To mark World AIDS Day on Tuesday 1st December, please show your support by purchasing a RED auction item from our site, which includes several of our best-selling artist-designed T-shirts and a signed Independent silkscreen by Damien Hirst and Bono. 100% of the proceeds from these sales go directly to fight the disease. To view the products, search for 'RED auction' or click here. To find out more about the 2008 RED auction held at Sotheby's, see here.
Other Criteria can now be found on the recently launched Culture Label site, along with a host of other cultural and artistic labels. CultureLabel.com is the first online platform to curate and showcase the best artist-designed and limited-edition products from over 60 leading galleries, museums, artists and culture institutions.
For members of the Times+/Culture+scheme, we also have an offer running for 15% off any one of the 12 Damien Hirst 2009 butterfly etchings. Please sign in to your Times+ members area online to take advantage of the offer.
The Hours' See The Light record sleeve by Damien Hirst has been nominated for a Best Art Vinyl award!
Voting is now open as Art Vinyl launches the Best Art Vinyl search for the most exciting record sleeves of 2009. This year will see music and graphic artists competing to follow in the footsteps of Hard-Fi, The Cribs, Thom Yorke and last year’s winner, Fleet Foxes. The 2009 nominations can be viewed here.
Click here to cast your vote and to see all of The Hours' products available through Other Criteria, click here.
Art Vinyl, alongside graphic design and music industry experts, has selected a shortlist of 50 sleeve designs for the award that will be will be celebrated in exhibitions in London and around the UK during November and December.
Previous winners of the award include Hard-Fi’s stark ‘Stars of CCTV’ in 2005, Thom Yorke’s ‘The Eraser’ in 2006, The Cribs ‘Man’s Needs, Woman’s Needs, Whatever’ in 2007 and last year the winner was Fleet Foxes’ eponymous first album, which won with more than 3,000 public votes.
Art Vinyl founder and managing director Andrew Heeps said, “We are once again championing the art of the record sleeve. The Best Art Vinyl poll now in its 5th year has provided a unique snap shot of popular art and design and this year will be no exception. The Art Vinyl award is about celebrating the emotional resonance of the best sleeve designs from 2009 and honouring some of those unsung heroes of art and design who provide the visual identity for so many bands and artists”
The Best Art Vinyl 2009 shortlist will be featured in exhibitions at the Art Vinyl Gallery at Selfridges on Oxford St, London, the Snap Galleries in Birmingham, and the Georges House Gallery in Folkestone. All of the designs will be displayed in the unique Art Vinyl Play & Display Flip Frame. The winning designs will be displayed from January 2010 at Rough Trade East, London, Snap Galleries, Birmingham, and Georges House Gallery, Folkestone.
Voting closes on 16th December 2009 on www.artvinyl.com and the winners will be announced on 5th January 2010.
For more information and images contact:
Andy Newcombe: +44 7515 288379 / 020 7241 4129 /
Just a reminder - Black Dog/Yellow House opens at Trolley Gallery tonight!
For more information, view our last post.
Boo Saville's Ghost and Ghost Proof projects with Other Criteria resulted in an edition of 25 etchings as well as a series of 31 unique works. Join us on 9th December to celebrate the launch of them and to view them all together in their full glory. If you can't wait till then - check them out here.
Press release: Other Criteria launch Boo Saville ‘Ghost’ and ‘Ghost Proof’ series
Wednesday 9th December marks the launch of Boo Saville’s new print series, ‘Ghost’ and ‘Ghost Proof’, created exclusively by the artist for Other Criteria, to be exhibited in their New Bond Street shop in London.
Working from images of dead bodies gleaned on the internet and from books, Saville is preoccupied with restoring such temporal moments of death back into lively objects. Her work deals with the archetypes, symbolism and rituals around how we experience images of death and how these images have a totemic quality. Her Ghost prints have been disrupted by being drawn on, burned or cut, in many ways changing the mark making process and adding an element of risk to the coherence of the final image. The title for the monoprints, 'Ghost', is a suggestion of the transient, fluid nature of this process and a play on its obvious, more macabre, reference.
Furthering her enquiry into images of the dead, Saville’s ‘Ghost Proof’ etchings have a more permanently disrupted surface than her ‘Ghost’ monoprints. Acids have been splashed onto the original photographic print from which the prints derive to literally rot and burn the man’s face so as to render features indistinguishable and raise questions about how we experience images of death. The title of ‘Ghost Proof’ may refer to the host image the artist has found and the processes of both aesthetic destruction and mortality itself.
Johnnie Shand Kydd's evening on 30th November will be celebrating his book Siren City and the launch of his 3 new prints. To view all his work with Other Criteria please click here.
Shand Kydd has also recently been featured in The Telegraph discussing his project Siren City - to read the article in full, click here.
The Wallace Collection are hosting a special evening event on Friday 27th November titled 'Hirst Connections - Tim Marlow in Conversation with Michael Craig-Martin'.
From the moment Damien Hirst staged the Freeze exhibition in 1988 whilst still a second year student at Goldsmith's College the art world was never quite the same again. Tim Marlow talks to artist and Hirst's former Goldsmith's Professor Michael Craig-Martin about Hirst's creative impact and the rise of British art over the past three decades.
In addition to the talk, enjoy a drink and private view of the exhibition No Love Lost, Blue Paintings by Damien Hirst.
Friday 27th November, 2009
6:30pm - 8:30pm
To book for this event contact Jess Murphy at The Wallace Collection on 020 7563 9567.
To view Other Criteria's 'No Love Lost' entire collection, please click here.
No Love Lost: Blue Paintings
Photography by Billie Scheepers
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