24 July 2018

Free Art in London This Summer 2018

London is an expensive place to live let’s face it and visiting art exhibitions at £15-£20 per show is a luxury. Here is a selection of what Art to see in London this summer for free.

2 July 2018

International British Artists Release Prints To Support London’s Busiest NHS Hospitals

Peter Blake, Jeremy Deller, Tom Hammick, Mona Hatoum, David Mach, Elizabeth Magill and Chris Orr have released limited edition prints in time to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, on 5 July 2018.

14 August 2017

British Pop Artist Peter Blake Featured By Waddington Custot At Frieze Masters

A tribute to the British Pop artist Peter Blake (b.1932) at Waddington Custot, in collaboration with designer Robin Brown and producer Anna Pank. Will feature at Frieze Masters this October.

15 August 2016


Peter Blake Explores Alphabets Letters & Numbers At The De La Warr Pavilion

The De La Warr Pavilion is presenting an exhibition of Peter Blake’s Alphabets Letters & Numbers, comprising three print series, Alphabet (1991), An Alphabet (2007) and Appropriated Alphabets (2013), and a personally chosen selection of related original artworks. It forms part of the De La Warr Pavilion’s concurrent programme of exhibitions exploring language, typography, and design. Throughout his career Blake has created several series […]

11 June 2016


Sunday’s Art Car Boot Fair Line-Up To Include A-List Bargains

Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk and Sir Peter Blake will be among the many A-list artists selling their work at knock down prices at this year’s Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, which takes place tomorrow across from the Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. The fair this year looks set to be the best yet. Peter Blake has […]

15 April 2016


Peter Blake’s Pop Art Bentley Goes Under The Hammer At Goodwood Festival

Sir Peter Blake, the godfather of British ‘Pop Art’, has created a one-of-a-kind Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible. This unique car will be auctioned for charity by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, on 24 June.  Bentley commissioned Sir Peter to deliver the world’s first pop art Bentley, drawing on inspiration from the acclaimed artist’s celebrated […]

26 January 2016

Wrestling With Peter Blake And Celebrity Culture

Peter Blake, Portraits and People, now in its final week at Waddington Custot, was on my priority list for my last few visits to London. I finally made it down! On entering the first room, which consists of portraits of famous people, famous to those who know their names and faces, of note: the Queen, […]

19 November 2015


Peter Blake Portraits: First London Exhibition To Explore This Discipline

Peter Blake: Portraits and People, will be the first exhibition to focus on the artist’s portraiture opens in London later this November. Selected by the artist, the exhibition will feature a significant group of new works alongside earlier paintings which have never been previously exhibited, continuing his series of Wrestlers and Circus Acts as well as introducing past […]

29 October 2015


Peter Blake And David Shrigley, Among Postcard Works For Charity Auction

Established in 2014 to raise money for the The Hepatitis C Trust, Art on A Postcard is embarking on its second secret auction. The artwork comes from a mix of very well known and established artists such as Jake and Dinos Chapamn, Bob and Roberta Smith, Jeremy Deller, David Shrigley, Peter Blake, Gilbert and George, […]

24 August 2015


Tracey Emin: Art Car Boot Fair Moves To Margate

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, a staple of the London art scene usually held every year in London’s East End, is changing location and moving to the seaside town of Margate – but for one day only. Along with the move, YBA Tracey Emin will also be selling her work out of the back […]

27 June 2015


£30 Peter Blake Painting Breaks Record For The Artist At Christie’s

‘Boys With New Ties’ by Sir Peter Blake fetched £662,500 ($1,038,800) at Christie’s London on Thursday, hitting a new world record for Blake at auction and netting a huge return for seller Jinty Stephenson. When the work ‘Boys with New Ties’, a painting by Sir Peter Blake was bought by Jinty Stephenson in the 1950s […]

22 May 2015


Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair Goes To The Dogs: Get Ready London

The date for this years Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is fast approaching! After a dozen wildly successful years they’re finally going to the dogs and have decided to give a light canine theme to this years fair! It will be the biggest line-up to date with over 100 artists, a whole slew of exciting new […]

2 April 2015


Peter Blake Launches Razzle Dazzle Ship In Liverpool

The  First World War Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool have launched ‘Everybody Razzle Dazzle’, Sir Peter Blake’s ‘dazzle’ commission, in partnership with Merseytravel and National Museums Liverpool. This is third in the series of Dazzle Ship commissions, following Induction Chromatique à Double Fréquence pour l’Edmund Gardner Ship / Liverpool. Paris 2014 by Carlos Cruz-Diez on the Liverpool Waterfront, and […]

26 February 2015


Tracey Emin Surprises The World With Large-Scale Works For Brit Awards 2015

Tracey Emin was recently the latest artist to have her design for a Brit Award unveiled late last year – and ahead of the ceremony which took place last night. The artist chose to turn the statuette of Brittania pink, and adorn it with her own spidery handwriting; which reads: ‘Congratulations on your talent, on […]

