuse then?

While there punters can also take in the work of Gregory Euclide’s “Whose Land We Laid Down & Wiped Away” show, which continues.

STOLENSPACE GALLERY
17 Osborn Street
London E1 6TD

 

 

Space Invader – Art4Space

 

On Friday Lazardes hosts the London Premiere of Space Invader’s film Art4Space.  Shoreditch Street Art Tours guests will be familiar with the work of Space Invader .   All we know thus far about the film is that the mosaic meister does somehow genuinely invade space.   It will be interesting to see if Space Invader avoids the arrest episode which accompanied his time in New York recently for a screening there.

Lazerides hosts but the film is being screened offsite at Soho House.  There are two fully screenings which we understand are likely to have been fully booked and there is rumour that a third 9pm screening has been added.   RSVP definitely required (info@lazinc.com)

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What Are We Going To Do Now? Street Art Private Views Thursday 31 Oct

Only a couple of shows in the Shoreditch Street Art Tour diary this Thursday, which it being Halloween could be due to most artists being out trick-or-treating.  Several of Shoreditch Street Art Tour’s friends are in these shows, which is a tragedy as other engagements are likely to keep us out of the art galleries.  Nevermind, the big highlight is actually on Friday – Stanley Donwood, again!

Hush – Fatales

Buxom babes, bombs, geishas, abstract tag backgrounds..just guessing.

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Hush – Fatales

The Outsiders London (Lazarides)

8 Greek St

Soho, London, W1D 4Dg

 

Group Show – Go Hard Or Go Home

Most of the publicity appears to inform us that this show is curated by Jon Patrick Boyle aka Motorboy.  This could explain the detectable Bristol slant to a cracking line up which includes our favourites  Cept, ACE, Sweet Toof, Pure Evil, Sickboy and Beejoir among others.

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CEPT

The Rag Factory
16-18 Heneage Street (off Brick Lane),London, E1 5LJ

 

FRIDAY 1 NOV: Stanley Donwood – Apocalypse Boutique

Friends who have been to Shoreditch Street Art Tour’s hideaway know what huge fans we are of Mr Donwood so it is a real treat to have a second Donwood show in a month (the Lazarides Rathbone Place show was extended by 1 week and finishes this weekend).  In his words “THis is a strange kind of sample of what I’ve been doing for the past eight or nine years…Some of the work is painted, some printed, and some a combination of the two. Although there are other printing techniques employed here, a lot of the work was screen-printed at the Slowly Downward Manufactory”.

Special maps are available on the internet to show where Stoke Newington is.

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Stanley Donwood – Apocalypse Boutique

Hang Up Gallery, 56 Stoke Newington High St,
London N16 7PB

images – all stolen from gallery PR puffery.

Street Art Private Views Thursday 10 Oct

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.

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Inside Out – JR

JR: ACTIONS.

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

11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR

 

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Free Your Mind,You Are Here – Mantis, 2009

Mantis: Epoch

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

 

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Who shot…Jimmy C

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.

Far Rockaway

97-113 Curtain Road
London
EC2A 3BS

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

 

Street Art Gallery Private Views on October First Thursday

Thursday night is the big one, specially when it’s the first Thursday of the month yes?  So, if you are an artist or a gallerist and you arrange your opening private view on the first Thursday of the month you sort of hope that you aren’t just going to be lost in the noise.  So well done and big ups Aida, Shuby and Collagism for taking a punt on First Thursday and being the ONLY private view in the Shoreditch Street Art Tour diary.

Adia, Shuby and Collagism are HYSTERIA.

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Aida, Shuby, Collagism = Hysteria

We love Aida and we love Shuby and have been seeing their paste up work on the street for years, we are pretty sure we are going to love Collagism after seeing her work in the gallery tomorrow.

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The Vestibule, 81 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ

 

all photos: NoLionsInEngland

Art Private View Mayhem To Last 2 Nights Sep 17th and 18th

Bit of an early “heads up” this week to which artists are showing what where, mainly because of a double header courtesy of Nelly Duff and Aurum Press which is on Wednesday, I mean, crazy or what?

Weds 18th September

Eine Tenderloin print release and “World Atlas Of Graffiti & Street Art” book release

 

Nelly Duff are putting on a show illustrating the production of EINE’s Tenderloin A-Z screenprints, and of course prints will be for sale.

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Eine Tenderloin

At the same time, Rafael Schacter releases his book and it appears a random 10 copies have Eine spraypaint on the cover.  And another reason why I look forward to this is that Rafael may have included a number of my photos of various artists repping London.

RSVP essential and apparently they may be “staggering “ admission but what s the rush, whose to say the Eine hand finished books won’t be the last 10 sold (though of course the screen prints are strictly limited).

