Ready, set, Frieze: at Dover Street Market

03.10.2018 | Art , Blog , Culture , Fashion | BY:

The excitement in the air as Frieze comes to London is palpable and everyone is looking to get involved. Conserve your energy and make the most of the good vibes: for a super condensed shot of fashion and art related events, Dover Street Market is the place to be.

Serving as the wheatgrass in the cultural smoothie that Frieze has become, Dover Street Market’s locus of activities offers everything we thought we needed, and a whole lot more. The series is launching in store tomorrow and you may want to bring your camping gear – there’s a lot to get through.

Luncheon magazine at Dover Street Market

Highlights include Isabella Burley’s joyful new book, ‘Sisters’ by Jim Britt, which features the brace-clad duo who starred in the AW88 CDG campaign; Charles Jeffrey’s zine launch; Simone Rocha x A Magazine launch; Luncheon magazine’s installation with Rottingdean Bazaar; Loewe’s celebration of classical literature; and much more.

Isabella Burley, UK book launch: ‘Sisters’ by Jim Britt

For the Luncheon installation, Rottingdean Bazaar are re-decorating the Luncheon ‘Kiosk’ which sits the DSM and will be offering some custom playful product with every copy of the magazine – ‘spoontacles.’ These are, as they sound, spoons made into glasses… expect to see London’s most fashion forward coveting the maverick brand’s latest invention in the season ahead.

Luncheon magazine at Dover Street Market

Spoontacles or no spoontacles, you’ll find there’s plenty to dive into at Dover Street Market tomorrow. See you in the queue.

Loewe classic books
Charles Jeffrey Zine
JW Anderson, Your Picture Our Future Publication

Dover Street Market Open House, October 4th 2018, 6-8 pm.

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Freize London: ‘Live’

17.10.2014 | Art | BY:

This year, Freize London adds to its repertoire of platforms for performance-based installations with ‘Live’, fashionably supported by Alexander McQueen, the Associate Sponsor of the art fair for the second year running.

Visitors will be able to watch a restaging of Robert Breer’s self-propelled Floats, and experience the sensation that they themselves are moving whilst actually remaining motionless, or relax by ‘vacationing’ during an installation from Tamara Henderson. Another of the 6 selected galleries, Shanzhai Biennial, will reconceive Frieze as a lifestyle brand, with products available for purchase.

‘Live’ is a major new initiative that is designed to integrate an important part of Freize’s history into the modern fair – the continuing commitment to showcasing the most experimental and ambitious art to capture visitor’s imagination.

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Frieze x Sanderson

17.10.2014 | Art | BY:

Frieze Festival is taking over Sanderson for four days of of exclusive exhibitions and live interactive artwork. Bringing together street pop art phenomenon Mr. Brainwash and London based talent Dannielle Hodson, there will be never before displayed sculptures and paintings in the hotel’s lobby, coming together for this exclusive exhibition.

Expect to find two horse sculptures by Mr. Brainwash, created from thousands of pieces of classic china along with the UK Can Flag sculpture which is made from 1,233 empty spray cans. As Artist in Residence, Dannielle Hodson has produced a live installation across Sanderson’s façade. Partnering with A Space For Art, she will be working on one of her signature doodles, live, giving us a chance to see her work grow and takeover the hotel’s windows for the duration of the festival.

Hodson also has a an art led clothing label named Maison Twenty who have designed a fine art T-shirt which champions the work of artists such as Andrew Salgado and VJ Von Art. They will be taking over the pop-up shop space to sell their garms as well as a custom-designed Sanderson x Frieze T-shirt.

Not only has Sanderson embraced Frieze artistically, but they have also designed a limited edition Frieze cocktail. Made from blackberry lemongrass and elderflower, this citrus vodka based cocktail will be available for the duration of the fair.

The Frieze Festival showcase at Sanderson will be displayed until 18th October.

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Danny Fox Paintings at the Cock n Bull Gallery

15.10.2014 | Art | BY:

Danny Fox is a poet, musician and model, but predominantly a painter. He was introduced to the Cock n Bull Gallery by artist Sue Webster, who met Fox in her local watering hole. A year later he convinced Webster to visit his North London studio to take a look at his work and she had this to say: “There was simply no more room to breathe and I felt a duty to exhume these unfamiliar masterpieces before the painter suffocated and died – another undiscovered artist suffocated by the toxicity of his own genius.”

Raised in Cornwall, Fox moved to London to carve out a career in the art world having no formal training (unless you count the still life painting his grandma made him do). It is his experiences that he chronicles on giant canvases. His time spent in pubs filled with strippers or even encounters with ladyboys in Bangkok, giving us a glimpse not into his life as such, more a look at his unique interpratations of those unconventional moments.

Danny Fox Paintings will open at the Cock n Bull Gallery, 32 Rivington Street London EC2A 3LX from 17th October – 8th November.

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07.10.2014 | Art | BY:

Frieze is one of the largest art fairs around, attracting many collectors, buyers and art aficionados to the city which in turn causes many shows to pop up around town. Geoff Leong has once again joined forces with artist-curator duo Vanya Balogh & Cedric Christie to support and exhibit over 100 artists in the circular 20,000 Sq ft multi storey Q-Park car park beneath Cavendish Square. Whilst unusual in terms of location, this annual event likes to challenge, entice and entertain all art lovers and visitors.

Featuring a range of mediums such as sculpture, film, photography, painting and as well as performative talks and live presentations from both emerging and established artists. This year, the show also includes a marble sculpture by Andy Elton in the gardens of Cavendish Square.

The exhibition runs daily 12-8pm, from 14-19 October 2014. 

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The DSM Takeover

14.10.2011 | Art , Blog , Fashion | BY:

Dover Street Market is engulfed by a variety of installations this week, all in celebration of London’s Frieze Art Fair.

The work of Brazilian/French artist duo Vivid Astro Focus encases the ground floor entrance, creating a 360-degree tunnel of vibrant paintings, which the DSM team is calling it “one of the greatest installations we have ever done”. Three stories upwards resides an exhibition of creations by heel-less shoe God/Daphne Guinness favourite Noritaka Tatehana and New Yorker ceramicist/sculptor James Salaiz.

The store is also exclusively hosting Dr Marten’s Bespoke in its basement event space, where the iconic boots can be completely customised, right down to the last eyelet.

If you ever needed an excuse to get lost in Dover Street Market for a few hours, this is it.

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Keep it up

12.10.2011 | Art , Blog | BY:

If you’re looking for a warm up tomorrow ahead of the Frieze art fair, may we suggest a visit to the new waterside contemporary gallery in Hoxton? The inaugural show They don’t know why, but they keep doing it, a group affair, asks questions about ideology in a post-ideological reality.

The six artists, Grzegorz Drozd, Javier Rodriguez, Maciek Stępiński, Radek Szlaga, Konrad Smoleński and artist duo Karen Mizra and Brad Butler, reject archaic symbolic structures in favour of something a little less obvious. Visitors can expect works in paint, installation and video. Creating their own visual language, though, surely fosters new, individualized ideologies; a puzzling paradox. They don’t know why, but they keep doing it.

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