ARTCORE AT THE ULTRALOUNGE

Event details

When
13th - 26th February 2009
Address
Selfridges
LONDON
Website

About the event

SELFRIDGES’ ULTRALOUNGE TO HOST THREE NEW ART EXHIBITIONS INCLUDING ARTCORE, A VISUAL EXHIBITION OF DANCE CULTURE
• 13th February: ArtCore opens at The Ultralounge, Selfridges Oxford Street (lower ground floor)
• 20th February: Urban Art and The Prince’s Trust Success Collection open at The Ultralounge
• 26th February: Auction of all the displayed works takes place at The Ultralounge.
• Admission free to all exhibitions

February 2009 sees the launch of three very special art exhibitions at the Ultralounge in Selfridges, London, followed by a public auction of all the works on display.

ArtCore
Art Core is a joint venture between Mary McCarthy of Dreweatts Auction House and Ernesto Leal from Our Cultural History, is the first ever visual documentation of Acid House and the rave movement.

This historical exhibition celebrates the visual expression of 21 years of dance culture and will feature a host of artworks from the most iconic clubs and raves over that period. These will include the The End Club, Queer Nation, Hacienda, Spectrum, Beyond Therapy, Raindance, Tribal Gathering, Circus, Warp, Trade, DIY, Back To Basics, Sign Of The Times and many more. It will also feature works on canvas, paper and metal by the movement’s original artists and designers such as Goldie, Darren Bartlett, Derek Yates, Jason Manning, Kaborn, Junior Tomlin, Rufus Knight Wright, Dave Anderson, Mark Wigan, Trevor Johnston, Chu, Tom Hingston, Jason Kedgley, Matthew Smith, Ollie Trimmings, Pierre Anstis, Inkie, Steve Perry (Pez) and Dave Little.

Urban Art
There will also be a new Urban Art exhibition, curated by Mary McCarthy, which will run concurrently with Artcore and will feature works by some of the leading national and international street artists of today, including Banksy, Nick Walker, Adam Neate, Faile, Antony Micallef, Guy Denning, Bast, Seen, Matt Small, Blek Le Rat, Rene Gagnon, Beejoir, Jeff Aerosol, Mimi the Clown, D*Face, Martha Cooper, Manuel Duboe, Pure Evil, Edwin Goodwright, Labrona, Mantis, and Judith Supine.
Several artists will be creating work primarily for the sale, such as Goldie, Jaime Ame, CBloxx, Inkie, Dan, Mau Mau, Eelus, K-Guy, Rowdy, Felix ‘Flx’ Braun, Grafter, Silent Hobo, David Walker, Pinky, Ryca, Jim Starr, SPQR, Dan, Kev Munday and The Art Tart. They will be joined by auction virgins, Chu, Partism, Pam Glew, Faith 47, Klit, TRXTR, Byroglyphics, Danny O’Connor, Ben Slow and Grafter.

The Prince’s Trust Success Collection
The third exhibition will be The Prince’s Trust Success Collection, twenty four works by some of the leading lights of the British street art scene, namely, Nick Walker, Cyclops, D*Face, Eelus, Guy Denning, Ian Francis, Matt Small, Inkie, Goldie, Mau Mau, SPQR, Mr Jago, Rugman, Dora, David Walker, TRXTR, Byrogplphics, Kid Acne, Cat Johnston, I-Lib, Grafter, Felix ‘flx’ Braun, Dicy and Stephan Davids. Proceeds from the auction of the collection will help young people into work with youth charity The Prince’s Trust.

The Trust helps 100 young people every working day, giving them the skills and qualifications to get a job. More than three in four young people The Trust helped last year moved into work, education or training.

The Urban Art exhibition and The Prince’s Trust Success Collection will be on display from 20th February, preceded by a private view on 19th February. An auction for all the works will take place on 26th February at the Ultralounge.

With the continuing popularity of street art and the emergence of incredible talents from the scene, these three exhibitions promise to be a visual feast of the highest quality not to be missed.

Notes

February 2009 sees the launch of three very special art exhibitions in the Ultralounge at Selfridges London - starting with Artcore on Thursday 13 February. Urban Art will enter the Ultralounge on Friday 20 February, with all exhibitions culminating in a public auction of all the works on display on Thursday 26 February. This auction will be a first in nearly 100 years of Selfridges’ history.

Art Core is a joint venture between Mary McCarthy of Dreweatts Auction House and Ernesto Leal from Our Cultural History, is the first ever visual documentation of Acid House and the rave movement.
This historical exhibition celebrates the visual expression of just over 20 years of dance culture and will feature a host of artworks from the most iconic clubs and raves over that period. These will include the The End Club, Queer Nation, Hacienda, Spectrum, Beyond Therapy, Raindance, Tribal Gathering, Circus, Warp, Trade, DIY, Back To Basics, Sign Of The Times and many more. It will also feature works on canvas, paper and metal by the movement’s original artists and designers such as Goldie, Trevor Jackson, Darren Bartlett, Derek Yates, Mark Wigan, Chu, Tom Hingston, Jason Kedgley, Matthew Smith, Ollie Trimmings, Pierre Anstis, Inkie, Steve Perry (Pez) and Dave Little.

An auction for all the works will take place on 26th February at the Ultralounge