Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Hackney Council Terminators Hunt ROA's Rabbit

While organised groups of locals residents debate with Hackney council on the merits of protecting all Banksy works found in the borough. Another heated 'what is art?' debate is raging through the councils corridors of power. Afterall one may argue the fact a unique graffiti tag on a wall is art but we don't think the question of whether ROA's rabbit piece is art has any place in this debate.  ROA pieces are all around London particularly in East London and many other cities in Europe. The artist did his first solo show in Pure Evil's gallery in Shoreditch September 2010. Belgium based ROA has been on the rise over the last couple years and Hackney was blessed with numerous pieces who have stood the test of time.

The council seems to be getting it completely wrong in its approach to white washing street art graffiti. They appear to welcome anything that Banksy paints on walls while opting to scrub everything else. ROA is one of the hottest names in the street art world right now and if monetary value is what drives the decision to keep Banksy enshrouded in perplex plastic then ROA's work is highly collectible and soon worth a wee fortune. Hang on though, did we miss a page or something, wasn't it the cutting edge media industry of Brick Lane legend coupled with the street art graffiti movement which created this air of sophistication within the borough that is globally known for its Murder Mile?

ROA's rabbit has been there for months and in that time no-one has painted over it which also shows a mark of respect for the work. If the council white washes the wall just how long do they think it will take before they return to white wash some shabby scrawling. The owner of the premises told journalists "It's quite the opposite of what they're saying it is, it's not a blight – it really adds to the local area. If it was some horrible graffiti then they'd have a point, but it's a thing of beauty in Hackney Road, which is not the greatest area in the world. Among the bingo halls and shops you've got a really nice artwork, which really adds something."

The council told journalists "The graffiti ... is clearly visible from the road and, whilst it is not the council's position to make a judgment call on whether graffiti is art or not, our task is to keep Hackney's streets clean. As part of our enforcement policy, which is informed by Defra guidance, we initially contacted the property owner on an informal basis and offered advice, including what they needed to do if they wished to retain the piece of graffiti. This was followed by a letter and another visit to the property before the removal notice was served. However, we are currently holding our enforcement action to allow the owner a further opportunity to seek planning advice about retaining the piece."

They painted over the Banksy in Church Street last year so we're expecting to see a white wall anytime soon though we hope to see the rabbit for much longer...

A petition has been started so if you wish to see this piece on the wall for longer then please sign the petition and lets help to keep street art on walls and anything else deemed a canvas.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Best Ever - Some Anatomies of Melancholy - Launches 11th November

Norman Parker - In the Realm of the Soul (new free book)

Norman Parker spent 24 years in Britain's hardest prisons before emerging transformed from time spent away into a prolific serial writer and TV / Film narrator. Norman is a friend of Wayne's so LSD were lucky enough to be granted unlimited access to his books for stories in the magazine. Norman has been pretty busy working on films and TV projects so its been hard to pin the man down to catch up with his exploits. 

Norman's latest offering is a book called In the Realm of the Soul. Anyone thats spent so much time away has clearly done much soul searching but before Norman went away many moons ago and since he came out of prison the man has lead an extremely colorful life. Mr Parker is old school which usually equates to the persona of a perfect gentlemen, well mannered and groomed in every aspect of his life. They just dont build them like the Norman Parker's of this world any more. Follow yet another epic mind fuck adventure in exotic locations dotted round the world. Parker's Tales are the true stories of a man on a journey and the latest book In the Realm's of the Soul are testament to the uniqueness of Norman Parker.

Norman is giving digital copies of the book away for FREE at his website...Go Now and download (no sign ups / registering)

Dirty Old Town - Screening 28th October - Shoreditch

“ourhistory” the people behind East End Promise exhibtion & Red Gallery in conjunction with St Leonards Church of Shoreditch proudly present

After great acclaim in the USA, we are proud to present The first UK Sneak Preview of “Dirty Old Town”

...for friends family & colleagues
Free Admission / entry strictly by invitation only

Dirty Old Town is a tale by young trio Jenner Furst, Daniel B Levin and Julia Willoughby Nason. In association with Blowback Productions and Executive Producer Marc Levin, this debut feature narrative is emblematic of a new wave in low-budget filmmaking that seeks to redefine the independent landscape.

