David Shrigley, Louise Bourgeois and Peter Blake tie-up Fitzrovia's newest boutique gallery.
Back in 2000, 80 of the world's leading artists were commissioned to produce bespoke artwork for an exclusive range of neckties for a charity project. The ties were to be presented in a Perspex case, numbered and sealed with an anti-copying hologram. Each tie had the artist's signature embroidered on the reverse. Only 300 silk ties from each artist were created. Then it went quiet.
Eleven years later American art dealer discovered the horde in an Essex garage. Some of the original signed artworks accompanied the work.
"It's such a fantastic opportunity for our little gallery to show work by artists of this level in such an unusual form. Who wouldn't want a David Shrigley or a Peter Blake tie?" ~ Nancy Victor
There will be original framed maquette artwork available from big names such as Bernard Cohen, as well as Gina Medcalf and Sylvio Benitz. There will also be exclusively signed framed artwork from the David Leapman, Paola Gandolfi and Mariano de Blas.
Cultural Ties prices range from £50-£150.00. The original artwork ranges from £225-£700.00
Artists who have created a tie, and will be taking part in the exhibition are:
Ada Bird PETYARRE
David LEAPMAN **
Mariano DE BLAS **
Paola GANDOLFI **
Gina MEDCALF *
*Original (framed) maquette artwork available
** Original (framed and signed) maquette artwork available
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