Monthly Archives: March 2012

  • Street art on your phone!

    Street art now has its own dedicated app for smart phones which you can use to track artists work like Banksy and Ben Eine conveniently with your mobile. This clever technology launched this month has both New York and London City versions. Geo Street Art app has worked alongside Street art London a....
    Street art now has its own dedicated app for smart phones which you can use to track artists work like Banksy and Ben Eine conveniently with your mobile. This clever technology launched this month has both New York and London City versions. Geo Street Art app has worked alongside Street art London and New York to create app’s that will tell you the location of your favourite artists work and uses maps to guide you to the specific destinations to view it.  They also act as a resource giving you information about the pieces. The app contains a news section so should always be current and up to date. The technology allows you to upload your favourite work using facebook and twitter and share them with others.    Street Art London is said to be particularly useful for learning the styles of individual artists making identifying them a whole lot easier. So now you’ll be able to but a name to the artist and finally learn who’s behind that magnificent mural at the end of your road. View all Banksy prints View all Street art prints View all Ben Eine prints $test =
  • Take a virtual tour of Damien Hirst's Tate Modern Exhibition on channel 4.com

    In aid of Damien Hirst’s upcoming retrospective at Tate Modern, next week channel 4 appear to be devoting the airwaves in celebration. Damien Hirst: Thoughts, Work, Life, and Damien Hirst: The First Look will be airing on Monday whilst for one week only channel4.com will run a virtual....
    In aid of Damien Hirst’s upcoming retrospective at Tate Modern, next week channel 4 appear to be devoting the airwaves in celebration. Damien Hirst: Thoughts, Work, Life, and Damien Hirst: The First Look will be airing on Monday whilst for one week only channel4.com will run a virtual private view of his Tate Modern exhibition. Thoughts, Work, Life is an intimate and revealing film which maps out the making of the famous British artist and features a new interview.  The First Look, which airs on the eve of Damien Hirst’s first major retrospective in the UK, will see Damien take surrealist comedian Noel Fielding on an exclusive walk through his show at the Tate Modern. The programme includes interviews with an impressive array of influential art-world celebrities and artists such as Joan Collins, Bono, Sarah Kent, Mat Collishaw, Sir John Hegarty, Ronnie Wood, Keith and Lily Allen, Ronnie O'Sullivan and even Hirst's high-school art teacher. The Tate exhibition brings together over 70 of Hirst's seminal works, including his groundbreaking sculptures from the early 1990s and pieces from the painting series - spots, spins, butterflies and flies - produced throughout his career.  There are also two major installations: In and Out of Love (1991) and Pharmacy (1992). If you don’t manage to make it to Tate Modern this April then channel 4 will provide you with an impressive insight to a hugely anticipated show.  Read our Damien Hirst Biography View all Damien Hirst prints View all our Contemporary Art prints $test =
  • Justine Smith Joins The British Museum Collection

    News just in from Justine. Three of her artworks have recently been acquired by The British Museum for their permenant collection. We think this is a remarkable achievement and one which, alone, sounds-out praise for her work far beyond any good review or press article could.  Joini....
    News just in from Justine. Three of her artworks have recently been acquired by The British Museum for their permenant collection. We think this is a remarkable achievement and one which, alone, sounds-out praise for her work far beyond any good review or press article could.  Joining the world-renowned, prestigious collection of artefacts are the works ‘Money Map of the World’, ‘Money Map of Africa’ (both sold out) and The British Isles, of which we have only a few remaining. Click here to see all of our available Justine Smith artworks $test =
  • Street Watch: New Banksy Street Art

    New street pieces - it’s something we are always on the lookout for and when we discover one it’s happy times, but when it’s a new Banksy we can’t help but get a little more excited. The piece in question, which has all the usual hallmarks of a Banksy (yet to be verified though),....
    New street pieces - it’s something we are always on the lookout for and when we discover one it’s happy times, but when it’s a new Banksy we can’t help but get a little more excited. The piece in question, which has all the usual hallmarks of a Banksy (yet to be verified though), features an adeptly stencilled origami crane snagging a goldfish from a small canal. It’s the illusive artist’s first piece for 2012 and his first foray into street art since the work just before Christmas around Canary Wharf: Banksy you got to love him. Click to see all our available Banksy works. Click to see all of our available street art and urban works Do you have a Banksy that you are thinking of selling? Get in touch here. $test =
  • Brian Jones traces 20th Century 'punk graphics' in his new print

