THE DEAN COLLECTION X BACARDÍ® PRESENT NO COMMISSION: LONDON


The worlds of visual art and music will collide when The Dean Collection x BACARDÍ® bring their innovative, experiential platform No Commission to London from 8-10 December 2016.

Following sell out shows in Miami and the Bronx, the UK will play host to the iconic rum brands first event in Europe featuring work from some of the world’s most celebrated street and fine artists, live music acts, and DJ’s. No Commission is a contemporary art fair, curated by music producer Swizz Beatz and The Dean Collection, to forge a direct link between artists’ practices and art patronage.



The platform is designed specifically to support both new and established artists. All artists are given their exhibition space for free and 100% of the sale of each artwork goes directly to the artists. The injection of immersive music performances from event collaborator BACARDÍ, shakes up the traditional art fair, creating a unique, cultural experience for visitors.



Some of the artists who will be displaying work at No Commission: London include: FAILE, Ricardo Cavolo Sandra Chevrier, DANK (Dan Kitchener), D*Face, Ben Eine, Conor Harrington, Paul Insect, OKER, and Jaybo Monk plus many more.

The Dean Collection X BACARDÍ present No Commission: London runs from the 8-10 December 2016 at The Arches in Southwark, London (Ewer Street entrance, SE1 0NR, off Union St.).

Tickets are FREE but there is limited availability. 
Visit nocommission.BACARDÍ.com for more information. 
Visitors must be 18 years of age or older.

Olivia Descampe's Cut-Out Dreams Exhibition

Olivia Descampe's passion for art came at an early age, as her mother was a fanatic art collector, she was constantly surrounded by art and inspiration. She studied interior architecture and product design but after moving to Berlin at the age of 26, it was there that she discovered her talent for collages.

It all started with a pile of National Geographic magazines from the sixties bought at the little shop around the corner. She found a certain peace in searching for the right images, and shortly after if became clear she wanted to push this further. To decompose images and combine them together to create something new, something different, something surreal, is what she would do from then and now on.


Most of Olivia’s work is made quite impulsively. What takes most of her time but also what she enjoys the most, is searching for new images and then cutting them to create her infinite palette of textures and colours to choose from.

Opening: Thursday 1st Dec / 6-9pm
Usual gallery hours: Tues to Sat / 12-7pm
Location: 1963 gallery space, 129a Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB .

Ugo Gattoni & Mcbess / Sweetbread



Sweetbread is the result of a week of artistic residency with Ugo Gattoni and Mcbess at the URDLA print shop, located in Villeurbanne. For seven days, the two artist friends ate together, drew together, cooked together, laughed together, and created this stone lithography entitled Sweetbread. This residency was the occasion for Ugo Gattoni and Mcbess to immerse themselves and experience one of the major themes of their illustrations - food.

Sweetbread is available exclusively on soldart.com

Ben Eine 3D limited edition sculptures



We all know Ben Eine as the man who loves letters, those slanty, straight or curvy characters that permeate our world, our consciousness, on which modern civilisation is partly built. Letters have clout – artistically, culturally, politically, historically. And while you may or may not have noticed that Eine’s alphabet canvases sometimes omit the letter ‘W’ – their grid layout leaving no room for odd numbers – this exclusive second sculpture release from the artist, produced by Fluorescent Smogg, proves that there’s no love lost.

‘The Missing Letter’, hand-cast in concrete and available in four colourways and one seductive special edition, lavishes attention on the alphabet’s 23rd character – a symmetrical symbol that is both aesthetically and phonetically pleasing, that’s admirable for reasons beyond being the chemical element sign for tungsten and the only letter name with more than one syllable. Stand back, take stock: the letter ‘W’ just always looks good.

So now is your chance to place one in your collection. It may be the Ancient Greeks, the Romans or the Phoenicians we have to thank for creating the alphabet and bringing us the letter ‘W’ in the first place, but Ben Eine now brings it to bold, brilliant, three-dimensional new life. And while his first ‘E’ sculpture release of 2013 sold out pretty much instantly, this accolade to character 23 – in editions of just 10 for each colourway – is likely to follow suit.




Ben Eine x Fluorescent Smogg "The Missing Letter" cast concrete sculpture edition. On Sale Thursday 13th October online from FluorescentSmogg.

SAVE YOURSELVES Exhibition in Hackney Wick

They say home is where the heart is, but in Stour Spaces case, home is where the art is. Well this may have been the case a while back in Hackney Wick, but these days the sights of cranes, bulldozers, developers and hoardings seem to have replaced the now lesser spotted artist.

This October 14th at Stour Space, Aida Wilde (Aida & The Glorious House of Brag) will once again assemble the 'Lunatics' from the recent takeover of the Lord Napier pub (Hackney Wicked 2016), bringing you an immersive, visual and historical experience. By sharing personal photos and archival images and footage with us, the local people of The Wick, Hackney WickED and Save Hackney Wick have contributed to what promises not to be just another gallery show but an insight into this unique community past and present.

For at least a decade, the urban art landscape of the Wick has shaped and developed the aesthetic of this unique pocket of East London. Save Yourselves celebrates the art and the artists who have personal and emotional connections to the area. Many of these artists have gone on to become some of the most prolific street artists of our time. As most buildings are doomed for demolition, subsequently so is the rich heritage of urban art in East London. Is there now anything left to Save, apart from Ourselves?

Join Stour Space to commiserate, commemorate and celebrate what has been, is, and might be, from a community in mourning.

LINE UP

MOBSTR, Donk, Zombie Squeegee, Static, Fatherless, Edwin, Mighty Mo, Sweet Toof, Dscreet, Unga, Deso, Malarko, Float, DONE, Gregg Abbott (The Hidden Print), Vesna Parchet, Teddy Baden, John Atherton, Hin, Sony, Darren John, RUN, Ronzo, Rowdy, Neoh, David O'Shaughnessy, Cristina Lina, Brenda Goodchild, Helen Ashton, Jo Hicks, Anna Chilton, Xenz, Busk, Fifth Wall TV, Rosa Romeo, Felicity Taylor, Gina Pellicci, Juliette Stuart, Allie Li, Ego. A. Sowinski, Pang, Tek33, ODC & Nudo de Víboras.

7-10pm on Friday 14th October, all welcome
AT Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, Hackney Wick, E3 2PA

Exhibition will be open daily until 31st October 9am-5pm, free entry.