In this gonzo tone poem, Bowery Billy Leroy has 72 hours to save his star-crossed Junk Store from extinction. Longtime actor and nightlife legend Nicky D steers a cosmic catastrophe into resolution as the half-baked “John Wayne” of Mott Street. There are also first-time acting debuts from the film’s Producer Paul Sevigny, the restaurateur and Club Guru, Ashley Graham the young full-bodied super model and Janell Shirtcliff, who plays the film’s siren and female lead. The score includes choice musical contributions from established indies like Brian Jonestown Massacre, Elvis Perkins in Dearland and A.R.E. Weapons. Also featuring new songs from singer-songwriters Lorraine Leckie and Chelsea Crowell.

The St Leonard’s church where the film is being shown, is a perfect, exciting venue, and we hope it makes the occasion authentic and different for you all. We would strongly suggest bringing coats/a warm jumper etc, as the church may get chilly. Feel free to bring cushions for those that love extra comfort! we plan to serve hot toddies throughout the movie -'s,_Shoreditch

The screening will start at 7.45pm PROMPT

The Filmmakers will be in attendance at the screening.

as this event is strictly by invitation only.

The aftershow party will be at the Red Gallery 1-3 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DT



and a special midnight screening of the documentary CAPTURED.

more info: East End Promise/ourhistory/Red Gallery

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

K-Guy @ Urban Contemporary Art Sale - 21st October

Dreweatts Auctioneers will be  holding their next Urban Contemporary Art Sale on Thursday 21 October   2010. It kicks off at 7pm at Dreweatts London at their Bloomsbury premises: 24 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London.  

K-Guy has a unique 1/1 piece called DEATH OF VENUS up for grabs. A  twenty-first century, cosmetically enhanced reworking of the  Botticelli masterpiece, Birth of Venus. 
'Personally I always thought   the old girl looked a bit sad and now the nip and tuck generation has   dealt womankind a rusty scalpel?' K-Guy

Piece Details

Acrylic, spraypaint and silkscreen ink on coroded galvanised steel  sheet formed into a tray type thing. Signed, stencilled and numbered  on reverse, 90cm x 90 cm x 6cm (35 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 2 1/4in)    accompanied by a certifcate of authenticity. 

To view the online catalogue go to the site .  If you're interested in buying stuff, here's the details for online  bidding

London Miles Show - Running Until November 5th

Mural Locator - Useful Kit

Nice Tool...

Mural Locator is a simple to use web tool that helps people locate murals around the world. The growing database of locations, photos, and documentation on Mural Locator brings murals and mural artists to a larger audience.

Murals can easily be submitted to the site and have comments made about them. This creates a forum for artists and viewers to communicate and connect.

The interface allows the user to search for murals in a number of ways:

1. The use of a Google Maps mashup with cluster markers makes it easy to find murals in a certain location.

2. The front page shows the newly submitted murals. The page arrows on the sides allow for easy navigation through the database.   

3. Word searches can also be used to find the artwork by location, subject, or artist. makes global murals more accessible and keeps people informed of this ever developing and growing art form.

Jumbles and Pearls - 27th October - Date List

(1st or 2nd Sat of every month)

PLEASE NOTE ; Jumble and Pearls will be at The Pins EP Launch, The Queen of Hoxton on Wed 27 Oct and not The Hoxton Pony as previously announced.

JUMBLES AND PEARLS on Saturday 6th November & Saturday 11th December...@ The Horatia
+ Pop ups @  The Queen of Hoxton on Wednesday 27th October ..

The only jumble sale offering the best one off vintage and designer clobber in London at very low cut prices. Keeping it firmly on the map for most bargain hunters/jumble junkies & thrift chicks...

Jumble and Pearls is a stylish and popular vintage/designer all day event. It's run by three industry savvy starlettes (Rosalia, Willow & Jacquilina) the brains behind this concept, a trio stemming from fashion, music, media worlds. Jumble and Pearls was born and launched in October 2008 @ Albert and Pearl on Upper Street but quickly outgrew the venue and moved a year on to newly opened pub 'The Horatia' in 2010. During this time we have been offered endless venues across London and around the country.

Jumble and Pearls is carefully presented and unwrapped each and every month, making it very special, classy, cool & consistent. It's the original jumble sale with a dedicated team and die hard fans and followers.....a not to be missed on the list!

