Spring is finally here and we are ready to look back upon some of the great things that happened with Imitate Modern and our artists in the last couple of months. Scroll down for our January/ February Top 10.
1. Cartrain’s NOT FOR SALE
January has seen the first transformation of our gallery space by the notorious street artist Cartrain, who brought brick walls, paste ups and graffiti into Imitate Modern and made it look like a dark alleyway of East London.
For more images of the exhibition please visit our Facebook page
2. Raymond Salvatore Harmon’s ACID
One transformation was not enough for Imitate Modern, hence in February we embarked into our brightly coloured ACID trip created by Raymond Salvatore Harmon using wooden plaques and splashes of paint for his immersive installation. The gallery space was again completely recreated in the style of Harmon’s outdoor architectural installations and attracted a lot of visitors by its warmth of colour on gloomy winter days.
3. The Dotmaster’s Rude Kids have made their way around London
During the last few months we have witnessed a take over of the East London walls by Rude Kids. These characters created by The Dotmaster have been extremely popular with Instagram users, just look up #rudekids and you will see what we mean…
To purchase The Rude Kids print please click here
4. Kim Jong-Un print release
Another street art sensation was the appearance of the Warhol inspired Kim Jong-un, who has also appeared prominently at Not For Sale and has been released as a limited edition print by Cartrain with only 10 editions of the four different colourways.
To buy one of these prints please click here
5. Tyler Shields‘ 100 photos in 100 days
Tyler Shields challenged himself to 100 photos in 100 days on Instagram showcasing some of his most favourite photos and giving an insight into their creation.
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6. The Dotmaster’s canvas auctioned for £20,000
A unique canvas created by The Dotmaster was donated by Imitate Modern to a private members’ club to be auctioned for charity. The canvas raised a staggering £20,000 in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
7. Paul Oz “80’s Kid”
We have recently announced a solo exhibition of the explosive painter Paul Oz. The noteworthy Formula One painter is currently very busy creating new artwork inspired by his 1980s childhood for an exhibition which will take place in May
8. Steve Lazarides’ Banksy print collection auctioned at Bonhams
Some of the most iconic prints by the celebrated street artist Banksy from the collection of his ex agent Steve Lazarides were put up on auction at Bonnhams, London. The collection of 32 artworks achieved more than double its estimate cementing Banksy’s importance and value in contemporary art.
Silver Flags (currently available at Imitate Modern for a modest price) sold for £3500.
To enquire about Silver Flags please click here.
9. Maisie Garner Currie‘s latest biro drawing of Clint Eastwood
Maisie joined Imitate Modern less than a year ago and we have already been astounded a few times by her uber realistic biro drawings. Her latest portrait of Clint Eastwood with bunny ears has to be our favourite so far!
We can’t wait to see more from this talented artist!
To enquire about Clint Eastwood or other drawings by Maisie please click here
10. The Spring Collection opened at Imitate Modern
The Spring Collection is our final exhibition at the current Marylebone premises, so we hope you can join us at 27a Devonshire street for one last party on
Thursday 12th March, 6-9pm.
More news in regards to our future developments are coming soon…