    Pistol Pop n Dada is the fantastic new limited edition print from Brian Jones. The print features references to many of the Pop Art Scenes biggest stars including Sir Peter Blake, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso and many more. The print explores the secret history tracing the developme....
    Pistol Pop n Dada is the fantastic new limited edition print from Brian Jones. The print features references to many of the Pop Art Scenes biggest stars including Sir Peter Blake, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso and many more. The print explores the secret history tracing the development of what was to manifest itself as 'punk graphics' in late twentieth century Britain, back through Pop Art, John Heartfield and ultimately to Dada. The piece is based on the research that Brian did for an, as yet, unpublished book of the same title. “It's been in my head for years. I had always intended that there ought to be a ‘map’ to accompany it, and sketched the rough idea, then I put it aside to mature". The work is a psycho-geographical journey through place, person and time, to a soundtrack of bombs, Be-Bop and Beat, complete with lines of influence, development lines and secret passages. It is equally an overview of one hundred years of montage and collage. Many more names could have easily been added, and yet more have been forgotten. The ‘ground layer’ of the piece is an old Volk Map of the city of Berlin (quite Dada and very Punk), from the time of the Wall which is outlined in pink. Brian has stated that "it felt appropriate to use the City of Berlin as there was a Berlin Dada group, John Heartfield operated there, and the Wall was an absurdity". In addition to this, it was the focal point for the wrong reasons a couple of times last century, Iggy Pop and David Bowie lived there, the Sex Pistols sang about the Berlin Wall, and Brian Jones first went there as Jamie Reid's exhibition designer. The legend in the lower left corner alludes to an exhibition held at the I.C.A. (London) in 1989. "It's a map, a journey, a timeline, a tree of life (or family), a web, an interpretation, a circuit board, an imaginary city, my theory". Brian Jones $test =
  • France's Leading Comic Book Artist Jean Giraud Sadly Dies at 73

    The passing of Jean "Moebius" Giraud has left the comic book world without one of its greatest visionaries.  Jean Giraud, one of France's leading comic artists for the last 40 years, has died in Paris at the age of 73 after a long illness. According to an interview from earlier last year, his....
    The passing of Jean "Moebius" Giraud has left the comic book world without one of its greatest visionaries.  Jean Giraud, one of France's leading comic artists for the last 40 years, has died in Paris at the age of 73 after a long illness. According to an interview from earlier last year, his eyesight had been failing in recent years which had made working very difficult. Giraud drew for more than 50 years, under various names, but was most widely known as Moebius. He was popular in the US and Japan, working with legend Stan Lee and manga artists. He also worked on design concepts and storyboards for a number of top science fiction films, including Alien, Tron, The Abyss and The Fifth Element.  His best known work in his native country was probably the Lieutenant Blueberry character but he also worked on the Silver Surfer with Stan Lee. Spider-Man creator Stan Lee said, “I wouldn’t even categorise him as a comic book artist – he is just a brilliant artist." The visionary comic artist provided the concept art for far-out filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s seminal work El Topo, endorsed by Yoko Ono, John Lennon, and Andy Warhol. Jordorowsky said of him, “He is truly an explorer and a genius”. View all Andy Warhol prints See all Comic Book Art prints View all D C Comic prints Read our Biography of Roy Litchenstein $test =
  • Major Artist's Exhibit for UK's Homeless Charity...

    The Crisis Commission exhibition will see some of today’s most celebrated artists unite to show major new work in response to homelessness and the issues related to it for this worthy organisation. The artists involved are Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Sir Anthony Caro, Yinka Shonibare, Gillian....
    The Crisis Commission exhibition will see some of today’s most celebrated artists unite to show major new work in response to homelessness and the issues related to it for this worthy organisation. The artists involved are Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Sir Anthony Caro, Yinka Shonibare, Gillian Wearing, Jonathan Yeo, Bob & Roberta Smith, Nathan Coley and Nika Neelov.  The exhibition is free admission and takes place in one of London's most prestigious venues, Somerset House, which opened on 14 March and closes on 22 April 2012. A following auction of exhibited work will take place at Christie's on Thursday 3 May, with all proceeds going to Crisis, the UK's national charity for single homeless people.   The artists have focused on isolation, property, security and space and most of them will be donating new works for the exhibition, Sir Anthony Caro is said to donate existing work.  View all our Contemporary art prints $test =
  • Damien Hirst: New Public Gallery Planned for 2014

