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Wide Walls : Twenty-Four In London

Thursday 1st May 2014

Following the success of Brett Amory’s 2012 and 2013 exhibitions, Twenty-Four in San Francisco and Twenty-Four in New York, Lazarides Rathbone – the flagship gallery of Lazarides Limited – will present twenty-four paintings of London’s most iconic locations.

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Hi Fructose: Behind the Scenes of Brett Amory’s Twenty-Four in London at Lazarides

Thursday 1st May 2014

Brett Amory has allowed his natural voyeurism guide his creative evolution. His latest body of work “Twenty-Four in London” is a progression of his Waiting series, Amory’s ongoing documentation of passersby through vague, muddled and often haunting paintings of the everyman.

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Juxtapoz: Preview: Brett Amory Twenty Four In London @ Lazarides Rathbone

Thursday 1st May 2014

Brett Amory, who we featured in our February, 2014 issue, will be opening a new solo exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone this Friday, March 7th, 2014. We stopped by Brett's studio in Oakland to get a little preview just as he was finishing up and getting ready to ship everything to London. 

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Artsy: London, Through Twenty Four Paintings

Thursday 1st May 2014

On the heels of his 2012 and 2013 exhibitions “Twenty-Four in San Francisco” and “Twenty-Four in New York,” Amory now features London in his first show at Lazarides Rathbone Gallery, “Twenty-Four in London.” 

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Twin: It's Taken Me All Of My Life To Find You

Thursday 1st May 2014

Artist Karim Zeriahen presents It’s Taken Me All of My Life to Find You, a small but valuable collection of multimedia works that were created to challenge our notion of individual identity, both humorously and poetically.

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The Upcoming: Karim Zeriahen: It’s Taken Me All of My Life to Find You

Thursday 1st May 2014

Karim Zeriahen’s new work challenges “admiration of the idolatry of branded individuals” with the help of exclusive footage of Kate Moss. Exclusive you say… One rather likes it.

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Hypebeast: Sage Vaughn “Nobody’s Home” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Tuesday 4th February 2014

Using stark contrasts of vibrant birds and butterflies with lifeless interiors, Vaughn invites viewers to escape the unquestioned adherence to routine consumption and to instead look to the spontaneity of nature.

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Le Cool: Sage Vaughn – Nobody’s Home

Tuesday 4th February 2014

Lazarides first solo show of the New Year will play host to Californian artist, Sage Vaughn with his latest exhibition Nobody’s Home.

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Arrested Motion: Interviews: Sage Vaughn – "Nobody’s Home" @ Lazarides

Thursday 30th January 2014

LA based Sage Vaughn makes a welcome return to the UK for his new solo exhibition Nobody’s Home this week at Lazarides... A couple of weeks ago, Sage interviewed Bill McRight for AM in anticipation of his solo exhibition Willing to Lose at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland. This time around Bill has repaid the favour and turned the questions on Sage.

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Hunger TV: Sage Vaughn: Nobody's Home

Thursday 30th January 2014

This month Sage Vaughn will be staging an exhibition entitled Nobody’s Home in London. He will be examining the title phrase relating it to both people and places.

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Artsy: Sage Vaughn Leaves Birds and Butterflies at Home

Thursday 30th January 2014

Drawn to the interactions of man and nature, California artist Sage Vaughn is a master of juxtaposition; in his paintings of charming, pastel-colored sparrows, and swarms of brightly-hued butterflies, he compels viewers to rethink his distinctly positive subjects by pairing them with somber backgrounds.

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Complex: Why Lazarides Gallery and The Vinyl Factory's "BRUTAL" Is the Most Important Art Exhibition of 2013

Thursday 24th October 2013

Once in a while, something – a satellite fair, an artist, a piece, a performance, or a lecture – stands out and restores your faith in provocative, meaningful work that knocks you off your feet. For me, that was seeing the group exhibition by Lazarides Gallery and The Vinyl Factory at 180 The Strand in London (their sixth annual satellite show during Frieze Week) titled BRUTAL.

