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HOUSE 2013 presents a major new visual arts commission from Lead Artist, Mariele Neudecker, co-commissioned with Brighton Festival, and featuring further selected commissions from regional artists Andrew Kötting with Anonymous Bosch, David Wightman, Emma Critchley and artist collaborators Dylan Shipton & Ben Fitton.
The artrepublic Flower Show with Marc Quinn
The Chelsea Flower Show, one of the most traditional events of the English summer season, has collaborated with an artist to create an installation for the first time in its 100 year history. The unveiling of Marc Quinn’s ‘The Rush of Nature’ sculpture at the historic horticultural event has inspired us to hold our own celebration of floral art.
Pop-Up Pop Art from Peter Blake
Sir Peter Blake has taken his masterful use of collage to the next level in his recent release of a three-dimensional Circus Collage triptych. Three individual boxes have been created especially to house the three circus scenes, archival inkjet prints painstakingly cut out by hand and displayed as an audience watching a magical circus performance.
Artist Damien Hirst is the latest castaway on Radio 4’s iconic ‘Desert Island Discs’ programme, which celebrated its 70th anniversary last year. The incredible Desert Island Discs archive has given us access to previous artist castaways, including Sir Peter Blake (twice!), David Hockney, and Jack Vettriano, helping us to paint a portrait of these renowned artists by delving into their record collections.
This week saw star guests and fashion royalty descend on New York for the Costume Institute Gala, known as the Met Ball, fashion’s smartest party celebrating the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s fashion exhibition. The congregation of high fashion at one of the world’s largest and finest art museums got us thinking about the relationship between fashion and fine art…
It’s a year since popular Bristol based artist Copyright’s appearance on BBC1’s 'The Apprentice'. He featured on Season 8 of the series as an artist that was selected and taken to London to put on an exhibition to see which Team of candidates could sell the most artwork. We caught up with him to talk about the experience, here’s his response...
As graffiti art now appears in exhibition spaces alongside “gallery art” we thought we’d take a look at an influential character in the graffiti art scene and remember some of the steps it took to get it from the walls of the streets into the galleries and onto the walls of art collectors. As a young photographer Martha Cooper documented the beginnings of graffiti in a way that had never been done before and in turn totally transformed the way we look at street art inspiring many artists still today.
Storm Thorgerson, the man behind some of the most iconic images in the history of Rock and Roll, has died aged 69 after suffering from cancer. He was the genius sleeve designer behind the weird and wonderful images of Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Ian Dury and the Mars Volta. He will be remembered for his crucial role in creating Pink Floyd’s progressive aesthetic.