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Imitate Modern Summer 2017 Round-Up

Tyler Shields - Girls at the Beach Photography Imitate Modern Gallery London

As the penultimate chapter of summer is slowly coming to an end (*sigh*). We thought we would round-up and reflect back on some of our top highlights that took place this summer. We also have very exciting news to share for our upcoming plans and projects for Autumn 2017! Make sure you stay tuned for upcoming announcements…

David Bowie “UNSEEN” by Tony McGee at Warner Music Group

David Bowie Art Photography Tony McGee Imitate Modern

Q&A with Tony McGee and Julian Stockton

Tony McGee’s solo show David Bowie “UNSEEN” travelled to Warner Music Group HQ! The event was a huge success with a great turn out. It was an absolute honour to have the show exhibited at the infamous multinational entertainment and record label. Warner Music is in fact the home of David Bowie’s music catalogue (except for the last four albums). It was also a fantastic opportunity to hear Tony McGee’s stories of Bowie in the exclusive Q&A with Julian Stockton (journalist and publicist for David Bowie). 


Tony McGee’s David Bowie Photograph Featured in the Midsummer Ball 

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Tony McGee, David Bowie Warms Up, 1990

Held at Banqueting House in London on June 7th 2017, Simon Cowell hosted a spectacular Midsummer Ball for Together for Short Lives to support and help the UK’s most seriously ill children and their families. This year, the ball raised a staggering amount of £165,000,00! Furthermore, Simon Cowell bought the Tony McGee, David Bowie Warms Up photograph featured in our exhibition!

View David Bowie “UNSEEN” Online Catalogue


Oliver Dunsch Wins Photography Competition at Mayfair & St. James’s Summer Garden Party

Oliver Dunsch, Love Swings By in Mayfair, 2017

In June, we exhibited at one of the highlight events on the social calendar of Mayfair! It was an event for local residents and their friends ‘Mayfair and St. James’s Summer Garden Party’, which took place at Mount Street Gardens. We were in good company and were exhibited alongside Palm Beach Casino, Porsche, Mayfair Magazine and Annabel’s. 

We were also extremely delighted that one of our artists’, Oliver Dunschwho took part in the Mayfair in Focus Photography Competition and won with his entry ‘Love Swings By in Mayfair’.


Nick Waplington at COYA Angel Court

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We are very proud to present British artist, Nick Waplington’s artworks at the newly opened COYA Angel Court. If you have not been, expect an exuberantly decorated dining room serving light & bright Peruvian dishes and being immersed in Waplington’s colourful abstract works, which fit in beautifully with the vibrant atmosphere of the restaurant in the heart of the City. 

Read more about Nick Waplington.


New Mural by Stik in New York

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Stik, Migrant (2017)

Paying tribute to the generations of migrant communities who made the Lower East Manhattan their home, British street artist Stik has created ‘Migrant’, a seven-storey mural depicting a figure emerging nervously onto Allen Street, also known as Avenue of Immigrants. The figure, painted in Stik’s trademark style of six lines and two dots for eyes is an everyman, highlighting our universal need to be accepted.   


Rich Simmons is the Artist Behind Croydon’s Princess Diana Mural

Rich Simmons, Princess Diana Mural (2017)

Speculation was rife online with debate about whether the authenticity of the new Princess Diana mural and whether it could be by the notorious street artist Banksy. However, Croydon-based artist, Rich Simmons is in fact the mastermind behind the new mural of Princess Diana. The artist explains the meaning behind the piece: “Princess Diana is locked away in the tower waiting for her prince but the only people chasing her are the paparazzi. Even as a ghost trapped in the fairytale castle, she is the one being haunted by the press.”

Rich Simmons has also created a canvas version of the Princess Diana mural in order to show the details on canvas, since the tower piece is 12 metres high! 

Enquire about Rich Simmons Canvas


Autumn 2017 Announcements

Imitate Modern at Moniker Art Fair 2017 


We are very excited to be participating at the Moniker Art Fair second year in a row! The theme for our showcase will be Re:Creations. In our exhibition our artists, Oliver Dunsch, CB Hoyo, Illuminati Neon, Cartrain and Henry Hate will be reviving classical art masterpieces with a touch of their own signature twists. Expect to see remakes of iconic portraits of the Queen, Che Guevara and Marilyn Monroe. In addition to new takes of masters such as Mark Rothko and Caravaggio and their chef d’oeuvre in various media forms ranging from neon to photography to original paintings. 


A New 2017 Collection by Tyler Shields

Tyler Shields, Make America Paint Again, 2017

Hollywood’s favourite provocateur, Tyler Shields has been busy working on many new exciting and provocative projects. We are also thrilled to confirm that we will be having an exhibition with Tyler Shields in autumn 2017. Stay tuned for more information to come in the following weeks!

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