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  • Sir Peter Blake’s Cigarette Packs At artrepublic Brighton

    An exquisite nostalgic series from the Godfather of Pop Art. Newly enforced UK laws have recently changed all cigarette and tobacco packaging to a new nondescript design, in a bid to curb the harmful habit. As a result of this, we couldn’t help but think of the artistic merit that can be foun....
    An exquisite nostalgic series from the Godfather of Pop Art. Newly enforced UK laws have recently changed all cigarette and tobacco packaging to a new nondescript design, in a bid to curb the harmful habit. As a result of this, we couldn’t help but think of the artistic merit that can be found in Sir Peter Blake’s wonderfully nostalgic 'found art' series, that explores vintage cigarette packets. 'Laurens' Peter Blake Cigarette Packets Currently - Available online or at our Brighton gallery. Red Band In the large scale editions, Blake has taken his fascination and obsession with found objects and ephemera to an entirely new level by blowing up 1950s era cigarette packets. He has enlarged the size, exposing the overlooked cracks, blemishes and details of the packet allowing the viewer to interpret the object as a piece of art. Winstons Blake explains, “I mean in a way it’s the audacity in a Duchampian sense of just saying ‘this image is nice enough to make a print from’ so I’m stealing and appropriating all the time. The cigarette packets come out of that series, but there’s no end to it. I mean there are literally millions of things that if you scan them and make them 50 times bigger, they’re beautiful because of the technology.” “You are touching the object, so the scanner is seeing things that the human eye can’t see. The bigger you take it, the clearer it becomes. So something like a flag, each thread appears, and then on each thread, threads appears from that, so it’s almost infinity.” - Sir Peter Blake Nazionali To create each of the impressive prints Blake had to look no further than his studio, sifting through his collection of vintage cigarette packets collected over the years, then flattening them out on the floor. Phillip Morris The simple, elegant and retro designs were then scanned using very high-resolution methods that allow of the imperfections to be retained. Printed by the master practitioners at Coriander Print Studio and hand embellished with silver foil blocking for added visual allure, these wonderful editions see now obsolete brands like ‘Nazionali', 'Laurens’ and ‘Phillip Morris’ rendered as exquisite and collectable fine art print. Picture Show - also part of Blake's 'Found Art' Series We’re very pleased to be able to offer several of Peter Blake cigarette packets through our Brighton Gallery. Each of these prints is rare and highly sought after, so to add a piece of nostalgic magic to your collection don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01273 724829! $test =
  • The Royal Academy Summer Show Is Now Open

    The annual exhibition includes new works by Tracey Emin, Michael Craig-Martin and Yinka Shonibare, plus many emerging artists. The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition is one of the most celebrated events in the art world calendar, spanning the months of June, July and August. Having recently op....
    The annual exhibition includes new works by Tracey Emin, Michael Craig-Martin and Yinka Shonibare, plus many emerging artists. The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition is one of the most celebrated events in the art world calendar, spanning the months of June, July and August. Having recently opened its doors, this year’s exhibition has been curated by artist Eileen Cooper RA and sees over 1,200 artworks exhibited. “We couldn’t think of one slogan to sum it up, which is a real drawback,” Cooper recently told the Financial Times. “Our aim is to bring something fresh to the show by finding emerging talent and recruiting more artists from countries as disparate as [the Democratic Republic of the] Congo, Peru, Spain and India, as well as Turkey and Kurdistan.” - Eileen Cooper She added: “I don’t want to focus on personal politics but we have deliberately looked further afield from the home nations. This year we have an exhibition that’s very rich in terms of geography – we’ve tried to open our doors to the world.” Michael Craig-Martin - Violin It’s been almost 250 years since the Royal Academy’s founding members agreed to hold an “Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Designs … open to all Artists”, to help finance the training of young artists in the Royal Academy Schools. Now almost 250 years later the exhibition is well known for showcasing an eclectic mix of some of the most exciting contemporary art around. Be sure to pay a visit to the exhibition for what promises to be a varied selection of breathtaking paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, sculptures, architectural designs, video installations and performance from internationally renowned artists, new and lesser-known artists and submissions, in one of the world’s longest serving annual exhibitions. RA Summer Show 13 June — 20 August 2017 Saturday – Thursday 10am – 6pm Friday 10am – 10pm $test =
  • Lucy Sparrow Is Taking New York By Storm