Jumble and Pearls feature cutting edge music and cult films from our guest and resident DJs. We show random independent art exhibitions platforming up and cool talent. We have special graffiti and stensils done live and on request. Our Jumble and Pearls team offera choice of 15 minute massage, make up/makovers, tarot card reading and FREE lifestyle consultations all on rotation....We also stock ‘EggMag’ - The Horatia bar staff have been trained to mix you delicious cocktail delights plus they have a revised and new drinks menus.

The spanking new café next door to The Horatia who present an array of organic treats made with love and on the same day ‘Curious Yellow Kafe’ (as seen in The Telegraph are offering 15% discount to all Jumble and Pearls members and guests exclusively.) ssssh

As seen, supported and featured by Who's Jack, Elle, Daily Candy, London Paper, London Lite, The Sunday Times Style, The Publican, Highlife BA Inflight Magazine, Evening Standard, Time Out, View, London Loop, Run Riot, Queens of Vintage, Le Cool, Urban Junkies, Angel Magazine, ElectronicMusicMagazine, Data Transmission, The Independent, EggMag, LondonStreetDesign, The Telegraph and endless fashionista blogs...

Every month we are holding brand new labels and stock from names such as: Alexander McQueen, House of Holland, Marc Jacobs, DvF, Vivienne Westwood, Pucci, Chloe, A.P.C, Super Fine jeans, Sonia Rykiel as well as one off vintage originals all eras...

For more information 

K-Guy - Sharing is Caring

Friend of LSD Magazine K-Guy has been painting for charity, bless his little cottons. The Coke Moss went down a storm among the celebrity guest list as Stephen Fry played auctioneer... Nice One K

'A whopping 40K was raised in total with 9K on a Jonathan Yeo painting and my 1/1, Coke Moss Zero piece went under the hammer for a massive 5K' K-Guy

Original Flyer...

From Event...

Estate By Fugitive Images - 24th October

INVITATION: To our book launch (discussion and film screenings), on Sunday 24 October, 4-6pm at Hanbury Hall (22 Hanbury Street, London E1 1HP). Part of This Is Not A Gateway (TINAG) festival. We hope to see you at the launch.

Estate By Fugitive Images

The pursuit of public Housing provision was one of the 20th century’s redeeming contributions. Yet, in the first decade of the 21st century, public housing as an ideal is a contradictory territory resulting from policies that value entrepreneurial charities or a subsidised private sector over state funded and administered housing.

Estate is a timely contribution to the debates entangling millions of individuals and countless neighbourhoods. The starting point is a visual essay on the Haggerston West & Kingsland estates in Hackney, east London, in the process of demolition and re-building. The 56 photographs document the spaces left behind when people were moved out. Despite residents living in limbo for over 30 years as refurbishment plans were continuously proposed, shelved and reproposed, the images highlight their innovative solutions to the difficulties of continuing to live while an idea and a set of buildings were being abandoned around them.

Texts from Paul Hallam, Cristina Cerulli and Victor Buchli contextualise the artists’ project through a set of questions resulting in a work that refuses to settle, creating dialogue between photography, archaeology of the recent past, autobiography and critical theory.

The launch:

The launch event will reflect such a hybrid approach. Thus we will start off with a visual engagement, by screening three short films about housing and more importantly the people living in them. The films will enrich and stimulate the panel debate, which takes a more direct political and theoretical approach to the current state of affairs. Before the debate is opened up to the floor, we have asked the members of the panel to briefly expand on the following questions:

1) Public or Affordable Housing – does it matter?
2) In order to create dynamic & safe affordable housing environments, should we prioritize the formation of a more equal society through social reform or prioritize the construction of ‘estates’ designed in a manner aimed at controlling behaviour through surveillance and gated style of communities etc?


Housing Problems 1935 [13 min]

By Arthur Elton E.H. Anstey Housing Problems is considered a seminal film because it was the first documentary to have the subjects looking and talking straight onto the camera. Yet it also reflects the attitudes of that time considering the poor as somewhat a race apart. We choose it to introduce the idea of perception and image production as a major component in how poverty is seen, compounded and perhaps even produced.

