Autumn is always a buzzy time for the art world, when many exciting events, such as art fairs and auctions take place in London. Last month we were very busy taking part in Moniker Art Fair at the iconic Old Truman Brewery, and our artists had a lot going on: exhibiting, creating new work and travelling. It’s time we’d like to share some of the exciting things that they have been up to in the last couple of months.
Please scroll down for the Top 10 highlights:
1. Tyler Shields did a new series of photographs involving a python, a Birkin and a blonde entitled Python Birkin. He also announced Dec. 13 (US) and January 2017 (UK) as a release date for his second book Provocateur: Photographs, which will include the most complete body of work under one cover to date. The book will be available to pre-order with us.
Provocateur: Photographs by Tyler Shields
2. Luc Waring has been working on a new body of work, where he explores the theme of advertising, combining old-school glamour, bold colours and humour for a new series coming soon to Imitate Modern.
3. Rich Simmons painted a new mural Rooftop Romance on Park Street in Croydon, London. The artist always uses an opportunity to work outside of his studio.
4. Henry Hate was in spotlight for taking part in Channel 4’s Four Rooms show, showing one of his latest diamond-dusted artworks Diva Las Vegas (Turquoise).
5. Mairi-Luise Tabbakh is back with new erotic photography, this time with a series of works featuring the model Ryan Davies Hall and his girlfriend Lusy Logan. The risque images captivate our attention with their playfulness and intimacy.
Ryan Davies Hall and Lusy Logan
6. Stik has done a new mural and the making of the work has been filmed by the Guardian. Its been a year since the street artist got permission for the creation of the new work in East End of London, and now anyone going to Shoreditch can enjoy the mural representing Past, Present and Future.
7. Esquire wrote an article on photographer Emanuele D’Angelo’s new book Baby Let’s Cruise, which takes a closer look at LA’s lowrider culture.“It’s an LA culture that doesn’t follow any trends,” says D’Angelo. “It’s real as it gets.”
Baby Let’s Cruise by Emanuele D’Angelo
8. Cartrain has been busy expanding his series of Kim Jong-un works, which now also includes screenprint on canvas. Proving its popularity at the Moniker Art Fair (and especially on Instagram!), we are delighted to introduce the artwork in four different colours: blue, red, green, yellow.
10. Last, but not least, Romero Britto did a portrait of President Barack Obama and the First Lady that was presented at the White House by his son Brendan.