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  • Art Yard Sale 2016 – What a day!

    We’d like to say a big thank to everyone that attended last Sunday’s Art Yard Sale and to all the artist’s for providing fantastic, inventive and affordable artwork on what was a truly memorable day. After last year’s wet and windy event we were due some good weather and low and behold w....
    We’d like to say a big thank to everyone that attended last Sunday’s Art Yard Sale and to all the artist’s for providing fantastic, inventive and affordable artwork on what was a truly memorable day. After last year’s wet and windy event we were due some good weather and low and behold we got it, with a day of endless sunshine. There was a palpable buzz around town from early on the Sunday morning with eager art fans queuing up outside our Brighton gallery tochange their cash for artrepublic currency. As the clock struck 11am the Yard Sale was open with excited collectors running (yes running) into the bazaar of contemporary and urban art, eager to hunt down some bargains. This year’s expanded format saw the inclusion of nearly double the amount of artists compared to the 2015 event, with newcomers including the likes of Ben Eine, Magda Archer, Seb Lester and Louise McNaught. Like a repeat of last year stencil and spray paint maestro Eelus was inundated with visitors keen to pick up his low run print editions and new works. With the help of the Private Press Eelus created brand new prints live on the day, expertly hand-finishing the editions before the eyes of the enthralled public. Typographic street artist Ben Eine had a ‘Brighton Rock’ edition for sale that had been printed onto posters bearing The Argus newspaper’s uniquely quirky headlines. The street art supremo was also creating customised prints using a set of A-Z letter stamps made with his signature circus font. Star of last year’s event Pure Evil held a daylong work with children attending the Yard Sale, who were invited to customise his iconic bunny tags on paper with a selection of coloured pens. Parents were then able to buy the works, each a unique collaboration with the one of the world’s biggest street artists. Lucy Sparrow well and truly embraced the car boot spirit by creating a wonderful stand of felt VHS tapes, magazines and evens tins of spam. The felt queen was also on hand all day to customise her creations by dedicating them to the buyers.   RYCA aka Ryan Callanan was spreading his acid house inspired happiness on the day with a double stand of new, affordable works. Many visitors snapped up his wood painted smiley faces, with members of the artrepublic team all sporting his gold Biggie Smalls and silver Andy Warhol necklace pendants. His art toys also went down a storm with the public. So there we have it the 2016 Art Yard Sale, another roaring success and we’ve already begun looking forward to next year’s instalment. In the meantime watch this space for more artrepublic events to take place. View art yard sale prints available to buy now $test =
  • Happy Birthday Damien Hirst

    Today is Damien Hirst’s birthday so with that in mind we thought we would highlight some of the amazing works produced by the Birthday boy. ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ This tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde was exhibited in the first of a serie....
    Today is Damien Hirst’s birthday so with that in mind we thought we would highlight some of the amazing works produced by the Birthday boy. ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ This tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde was exhibited in the first of a series of Young British Artists shows at the Saatchi Gallery (and purchased by Charles Saatchi) which established Damien Hirst and other YBA’s. He won the Turner prize in 1995 and his piece Mother and Child Divided being the focal point of the exhibition again featuring animals preserved in formaldehyde. If you love this shark you can have it on your wall at home with this amazing lenticular. The 3D properties of the lenticular are used to enhance the life like appearance of the shark. Spot paintings The spot paintings are amongst Hirst’s most widely recognised works and first appeared at his 1988 Freeze show painted directly onto the warehouse walls. The largest series of these paintings take their titles from the chemical company Sigma-Aldrich’s catalogue ‘Biochemicals for Research and Diagnostic Reagents’, a book Hirst stumbled across in the early 1990’s. We have a great selection of spot paintings in a variety of sizes, styles and colours as well as a variety of printing methods. Image Credit: Courtesy Other Criteria. © Damien Hirst & Science Ltd. Pharmacy Following on from the Pharmaceutical names of his spot paintings Damien Hirst has used a variety of Pharmaceutical l objects in his work including the recreation of an entire pharmacy in his 1992 installation. He has since created oversize pill sculptures, images and even wallpaper. He also has had two restaurant interiors designed around his pharmacy works. We have a great selection of oversize pill sculptures from his Schizophrenogenesis exhibition as well as the series of pill Silkscreens. Butterflies Butterflies are another big theme in Damien Hirst’s works, both live butterflies in his installations as well as ones stuck on canvases. Hirst has had a career-long fascination with the beauty, fragility and symbolism of butterflies. We have some great examples of Hirsts Butterflies including the Sanctum series of butterflies arranged in the style of stained glass windows, individual butterfly etchings and the book of his amazing foil block Souls butterflies. For The Love of God The 2007 piece ‘For the Love of God’ is one of Hirst’s best known works a diamond encrusted platinum cast of a human skull. Costing £14 million to produce, the work was first shown at the White Cube gallery in London. The base for the work is a human skull bought in a shop in Islington. It is thought to be that of a 35-year-old European who lived between 1720 and 1810. The teeth in the work come from this original skull. We have a beautiful frame lenticular of this work capturing the 3D nature of the original and set on a dramatic black background. Still haven’t seen the Damien Hirst work you are looking for? View more here     $test =

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