Ironic Banksy murals appear near Barbican in lead up to Basquiat exhibtion

Banksy is not one to miss an opportunity to poke fun at the art establishment and with the Barbican in London preparing to open their new exhibition Basquiat: Boom for Real he has not disappointed.

Discussions are being made to preserve the new murals to avoid further defacing.

The larger of the two murals sees a Basquiat figure receiving a warm welcome from the London Metropolitan Police. Jean-Michel Basquiat started his artistic life as a street artist, becoming known as King Samo with his famous crown tag. The second mural shows a rotating Ferris wheel of crowns, with paying members of the public forming an orderly queue to get in on the action. Subtle mockery that the circus is in town perhaps?

Jean-Michel Basquiat's artworks have gained alot of public interest this year following the ground breaking auction result at Sotheby's New York of Untitled (1982), which achieved $110.5 million

In another ironic twist, discussions are already being held by the Barbican to preserve the murals and avoid any further additions and tagging by other street artists, which has already occurred. If agreed on, the Banksy murals will be covered by Perspex for the forseeable.

Boom for Real opens September 21st until January 28th 2018.

All photographs taken by and property of Reem Gallery.

Lhouette - Brixton to Mayfair

 

THE DORCHESTER - 45 PARK LANE RESIDENCY


Reem Gallery is absolutely thrilled to finally announce that British urban pop art sensation LHOUETTE will be exhibiting at the iconic Dorchester hotel in Pall Mall, Mayfair. The two month residency will open in February 2017 and will revisit LHOUETTE's most poignant works from the last 5 years alongside a host of newly inspired works of art. The selection committee at ’45 Park Lane’ includes the likes of Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake who have previously exhibited at the venue.

Reem Gallery is privileged to consistently showcase a strong selection of original artworks for purchase from LHOUETTE; as well as commission bespoke works of art for collectors across the globe. Please contact the gallery for further information on this event and available artworks.

Rolls-Royce "Ghost Stories" auction in support of Breast Cancer Care

On Tuesday 30th June, Reem Fine Art had the honour and privilege of being invited to attend a wonderful art collaboration event at The Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall by Breast Cancer Care.

The charity event's purpose was to raise awareness and further funding for a serious health issue that will effect 1 in 8 people at some point in life. This form of cancer also effects men as well as women and this essential organisation exists to support us all on that journey after diagnosis.

Endorsed by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, 12 critically acclaimed artists were selected to create their own unique interpretations of the famous Ghost car to be auctioned off in aid of supporting the continuous work of Breast Cancer Care. An eclectic range of artists were selected for the project including established household names such as Richard Wentworth and Angela Palmer, Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger and film director Sam Taylor-Johnson. The occasion proved to also be a prime opportunity for collectors and philanthropists to acquire a collectable artwork from one of the UK's most versatile, popular and in-demand artists including JJ Adams, Charming Baker and Gavin Turk.

The auction night was a huge success achieving in the region of £100,000 through generous bidding and pledges made to a truly great cause. We're pleased to have played our small part, representing our client's winning bid on the JJ Adams's Back to the Future inspired "Outta Time" creation; shown below with Zaid Alexander Badda (Gallery Director).

Further information on the tremendous work and support Breast Cancer Care offers can be found at www.breastcancercare.org.uk