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Monocle: Culture with Rob Bound

Monday 21st October 2013

Monocle's culture editor, Rob Bound, reviews some of the highlights of 2013 Frieze art fair with Steve Lazarides.

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Cool Hunting: Brutal, London

Friday 18th October 2013

This year’s annual off-site Lazarides exhibition is brutal by name and by nature; hosted in a derelict modernist building in central London. The basement of 180 Strand has reached a state of dilapidation that requires navigating piles of rubble, holes in the floors and walls, and smashed up bathrooms. 

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CITY A.M: Street art alternative to Frieze takes you deep underground

Friday 18th October 2013

Rather than using the streets, as you might expect from a street art curator, Lazarides has gone underground – from a polished façade on the Strand, to a cavernous bunker. 

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Metro: French guerilla ‘photograffeur’ JR is changing perceptions with his art, one project at a time

Wednesday 16th October 2013

Even in this era of diamond-encrusted skulls and multi-million-pound art fairs, we should never underestimate the elemental power of paper, passion and glue. Nobody understands this better than semi-anonymous French ‘photograffeur’ JR, whose epic global art project, Inside Out, has seen over 160,000 people take part in more than 108 countries.

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The Upcoming: JR: ACTIONS at Lazarides Gallery | Exhibition Review

Friday 11th October 2013

Returning to London after five years, French artist and social commentator JR presents us with his two-part solo exhibition at London’s Lazarides Gallery – and what an exhibition it is.

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The Independent: Frieze Art Fair 2013: A frenetic feast of creative expression

Friday 11th October 2013

Rooftops, tunnels and car parks have all been popular venues in past Frieze weeks. This year's non-traditional space sensation is set to be 180 The Strand, a Brutalist block-turned-arts-hub.

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Le Cool: JR

Thursday 10th October 2013

Parisian street artist/photographer JR uses the whole world as a gallery. His Inside Out project sees his photo booth truck travelling to far flung cities and people pasting up the A0 portraits it takes of them on the city’s walls.

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Financial Times: JR with his Inside Out Project

Monday 7th October 2013

French artist JR, creator of the Inside Out project, poses on Monday with some of his portraits at Somerset House in London, England. 

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Arrested Motion: Streets: JR (London)

Monday 7th October 2013

As we mentioned last month, JR (interviewed) is returning to London after five years with a two-part solo exhibition, ACTIONS, at Lazarides Rathbone and multiple sites across the capital.

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The Upcoming: Charlie Isoe – In the Bad Bush at Lazarides Rathbone

Friday 28th June 2013

Australian-born artist Charlie Isoe returns to London with his large-scale canvases and sweeping brush strokes for a second solo exhibition, In the Bad Bush. His style, as fans will know, is certainly interesting, covering realistic scenes or portraits with broad, colourful marks and abstract impressions.

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Le Cool London Blog: Todd James - World Domination

Monday 3rd June 2013

Todd James started his career as an artist as a very young man on the subways of New York. Under the name REAS, he quickly became a famous name and is regarded as an elder statesman of the graffiti world, [nowadays] more known for his cartoonish, brightly coloured representations of war and subjects involved with war. He has a show at Lazarides Gallery on Rathbone Place and his answers are very short.

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Beautiful Crime: Todd James at Lazarides with World Domination

Saturday 1st June 2013

Todd James’ first solo show in London since 2008 opens at Lazarides’ Rathbone Place gallery this week, and the NYC artist who started out with Steve ESPO Powers is bringing many a Somali pirate to its walls.

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Beautiful Crime: Del Naja aka 3D back at Lazarides

Friday 24th May 2013

There are many music/art "hybrids" as Beautiful Crime calls them – recording artists in the music industry who try their hand at the art scene. Thom Yorke and The Prodigy's Maxim are just some of them. But it's Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja who gets tongues in the art scene wagging, especially of late, in light of his return to Lazarides Rathbone Place.

