Richard White | Friday, June 22, 2012
As you probably know from the volume of blogs we publish concerning Phlegm, we dearly cherish him for his quirky and unassuming illustrations. Now scan your eyes across these two murals, which have been pasted somewhere on the streets of Bantry, Ireland, a town on the coast of County Cork, and let us know your thoughts.
Phlegm delivers here two superb pieces including a giant Submarine Salmon operated by his characters and a giant littering houses which are so small to us that they can only be made visible via a magnifying glass.
Ben Cotton | Thursday, June 14, 2012
As a thank you for your support over the last four years we are offering a 15% discount on all work at Hang-Up Urban located in the folder 4th Birthday Promotion . We have even included some bargain Banksy pieces, too, but be quick they will not hang around long! Please enter the code Weare4 when checking out to receive the discount. It is valid until July 1st 2012
Hang-Up Pictures was conceived in early 2008 with the online gallery opening its virtual doors for trading in mid-June. Seven months earlier we had witnessed the big financial crash, subsequent world-wide recession and the continuous onslaught of media doom and gloom still apparent today. We of course feared that it was not the best time to be starting a business but as were confident in our offering we soldiered on regardless and are pleased to say that over the years Hang-Up Pictures has exceeded all expectations.The team are lucky to work very closely with some fantastically talented artists and galleries and we benefit from strong relationships with a global network of private collectors enabling us to deal in and source the breadth of highly collectible work that we do.
Focusing online has allowed us to build up a truly world-wide client base and we are proud that we regularly ship artworks to repeat clients in all corners of the globe including Argentina, Mexico, Japan, Peru, Russia, Hong Kong, as well as Australia, New Zealand and N. America who represent over 35% of all sales.
It has been a eventful ride but we're happy to have grown to where we are today and to be celebrating our 4th Birthday.
There are some very exciting developments in the pipeline for 2012/2013 but we will provide details on these in due course.
Thank you, as always, for the continued support it means a lot.
Web Developer | Monday, June 11, 2012
Fresh pictures of Connor Harrington's work at Fame festival in Italy and an insightful video showing the artist at work (and play).
Ben Cotton | Sunday, June 10, 2012
It’s only fitting that Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebration should have a small contribution from our favourite street artist Banksy. Located on Upper Maudlin St. near the Bristol Children’s Hospital, the recent stencil depicts Queen Elizabeth II in black and white with a colorful red and blue lightning bolt across her face much like David Bowie’s “Aladdin Sane” from the 1970s. The same location was home to two previous works by Banksy – one depicting a sniper and child as well as a work that showed David Cameron and Boris Johnson as rioters.
Ben Cotton | Friday, June 08, 2012
Never ones to miss a promotional opportunity Mr. Brainwash (aka Thierry Guetta) and his team are in London town installing work in the run up to the Olympic Games next month.
Love him or hate him we are reliably told that the large scale paste ups pictured below are just a taster to the LA based artists presence in the capital over the next month.
Located in Holborn, London
Ben Cotton | Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Phlegm is is British artist/illustrator based in Sheffield.We have been following his work for some time but this is the first time we have featured it on the blog.
The pictures below are his latest work painted fresh over the weekend on the Sheffield waterway.
Web Developer | Friday, June 01, 2012
He has also been leaving his mark around Manhattan with other fresh pieces.
Kelly Griffin | Sunday, May 27, 2012
Mark June 28 in your diary, folks, because that's the date when Ben Allen's first London solo show Dirty Sexy Money opens its doors to the public.
The Brighton-based artist - behind this Ryan Gosling / Drive print and also this pop art love print and not forgetting this limited edition print released exclusively through us - will be showing 46 stunning new works in this exhibition that are based around today's modern culture.
Earlier this year we interviewed Ben, who described his new work as:
"Bigger, bolder, braver, skulls, tigers, females, subverted Disney characters, a big solo show in London, t-shirts, new limited editions, plus the unexpected..."
You can read our full interview with Ben Allen here.
The London exhibition will be at Store Street Gallery : 32 Store Street, London WC1E 7BS.
See you there.
Ben Cotton | Thursday, May 24, 2012
Kelly Griffin | Monday, May 21, 2012
Shepard Fairey first showed his admiration for the great musician Neil Young by including a portrait of Young in his 2010 exhibition portraying cultural heroes.
And so it seems Young has returned the favour by inviting Fairey to do a painting that represents each song on Young's new album Americana with Crazy Horse.
According to the NY Times Arts Blog, Fairey was surprised at just how involved Young was in the process, which involved Fairey mocking up several ideas which Young then picked his favourite.
The final works will be shown at a private event next month at the perry Rubenstein gallery in Los Angeles and the paintings will then be available to purchase and may be used in accompanying music videos for the album and/or stage design on Young album tour.