Hackney Marshes [30min] 1978

By John Smith Amongst other things Hackney Marshes is a document of public housing 43 years on from Housing Problems. It eloquently depicts the High Rise Phase and its contingent problems. This naively rolled out programme prioritized high density, at the time considered as the universal solution to the problem of public housing. In addition Hackney Marshes is a film that plays with visual representation. John Smith continuously undermine taken for granted truths and simple solutions and invites the viewer to be critical of the images they are presented with.

Work In Progress [10 min]

Andrea Luka Zimmerman & Lasse Johansson This will not only bring us up to the present but also introduce Haggerston & Kingsland Estates. The excerpts is a reflection on the ambiguity of the changes going on at the Estate as well as visually connect with some of the images in Estate.


Monday, 11 October 2010

Banksy Tags The Simpson's - Removed

Our man on the inside Banksy has recently been sanctioned by Hollywood studios, by this of course we're not speaking of the said studios near Dagenham, Essex, no we mean the proper Hollywood. Since Exit through the Gift Shop became a roaring success for Banksy and dare i say it 'Mr Brainwash' What it did show was that some things never change. Respected artists throughout the ages have employed the skills of others to construct their visions and why not, after-all for some its the idea, for others the texture, shape or form but does it really matter whether the artist makes the art themselves. This is something collectors will find out in the future and when they discover the work was created en-mass by an army of bionic helpers. Will the piece retain the same value as if the artist himself made the work or will the actual artist's piece be worth more purely because they did it. How many artists do you think are out there creating hundreds or in Brainwashes case thousands of art pieces for their shows? A tiny handful of artists have achieved this level of appreciation and globe attention. Banksy has put in the hardwork and now reaps rewards which no-one can take away from him.

Today the Simpson's Tomorrow Boondocks...

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

LSD Magazine Interviews - El Seed (Issue 5)

Building bridges across communities, cultures, preconceptions and artistic forms, El Seed is throwing up a unifying mirror of colour, clean form and the universality of cross cultural humanty. Fusing the ancient medium of calligraphy with the urban poetry of graffiti and street art, he unites two artistic currents into Calligraffiti, both in an exploration of his own conflicted identity of a Muslim living in an often dangerously prejudiced western world and the nature of that prejudice itself as he opens a dialogue across religion, culture and community through the glorious metaphor of stylistic heterodoxy. We contacted El Seed as he painted the street of Montreal a softer shade of understanding and had a conversation.

Can you tell us a little about your background 

I grew up in Paris, France. The son of Tunisian immigrants, I was raised between two worlds; between my North African roots and my French European education. I have always been interested in combining these two aspects of my identity, in both my art and in other ventures. I started painting and drawing when I was quite young, but never had any formal training as I ended up in business school.

What took you down the road to Calligraffiti?

Ever since I began to paint and make art, calligraphy was a big part of my life and I would draw inspiration from the old masters of calligraphy. Graffiti also came early on in my artistic life. I began to tag the walls of Paris in 1998 but stopped shortly after my focus changed to University studies. However, I continued to paint on clothes with styles reminiscent of the graffiti and street art scene, never quite losing touch with hip hop culture. Once I moved to North America, first New York City, then Montreal, I began to paint again with the graffiti artist Hest. Through his guidance and support, I began to mix my love for calligraphy and graffiti and eventually emerged with my own style. I am definitely not the first nor the last to paint walls using Arabic script, but my own particular style grew from a mix of classical calligraphy, using clean edges and complicated lettering, and old school graffiti, using walls to create messages and get people to think about pertinent issues.

Can you give us some insight into why calligraphy is considered the highest form of art within Islam

From what I understand, calligraphy developed as a profoundly Islamic form of art due to restrictions concerning pictorial representations, which have their roots in hadiths. Certain schools of thought posit that reproducing images of living creatures is prohibited within Islam, therefore developing forms of art which avoided direct representations of living beings. Furthermore, reverence for the divine text, the Qur’an, gave words and writing a high rank in Islamic societies. Historically, scribes were commissioned to reproduce the Qur’an in the most beautiful lettering possible, thus encouraging artists to develop highly stylized forms of writing. It seems to me that the combination of love and reverence for the Qur’an and certain revelations said to prohibit reproducing living things have made calligraphy one of the most distinct and highest forms of art within Islamic cultures.

