Thanks for posting those Butterfly, saved me a job! Will add a few more next week.
Jef loves what he does and the end result is amazing. The Sitting boy prints were excellent, would look great next to Banksy's Girl With Balloon! Each one hand finished with Jef's arrow sprayed in different places! Bargain at £80!!
Thank you so much guys ! Thank you for the cool pics Butterfly ! Thanks Pud, thanks everybody ! I have already replied on the other thread (maybe both thread can be joined, is this possible, Silky ?)... It was really great to meet you all and chat with you. About what Silverfox said : there are a lot of new stencils at the show, especially made for the occasion, but also some less recent stuff, of course. On Butterfly's pics above, maybe you can mainly see the latter. Among the brand new stencils : the 4 100x100cm "blurting the truth", the "Picadilly Eros", the "Ying Yang", "the thumb up self portrait (don't think twice it's alright)", the Nureyev... The Dondi White portrait is also brand new, and the Rotten/Vicious are very recent. This is my first solo show in the UK, so I guess that what you saw before you saw on the web... As for the street stencils that you may have seen in London, you can't have seen them in a gallery in the UK before, except at the Open Studio group show or at Opus Underground Xmas groupshow... I tried to mix new stuff nobody had ever seen before with some less recent stuff... But all pieces in the main room are dated 2008 ! (the less recent stuff being in the bar, some dated 2007 and a few 2006, but some 2008 too !)
The print is 40 x 40 cm, edition of 50, numbered on the left and signed/dated 08 on the right, on white thick cardpaper, straight edges. It was hand printed by Olivier Marescaux, at TTDMRT studios, Troyes (France)
"This brand new print is a tremendously important image for me, as it was the first stencil I ever cut, way back in 1982, from a photobooth self portrait. It's the very first one I spray painted on the walls of Tours (France) more than 25 years ago ! The Mickey ears were added later. I've already cut this stencil many times since that time and I can't imagine never using it again ! It has become my "avatar" and as much a "trademark" as my red arrow, and for a lot of people who have known my street stencils since the beginnings, it is definitely symbolic of my work. I think I like this selfportrait for its energy, its "punk" and wild aspects, the way it can be seen as a shout as well as a laughter... The Mickey ears were added a while ago and they obviously state that I belong to the "Disney generation" even though I reject "Dysney Kultur" and all it implies ! The "Wake up" wording underlines this and means : come on, free yourself from that consumer society and think for yourself, don't be a manipulated Mickey ! The fact the print isn't on high quality paper but on cardpaper (like a vinyl album cover) adds to its "cheap punk" side, and the price is also quite cheap : 50 pounds... I had wanted to release this image as a print for quite a long time and here it is now, in a very limited edition... Enjoy !" (Jef Aérosol, feb.2008)
Looks awsome Jef. Love the sitting kid (boy) print aswell as the wake up one. My favorite pieces are those two, 'ying, yang' (wow) and 'love is in the air' But all pieces are great. Sadly I dont have time to get there.
Daniel Silk: What other Artists do you think should have their own board? Post a message here with the list of Artist names. Thank you.
Aug 22, 2019 14:27:51 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: I’m surprised more of you haven’t started to use this. Just think about it, it’s seen at the foot of all the pages of the website, so perfect for spreading news.
Aug 22, 2019 14:03:42 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: Please remember this is a Forum, unlike sites such as Facebook or Instagram were you choose to follow just the artists your interested in, this site shows you a variety of artists from across the scene who are being talked about the most by members.
Aug 21, 2019 2:14:57 GMT 1
tab1: My point is some people with greed and no idea for the cause will do the same just to profit and prosecuted
Aug 20, 2019 22:25:34 GMT 1
Josué: Well, i'm here to share my biggest desire: Os Gemeos are from Brazil and even so they didn´t an urban art in Brasília. I'm looking for a imoveis df to live more close to the art. www.dfimoveis.com.br/venda/df/brasilia/apartamento
Aug 20, 2019 18:37:28 GMT 1
Sair: A1one From Iran with his banknote Piece is havin a hot surf over the political art. love this dude.
Aug 19, 2019 15:37:58 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: In my opinion, Imbue, Ryca and Mobstr would be artists producing the freshest art in the past couple of years. Who would be your top 3?
Aug 17, 2019 15:21:56 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: I have been having a big tidy up in the Banksy forum part of the site over the past few days. I think you will find more threads in the correct places, but still lots more to do.
Aug 14, 2019 14:27:02 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: We now have artist boards for FinDac, Pez, James Oliver, Dale Marshall.
Aug 14, 2019 2:06:13 GMT 1
faile313: Only 1 left per the site's counter
Aug 13, 2019 20:11:34 GMT 1
paulagibbs: From someone who used to build websites, this site is not easy to navigate, and all those flashing ads at the top are annoying and rather low-end looking. I am guessing the only people who are going to visit are artists trying to sell their art.
Aug 12, 2019 15:31:12 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: Please note, Artists and Galleries are very welcome to join here and post promoting their work and print releases. It’s totally FREE to do so. Welcome to the Urban Art Association.
Aug 12, 2019 12:13:32 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: Toughart, the new threads and posts link buttons scroll at the top of the page as always, plus now they also appear on the board of the main page.
Aug 12, 2019 4:10:54 GMT 1
GIRL WITH RED BALLON FOR SALE: Banksy ,Girl with red ballon for sale with COA mint condition looking around the £55.000
Aug 11, 2019 13:58:10 GMT 1
toughart: I thought there was a issue with the website but this new Layout for this forum blows. Why are the new threads and post so hidden? This site is too difficult to navigate now. Bad update.
Aug 11, 2019 13:24:08 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: Yes, you are allowed to post links to your art items for sale on ebay, just please try to post in the correct ebay threads in the artists board. Thank you.
Aug 11, 2019 12:36:58 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: What Artists do you think are leading the Urban Art scene with new ideas? Rather than reproducing old images.
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