    Her installation '8 Til Late' is the talk the of the town! Lucy Sparrow is currently taking New York by storm and captivating the art world with her long-awaited convenience store '8 Til Late'. The exhibition features over 9000 felt sculptures of commonly found convenience store items, everythi....
    Her installation '8 Til Late' is the talk the of the town! Lucy Sparrow is currently taking New York by storm and captivating the art world with her long-awaited convenience store '8 Til Late'. The exhibition features over 9000 felt sculptures of commonly found convenience store items, everything from tinned food to beer, cigarettes and even pizza by the slice. Since opening its doors last Monday the installation has been a huge hit, garnering rave reviews from the global press; including glowing write-ups in The New York Times, The Huffington Post and Artnet. Lucy has even been forced to close the store for two days in order to restock the shelves after such high demand for pieces! You can read extracts from her interview with Artnet below. Follow this link to read the full story. How has the response from New Yorkers been? It’s been absolutely incredible. People have come in and just screamed with excitement, which is the perfect response! We’re going through some dark times at the moment, in England, so it’s nice that this is light relief in contrast to crazy political times. It may appear fluffy and lovely on the surface, but it’s offering an alternative. You had nine months to make 9,000 objects. Did you ever think it wasn’t going to get done in time? Yes! I kept having to adjust deadlines. I had this Google calendar and I was literally scheduling by the hour, because I thought I wasn’t going to get it done. It was scary. I was painting beers the morning I got onto the plane! Was it one of those things where the more you worked on it, the more the scope of it grew, where it was kind of never ending? Yes. Completely. I’d be looking at some more bodega pictures and be like, “Oh God!” Or I’d be asking some advice from a New Yorker and they’d be like, “you’ve gotta have this, you can’t not have this, or it’s not a bodega.” So there was stuff being added to it all the time. '8 Til Late' has received extensive press coverage and has proven to be one of the most Instagrammed art exhibition to hit New York City in recent years. See below for links to recent Lucy Sparrow features. Artnet Lucy Sparrow on Why Her Cuddly Felt Bodega Brings Relief From Our ‘Crazy Political Times’ Lucy Sparrow’s Felt Groceries Are Actually Lab Supplies New York Times A 'Fauxdega' Where the Real Bodegas Have Been Priced Out Huffington Post Lucy Sparrow Opens an All-felt Bodega in NYC Lucy Sparrow Works Available In Our Brighton Gallery 'Such A Sad Time' His 'N' Hers 'Til Death Do Us Part' We only have limited numbers available of Lucy Sparrow wonderful felt-filled cabinets. Her work has proven to be hugely popular in our Brighton Gallery and demand is likely to increasing even more as a result of the immensely successful '8 Til Late'. Be to sure to contact the gallery while these pieces are at their first price - they will increase as the editions sells out. Now is the time to invest in one of the most exciting and sought after artists of a generation! We have a selection of Lucy Sparrow's cabinets on display in our Brighton Gallery, so pop in or contact us via 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com for further information. $test =
  • Lucy Sparrow’s New York Convenience Store Opens Its Doors

