It's taken 5 years of planning and months of late nights with anyone brave enough to venture into Massive Attack mayhem leaving covered in multi-coloured glitter, but finally the long anticipated Fire Sale by 3D is upon us. As we approach the final days of magic making in the studio, there is a stomach-flipping mix of antipation and excitement in the air whilst we eagerly await the special delivery to Lazarides Rathbone next Monday. Fire Sale will open on the 24th May and run until the 20th June. Get Ready.
It brightened our week receiving a visit from the wonderful Sage Vaughn, bringing a brief glimpse of California sunshine in his rucksack, which is always an absolute pleasure. Although it definitely wasn't all play and no work. After installing Kingdom with long time collaborator Michael Muller at The Outsiders Newcastle, he accompanied Steve Lazarides on a romantic bird-watching trip to Scotland before heading back down to the Big Smoke and Execution Dock to sketch out his exclusive Nocturne etching released earlier this week. We even managed to squeeze in a Stanley Donwood book launch and a printing lesson into the mix before packing his bags and sending him off to Heathrow. Till next time Mr Vaughn ... please don't leave it so long, we miss you already!
Escape The Golden Cage is an annual art affair taking place in Vienna from 16th to the 31st May, showcasing a selection of national and international artists influenced by street art, urban art and pop art. Artists taking part this year include Lazarides Rathbone and The Outsiders London favourites Anthony Lister, Dan Witz and the one and only Mode 2. Escape The Golden Cage strives to provide a platform for creativity, artistic interaction and enthusiasm for contemporay art, as well as the awesome selecion of artwork on show there will be concerts, happenings and exclusive art dinners to whet your appitite throughout the fair period.
This month the streets of Dulwich will be transformed as renowned street artists from around the world create an outdoor gallery of public murals based upon Baroque style, Old Master paintings from Dulwich Picture Gallery's permanent collection. The Street Art Festival takes place between the 10th and 19th May as part of the annual Dulwich Festival and will include tours of the murals as well as debates led by academics and experts from the worlds of both Street and Classical Art alike. Conor Harrington kicked off the festival with his piece going up at the end of last week; other artists to catch over the coming days include the following: ROA, Phlegm, Remi Rough, Thierry Noir and Dscreet. If you've never found a good enough reason to visit South East London before, now is the perfect opportunity to get on that new Overground line and brave the other side of the river.
Karim Zeriahen exploded onto our radars during the production of Bedlam at the recently closed Old Vic Tunnels last October. His film installation Diana vs Pussy, featuring a retired ballerina bearing a revolver developed a huge fan base and was a stand out piece from the show.
Encompassing a variety of mediums, Karim's contemporary dance films and collaborations with various high profile choreographers has gained him the most success, generating more interest in documentary films with characters such as Hubert de Givenchy, Joe Dalessandro and Paul Morrissey. Also dabbling in video installation and exploring the realms of live portraiture, with the stunning Kate Moss as his model Give Me Light is set to be yet another visual treat.
To add to his ever expanding portfolio his most current work, Feelings, consists of a series of emotive screen prints adorned with glitter, produced with our sister gallery The Outsiders and released this week.
This man truly has no limits and we are all eagerly anticipating his plans for a large scale exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone next year ... this is surely a space worth watching!
Photography courtesy of Karim Zeriahen and François de Ricqlès.
Many people across the globe are now fully aware of JR's ongoing street art project, Inside Out, whether they like it or not! After winning the 2011 TED prize he set about the global art project, inspired by his large‐format street pastings, offering everyone the opportunity to share with the world their portrait and a statement of what they stand for. Inside Out, The People's Art Project premieres at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival; this feature documentary directed by Alastair Siddons captures some of the stories of hope and heartbreak that make the project so special to so many.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of Fresh Paint, the highly anticipated exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone featuring a selection of promising painters Steve Lazarides has tipped as being the next big thing! Fresh Paint consists of both emerging and established artists: Bill Dunlap, BORF, Brett Amory, Frank Laws, Sandow Birk, Katrin Fridricks and the Miaz Brothers. With an extensive range of practice and technique as well as varying influences spanning from urban architecture to classical painting, there is sure to be something for everyone. The exhibition will be running until 18th May leaving plenty of time to give it the once, maybe twice over.
With the sun finally attempting to show its face on our allegedly sceptred isle, we feel less of a tease posting these awesome photos of Lucy McLauchlan and Conor Harrington painting in Mallorca for a Beach Paint Jam over the Easter bank holiday weekend. Organised by Widewalls, the jam saw Lucy and Conor joining a host of street art stars in transforming an abandoned 1950s hotel complex on the the Plaza de Espania in Portals Nous.
Hopefully the British spring is finally upon us, and will bring more street projects at home as well as abroad over the coming months.
From one freezing cold country to another, Lucy McLauchlan has just arrived home after installing her first solo show in Russia, Holding onto Fragments of Past Memories, at Triumph Gallery in Moscow. The exhibition manages to capture a street atmosphere with large-scale paintings, a series of masked sculptures and installations formed from rubbish artefacts collected by Lucy during her stay in the city. The exhibition is only running for another two days closing on the 7th April.
Photography courtesy of Kristina Romanova
Opening Ceremony x Spring Breakers collection launched last week exclusively at US and online OC stores. The collection was inspired by the recent release Spring Breakers, directed by Harmony Korine, and was created with the movie's costume designer, Heidi Bivens. Needless to say our favourite items of the collection include artwork provided by our very own Todd James.
The Opening Ceremony x Spring Breakers collection will be available at the Opening Ceremony London store by April 5.