How does Islam impact your creative process?

As a Muslim, Islam impacts every part of my life, including my art. Early on, I would paint portraits, cartoons and other forms of representational art. However, as my knowledge of Islam grew and I began to integrate its principles into my everyday life, I realized that I no longer wanted to represent living beings. This is the main reason why I began to develop calligraphy into my painting and why it has now become the vehicle for my artistic messages. In this sense, Islam has shaped my creative process and has guided my paintbrush and my spray can to where they now point.

The name El Seed – is that a play on Sa’id or El Cid, or does it refer to the idea of planting a seed of thought?

When I started graffiti in 1998, I was looking for a name with an Arabic sound which would correspond with my North African roots. I was first inspired by the book ‘Le Cid’ by the French author Corneille. Cid, or Sa’id, means ‘the Man’ and this appealed to me in my youth so I began to tag my name as ‘El Scid’. However, as I began to develop my calligraphic style and my artistic vision began to mature, I changed my name to ‘eL Seed’. I found that this spelling better reflected the quest for my roots and my origins by calling upon the metaphor of a plant.

Do you intend people to decipher the word, as in give it a sound, or view it only visually?

Since I produce murals with the intention of them being viewed in both Arabic and non- Arabic speaking parts of the world, I strive to deliver art which is both pleasing to the eye and thoughtful in its meaning. The writing itself is always important, and every word or phrase I choose is pregnant with allegorical and interpretive meaning. I try to use eyecatching forms and arrangements to pull the viewer into the piece and essentially awaken a curiosity as to what it all means. At the end of the day, one of my main aims is to make people who don’t understand Arabic want to understand, and thus create bridges between languages, cultures and paradigms.

What does abstraction of the written word bring to its meaning?

Being able to appreciate the form of a letter or a word enables the viewer to perceive language not just as letters, words, and sentences but also as art and poetry. Abstraction of the written word provides a more holistic vision and appreciation of what is being read. A letter or word thus begets a personality, a form, an image, which complements its meaning.


LSD Magazine Interviews - Top Cat (Issue 5) - Music

In a career spanning over 2 decades and counting, Top Cat’s voice and flow has set the world aglow with a lyrical style so versatile that it’s lit bass bins ablaze in a herb soaked haze. Injecting rampaging soul as he strolls a roll across sizzling beats, turning up the lyrical heat, he takes you from the rudeboy ride to the roots inside in a freeflow stride that leaves the divide outside. From the junglist assault to the cultural vault, I think that we can all agree he’s a legend MC and with his 9 lives still burning bright and a melodic range to keep you holding tight, we turn you over to the man TC with whom we took a moment to see who he be... We caught up with Top Cat in a reflective moment for a chat..Bless

What was your initial drive into music?

Music has always been a part of my life and something I got into at a very early age. My father had a huge record collection that covered all kinds of different genres beyond just reggae – pop, soul, ska, everything – and I grew into that variety of styles and laid down a wide ranging musical education. I suppose that some of that inspiration rubbed off on me because I started writing my own songs early on and had my first hits at the age of 7. One was a playground hit and the other was a football chant that nobody believed came from a 7 year old. I’m not going to go to deep into the football one now, but it took the terraces by storm, and the playground song was massively popular when I was a child, and unbelievably is still being sung in my old area today. So I make up these rhymes when I was 7, and then when I went back to my old manor at the age of 27, I saw my friend’s little nephew running through the house still singing my song. So I stopped him as he tore past and asked him where he heard that, and he just looked at me and said ‘every kid in Manchester knows this song’. Well what do you say to that apart from wow. But I think you’ll notice that a lot of reggae artists listen to stuff well beyond straight up reggae, and I’m just grateful that back then when I was laying the groundwork of inspiration and aspiration, I had access to the wider musical spectrum and that the education I had was the right one for everything that came afterwards. The first official record I put out was Love mi Sess in 1988, and that was also my very first number I hit the ground running..

So 1988, you’ve got a whole new era in music developing as acid house was going off, but can you tell us a little about the reggae sound system scene at around that time. 

