On the 16th September, the Art Car Boot Fair celebrates its fifteenth anniversary with the launch of an additional event – the Art Cycle Basket Fair. The Art Cycle Basket Fair will run in an adjacent space to the main fair and involve artists bringing everything they need by bicycle, cargo bike or electric bike and will feature work by the art stars of the future, many of whom have been recommended by Art Car Boot Fair veterans such as Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Rachel Howard and Mat Collishaw. This is the ideal place for entry level collectors to find a bargain. In the past original works by Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry and Tracey Emin have sold for under £100.
Both fairs will take place at Granary Square, King’s Cross, London on Sunday 16 September 2018, 12 – 6pm, on and around the piazza outside Central Saint Martins college of art. The venue has been made possible by the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership.
All of the artists will be personally pitching up and selling their original, exclusive artworks at astonishing just-for-the-day prices from the back of cars, from stalls and from bicycle panniers, baskets and trailers. The theme of the main fair will be ‘The Cross’.
Santander will be providing three of its de-commissioned Santander Cycles to be dressed for the event by recent graduates of University of the Arts London. Ed Eustace’s bicycle will be sprayed gold and adorned with plaster cast animal-based sculptures including a a centrepiece of an octopus emerging from a gramophone, Blake O’Donnell will festoon his bike with artificial flowers, while Iranian-born Nazanin Moradi will decorate hers with vibrantly patterned paint and cloth elements. A Santander spokesperson said: ‘This is a great demonstration of our commitment to helping people and communities prosper. We are delighted to be able to offer our cycles for the event to showcase some really talented young artists.’
Says Karen Ashton, the fair’s founder: ‘The Art Cycle Basket Fair came about because we are embracing a more eco-friendly future and also our Cycle Editions can access a greater range of interesting urban spaces. This new event will celebrate Art on a Bicycle, the Art of the Bicycle and the Bicycle as Art. It seemed a fun way to develop our key ethos of bringing art to the people, and to offer people the chance to snap up artwork by up-and-coming and emerging artists.’
The artist line-up for this year’s fair includes:
Jessica Albarn Charming Baker David J Batchelor Mr Bingo
Sir Peter Blake
Rob and Nick Carter Dan Chilcott’s Knitted Swimsuit Dance Troupe Richard Clegg
Darren Coffield Phil Colbert Charlotte Colbert Mat Collishaw Keith Coventry
Ed Eustace and the Harbingers
Andy Leek and Notes to Strangers
Morel Books Polly Morgan
Helen A Pritchard Pure Evil
Simon Patterson/Artlyst benifit print
Carrie Reichardt Barry Reigate Sophy Rickett Danny Rolph Paul Sakoilsky Colin Self Scottee
Bob and Roberta Smith Gavin Turk
Cultural Traffic and Toby Mott
Jayson Lilley Christabel McGreavey Andrew J Millar
The Misfortune Teller
Minnie Weisz Kristjana S Williams
Granary Square, King’s Cross, London on Sunday 16 September 2018, 12 – 6pm, on and around the piazza outside Central Saint Martins college of art.
The Art Car Boot Fair is giving away Art Car Boot Fair golden tickets which allow first refusal on all the great bargain artworks by reputable names such as Juno Calypso, Gavin Turk, Mat Collishaw, Racheal Howard and more.
To enter, simply follow one us on Vero, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Each social media platform that you follow is one entry into the prize-draw so why not follow them all! To let us know that you have entered, post about why you love the Art Car Boot Fair with #ACBFGoldenTicket.
In partnership with Vero and Chris Levine Studio, we are giving our followers the chance to win a Chris Levine original artwork worth £8k+!
Chris has taken one of his modern classic ‘Cross’ pieces and tilted it to create this new dazzling one-off piece, embellished with hand applied Swarovski crystals.
Titled ‘Marks the Spot’ Chris has this to say about the artwork:
‘The cross is a sacred symbol that vibrates with mystery and wisdom. It’s about time and space and the mechanics of reality and the crystals bring light into the metaphysical mix.
The slight orientation to become an X grounds it in the present and the location of this unique event.’
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1) Sign up to the Vero app on the Apple or Android app store or by clicking here
2) Follow @Art Car Boot Fair (with spaces)
3) Upload your image that embraces the theme of ‘The Cross’ to your account, tag us @Art Car Boot Fair and use the hashtag #ACBFX in the copy of each post for a chance to win