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  • Video Footage Appears To Show Banksy At Work

    This could be the most revealing and intimate video of the mysterious artist. A low-resolution video has emerged online appearing to show the secretive street art sensation Banksy at work. The very short clip emerged recently on YouTube and apparently shows the world-famous artist at work ....
    This could be the most revealing and intimate video of the mysterious artist. A low-resolution video has emerged online appearing to show the secretive street art sensation Banksy at work. The very short clip emerged recently on YouTube and apparently shows the world-famous artist at work under the cover of darkness, creating one of his iconic street murals, which has been dubbed ‘Lights, Camera, Vandalism’. The image, that was executed using stencils and spray paint, depicts a chimpanzee climbing up a lamppost with a movie director’s clapperboard. The video was shot in Banksy’s hometown of Bristol, further adding to the likelihood that the piece was created by the artist himself. Clad in nondescript streetwear of a hoodie and jeans, the character in the video cycles casually up to a wall and proceeds to quickly and skillfully create the elaborate artwork. It was reported that the video was shot by a friend of Banksy’s for a 2010 report on the artist by The Sunday Times. The enduring influence of Banksy and his impact can be seen in the work of many artists in our Brighton gallery. We have signed limited edition prints available by several of Banksy’s peers and protégées including Ben Eine, Pure Evil, Copyright, Eelus and Shepard Fairey aka Obey. Ben Eine - 'O' Pink Be sure to pop into our Brighton gallery to view our full selection of street art and graffiti inspired prints in person, or see what we have available online. $test =
  • New Artist In The Brighton Gallery: Lead Belly

    This beautiful edition by the anonymous artist certainly packs a punch. We are very pleased to have recently received in the Brighton gallery a high impacting new silkscreen edition from anonymous artist Lead Belly. Very little is known about Lead Belly, as they’ve kept them self shrouded in....
    This beautiful edition by the anonymous artist certainly packs a punch. We are very pleased to have recently received in the Brighton gallery a high impacting new silkscreen edition from anonymous artist Lead Belly. Very little is known about Lead Belly, as they’ve kept them self shrouded in mystery ‘allowing their work to exist independently from their own identity’. Lead Belly’s artistic practice is concerned with the reworking of vintage source material to create original artwork and prints that effortlessly fuse notions of modernity and nostalgia. ‘My Boy Issac’ depicts two muscle bound boxers in the midst of a fearsome bout. The detail on the boxer’s gloves has been replaced with intense floral patterns, robbing the pugilists of their potential for violence and creating new interesting dialogues. Created as a large scale silkscreen print on Somerset Satin paper from an edition of 25, there is also a separate edition of 5 prints that have been expertly hand-finished with black glitter for an eye-catching and striking finish. The full quality of these has to be experienced up close, with the glitter mimicking the flashes of photography surrounding the ring during a prize fight. Lead Belly as an exciting new artist who is carrying on the conversation began by pop art pioneers such as Andy Warhol and the British godfather Sir Peter Blake. The artist employs found imagery and plays with advanced printing techniques, resulting in extremely high-quality editions that demand to be seen in the flesh. ‘My Boy Issac’ is a must have piece for any boxing fans or those looking for a prominent new piece for their wall. ‘My Boy Issac’ is available online at our Brighton gallery. Call 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com for further information. $test =
  • First Glimpses Surface Of Damien Hirst’s New Work

    Mysterious underwater photos leaked online depicting sunken treasures. Damien Hirst searches underneath the surface for inspiration. In the past couple of years the art world colossus Damien Hirst has been busy opening and running his own Newport Street gallery and revamped restaurant Pharmacy ....
    Mysterious underwater photos leaked online depicting sunken treasures. Damien Hirst searches underneath the surface for inspiration. In the past couple of years the art world colossus Damien Hirst has been busy opening and running his own Newport Street gallery and revamped restaurant Pharmacy 2, but it looks like the artist is gearing up to shock the art world once again. In a series of leaked, teaser images it appears that Hirst’s new work will have a certain nautical theme, with what looks like the outline of mythical sea monsters. It has been reported that the new body of work that has been “ten years in the making”, will be unveiled across two exhibitions taking place at this year’s Venice Biennale on April 9th. The project titled ‘Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable’ is alleged to include “some 250 pieces in various sizes ranging in price from about $400,000 for small jade objects to $4m for a malachite head of Medusa”. In the past, Hirst has created other work inspired by Medusa, the snake-haired monster from Greek mythology, re-casting singer Rihanna as the mythical character for the cover of GQ magazine. Watch this space for more news to surface on Damien Hirst’s long awaited aquatic body of work! If you’re interested in adding any Damien Hirst artwork to your collection, we have several highly sought after pieces available in our Brighton gallery. Pop in, call us on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com for further information. $test =
  • David Hockney Unleashes His Major Tate Retrospective

