Monthly Archives: October 2011

  • Coming soon a new show by Lidia de Pedro in our Soho gallery

    ‘Motel Déjà Vu, We've all seen’ will be an installation of 12 paintings and a sound-scape created from recordings and designed sounds which represent elements from the art works, creating an extra sense of immersion in the work.  It will be on show in our Soho gallery from 11....
    ‘Motel Déjà Vu, We've all seen’ will be an installation of 12 paintings and a sound-scape created from recordings and designed sounds which represent elements from the art works, creating an extra sense of immersion in the work.  It will be on show in our Soho gallery from 11th November. Lidia uses her work as a way to record thoughts and ideas, as well as commenting on recent news and events. She describes her approach as creating a comic strip but within a single frame and without dialogue. Instead she creates the narrative through the layers of images through which the viewer has to navigate their own path.  Find out more about the show Find our Soho gallery Read our Biography of Lidia de Pedro $test =
  • New Shuby print "Bunny Queen"

    Shuby has just released her new collection of royal prints.  Bunny Queen takes a 1950s image of our Queen and replaces her head with a masked bunny. Following the royal fever of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Shuby was inspired to make her own royal works. The bunny heads....
    Shuby has just released her new collection of royal prints.  Bunny Queen takes a 1950s image of our Queen and replaces her head with a masked bunny. Following the royal fever of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Shuby was inspired to make her own royal works. The bunny heads have developed from a series of ceramic biscuit jars that feature masked bunnies that have become quite the collectable among the likes of comedian Noel Fielding. The bunny heads have also been seen graffitied on the shop shutters of east London. Read the full article… View all Shuby prints $test =
  • Come and see artrepublic at the Buy Art Fair in Manchester this weekend

    We are all set up here at the art fair in Manchester and can't wait to see all you lovely folk. Come along to Stand number 42 between now and Sunday and see our best pieces in the flesh.  We will have works by Dave White, Banksy, Mr Brainwash, Charming Baker, Dan Baldwin, Copyrigh....
    We are all set up here at the art fair in Manchester and can't wait to see all you lovely folk. Come along to Stand number 42 between now and Sunday and see our best pieces in the flesh.  We will have works by Dave White, Banksy, Mr Brainwash, Charming Baker, Dan Baldwin, Copyright, Graham Carter, Ben Allen, Prefab77, Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake to name but a few. We will also be bringing some really exciting rare pieces and one offs. Apply for FREE one day tickets online Map and Directions $test =
  • Shuby's New Royal Collection

    Shuby has just released her new collection of royal prints.  Bunny Queen takes an image of our monarch and replaces the head with a masked bunny. Following the royal fever of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Shuby was inspired to make her own royal works. ....
    Shuby has just released her new collection of royal prints.  Bunny Queen takes an image of our monarch and replaces the head with a masked bunny. Following the royal fever of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Shuby was inspired to make her own royal works. The Bunny Queen limited edition print image is based on a Pietro Annigoni (1910-1988) portrait of Queen Elizabeth in 1956. Annigoni was an Italian portrait painter who signed the manifesto of the “Modern Realist Painters” in opposition to the abstract art of the period. He was relatively unknown in the UK until his work was shown in the royal academy leading to a royal commission from Queen Elizabeth in 1954.  The portrait is very detailed and has a certain ethereal quality to it reminiscent of the great tradition of Italian Renaissance painting. He went on to paint JFK the Pope and other British royalty. Don’t miss you chance to get your hands on Shuby’s new take on this classic image. Shuby found the pictures of various royal figures in a Sussex auction and snapped them up to form the foundations of her new prints.  The royal pictures were made between the 1930s and 50s and provided the inspiration for this royal series. The bunny heads have developed from a series of ceramic biscuit jars that feature masked bunnies that have become quite the collectable with fans including the comedian Noel Fielding. They have great kitsch appeal and many of these ceramics have now sold out. The bunny motif has also been used in graffiti on shop shutters, Shuby repeats the bunny in various guises and colours around the streets of east London.  It has also featured in a customized graffitied garden shed in a collaboration with the Lucky Dip Collective for the Hackney Wicked festival. Click to view our current available Shuby editions If you would like further information of available works or to enquire about other works and artist’s we have in the gallery please call +44 (0)1273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com Return to our Brighton section artzine your guide to everything that’s happening in the art world $test =
  • Art Market Buoyancy: A Look at the Current Resurgent Auction Prices for Urban/Contemporary Art

