Xmas Exhibition at Hang-Up Gallery

Hang-Up Galleryembraces the yule with their upcoming Xmas Exhibition showcasing an impressive collection of new, rare and/or previously unseen artworks from the Hang-Up artist roster.

As a nod to the spirit of the festive season all works featured in the show will be no more than £500 - a perfect gift for a loved one and an affordable treat to those who are tempted.


Exclusive new releases including limited edition prints and originals will be available from gallery artists Joe Webb, Mark Powell, Magnus Gjoen, Dave White, Lauren Baker, Mason Storm Russell Marshall and RUN. Expect to see works under £500 from the renowned Charming Baker, Sir Peter Blake, Stanley Donwood, Shepard Fairey and many more.

 6 DEC 2014 - 11 JAN 2015  
PRIVATE VIEW: Friday 5th DEC 2014

Hang-Up Gallery | hanguppictures.com | 56 Stoke Newington High Street | London N16 7PB

VNA Magazine 28 London Launch Event‏

VNA are having a launch of the Limited Edition box set at Nelly Duff Gallery on Columbia Rd this Thursday 20th November from 6-9pm if you'd like to join them for a beer. The release features hand screenprinted artwork by REBEL8 designer, Mike Giant on the cover and custom collectible box. There will also be REBEL8 clothing and 1XRUN print giveaways on the night.

VNA 28 return with the latest scoops from around the world. From all corners of the globe, the VNA team have worked hard to bring you the hottest names in contemporary art.

Always a difficult decision to pick just one standout artist from the incredible talent covered in the magazine; Mike Giant ultimately took the crown with his monochrome illustrations and tattoo-inspired scribblings. With his much-imitated, but never-bettered style, it’s a great to see the iconic REBEL8 designer on the cover.

Taking a look at INSA’s career to date, VNA delve into his past, from his childhood bedroom posters to his very latest app release – a neat little piece of tricknology by the name of ‘GIF-ITI".

Alongside this welcome blast from the past, the team bring you a world first: an interview with the entire Da Mental Vaporz crew. The infamous crew members were rounded up to discuss their intricate and entertaining patchworks, what’s kept them going for over a decade and who among them is best equipped to survive the inevitable zombie uprising.

VNA 28 also features exclusive interviews with NUNCA, DAN HILLIER, SMUG, NICK WALKER, ALEXANDER MITCHELL/BACKWOODS, CHAD MUSKA, 1UP CREW AND INTI…

To order your copy, simply go to:

http://verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-28-pre-orders/



Dan Hillier presents SPARK with Edition Fifty

Renowned for exploring the realms of Victoriana and the depths of monochrome, London-based artist, Dan Hillier explores the origins of life in his new work, exclusively available via limited edition, affordable print outlet Edition Fifty.

The glory of providing the defining image of a number one album, Royal Blood’s self-titled bestseller from August this year, has further raised the already impressive stock of artist, Dan Hillier. Accompanying that now, near iconic piece in Hillier’s impressive body of work is Spark, a print produced in signature monochrome and available from Thursday 13 November 2014 via Edition Fifty.

Having already established himself as an illustrator of intriguing depths, going from working with Louis Vuitton and the Louvre to hosting his own Victorian disguise party at a London music hall, Hillier has made his mark on the art, illustration and design worlds, not to mention those of fashion and music. His partner on this special edition is Edition Fifty, an outlet for exclusive, signed work by the world’s leading artists in runs of just 50 high-quality prints.

Spark has been released by Edition Fifty as a hand pulled screen print on 300gsm Somerset soft-white paper, with an added gold layer and is available to order online at editionfifty.com.

JONATHAN YEO UNVEILS NEW X-RATED PORTRAIT OF SILVIO BERLUSCONI AT LAZARIDES EDITIONS

On 20th November, new gallery Lazarides Editions will present their inaugural exhibition, a print retrospective by portrait artist Jonathan Yeo. Alongside new works illustrating notable names such as Lily Cole and Helena Bonhan-Carter, an unseen X-rated portrait of Silvio Berlusconi will be on display, based on the original collage made from porn magazine photographs.

Jonathan Yeo says this is the last portrait he will produce using pornography, "Now there's so much porn on the internet there aren't so many porn mags. My materials have gone."

Jonathan Yeo: The Print Retrospective will also include images of Sienna Miller, George Bush and Damien Hirst.

Jonathan Yeo: The Print Retrospective | 20 November – 20 December 2014
Lazarides Editions, 22 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD

Oblivious - New Works by Nigel Cox at Gallery 8‏

Painter Nigel Cox minimalist style has earned him many fans, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who commissioned him to do the only portrait to date of the explorer, and legendary dancer Carlos Acosta.

Now the artist’s new show, Oblivious, opens on 12 November, with an open preview in association with the Terence Higgins Trust.

Cox’s background is one of adventure - he took part in the first circumnavigation of the globe along the Greenwich Meridian via land, sea and ice with Sir Ranulph. Oblivious references the subjects and our own frequent obliviousness to the world around us. Cox often paints his figures from a viewpoint where no face is visible and portrays them against a vague, vast, empty landscape. A deliberate move, designed to focus the full attention on the figure.

Cox paints primarily in oil on linen, building up thin layers of precise paint, developing depth and detail, and bringing an important warmth to the work. The resulting paintings are smooth to the touch and glow with a subtle inner light and life.

A limited edition of two specially selected prints, “Flash” and “Spiderman”will be released on the night, with all proceeds of the price (£150) going to the Trust.

Open from Wednesday 12 November 2014 until Saturday 22nd November 2014, 1100 until 1900 everyday.

Open preview Wednesday 12 November 2014
Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y 6BN.