THe location for this extravaganza is being kept secret but should be announced any moment……any moment…….

 

UPDATE..and the secret location is…

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Eine Tenderloin A-Z

10 Gorsuch St, London E2 8HA

 

 

Then on Thursday 19th, two reasons for putting on the party frock:

Stanley Donwood “Far Away Is Close At Hand In Images Of Elsewhere

This first original show from Radiohead’s cover artist is a definite must not miss.  Expect increased sentimentality and pastoralism, apparently.

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Stanley Donwood “Far Away Is Close At Hand In Images Of Elsewhere”

The Outsiders (Lazarides),

8 Greek St, London W1D 4DG

 

T.Wat: “ Straight outta Compton”

T.Wat is a long serving London based stencil street artist who reacted to the Snowden NSA leaks with that “America’s all ears” paste-up.

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T.Wat: “ Straight outta Compton”

Graffik Gallery

284 Portobello Road, London, W10 5TE

 

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Fancy Some Art And A Free Beer Tonight?

 

It’s the middle of the month Thursday meaning it’s not First Thursday, meaning you got to work a little harder to find those Shoreditch urban art openings.  This time next month they’ll be telling you what to buy your significant other for Christmas; the month after they’ll be asking you if you’ve bought it then December it’s all pop up group shows and panic buying dashed off art at stupid prices.  Maybe this is the time to think ahead.  Shoreditch Street Art Tour likes to help you with that, on roughly a24 hours horizon, lets plan ahead.    One night at a time yeah…… this is what you should be doing tomorrow night (or tonight if you are wasting work time planning your social diary).

 

ALO and OTHERS: NOTIONS OF THE STREET

Now this is where I am going to be.  Anyone who has been on a Shoreditch Street Art Tour will have heard me say “and now…my favourite street artist”, and now, the first show by ALO that I will have been too.

Alo Street Artist art show opening

Alo Street Artist art show opening

CULTIVATE, VYNER STREET
corner of Vyner Street and Mowlem St, London, E2 9HE

 

Saki and Bitches: The Orchid and The White Foxes

I so much want this all to myself that I am thinking of telling you all the wrong date and the right location, or maybe the right date and the wrong location 😉  Don’t miss it.

Saki Bitches Street Artist art show opening

Silwex House Quaker Street London E1 6SN

 

Signal Gallery – it’s A Stick Up

Dale and Chris seem to be really busy these days.  Let me reproduce the blurb in its entirety:  “These new special edition books have customised cover artworks by the world’s most remarkable and celebrated street artists. Presented in a special screen printed box there will only be 10 by each artist available.”  ACE, Dale Grimshaw, HIN, Pablo Delgado and Paul Insect, so I guess there must bme 50 copies available if my maths AND my English are up to snuff.

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Signal Gallery, 32 Paul St, London EC2A 4LB

 

The London Art Book Fair 2013

“Enjoy exclusive previews of new artists’ books, catalogues, rare publications and zines from a host of international exhibitors. With screenings, conversations and talks by leading artists and authors “ it says here.  It’s never too late to learn to read.

Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7Q

 

all photos nicked from the respective galleries copious advertising.

 

 

Photographer Will Edgecombe takes the Shoreditch Street Art Photography Workshop Challenge

Last weekend’s adventurous crew on the Shoreditch Street Art Photography Workshop Challenge included Will Edgecombe, an incredible photographer who brought along a proper tilt shift lens and a determination to try photographing street art for the first time.

Will has uploaded some fantastic pictures to the Street Art Photography Workshop group on flickr, check them out HERE

Shoreditch Street Art Photography Workshop Guided Walk Tour

MadC, photo by Will Edgecombe

Shoreditch Street Art Photography Workshop Guided Walk Tour

Art Is Trash, photo by Will Edgecombe

Street Art Gallery Thursday 29th – Cranio Night at Fun Factory

The party fun tonight certainly makes up in quality what it lacks in quantity.  The only event on the Shoreditch Street Art Tours calendar tonight is Cranio’s special one off one night only show at Fun Factory.

Cranio, beloved Brazil street artist has been hectically busy in London over the past few weeks with multiple new pieces up on Shoreditch Walls not to mention elsewhere.  He has also been working hard on fresh studio paintings and tonight will be the only time a cluster of large and very special hand finished prints will be seen all together by the public.

Shoreditch LOndon Steret Art Wall mural Cranio

Maybe HIN will be around to speculate on why the flipped finger, the bomb belt and the genitalia on the Cranio/HIN collab mural on Grimsby St weren’t buffed but his paste up heads were!  (we think we can guess the answer)

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Fun Factory 6pm till 9 ish, no RSVP required