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Metro: Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja confirms Tricky reunion

Thursday 23rd May 2013

For his Fire Sale, which opens at Lazarides Gallery tomorrow, Del Naja has reworked imagery drawn from more than two decades of Massive Attack history – characterised by distinct symbols such as the instantly recognisable flames from the Blue Lines album cover (which he also has tattooed on his arm), as well as ghostly painted figures.

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MTV: Massive Attack Art Exhibition In London

Wednesday 15th May 2013

From 24 May 2013, Robert Del Naja aka rapper/graffiti artist 3D (one half of Massive Attack) will exhibit a unique retrospective of his paintings and design works, spanning the past twenty years, at Lazarides Gallery in London. Fire Sale will include many of the iconic artworks Del Naja created for Massive Attack; archival screenprints for their early '90s Blue Lines and Protection albums, as well as unseen pieces he created for Heligoland in 2010.

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Opening Ceremony: Todd James's World Domination at Lazarides Gallery, London

Tuesday 2nd April 2013

New York-based artist Todd James (aka R.E.A.S) is currently showing his World Domination series at Lazarides Gallery, his first solo show in London since 2008. The exhibition couldn't be better timed as James' exclusive illustrations currently feature in the OC X SPRING BREAKERS collection! World Domination is a continuation of his Somali Pirate series.

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Juxtapoz: Opening: Conor Harrington "Dead Meat" At Lazarides Rathbone

Saturday 2nd March 2013

London correspondent Butterfly made it out to the highly-anticipated solo exhibition of Conor Harrington, Dead Meat, that opened at Lazarides Gallery last night. The Irish-born, London-based artist presented 8 large-scale canvases and 24 small studies that reference a "18th-century dinner party, the height of Europe's power and draws comparisons with Contemporary society."

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IDOL: Ten Minutes With Dan

Friday 1st February 2013

Dan Witz, the Brooklyn-based street artist and painter, has recently opened an exhibition of his latest works at the Lazarides Gallery in London. IDOL spoke to Dan, to hear more about his current show, and to get more into the mind of the artist who has been in the forefront of street art for over 30 years.

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Cool Hunting: Bedlam at the Old Vic Tunnels

Wednesday 17th October 2012

While some believe London's infamous Bethlem Royal Hospital to have shuttered years ago, it is, in fact, still open. Gallerist Steve Lazarides gave us a tour of his latest show deep under London's streets, taking an artistic evocation of the famous London insane asylum, which does indeed seem unnervingly alive, in the dark, dank spaces of the Old Vic Tunnels.

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Le Cool London Blog: Artful Dodger: Steve Lazarides

Wednesday 17th October 2012

Steve Lazarides is one of the biggest players in the art world. A self-made man, he's got a bunch of galleries in London and across the country and he is also responsible for the amazing Bedlam show currently in the Old Vic Tunnels, which ends on Sunday. Josh Jones rang him up to have a chat about what’s going on.

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The Independent: The shock of the old at Frieze

Saturday 6th October 2012

The London art fair is shifting its focus from the exclusively contemporary to a dialogue between ancient and modern works.  ... Steve Lazarides is back in the Old Vic Tunnels with Bedlam-themed street art.

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Dazed & Confused: Luke Caulfield's Second Hand

Thursday 12th July 2012

Rathbone Street Gallery's "Second Hand" expo is the latest offering from time travelling whizz of anachronism, Luke Caulfield. Bringing together Berini sculptures and neon light works, his multimedia pieces aim to recreate the emotional essence of past events; the truth that history books fail to convey in all their factual limitation. We caught up with the artist ahead of the show’s opening tonight at the Lazarides gallery...

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The Art Collector: Nina Pandolfo: Feelings at Lazarides Gallery

Tuesday 1st May 2012

Lazarides Gallery welcomes Brazilian artist Nina Pandolfo and her new body of work, Feelings, to their gallery exhibition programme. 31 May marks the artist's launch when her new Spice Angels series, overflowing with vibrant colours and patterns on canvas and sculptures, will be unveiled in her first solo show at Lazarides Rathbone and in London.

