Now in its seventh year and returning for its most creative event yet, the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair announces an enviable line up of talented artists, fashion designers and fabulous performers.
This year, just for the day, TURPS Banana – an innovative and highly collectable painting magazine - will collaborate with art world legends Damien Hirst, Marcus Harvey, Ryan Mosley and the Chapman Brothers to present 75 limited edition prints each. At an incredible price of between £200 - £300 for every piece, get down early to secure a coveted piece of art.
Julia Royse, independent curator and director of POSTED will be collaborating with emerging artist duo ‘The Girls’ to transform a Vauxhall postal van into a shrine to our wonderful postal heritage selling beautiful stationery created by artists including Tracey Emin. The editors of Five Dials magazine and Penguin Classics will be collaborating to create their next edition from scratch, live from the back of a fantastic vintage Vauxhall.
Get down early to nab one of Sir Peter Blake’s unique limited edition prints or to be in with a chance of buying works from 2010 Turner Prize winner Angela De La Cruz, being sold by Jane Simpson. Boot fair regular PamHogg will be launching her new limited edition tax disc holders for Pretty Taxing: Road Hogg.
Between haggling for bargains, you can join the Cinemoi Can Can Girls and smash some crockery at their Boules in a China Shop or turn yourself into a human snow shaker with the help of Lucy Parker and iconic Vivienne Westwood model Sarah Stockbridge. Artist Marty Thornton will be presenting a deliciously camp and glittery Big Fat Gypsy Fortune Teller, who will be in the back of a van (complete with light-up wedding dress). A new addition to this year’s event is The Art Improvement Clinic, visitors to the event are welcomed to bring along any piece of art they don’t like and have it ‘improved’ by a team of both famous and emerging talents.
The 2011 East London event will include top named talents including, Gavin Turk, Bob and Roberta Smith, Oliver Guy Watkins, Jessica Voorsanger, Pure Evil, Pete Fowler, Jessica Albarn, and Guts for Garters who will all be selling works of art from their own car boots.
Browsing for art bargains is not the only attraction of the day, with delicious food and drink available courtesy of St John’s Bread and Wine’s famous ox-heart buns and the Southampton Arms, along with entertainment from the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club and A Band on a Car, plus lots of opportunities to get stuck into some artistic endeavours of your own.