    Damien Hirst, Britain’s most famous living artist, has announced plans to open his own public gallery in which to exhibit and house his personal collection of art. Hirst, who is seemingly unavoidable in the media at present, due to his forthcoming Tate retrospective, unveiled his plans for a....
    Damien Hirst, Britain’s most famous living artist, has announced plans to open his own public gallery in which to exhibit and house his personal collection of art. Hirst, who is seemingly unavoidable in the media at present, due to his forthcoming Tate retrospective, unveiled his plans for a public gallery to be located in South London. The project, which is being developed to display his personal art collection, will open in 2014, the artist has said. Image Credits: © Damien Hirst/ Science Ltd, 2012 Photography Prudence Cuming Associates The project has been years in the planning and is eagerly awaited. The space in Newport Street, Vauxhall, is "a place to show my collection of contemporary art", which reportedly includes more than 2,000 pieces. Hirst continues, “it feels bad having it all in crates. It's basically Bacon and beyond." The gallery - designed by architects Caruso St John - will take up the whole of Newport Street, incorporating a conversion of a long terrace of three listed buildings, formerly used as theatre carpentry and scenery production workshops, flanked by two new buildings. The space is being designed to include six galleries, a cafe/restaurant as well as office rooms for Hirst himself. The ground and upper floors of the listed buildings will be linked to allow the space to be used for both small and large exhibitions. Hirst’s gallery follows in the freshly laid footsteps of White Cube, who recently opened their third space in Bermondsey, as well as Saatchi, of course, who opened the Saatchi Gallery in 1985 as a means to display his own collection to the public. Hirst comments, "it's my Saatchi gallery, basically. Collecting is the way the world works, as a human being you go through life, you just collect… I always think collections are like a map of a man's life." Works on display are set to include some by Hirst as well as others including Banksy, Francis Bacon and US artist Jeff Koons. Tate Modern's Hirst retrospective will run from 4 April to 9 September and one of Hirst's most famous pieces - the £50m diamond-encrusted skull entitled For the Love of God, will be on display in the Turbine Hall from 4 April to 24 June. Click to view our entire range of available Damien Hirst artworks. If you are interested in Damien Hirst and 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)20 7240 7909 or email soho@artrepublic.com Return to our London section $test =
  • Own Art online is now live with artrepublic.com

    Great news! We’re now one of the first UK websites offering Own Art Online so it’s now even easier to own the art you love. Now through our website’s new Own Art Online facility you can apply for an interest free loan directly at the checkout. artrepublic.com is one of the first UK websites ....
    Great news! We’re now one of the first UK websites offering Own Art Online so it’s now even easier to own the art you love. Now through our website’s new Own Art Online facility you can apply for an interest free loan directly at the checkout. artrepublic.com is one of the first UK websites to offer Own Art Online. There is now no need to supply your personal details by phone, you can apply and buy safely and securely online with us and we will even deliver your purchase for free. Borrow between £100 and £2,000 interest free and spread the payments over 10 months through Art Council England’s Own Art scheme. If you are a UK customer (over 18), you could spread the cost of any of these prints through one of the Own Art loans. With signed, limited edition works from internationally acclaimed artists such as Damien Hirst, Sir Peter Blake and Mark Quinn as well as new works from Street Art talents such as Speedy Graphito, Static and Pure Evil you can Own Art in an instant from our website. All these prints are also available for immediate purchase today, with a choice of alternative payment methods, through our checkout, with free worldwide delivery. $test =
  • Sara Pope's 'Lips' on the wall

    BIG news! We’ve just hung the beautiful new screen print ‘Lips’ from Sara Pope on the wall in our Soho gallery. The aptly titled ‘lips’ combines the delicate, intricate, beauty of natural lips and the overt playfulness of those lips smoothered in luscious red lipstick - all r....
    BIG news! We’ve just hung the beautiful new screen print ‘Lips’ from Sara Pope on the wall in our Soho gallery. The aptly titled ‘lips’ combines the delicate, intricate, beauty of natural lips and the overt playfulness of those lips smoothered in luscious red lipstick - all rolled lovingly into a very well executed screen print indeed. Sara Pope comes from a background in the fashion industry and the magazine industry, working as a shoe designer and art director respectively. Sara started painting in 2009. Check out what else we currently have on display in London here.  If you can’t see the piece you were hoping for, drop us a line and we can look at getting it in for you: soho@artrepublic.com +44 (0)207 240 7909 $test =

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