Art Car Boot Fair A Collectors Dream Come True
Where else can you buy an original Damien Hirst for £300 or a Tracey Emin at a knock down price?
The Art Car Boot Fair was an idea that grew out of previous events such as Joshua Compston’s ‘Fete Worse than Death’ and Gavin Turk’s ‘Livestock Market’ and Articultural Shows’ that blazed a trail in the 90’s. A desire to re-introduce some summer fun and frivolity into a thriving but increasingly commercial London art scene. We aim for the Art Car Boot Fair to be a day when the artists let their hair down and for all-comers to engage with art in a totally informal way, and to pick up some real art bargains to boot!
Participation in the Art Car Boot Fair is by invitation and referral by existing ‘booters’ only. The Art Car Boot Fair is an original event concept devised by Karen Ashton and developed since its inception in London in 2004 through invaluable collaborations with Helen Hayward and Vanessa Fristedt. Ashton Hayward produces energised art related events that encourage direct interface between artists and their audiences in a playful and amusing fashion.
This year the Art Car Boot Fair continues on from Brick Lane car park and heads to the leafy expanse of Victoria Park creating a ‘fete within a festival’. As well as being able to pick up an astonishing selection of exciting art works and art wares from the boots of classic cars, Apple Carters will also be able to get involved in all manner of artist led frivolities, create their own art, become a human snowshaker, play Boules in a Chinashop, find out what the future may bring from My Big Fat Gypsy Fortune Teller and have a singalong with the fabulous and famed Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club Karaoke set. Something for everyone of all ages guaranteed. Get well and truly feted at the ACBF’s very own bandstand-side art car booter in the heart of the Apple Cart.
A live arts project by young people aged 13-21 Under themes of Light and Shadow, young artists will make and present interactive art projects, workshops and performance exclusively for the Apple Cart audience to get involved in. The results – in a wide range of media, from fashion to film, painting to puppetry, gaming to gastronomy and much more, are all presented in a grand circus style marquee- and all interactive for old and young alike!
Featuring the best line-up to date, this year if you’re serious about art and love a bargain there’s only one place to be on Sunday June 19th! Exclusive works from Damien Hirst, the Chapmans,Marcus Harvey, Angela de la Cruz, Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Tracey Emin, Harland Miller, Ian Dawson, Pretty Taxing, Bob and Roberta Smith, Ryan Mosley to name but a few.Plusamazinglyfrivolous and fantastic entertainments. A band on a car! Fashion icon Pam Hogg! The fabulous Sarah Stockbridge as a human snowstorm!! Exclusive! Big Fat Gypsy Fortune Teller! Livemagazine production from a car boot with Five Dials! Draw your own book cover with Penguin Classics! Get your portrait done Star Trek style with Jessica Voorsanger! All this and so much more! Displayed in the boots of special Vauxhall vehicles customised for the day. Artworks will sell from as little as £10 to £1,000, with contributing artists including the Chapman brothers, Marcus Harvey, Ryan Mosley and Turner Prize nominee Angela De La Cruz. Each of the artists will present 75 limited edition prints each.