    Three years after her hit debut ‘Cornershop’ the queen of felt has taken on the USA. We are very excited to announce the opening of Lucy Sparrow’s incredible new installation ‘8 Till Late’, this week in New York City. The exhibition is the culmination of over half a year of planning....
    Three years after her hit debut ‘Cornershop’ the queen of felt has taken on the USA. We are very excited to announce the opening of Lucy Sparrow’s incredible new installation ‘8 Till Late’, this week in New York City. The exhibition is the culmination of over half a year of planning and work, with Sparrow hand crafting and painting over 8000 individual items, commonly found in corner stores, from her signature material of felt. Opening on Monday 5th June and running for four weeks, 8 Till Late transforms a 1200-square-foot space off The Standard, High Line’s Biergarten on Little West 12th Street into a fully stocked felt convenience store, unleashing the playful, parallel universe of one of the UK’s most exciting artists on New York City’s ultra-hip Meatpacking District. Felt fittings, freezers and fixtures will overflow with every product you would expect to find in a classic Manhattan bodega—from candy to cereal, frozen pizza to Band-Aids—all hand-stitched in the inimitable Lucy Sparrow style. Lucy will be present throughout the exhibition to aid any shoppers and generally ensure her that bodega is run to her exacting standards. Lucy Sparrow's American goods cabinet 'Such A Sad Time' is available in our Brighton Gallery. It contains various colourful US deli good and grocery store items, from Heinz ketchup bottles to Jif peanut butter jars; tins of corned beef and packets of pasta; mayonnaise and canned chicken. In our Brighton gallery, we have a number of Lucy’s limited edition cabinets that are hugely popular and sought after by visitors to the gallery and collectors alike. For further information into any of the works available just ask a member of our gallery team. Taking over six months to research, create and install, Lucy Sparrow says of her latest project; “It’s massively exciting to be able to bring the felt to the USA. Creating all of these iconic American brands has been brilliant and I can’t wait to see the reaction from local people on seeing a felt world full of their favourite treats and hangover cures!” Watch this space for further news and exclusive content from the show. Also, keep an eye out for our forthcoming interview with Lucy that took place just days before she flew out to set up the show. 8 TILL LATE will be open daily from 8am-8pm, June 5th to 30th, 2017 at The Standard, High Line at 69 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY, 10014. 'For Richer, For Poorer' - luxury goods cabinet available and on display in our Brighton Gallery. If you are interested in adding any work by Lucy Sparrow to your collection follow this link to view pieces currently available. Alternatively we have a large selections on display in our Brighton Gallery, so pop in or contact us via 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com for further information. $test =
  • Collector's Corner

    Our Collector's Corner is a treasure trove of highly collectable, awe-inspiring artwork. Things come and go quickly however and are snapped up by avid collectors, so call the gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com to avoid missing out! THE DAZZLE ALPHABET BOX SET (SILKSCREEN SI....
    Our Collector's Corner is a treasure trove of highly collectable, awe-inspiring artwork. Things come and go quickly however and are snapped up by avid collectors, so call the gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com to avoid missing out! THE DAZZLE ALPHABET BOX SET (SILKSCREEN SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 100) BY PETER BLAKE We are pleased to announce that Sir Peter Blake's brand new 'Dazzle Alphabet Box Set' is available through our Brighton gallery! Presented as 27 individual letters or as an archival box set, these eye-catching new works feature Blake’s signature Pop Art style Dazzle motifs. Choose yours of a loved one's initials for a memorable and hugely collectable piece of art. They are going fast and are due to go up in price as the edition sells out, so contact us ASAP to get your hand on your favourite letters before they're all gone! The Dazzle motif references Blake’s early work as well as his recent exploration of the ‘dazzle’ effect, which was originally a method of helping vessels avoid enemy detection in World War One. Each letter of the alphabet has been created as a silkscreen print embellished with gold and silver metallic inks, rendered in candy-pop colours, each from a signed limited edition of 100. Call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com for further information on this or any other Peter Blake artwork!  GOD SAVE THE QUEEN 2017 (SWASTIKA EYES), GOD SAVE THE USA (SWASTIKA EYES) & LIBERTY - BLACK BY JAMIE REID We are delighted to have available in our Collector’s Corner a trio of punky, in-your-face, offerings from the King of Anarchy, Jamie Reid. Known for his no holds barred visual attacks on notable and controversial figures, Reid has this time got President Donald Trump fixed firmly in his sights with two new editions 'God Save The Queen (2017)' and 'God Save The USA' (Swastika Eyes). These new editions were created 40 years after Reid's first 'customised' an image of the Queen for the Sex Pistols iconic album artwork. For an authentic punk aesthetic and feel the artist has hand distressed and stained each print. 'Liberty' was released at Jamie Reid's 2012 exhibition at the British Museum. Various symbols and glyphs have been overlaid and screen printed on the giclee edition, resulting in an energetic and colourful composition. A very rare edition. Be sure to pop in to see Jamie Reid's incredible work in person. Call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com for further details on any of the work featured in our Collector's Corner. $test =
  • Father’s Day gift ideas