    Autumn has finally arrived and whilst for most that signals impending dark nights, leaves on the line and pre-Christmas stress. For the art market, it’s a reawakening after the summer out. We take a look the recent upsurge in activity and encouraging sales at the major auction houses this autum....
    Autumn has finally arrived and whilst for most that signals impending dark nights, leaves on the line and pre-Christmas stress. For the art market, it’s a reawakening after the summer out. We take a look the recent upsurge in activity and encouraging sales at the major auction houses this autumn. Off the back of Frieze and the flurry of other contemporary art fairs and sales that have occurred, London’s contemporary and modern commercial gallery scene is thriving, with a raft of new openings and expansions this autumn. As a double-dip recession looms and the economic downturn shows no sign of ending, neither does the appetite of art collectors for works by stable contemporary artists and for the graffiti artist Banksy. At two of the world’s most renowned houses, Bonham’s and Sotheby’s, this Autumn has seen significant rises in prices achieved. In September, Bonham’s saw a packed saleroom and competitive bidding across the board for their bi-annual Urban Art sale. With a selling rate at 96% by value and 86% by lot, the auction saw some significant prices achieved. All original works sold very well, but additionally there was a significant interest and jump in prices for printed editions. Banksy's ‘Pulp Fiction’ sold for £9,375 – some £4,000 above the asking price and CND Soldiers fetched an astonishing £13,750 - £8,000 over the estimate. All 40 lots were snapped-up in just an hour-and-a-half, underlining the current appetite for graffiti-based works. But why is the London market for art now apparently in such rude health?  In the last decade, London became a magnet for collectors from emerging markets such as Russia, the Middle East and India. During that time centres like New York, in order to connect with such destinations, have discovered that the best way of connecting with Turkish, Israeli and Lebanese collectors is via London. Surprisingly, there have been very few gallery closures in London in recent years, unlike the 2009 New York rout when at least 30 spaces shut down. US art adviser Allan Schwartzman recently told The Art Newspaper: “What has been validated in the last few rounds of uncertainty is that art is a genuine form of capital.”  Pilar Ordovas, who previously worked at Christie’s, agrees, saying, “through times of uncertainty we have seen the demand for the very best works of art continue to grow”. Ultimately, art is a tangible commodity and during such times in which we currently live, having an asset that one owns outright that can be held, touched and personally kept safe is more valuable than the uncertainty that often comes with numbers on a computer screen, miniscule interest earned and the volatility of depending on external international factors. If you are interested in this article and you would like further information or to enquire about other works and artists we have in the gallery please call +44 (0)20 7240 7909 or email soho@artrepublic.com Return to our London section artzine your guide to everything that’s happening in the art world $test =
  • artrepublic are going to the Buy Art Fair in Manchester

    artrepublic will be bringing the experience of our Brighton and London galleries to this years Buy Art Fair in Manchester 27th – 30th October 2011.  It's a great opportunity to get a close up view of our collectable prints including some extra special works making their debut. We are pa....
    artrepublic will be bringing the experience of our Brighton and London galleries to this years Buy Art Fair in Manchester 27th – 30th October 2011.  It's a great opportunity to get a close up view of our collectable prints including some extra special works making their debut. We are particularly looking forward to welcoming customers who haven’t visited either of our galleries before and to give a taste of the high quality art we have available with expert advice. Come along to Stand number 42 and see our best pieces in the flesh. We will have works by Dave White, Banksy, Mr Brainwash, Charming Baker, Dan Baldwin, Copyright, Graham Carter, Ben Allen, Prefab77, Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake to name but a few. We will also be bringing some really exciting rare pieces and one offs. artrepublic will be at  Stand Number  42 Apply for FREE one day tickets online Full Details: Buy Art Fair Manchester Springfields Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th October 2011 Opening Times Thursday 27 October 2011 Private View Friday 28 October: 11am - 7pm  Saturday 29 October:  11am - 6pm  Sunday 30 October: 11am - 5pm Map and Directions More about the Buy Art Fair This year’s event will bring together over 50 galleries showing the work of over 300 with a wide selection of original work including paintings, sculpture and drawings as well as limited edition prints.  An informative talks programme will give visitors to this year’s Buy Art Fair the opportunity to take top tips from prominent figures in the art world on starting and developing an art collection.  The talks programme will feature as part of The Manchester Contemporary, Buy Art Fair’s sister event, which provides a selection of critically engaged contemporary art curated by Manchester-based gallery, The International 3. Visit the Buy Art Fair, Manchester website for more details $test =
  • Spotlight on LA graffiti artist Gajin Fujita

