Set in the heart of London's Fitzrovia, Lazarides Rathbone exhibits many of the most significant artists thriving outside the conventional contemporary art market. While Lazarides is considered the international market leader in what is dubbed urban art, many of the contemporary artists on display defy categorisation. Since being founded in 2006 Lazarides has been a constant force in championing the careers of artists who have transformed the way art is made and presented. These include a generation of pioneering street artists such as Mode 2, Invader and Todd James alongside influential British portrait artists Jonathan Yeo and Antony Micallef.
Since its inception Lazarides Rathbone has hosted a variety of prolific exhibitions spanning both the ground and first floor levels, including JR's global Inside Out initiative and 3D's major retrospective of Massive Attack visual history. The gallery is involved in extensive off-site activity, incorporating one-off shows in New York and Los Angeles as well as art fairs and museum collaborations across London and Europe.
Recent out-of-gallery highlights include Conor Harrington's New York solo debut Eat and Delete, Sotheby's Unauthorised Banksy Retrospective and multi-disciplinary group showcase BRUTAL at 180 The Strand.
Gallery: Tuesday by appointment, Wednesday–Saturday 11am–7pm. Admission is free
Office: Monday- Friday 10am-6pm
The gallery will open at 12 noon on Wednesday 25th May 2016.
The gallery will close at 6pm on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th May 2016.
Lazarides Editions provides a dedicated platform for fine art print editions from the Lazarides international stable of artists, exploring new developments in contemporary printmaking across a range of practices and media. Following an expansion of the newly converted print studios on Greenwich Peninsula, Lazarides Editions joins Lazarides Rathbone in profiling innovative artists working outside traditional realms.
Alongside the launch of the new studio and online store, 2014 marked the opening of Lazarides Editions at Sea Containers on the Thames' South Bank. The new gallery, within London’s globally acclaimed Mondrian Hotel, has established a diverse schedule of focused showcases, collaborative events and independent book launches in addition to a revolving curation of notable print editions.
Conceived by Steve Lazarides and boasting 14 years experience of nurturing artistic talent in printmaking, Lazarides Editions is the result of an ongoing creative relationship between the studio and artist. The dedicated team of printers collaborate with artists from a range of disciplines, emerging from the popular fields of graffiti, design and illustration. Each distinctive artwork is hand crafted using a variety of unique techniques – from screen prints to woodcuts, etchings to monotypes – and the finest quality archival pigment prints.