    With Father’s Day just around the corner here are our top five amazing gifts for Dad's. Peace Trooper by Brad Novak This limited edition by Brad Novak features his daughter as the young girl dancing in the spay of hearts. Gorilla by Dave White This majestic and enigmatic gorilla is a stunning gic....
    With Father’s Day just around the corner here are our top five amazing gifts for Dad's. Peace Trooper by Brad Novak This limited edition by Brad Novak features his daughter as the young girl dancing in the spay of hearts. Gorilla by Dave White This majestic and enigmatic gorilla is a stunning giclee print from highly sought after British artist Dave White. Auto All-Stars by 30 Squared From the Batmobile to the Ghostbusters Ecto-1; the time travelling Delorean to the Jurassic Park safari van, 30 Squared has nailed the movie car crush with the ultimate line up in cute, characterful pixels. OXO II by Jayson Lilley Jayson Lilley’s love of modernist, Art Deco and Brutalist architectural design is captured in this image of London’s iconic OXO tower. Bird Watching by Miroslav Sasek The ‘birds’ being watched and photographed are in this image are not of the avian kind; they are species of spacecraft which fly higher than even the doughtiest of land locked birds. View more expertly curated art gift ideas Enjoyed this article? Sign up to our newsletter for the latest art news SUBMIT $test =
  • Anarchy With Jamie Reid At artrepublic Brighton

    The punk pioneer turns his attention on President Trump. We are delighted to have just received in our Brighton Gallery some punky, in-your-face, new offerings from the King of Anarchy, Jamie Reid. Call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com to get your hands on Ja....
    The punk pioneer turns his attention on President Trump. We are delighted to have just received in our Brighton Gallery some punky, in-your-face, new offerings from the King of Anarchy, Jamie Reid. Call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com to get your hands on Jamie Reid's hugely sought after editions. Known for his no holds barred visual attacks on notable and controversial figures, Reid has this time got President Donald Trump fixed firmly in his sights with two new editions 'God Save Us All' and 'God Save The USA (Swastika Eyes)'. As well as a 2017 revamp of his famous 'God Save the Queen’ edition. This new edition was created 40 years after Reid's first 'customised' an image of the Queen for the Sex Pistols iconic album artwork. Reid is famed for his collaborations with the seminal punk rockers and even co-wrote one of the band’s most popular songs - "Anarchy in the U.K.”. For an authentic punk aesthetic and feel the artist has hand distressed and stained each print, so they will all differ slightly. Priced at £175 each these prints offer a wonderful change to add the work from this legendary artist to your collection without breaking the bank! 'Liberty' was released at Jamie Reid's 2012 exhibition at the British Museum. Various symbols and glyphs have been overlaid and screen printed on the giclee edition, resulting in an energetic and colourful composition. A very rare edition. Be sure to visit our Brighton gallery to view all available Jamie Reid prints in the flesh! $test =
  • New Dave White Prints At artrepublic Brighton

    Diamond Dust and Gold Leaf feature heavily in this incredible pair of prints. Acclaimed painter and artrepublic favourite Dave White had just launched his latest Tiger editions, which continue in the artist’s exploration and examination of exotic and colourful creatures. Call our Brighton Galle....
    Diamond Dust and Gold Leaf feature heavily in this incredible pair of prints. Acclaimed painter and artrepublic favourite Dave White had just launched his latest Tiger editions, which continue in the artist’s exploration and examination of exotic and colourful creatures. Call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com to get your hands on Dave White's latest 'Tiger' print. Presented with a dazzling white diamond dust background ‘Tiger’ sees White capture the largest cat species' distinct markings and intense eyes. Again, the artist has depicted an apex predator, one who operates at the top of the food chain, but this one is tragically among the earth’s most endangered species. The gold leaf version of ‘Tiger’ features an opulent gilded background, which brilliantly accentuates the explosive brush strokes and spontaneous drips, flicks and splashes of paint that are synonymous with Dave White’s unique style. It is estimated that there are currently under 4000 wild tigers left in the world, an enormous drop from the 100,000 that roamed free at the start of the 20th Century. White has often looked towards critically endangered animals in his work, drawing attention to their plight and celebrating their idiosyncratic nature. Recently Dave White kindly donated one of his fabulous original watercolour works for a raffle at our Art Yard Sale. All proceeds from the raffle went toward Virunga National Park in the Congo. Virunga is Africa's oldest national park and is also the continent's most biologically diverse protected area. The luck winner was drawn out the hat by street artist Pure Evil and is a now the proud owner of a beautiful elephant original. Be sure to pop in our Brighton Gallery where you can view our large selection of Dave White editions. Being of our most popular artists White’s work is known to quickly sell out and we have already had a lot of interest in the Tiger prints, which are flying out the door. You can view Dave White's work available online here, alternatively please visit our Brighton gallery or contact us via 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com for further information. $test =
  • Staff Recommendations