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Arrested Motion: Openings: Conor Harrington – "Dead Meat" At Lazarides Rathbone

Tuesday 6th March 2012

Last week in spectacular fashion, the new exhibition from Conor Harrington opened at Lazarides Gallery’s flagship Rathbone Place location in London. The sold out show, Dead Meat, included the impressive works we previewed during our studio visit with the UK-based painter last month, a total of 8 large-scale canvases and 24 small studies or "Morning Glories" as he has fondly titled them.

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Dazed & Confused: Conor Harrington: Dead Meat

Wednesday 8th February 2012

Conor Harrington effortlessly blends themes and periods from history, with present day references and cultural significance, to create mash-ups which are rich in dialogue and detail. From walls, to tunnels, to his up-coming show, Conor likes to switch things-up. He is part old school with new school cool, and this new body of work is set to bring him to the attention of an even wider audience.

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The Guardian: Jonathan Yeo Gets Under The Skin

Monday 5th December 2011

He has painted intimate portraits of two prime ministers, royalty and a host of celebrities. Now Yeo's going one better, with a study of cosmetic surgery patients. ... His new exhibition, titled You're Only Young Twice, is a series of portraits done before, during and after operations, after he persuaded surgeons in London and Philadelphia to allow him to observe their work.

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Timeout: Art and Culture Shops – The 100 Best Shops in London

Tuesday 8th November 2011

Gallery owner Steve Lazarides, A Million Little Pieces author James Frey, and Time Out's Around Town editor Sara O'Reilly on their favourite London shops.

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Dazed & Confused: Steve Lazarides: Minotaur

Monday 17th October 2011

Having taken over The Old Vic Tunnels for the second year in a row, the subterranean space connected to the famous South London theatre, street art gallerist Steve Lazarides has seriously upped the ante for his latest exhibition, Minotaur ... incorporating a deeply disconcerting maze featuring a sonic installation by Thom Yorke.

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Dazed & Confused: 20 Q&As: Steve Lazarides

Friday 14th October 2011

Steve Lazarides has a refreshingly big mouth. The self-made gallerist represented Banksy when he was just a local boy from Bristol, and like the artists he exhibits – which include JR, Antony Micalleff, Vhils and Invader – Lazarides is an outsider who has had huge success in the wider world. ... This maverick has a bombastic approach to everything he does – whether it’s guerilla shows in Hollywood or dark exhibitions in the Old Vic Tunnels, such as the upcoming The Minotaur – and what makes it all work is his indefatigable drive and humour, which always sticks two fingers up to the world.

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Dazed & Confused: Antony Micallef: Happy Deep Inside My Heart

Thursday 8th September 2011

Enigmatic UK artist, Antony Micallef, returns to Rathbone gallery with a new solo exhibition entitled "Happy, Deep Inside My Heart" ... examining the contradictory love/hate relationship we have with consumerism.

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The Daily Telegraph: Antony Micallef - Happy Deep Inside My Heart

Sunday 21st August 2011

[Antony] Micallef, one of Britain's most electrifying young painters, is about to explode into the mainstream art world. Next month, the 36-year old artist will unveil his biggest show to date at London's Lazarides Gallery, the organisation which famously took the Bristolian graffiti artist, Banksy, from the streets to the lucrative collectors' market.

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The Independent: If it hadn't been for Ron English, there'd be no Banksy

Sunday 3rd July 2011

With his first solo UK show under way, the guerrilla artist tells Fiona Sturges how he's waging war on corporate America one "liberated" billboard at a time.

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Arrested Motion: Showing Viewpoints: Sage Vaughn – Children of a Lesser God

Sunday 5th June 2011

The first UK solo show by LA-based Sage Vaughn opened a few weeks back at Lazarides Gallery in London ... While Children of a Lesser God presents no radical thematic or stylistic departures for Vaughn, the exhibition is a strong one — especially the part in the gallery's main space on the ground floor, where canvases from the artist's Wildlife series have been hung.

