A new mural stencil by Banksy (unconfirmed, allegedly,maybe but looks pretty good to me) has arrived in Cheltenham, home of GCHQ. (In 2013, GCHQ received considerable media attention when NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden revealed that the agency was attempting to collect all on line and telephone data in the UK via the Tempora programme)
This photo of old books is being used to illustrate a show at the Hoxton Gallery featuring Benjamin Murphy. The idea of Seven Years Of Sketchbooks is just that. The pages of Ben's numerous sketchbooks will be ripped out from their housings and displayed all over the walls of the gallery, where the serious art connoisseur will be able to select anything that takes the fancy for the more than fair sum of £50 each.
Stencil artist Kunstrasen has an open edition available now. The aim is to raise money for Jonathan....
See below the image for the details of where your cash will go.
Stencil on 30 x 24 cm canvas. Open edition. Signed and numbered on reverse. £20 plus P&P GO HERE The proceeds of of every sale will go to Jonathan... Jonathan was diagnosed with Stage IV rectal cancer this past summer, with mets to his liver and lymph nodes, a devastating discovery that stunned both himself and his wife due to his young age and overall good health. Their focus went immediately into understanding his diagnosis and researching cancer centers, and initially thought they would be okay financially as he was paying for insurance through his job, but found out he was declined coverage for all of his treatments because they claimed it was a pre-existing condition. With no other choice but to move forward (if they did nothing, he was only given a few months to live), he has been receiving chemotherapy infusions and in only 4 months, his out of pocket expenses rose to over $100,000. He still has 2 more infusions, 5 weeks of daily radiation, and finally, if the tumors shrink enough, will be a candidate for surgery. Unfortunately, Jonathan has not been able to work since June due to complications prior to his diagnosis and then due to side-effects during his current chemo sessions. They have no idea how they will pay for their past medical bills while still being able to afford rent, credit card payments, and other everyday expenses, as well as pay for the planned upcoming treatments on only one (unfortunately small) salary. If you don't like the image but want to help you can also donate directly here: www.gofundme.com/forjonathan
The Unit London has moved up a step from Chiswick to a vastly larger space in Covent Garden's Seven Dials area and are opening this Thursday with a group show entitled Seven Deadly Sins. The themed exhibition features work from many of today’s most exciting contemporary artists including Mr Jago, Fabian Ciraolo, Ryan Hewett, Kristian Von Hornsleth, Mason Storm, George Morton-Clark, Carne Griffiths, Jake Wood-Evans, Rowan Newton, Carrie Reichardt, Snik, Ben Slow, Joram Roukes, Schoony, Pam Glew and loads more…
Facebook page HERE have a look at the video teasers for the show.
Some Artspeak from the press release:
"Inspired by the cultural heritage of its new Earlham Street home, The Unit London will call upon its roster of international talent to produce a radical exhibition of work depicting the “7 Deadly Sins” which explore man’s deepest, darkest vices – shedding light on his fallibility to the Deadly temptations, whilst at the same time uncovering the inherent capacity for good within us all. “7 Deadly Sins” explores humanity its prelapsarian state, the biblical phenomenon of Original Sin thrust into a fiercely contemporary context and examined in light of our modern day behaviours. Coinciding with the period of Lent, when our vices are challenged and our good behaviour put to the test, the show will provoke, excite and inspire the viewer to analyse their own limits and possibilities."
A peek at some of the art on show. Photos and wise words from the PV will be up when I am.
Rowan Newton: The Wave That Died A Death With Lusts Climax
As the post title says really. French photo artist J.R. and American Film/TV Director David Lynch have a collaboration print dropping around 4pm (UK) over at J.R's 99prints
No image or price has been revealed yet so its wait and see time. I will post up details as soon as.
Here are some images and info while we wait.
The prints sold on 99prints.net are created in the oldest Parisian printshop, founded in 1852. The lithography presses, Voirin and Marinoni, were used by Picasso, Matisse, Miró, Chagall or Giacometti. Contemporary artists such as Jean-Michel Alberola, Sophie Calle, JR, Paul Mc Carthy or David Lynch explore the complexities of fine art printing in this printshop presses today. 99prints.net mixes the excellence of a century-old technique with the audacity of contemporary artists, to create unique and exclusive prints.
Hmmmmm! so what do you think?
JR and David Lynch I Fix My Head II 69 x 102,5 cm 8 colours lithography printed with Marinoni machines White BFK Rives - 270 grams Numbered /99 on the left side corner Signed on the right side corner (lead) by both artists €2,300 (plus VAT)