This weekend sees the return of the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair in Folkestone, Kent. Now in it's eleventh year, car boots will be jammed full and ready to open at dawn. The Art Car Boot Fair encourages all to engage with art in a fun, laid back, informal way. Get there early - rumour has it artists including Tracey Emin, Matt Collishaw, Sir Peter Blake and Gavin Turk amongst others might be there!
Vauxhall Cresta at Art Car Boot Fair 2013
Photo: Nick Cunard
Want to experience a new form of online shopping? If so, make sure to visit Paddle8’s Instant Gratficiation sale where you can purchase the likes of Damien Hirst, Chuck Close, Jeff Koons or Takashi Murakami with just one click.
With almost all works priced under $10,000, including both of Other Criteria’s selections, it’s too good to miss.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington has shortlisted Polly Morgan in their list of 'Women to Watch in 2015,' with the focus being Flora and Fauna.
'Flora and Fauna will illuminate how contemporary artists re-contextualize representations of plants and animals to reflect upon the themes of sexuality, gender politics, and the abject. Nature-based imagery created by sculptors, painters, photographers, and video artists extends the Romantic-era idea that the mysterious and uncontrollable power of nature serves as an apt metaphor for the persistent unruliness of human culture.'
Women to Watch 2015 will be presented at NMWA from June 5, 2015 - September 13, 2015 (TBC)
For more information click here for the NMWA's website.
Gary Hume — Lions and Unicorns is an exhibition of new paintings, collage and sculpture by Gary Hume. This will be Hume’s first major solo presentation in Brazil since he represented Britain at the XXIII Bienal de São Paulo (1996).
Ends 23rd August 2014
For more information visit the White Cube website.
A selection of Damien Hirst's 2008 series of butterfly 'Kaleidoscope' paintings are to be exhibited in a solo show at McCabe Fine Art, Stockholm. In 2008 Hirst created a series of 150 works made up of butterfly wings on painted canvases, each titled after an Old Testament psalm. For the artist's first solo exhibition in Sweden, McCabe Fine Artin Stockholm will present the largest collection of 'Psalm' paintings ever to have been shown together (29th August – 22nd October). Hirst began using butterflies in his work as early as 1989. Describing the insect as a 'universal trigger', he has explained: "Everyone’s frightened of glass, everyone’s frightened of sharks, everyone loves butterflies." The 'Psalms' form part of the ‘Kaleidoscope’ series, conceived by the artist in 2001 after he found a Victorian tea tray decorated with intricate patterns of butterfly wings. The works reference the spiritual symbolism of the butterfly, used by the Greeks to depict Psyche, the soul, and in Christian imagery to signify the resurrection. The perfect symmetry which characterises the 'Psalms' alludes to both the displays of light, colour and beauty as presented in Gothic stained glass windows, and the circular patterns of Buddhist mandalas. The paintings, which are rendered on uniformly-sized circular, square or diamond-shaped canvases, might variously be interpreted as explorations into the nature of beauty, religion, death and the fragility of life.
For more information please visit McCabe Fine Art.
'Psalm 132: Memento, Domine.' (2008)
Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2014
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11 July 2014 – 30 August 2014
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery presents Old Rope, a group show curated by artist Polly Morgan, from 11 July to 30 August 2014. Bringing together new work by Susan Collis, Martin Creed, Tracey Emin, Boo Saville, Amba Sayal-Bennett and Sue Webster, Morgan wishes to explore how each of these artists engages with the term ‘Money for Old Rope'. The expression is said to come from a time when old ropes were picked apart for their frayed fibres and reused for caulking or stuffing mattresses. Another reading of this expression dates back to public executions when souvenir hunters would pay for pieces of a used noose transformed by its association with an infamous criminal.
Work No. 1826, 2014
toilet paper, unique
When your head is on my lap, 1998
14.7 x 10.5 cm, 5.8 x 4.1 in
fuckingbeautiful in pieces, 2014
five neon sections and transformer
55 x 80 x 25 cm, 21.7 x 31.5 x 9.8 in
Indigo (blue pink), Pink (orange), Green (blue yellow orange), 2014
biro on paper, framed
50 x 40 cm, 19.7 x 15.7 in
Work No. 1826, 2014
toilet paper, unique
Essentially, the expression means to make money or an easy profit by selling something which is perceived as seemingly worthless. Discussing the premise of the show, Morgan explains ‘I am interested in alchemical artists who see value where others see waste, who re-purpose the disposed-of or the disposable, or construct something new out of something old. As a whole, I think it could raise interesting questions about how we assign value to things, be it through function, age or simply proximity to fame.’
For more information, visit Pippy Houldsworth Gallery's website.