3 December 2014


Brit Artist Tracey Emin’s Design For Brit Awards Statuette Unveiled

Tracey Emin is the latest artist to have her design for a Brit Award unveiled, ahead of the ceremony which takes place in February 2015. The artist chose to turn the statuette of Brittania pink and adorn it with her own spidery handwriting; which reads: ‘Congratulations on your talent on your life – On everything […]

26 November 2014


Exploration Of One Of Peter Blake’s Most Iconic Portfolios Opens At Paul Stolper Gallery

Paul Stolper Gallery announces the exhibition ‘Side-Show’, an in-depth exploration of one of Peter Blake’s most iconic portfolios, the show consists of five wood-engravings titled ‘Tattooed Man’, ‘Bearded Lady’, ‘Midget’, ‘Fat Boy’ and ‘Giant’ made between 1974 – 1978. The seminal series, examples of which are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern […]

9 June 2014

A-list Artists Bargain Price Tags Art Car Boot Fair 2014

The 11th annual Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair took place yesterday, Sunday 8 June 2014.  The fantastic weather added to the festive atmosphere, making it a great day out for all those attending.  Once again, over 70 renowned and up and coming artists stalled out selling their original and limited edition works of art, off […]

3 February 2014


Joe Tilson Pioneering Figure of British Pop Art Explored In New Exhibition

Joe Tilson, one of the pioneering figures of British Pop art in the early 1960s has a new exhibition, in Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire. Tilson was famous long before the Beatles and David Hockney. He studied at St. Martin’s School of Art and then at the Royal College of Art. In 1955 he won the much coveted […]

9 June 2013

Tracey Emin and Peter Blake Prints Sell Out At Art Car Boot Fair

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair 2013 got off to an engine roaring start at midday, Sunday 9th June. Now in its 10th year it featured work by over 70 renowned artists including Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Emin International, Polly Morgan, Mat Collishaw, Bob & Roberta Smith, Pam Hogg, Pure Evil and Marcus Harvey […]

12 February 2013


Pop Artist Peter Blake To Feature At Chiswick House Festival

Peter Blake, one Britain’s most important living artists, will attend the launch of the third annual Chiswick House Camellia Festival, on Thursday 14 February. The launch will be marked by the publication of a new limited edition print by Peter Blake: Camellia Japonica Incarnata, based on his original watercolour painting made especially for Chiswick House […]

14 November 2012


Peter Blake Original Sgt Pepper’s Collage Sells For £55,000

Sotheby’s in London have sold an original 1967 collage created by the Pop artists Sir Peter Blake and Jann Haworth in their 13th November sale. The work of art was familiar to millions of music fans around the world. The work, which was produced in collaboration with pop artist Jann Haworth, portrays the fictional character […]

16 June 2012


Peter Blake and Zaha Hadid Create BT Artboxes

The tried and true old British phone box which was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate King George V’s Silver Jubilee is a design classic. This year to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 BT has commissioned several well known artists and designers to  decorate the red call boxes, turning them […]

27 May 2012


Young Collectors Meet A List Artists At Art Car Boot Fair

The 9th Annual Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair returned to Brick Lane today with A-Listers, Street Artists and emerging names all touting for business from a mixed crowd of Shorditchers and suburban art collectors. The weather couldn’t have been kinder, in fact it was positively scorching out there in the art packed car park.  As […]

21 April 2012


London Original Print Fair Proves Prints Are Now The New Painting

With prices like the Grosvenor School prints reach the vanishing point The 27th London Original Print Fair opened its doors yesterday with over fifty exhibitors showing works with prices ranging from £100 to £100,000.  All the most reputable dealers were in evidence such as Austin Desmond, Alan Cristea, The Fine Art Society, Flowers (Editions), Marlborough […]

11 April 2012


Pop Artist Peter Blake 80th Birthday Celebrations Announced

London Original Print Fair to host 80th birthday party for iconic artist The 27th London Original Print Fair will open its doors with an evening dedicated to the 80th birthday celebrations and printmaking accomplishments of Sir Peter Blake. Blake will give a special ‘inconversation’ talk on Thursday 19 April 2012 hosted by the London Original […]

3 April 2012


Damien Hirst Beats Beatles In Peter Blake Album Redesign

Artists Dominate Peter Blakes Redesign Of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album Sleeve The album cover for the Beatles’ album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is one pop culture’s most iconic images. It was co-designed by Sir Peter Blake in 1967; and now, in celebration of his 80th birthday, Blake has created an […]

28 October 2011


Beatles Artist Gives Brit Award Pop Appeal

Sir Peter Blake Designs New Brit Award For 2012 Artist Sir Peter Blake The man responsible for the Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band record sleeve has been invited to design the 2012 Brits award statue. Last year’s trophy was designed by fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood. This years model will be decorated in Blake’s […]

1 November 2010



COLLECT A PIECE OF ART HISTORY FOR JUST £45 It’s November again and this means it’s time for the RCA Secret annual contemporary art exhibition. This sale consisting of around 2,500 original postcard-sized artworks, made and donated by professional artists, designers and illustrators, plus up-and-coming students and alumni from the Royal College of Art.  The […]