The exhibition aims to highlight the shocking reality that every week across Britain, almost 5,000 households face the nightmare of losing their home.
Popular artists including Sir Peter Blake, Eine and RYCA, Dan Baldwin, Jon Burgerman,Rob Ryan, Jessica Alburn, Stanley Donwood are among the 52 artists who have contributed to the exhibition.The full line up can be viewed on Shelters website.
All 52 pieces will be auctioned in aid of Shelter. A live auction will take place on 24 November of 15 pieces. All other items will be available through a silent auction at the venue and online auction for the duration of the exhibition, bids will end on Saturday 27th November at 6pm. If you are interested in taking part and would like a full catalogue or to attend the live auction, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
20 Hoxton Square Projects | 20 Hoxton Square | London | N1 6NT
Tagged by many as the father of street stencil art (despite his own citing of John Fekner as its originator) Blek Le Rat has been the movement’s driving force for nearly thirty years. As well as giving an interview in which he discusses his work and what he thinks about street art today, he has created a stencil for the book.
Stencils included have been created by: AIKO, Alexandre Orion, Btoy, Bandit, Ben Frost, Blek Le Rat, Bork, C215, D*Face, EElus, Eine, Hush, Jef Aérosol, Logan Hicks, M-City, Mantis, Nick Walker, Paul Insect, Pure Evil and X0000X.
The book is available from Amazonand other good bookshops.
During the show, Acne will also be re-designing the window display at Concrete Hermit's Kingly Court shop space, where all his products will also be available, including his awesome Stabby Women zine.
Concrete Hermit | 5A Club Row | Shoreditch | London | E1 6JX
Launch party from 6pm on the 11th November 2010
Lokey was born and raised in Bristol. His passion for Graffiti started in the mid 1980’s through a chance meeting in a local park, with some kid’s break-dancing who had returned from their holiday in America with hip-hop mix tapes and photographs of Graffiti.
Lokey, amongst Bristol's second wave of graffiti writers is the youngest of the veterans. Growing up in the Kingswood Hip Hop scene that nurtured the likes of Deed, Cheo, Kato and Soker went on to be a member of Bad Applez, Dry Breadz & more recently Weapon of Choice. Collaborator with Banksy amongst many others Lokey has been painting the streets of Bristol over the last 2 decades in the once underground scene, which is now very much a part of the day to day lives of Bristolian people.
"Considered one of the best 3D letter writers around but not being pinned down to just 3D, keeping a vast amount of styles under his belt." — Weapons of Choice
The show is an exhibition of artworks adapted from Lokey’s black books, his inspiration for his Graffiti, and an insight into his imagination. Opening preview 12th November 6-10pm. Show runs until the 5th of December 2010.
Weapon of Choice Gallery | 14 St Michaels Hill | Bristol | BS2 8DT
You can now watch Beautiful Losers in it's entirety online thanks to the guys over at Babelgum. The documentary is about the DIY art scene in '90s New York which launched the careers of Harmony Korine, Mike Mills and Shepard Fairey.
Directed by Aaron Rose and featuring the following artists: Thomas Campbell. Shepard Fairey. Jo Jackson. Chris Johanson. Margaret Kilgallen. Harmony Korine. Geoff McFetridge. Barry McGee. Mike Mills. Stephen Powers. Ed Templeton.
A preview evening for the exhibition will be held on Thursday 4th November from 6pm – 9pm.
Black Rat Projects | 83 Rivington Street | London EC2A 3AY