10 October 2017

Jake And Dinos Chapman – Suicide Vests And Contextualising Goya – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new show by Jake and Dinos Chapman at Blain-Southern – their first outing with this prestigious dealer, offers a full-on re-interpretation of Goya’s Disasters of War, plus, on pedestals in the centre of the room, some full-size bronze versions of suicide vests.

23 August 2015

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Dismaland: Some Miss The Point Of The Intentionally Miserable Farce

If the reports from varying news agencies are correct then something has gone seriously wrong with Bristol street artist Banksy’s latest dystopic theme-park-work Dismaland – or is that something has gone right? When the Bristol street artist unveiled his newest and surprising creation, a group show as a biting satire of Disneyland, the art world […]

21 August 2015

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Dismaland: Wince-Inducing Yet Lacking Banksy’s Usual Cutting Satire?

It emerged in July that Disneyland Paris is allegedly charging German and British tourists up to 15% more than French visitors to the park. Behind the sparkly wholesomeness is, as usual, a faceless corporate conglomerate hyper-capitalist agenda at work. It’s timely then that Banksy has created his own satire of the brand – if you’re […]

18 June 2014

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Chapmans Scour Antique Emporiums In Hastings For New Crowd Funded Exhibition

The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings is trying to raise £25,000 to bring Jake and Dinos Chapman to the gallery for a major new show. The gallery are using the Art Fund’s new crowdfunding initiative, Art Happens, which launched yesterday www.artfund.org/arthappens . Art Happens is a platform that will help UK museums raise money for new, […]

9 January 2014

Jake and Dinos Chapman: Birth, Death, Sex, Horror And McDonald’s

“we are sore-eyed scopophiliac oxymorons… disenfranchised aristocrats, under siege from our feudal heritage…our bread is buttered on both sides…” this was stencilled on the gallery wall as the artists introduction to the world over twenty years ago – fledglings from the nest of Gilbert & George, having once been their art technicians – yet arriving […]

9 December 2013

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Raqib Shaw and Chapmans Pub Sign Artwork To Be Auctioned

Raqib Shaw’s pub sign artwork – The Queen Elizabeth – is being auctioned for over £100k for Space In Between gallery’s fundraiser ARTISTS MAKE PUB SIGNS. Shaw, alongside Jake & Dinos Chapman, Charles Avery, Goshka Macuga and Ernesto Neto have all made one off pub signs, currently on show at The Londonewcastle Space and available […]

25 November 2013

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Jake and Dinos Chapman Explore Morality Art History and Consumer Culture

A new exhibition of Jake and Dinos Chapman at the Serpentine Gallery explores Morality, the history of art and consumer culture. These are subjects that loom large in their new show “Come and See” at the Zaha Hadid-designed Sackler Gallery. Come and See will demonstrate the range of the artists’ output – from painting, drawing, […]

24 October 2013

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Major Artists Auction Work For Freedom from Torture Charity

Artists Draw A Line Under Torture: has gathered together leading artists uniting to fundraise by selling their work at Freedom from Torture: The Art Auction. Edmund de Waal (Top Photo) is the latest big name to join top contemporary artists including Jake and Dinos Chapman, Michael Craig-Martin, Antony Gormley, Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker, Paula Rego […]

12 August 2013

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Jake and Dinos Chapman Selected To Create Performa 13 Commission

Jake and Dinos Chapman have been commissioned to create a piece for the Performa13 biannual. This New York-based organisation and international event is dedicated to live performance art across the disciplines. Select Performa Commissions and Consortium projects for Performa 13 will celebrate the biennial’s fifth edition to take place November 1 – 24, 2013 at […]

23 December 2012

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Angela Flowers London Gallerist At 80 A Career Celebration

Angela Flowers, who celebrated her 80th birthday this month with ‘Angela Flowers at 80’, a survey of the work of selected of artists associated with the gallery from its humble beginnings, to the present day, is finally getting the acknowledgement she deserves. As one of the leading contemporary art dealers in the UK. She established […]