    With Gajun Fujita’s latest print “High Voltage II” just in at our Brighton gallery, and a show of his work opening this month at the LA Louver Gallery, we thought we would take a closer look at this exciting LA graffiti artist. “High Voltage II” is a perfect example of the wa....
    With Gajun Fujita’s latest print “High Voltage II” just in at our Brighton gallery, and a show of his work opening this month at the LA Louver Gallery, we thought we would take a closer look at this exciting LA graffiti artist. “High Voltage II” is a perfect example of the way Gajun Fujita’s many different influences come together. The instantly recognisable symbol of the east, the dragon, the decorative design of the waves and the tags that overlay the image are all cultural markers that make up the individual that is Gajun Fujita. Call into our Brighton gallery to see this amazing print in the flesh. Gajun Fujita’s bold colourful style draws on many influences as he brings together Oriental and Occidental cultures through blending graffiti stencil work with Japanese art. His work combines an all over decorative aesthetic with layers of graffiti. A practice he developed in the 80s when tagging walls in his youth as part of the K2S (Kill to Succeed) crew. Born and raised in LA as the son of Japanese immigrants, he grew up on the mainly Latino Boyle-heights in LA, surrounded by gang culture. His mother was a Japanese print conservator and his father was a landscape painter.  This culturally rich background allowed him to blend the two very different influences, fusing east and west to create his own artistic fusion, with gang culture on the one hand and a strong artistic influence of his family on the other. Fajita combines elaborate stencils with a tagger's tricks of the trade to obtain an impressive range of effects from the spray can. These fields of gold, spray-paint and marker become backdrops for human figures, animals and architectural elements inspired in by Edo-period screen paintings, Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, tattoo designs and cartoons. Woven amid the figures are words and phrases often three-dimensional in appearance and precisely rendered in styles derived from street tags, pop graphics and gang and sports insignias. Click to view our current available Gajin Fujita editions If you would like further information of available works or to enquire about other works and artist’s we have in the gallery please call +44 (0)1273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com Return to our Brighton section artzine your guide to everything that’s happening in the art world $test =
  • Peter Blake and Dave White at The Hospital Club: The Art of Advertising

    This week the two creative epicentres of Covent Garden - artrepublic and The Hospital Club united to host a one-off evening discussing the unique relationship between the worlds of art and advertising. The panel debate brought together prominent figures from the worlds of art and advertising in a ....
    This week the two creative epicentres of Covent Garden - artrepublic and The Hospital Club united to host a one-off evening discussing the unique relationship between the worlds of art and advertising. The panel debate brought together prominent figures from the worlds of art and advertising in a chaired debate that explored how these two creative industries intersect. From the world of art were two leading contemporary artists - the legendary Sir Peter Blake and Dave White. The panellists discussed, debated and joked for over an hour on the creative process in both disciplines, examining how each sector has historically influenced and appropriated from the other, and exploring possible avenues for future collaborations and synergies. Alongside Blake and White were industry experts from the ad world - Chris Lockwood, Head of Invention at Mindshare and Shaun Cooper, Marketing Director of Bray Leino on a panel chaired by Claire Beale, editor of Campaign magazine. View our available Peter Blake artworks here View our available Dave White works here $test =
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    We’re currently recruiting an Online Customer Service & Content Administrator based at our Brighton office, click here to find out more. ....
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  • First solo show for Mr Brainwash in the UK

    Mr Brainwash’s first UK solo show opened last Thursday in London at the Opera Gallery.   He was propelled to fame in the Oscar nominated film “Exit Through the Gift Shop”, where he bizarrely becomes the subject of the film as Banksy turns the camera onto him as the subject. &n....
    Mr Brainwash’s first UK solo show opened last Thursday in London at the Opera Gallery.   He was propelled to fame in the Oscar nominated film “Exit Through the Gift Shop”, where he bizarrely becomes the subject of the film as Banksy turns the camera onto him as the subject.   The film showed how he started to produce work on an epic scale after following and filming the work of established graffiti artists such as Space Invader, Banksy and Sheperd Fairey.   Mr Brainwash aka Thierry Guetta moved from his home in France to LA to persue his new career in the art world. With no formal training, his work is almost a montage of all his influences taking elements from his heroes such as Warhol and reassembling them Brainwash style with vibrant spray-painting and stencil work.  He is a controversial artist:  However you feel, his show is definitely worth a look. View all Mr Brainwash prints Read our Mr Brainwash biography $test =

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