    Take a look at our staff recommendations for some insider perspective on our favourite prints in the Brighton gallery. Things come and go quickly however, so call the gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com to avoid missing out! MISS BAKER (GICLEE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 75) ....
    Take a look at our staff recommendations for some insider perspective on our favourite prints in the Brighton gallery. Things come and go quickly however, so call the gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com to avoid missing out! MISS BAKER (GICLEE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 75) BY MARIA RIVANS Poppy from our Brighton Gallery: “Maria Rivans is one of my personal favourite artists. Being a local Brightoner she often pops by the gallery to drop off new work and I was totally blown away by her latest edition 'Miss Baker'. Maria has depicted the stunning Audrey Hepburn, with an elaborate and decorative headdress, resulting in  a fabulous piece of iconic nostalgia! You can really feel Maria's love of pop art and surrealism in this new edition. It has already proven to hugely popular with visitors to our Brighton gallery.” SKULL PAPERWEIGHTS & NO-ONE BUT DEATH SHALL PART US (GICLEE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 80) BY MAGNUS GJOEN Jake from our Brighton Gallery: “Magnus Gjoen's artwork has always really stood out for me and I thought his paperweights that were made for the Art Yard Sale are incredibly cool. Magnus is well known for his skulls, which play around with notions of fragility, beauty, life and death. He has also just released a brilliant new edition 'No-one But Death Shall Part Us', which again I absolutely love. NO-ONE BUT DEATH SHALL PART US Magnus uses universal triggers in his work such as skulls and weapons but brilliantly subverts their meaning with delicate floral patterns and Renaissance paintings." BEAST OF BURDEN (SILKSCREEN SIGNED LIMITED EDITION 150) BY EELUS Helen from our Brighton Gallery: “There is something so simple yet effective with this new edition from local street art sensation Eelus. Eelus's work is typically dark but retains a strong element of humour and this new piece demonstrates a brilliant visual pun on love. 'Beast of Burden' sees the artist return to his earlier more minimal stencil style. I think this silkscreen print would make the perfect gift for a loved one and would surely have pride of place in any home." If you are interested in any of our staff recommendations, please call the gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com for enquiries or more information. $test =
  • A Lunch Date With Sir Peter Blake

    The Observer Food Monthly features Britain’s best loved Pop Artist. In the most recent edition of The Observer Food Monthly supplement, Sir Peter Blake discussed his fascinating life, artistic career and the highs and lows of success over a meal at his favourite restaurant, Mr Chow. Related: ....
    The Observer Food Monthly features Britain’s best loved Pop Artist. In the most recent edition of The Observer Food Monthly supplement, Sir Peter Blake discussed his fascinating life, artistic career and the highs and lows of success over a meal at his favourite restaurant, Mr Chow. Related: Find out more about Blake’s latest ‘Dazzle Alphabet’ Set, which is selling quickly in our Brighton gallery! Illustration by Lyndon Hayes In the interview the Godfather of Pop Art explains his long-standing relationship with the prestigious Knightsbridge restaurant and his fifty-year friendship with its celebrity proprietor Michael Chow. Blake, not one for shameless name dropping, also reluctantly recounts meeting Andy Warhol during the height of the American artist’s career in the 1960s. Keeping on topic with the forthcoming general election, Blake discusses his political stance and views, despite having famously never voted. “To me all a country really has is its culture. The rest is all infrastructure. Lawyers and doctors and shopkeepers and so on are, in my view, necessary to back up the culture, the things we can create, the things that will last. Music and art and design and writing, the things we are good at.” – Sir Peter Blake Blake finally touches briefly on what we can only presume to be his most loathed subject, his iconic cover for 'Sgt. Pepper’s' by The Beatles, in particularly the low fee of £200 he was paid. The album went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide and was hailed as one of the most important records of the 20th Century. It also helped catapult Blake's work into the public consciousness and forever linked himself with the band in their most popular era. Follow this link to read the full interview on The Guardian’s website In our Brighton gallery we have a large number of signed limited edition prints by Sir Peter Blake available including his brand new ‘Dazzle Alphabet’ series, which is selling quickly. Call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com for further information or to purchase any of Peter Blake’s enchanting artwork. $test =

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