Well I came up through the reggae sound system ranks, lifting boxes to get into the dance, and as a little apprentice, I got my opportunity early in the night to hold the mic and MC a little bit. Funnily enough, if we were playing one of the bigger sounds, some of our more established MC’s would be a bit cagey about going up against some of the bigger names, but I didn’t really give a damn – if they didn’t want it – well that was just more time for me. I was originally in a sound called Sledge Hammer and we’d play dances all about the place – and when you mention acid house and that scene taking off, the UK reggae dancehall scene had been going strong for a long time. You had the Steppaz scene, Roots and Culture with Shaka and Ja Man from back in the day, Northern Soul around Wigan and Manchester where they’d be playing soul music that you’d never heard before. We had separate scenes within the movement, different vibes, different flavours and I took inspiration from all of them. I was never that partial or totally tribal – I’d just go to as many different dances and sounds as I could. The musical education that I got never came from no official school, but by immersing myself in the scene and learning everything raw, up front and first hand.

When you were coming up, how did the older MC’s react to you. Were they supportive or did you have a fight on your hands to break through?

With all MCing and the music business in general, you’ve always got to really prove yourself, so yeah, I had my fights, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. The more you fight to achieve and the more you fight for what you believe in, the stronger you get and I totally believe that some of those early battles helped me on my way and helped my development. Course I lost some, but I won most of them – so maybe not a 100% record but here I am still.... 

Did the UK develop a different strain of reggae compared to what was coming out of Jamaica?

Yes. When I started making a name for myself on the sound system circuit in the mid 80’s – back before anything of mine hit vinyl, the English MC’s had developed their own style, which was originally called the Fast style and was really started up by the Saxon MC’s. That was the major divergence between the UK and Jamaican sounds but Jamaica took influence from what was going on back in Britain and so both scenes have really helped push each other forwards.

In 91 and 92 as the Jamaican reggae influence began to fuse with house before moving into breakbeat and then swiftly into jungle, what was your initial reaction as a reggae artist to the changes that were happening?

I kinda liked it. Because apart from guys like the Ragga Twins actually going in and recording it, a lot of my tunes were getting heavily sampled and doing well. And that was the thing – apart from listening to some of what was coming out and getting into it, through being sampled, I was already being brought into and finding myself involved in the new music scenes that were being created in London and being a part of that evolution, of that explosion of style and creativity is something that I’m very proud of to this day.

What was your first track outside the sphere of pure reggae and how did it come about?

The first track that I did outside the reggae zone was with a producer called Bobby Konders, who is currently one of the biggest reggae / dancehall DJ’s in America – based in New York with Massive B sound. So he does reggae now, but originally he was a house man and when I met him in Desire Records London studio, the idea was for me to lay some of my vocals over a house beat of his. I didn’t know too much about him apart from that he was a house producer, but all he talked about in the studio sessions was reggae music and he turned out to be a big Shabba Ranks fan. So we did the track, but at the end of it all, I told him that it was obvious that his passions lay with reggae rather than what he was doing then, and sure enough, when I was in New York a couple of years later, who’s the biggest reggae DJ in the area...Bobby. Looks like he took my advice!


Leo Scalpel - New Art New Shows - France

LSD Magazine has a very strong following in France so we have got to know many different artists. One of our most eccentric friends is French artist Leo Scalpel and it seems the man is on tour...

1°------Expo"' LEO SCALPEL FREE  STYLE TRICKS  EXHIBITION"  ( skates customisés) du 2-10-10
Shop" MAISON  DE VACANCE" 63-64 galerie de Montpensier jardins du palais royal --Metro" Palais Royal"
2°------SALONS  "-les 111 des Arts"-
--Paris --:Du 26 novembre  au 4 décembre (tous les jours de 12h à
21h)---Mairie du 8ème---3, rue de Lisbonne---75008 Paris

--Lyon :----Du 10 au 21 novembre (tous  les jours de 11h à 20h)--Grand Dôme de l’Hôtel Dieu--61 quai Jules Courmon----69002 Lyon

--Toulouse :----Du 25 novembre au 5 décembre( tous  les jours de 12h à 21h)---Chapelle de l'Hôtel Dieu---2, rue Viguerie----
31300 Toulouse

--Marseille---- Salon" VŒUX D'ARTISTES"---11 jours, 111 artistes, 1111  oeuvres de format----20x20 vendue chacune 111 euros encadrée.