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Palladium Magazine: Steve Lazarides

Friday 22nd April 2011

As one of the founding fathers of the street art movement, gallerist Steve Lazarides has been instrumental in nurturing this transformation from uncouth teenager into hip young thing. ... As his new temporary exhibition space launches in the unlikeliest of LA locales, the gallerist reflects on his role in the maturing of urban art, and how he hates the term.

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Financial Times: Urban Renewal

Friday 28th January 2011

If there had been one individual responsible for whipping up and sustaining the fever around urban art ... it was Steve Lazarides. ... Having established ... his first gallery in Soho, simply called Lazarides, he put canvases carrying [images from the sides of derelict buildings] in the homes of rich bankers and Hollywood A-listers.

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Blouin Artinfo: The Gangster: A Profile of JR's London Gallerist, Steve Lazarides

Wednesday 20th October 2010

Most people discovered Laz (as he and the gallery are known to loyalists) through Banksy, a.k.a. the Bristol Bomber, whom he transformed over the course of 10 years from an obscure street stencilist to an artist selling for seven figures. The dealer has performed the same magic trick for most of the past two decades’ major street-art players, the very ones catalogued in Banksy’s recent movement-defining documentary, "Exit Through the Gift Shop." In the process Lazarides has become an enfant terrible of the London gallery scene, cast, fairly or not, as the embodiment of everything that’s wrong with street art itself.

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The Guardian: My Week in Pictures: Steve Lazarides

Sunday 17th October 2010

A week in the life of the gallerist.

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The Independent: Steve Lazarides: Tunnel Visions

Tuesday 12th October 2010

Today, as the international arterati arrive in London for Frieze Art Fair and a week of private views in cool white cubes, [Steve] Lazarides is putting on his own exhibition in a dank, dark, graffiti-scarred tunnel in south London, cramming it full to bursting with gruesome taxidermy, nightmarish mannequins, wriggling maggots and a giant mural of Bernie Madoff's face.

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Vanity Fair: Banksy's Ex-Gallerist Talks About Their Breakup

Monday 11th October 2010

Hell – not exactly the place you want to end up. But how's about a quick peek, just to see what all the fuss is about? Get a glimpse at Hell's Half-Acre, a collection of underworld renderings from 20 contemporary artists like Antony Micallef, porn-collage artist Jonathan Yeo, and taxidermy sculptress Polly Morgan, opening October 12 at the Old Vic Tunnels in London. The concept comes from Steve Lazarides, the urban art dealer and curator who launched Banksy's career.

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PLANET Magazine: Steve Lazarides Interview

Tuesday 15th June 2010

Unconventional is a term that pops up a lot whenever Steve Lazarides is mentioned. Rather than limit himself, or the artists he represents, as strictly street, urban, or graffiti, he's adopted the word "outsider": an overarching term that encompasses a myriad of implications and techniques.

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Art Daily: New Works by Conor Harrington at Lazarides in London

Sunday 1st November 2009

Lazarides presents "Headless Heroes" an exhibition of all new works by Conor Harrington. Internationally renowned for combining graffiti with fine art, Conor's new works move away from the solitary male figure shifting the focus to the confluence of the hero with the forces of every day life. 

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Hypebeast: Invader "Low Fidelity" Exhibition @ Lazarides Gallery

Friday 14th August 2009

London’s Lazarides Gallery looks to open their latest exhibition on August 14th, 2009, featuring the artwork of internationally renown French artist Invader. The show looks to run through September 17th, 2009. 

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The Guardian: Meltdown Festival – From the street to the Southbank

Friday 13th June 2008

Anny Shaw speaks to graffiti artist, Massive Attack founder and Meltdown festival curator Robert Del Naja about art that's either hung on walls or painted directly onto them.

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