    Britain’s best-loved artist looks back on the past 60 years. Tate Britain’s huge retrospective show of David Hockney has been receiving rave reviews and promises to be the UK’s most visited exhibition ever. The once-in-a-generation show offers an unprecedented overview of Hockney’s....
    Britain’s best-loved artist looks back on the past 60 years. Tate Britain’s huge retrospective show of David Hockney has been receiving rave reviews and promises to be the UK’s most visited exhibition ever. The once-in-a-generation show offers an unprecedented overview of Hockney’s work in paint, drawing, photography and video, as Britain’s most celebrated artist approached his eightieth year. Running until May 27th at Tate Britain, Westminster, ‘David Hockney’ brings together six decades of the artist’s work with many pieces that have never been displayed in public before. Alongside these obscure rarities are all of Hockney’s blockbuster pieces, including his hugely influential swimming pool paintings, created during the artist’s time in California. The show also chronicles Hockney’s visits to his native Yorkshire, with the artist’s enormous landscape paintings inspired by the changing seasons near his birthplace of Bradford. The exhibition covers the full breadth of Hockney’s artistic practice, from small-scale, intimate works to vast, immersive canvases. As well as highlighting the artist’s embrace of technology to create art including his now iconic iPad drawings and ultra-high definition films, which play around with perspectives. Already garnering glowing reviews from highly regarded critics and several five-star rating, ‘Hockney’ promises to be the smash hit art exhibition of 2017 and an unmissable celebration of a true art-world icon and creative force of nature. Bonnie & Clyde - Sweet Savage David Hockney’s enduring influence can be easily seen in our Brighton gallery with several of our most popular artist’s including Bonnie & Clyde, Maria Rivans and Dan Baldwin amongst others, citing his influence in their work and development of their practice. We’ve recently received in a very rare ‘Bigger Splash’ print by collage artist Nick Smith. Nick Smith’s long sold out print pays homage to Hockney’s original painting produced in 1967, depicting a splash frozen in time in a fictional Californian swimming pool. Hockney never specified a location for the pool, so Smith has speculated the location by annotating each of the colour chips with the name of a different California town or district. We only have one of these prints available, so call the gallery ASAP to avoid missing out! Available at our Brighton gallery. Call  01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com for further information. $test =
  • Grayson Perry Creates Work From Art School Ashes

    The Turner Prize winning artist presents his defiant new ceramic pot. Acclaimed potter Grayson Perry has been included alongside a number of well-known artists to create work from the ashes of Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, which was ravished by fire back in 2014. Antony Gor....
    The Turner Prize winning artist presents his defiant new ceramic pot. Acclaimed potter Grayson Perry has been included alongside a number of well-known artists to create work from the ashes of Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, which was ravished by fire back in 2014. Antony Gormley: Site II Following on from the incident, which also destroyed hundreds of students degree work, debris from the devastated library was send to 25 internally renowned artist include Sir Peter Blake, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Cornelia Parker, Anish Kapoor, Anthony Gormley and David Shrigley, who were instructed to incorporate the materials in new unique artwork. All the works will be auctioned off by Christie’s in March to help raise the £13.5m required to fully rebuild the legendary Mackintosh-designed building. The newly restored building is set to reopen in spring 2019. Grayson Perry, who has made an earthenware urn adorned with the words "Art is dead. Long live Art", explains: "It's a tragedy. It's the most famous art school building in Britain. It's also the masterpiece of Mackintosh. It's a double tragedy. "I was very excited when I received the box of charcoal. I had an idea almost immediately and the idea of making an urn was an obvious thing to do. The idea of memorialising or celebrating the difficulty - honouring the wound." "It's something I'm trying to do. Move on and make the most of it. I really like the idea of using the charcoal from the fire. I thought it was very clever. It's also fresh - it's not something that has come up before.” - Grayson Perry In our Brighton gallery we have full set of Grayson Perry’s exquisite ‘Six Snapshots of Julie’ prints. Presented as 6 woodcuts, with lithographic underlays, each from an 68 edition. These highly collectable prints document Perry’s fictional heroine Julie Cope, set against different scenes in her native Essex. View Grayson Perry print available online If you are interested in adding any of the exciting work from Grayson Perry to your collection, please call 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com. $test =

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