Vernissage : jeudi 13 novembre à partir de 18h30--- du 14 au 23
novembre------Maison de l'artisanat et des métiers d'art
21, Cours d'Estienne d'Orves 13001 Marseille-----VŒUX D'ARTISTES organise l' exposition au profit des enfants atteints de cancer et leucé
3°------Salon "Récup 'Art"---Espace des Blancs-Manteaux - Paris 3°Dates  : du 20 Décembre 2005 au 1 Janvier 2006 -
  uniquement à l'art contemporain --40 exposants --j'expose 
20 skates customisés,De 11h à 19h - Espace des Blancs-Manteaux,--48 rue Vieille
du Temple, 75004 Paris - Renseignements :

Philip Ignatious Salacious Stein (P.I.S.S.) presents PHILISTINES Thursday 7th October

Philip Ignatious Salacious Stein (P.I.S.S.) presents...PHILISTINES on Thursday 7th October (1st Thursday of each month thereafter.)


After a very successful launch in September with photographers snapping away, celebrity and artist spottings (Philip Salon and Stik to name two) free drinks, brilliant vibe, great music....... Philip Ignatious Salacious Stein returns with his 2nd installment of Philistines on Thursday 7th October @ The Junction Rooms in Dalston.

Philip Ignatious Salacious Stein has been involved in the street art scene since 2001, collecting, selling and trading art. Over the years, he has developed strong relationships with artists including Ryka, Stik and David Walker.

PHILISTINES is a project and exhibtion which brings together street artists, collectors and lovers of art, ‘Philistines’ is a monthly event selling rare prints, canvases, originals and specially commissioned pieces at affordable prices. Over the next few months, ‘Philistines’ will be featuring a wide selection of pieces and commissions from more artists in a friendly venue with an eclectic DJ line up.

The Artist formerly known as AK-47 has moved into the field of 'Art Dealer' his brand new character named 'Philip Ignatious Salacious Stein' (P.I.S.S.) is an interesting character to say the least, he is someone you must meet and what better opportunity than his spanking new monthly showcases... PHILISTINES.. special events are more than just an art exhibition, it features some of P.I.S.S. personal collection including one off exclusives from AK-47 himself and other rare delights from the likes of: Micallef, Paul Insect, Ian Francis, David Walker, Stik, Banksy to name a few.... The art is very limited and numbered pieces holding certificate of provenance (guaranteed & genuine) and will be available to the general public for purchase at prices varying from below £100 upwards....

On the 1st Thursday of every month, you can expect at Philistines... many surprises including guest appearances and signings from the artists, lots of cool listening music (strictly no banging tunes) stimulating conversation and generally a good place to meet other like minded fans of the art underground scene.


a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits

of or relating to ancient Philistia or its culture or its people

a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC

anti-intellectual: smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values

‘Philistines’ takes place on the first Thursday of every month.

FREE ENTRY from 8 pm - 1 am
Thursday 7th October @ Junction Rooms.
Thursday 4th November (at a new venue tba)

PHILISTINES; A night of art, ambience and music
(1st Thursday of every month)
The Junction Rooms, 578 Kingsland Rd, Dalston. E8 4AH
8.00 pm – 1.00 am


Friday, 1 October 2010

CFYE (Revelry Show) @ Sugar Factory Amsterdam

Starting from the first of October, CFYE will host their exhibition 'CFYE at the Revelry' at Sugar Factory in Amsterdam.  The event will centere around Brazilian photographer Gui Christ and feature his work on Brazil's 3 kings festival (The Wise Men Revelry), a religious feast which includes customary dance, jester, folk an vocal acts that cover Brazil's cultural and communal diversity.  The exhibition will be accompanied by recordings from sound artist Andrey Ricardo da Silva, providing a complimentary and ambient soundtrack to the exhibition. Furthermore, street artists SjocoSjon(NL), Gais(BR) and Karski(NL) have contributed by illustrating their interpretations of the event on the walls of the sugar factory itself. During the first weekend of the exhibition there is a free mini fim festival centered around independent Brazilian film.  The opening will be on Oktober 1st, starting from 21:00! Music will be provided by the good people from Bomdiggy and the film festival will kick of with Favela on Blast! Entrance is free! We'd appreciate it if you would spread the word and we hope to see you there!

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