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Win Hang-Up Gallery's Exclusive VIP Ticket to the Launch of The Art of DMC Exhibition
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Win Hang-Up Gallery's Exclusive VIP Ticket to the Launch of The Art of DMC Exhibition

14 May 2017

On Sat 10 June Hang-Up Gallery will host one of our biggest events to date - and we wanted to give you the chance to win an experience to tell the grandkids about. Not only will you be attending an intimate DMC gig, but you will meet Darryl McDaniels and receive an exclusive, signed limited edition print! The launch of The Art of DMC will run from 4-10pm. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

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Win The winner will be awarded an exclusive DMC signed limited edition print, meet the hip-hop legend himself and have front row seats to watch the artist perform and intimate DMC gig in Hang-Up Gallery's Bunker. We will announce the winners on Friday the 2nd of June. Don't forget to tag @hangupgallery !

NOTE: The winner must be able to get themselves down to Hang-Up Gallery for 4 pm on Saturday 10th June.

East London’s Hang-Up Gallery are honoured to be exclusively launching the new collection of works by Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels from Hip-Hop's most notorious band, Run-DMC. The Art of DMC is the icon’s inaugural London exhibition and will host the new and unseen collection of ‘Darryl Makes Comics (DMC)’ Fine Art, a body of signed limited edition prints borne out of his love and deep passion for comics. Prices range from an affordable £350 - £850 and each edition is hand signed by DMC.

Darryl McDaniels is best known as the co-founding member of 'Run DMC'. One of the major pioneers of hip-hop culture and arguably THE hottest rap act of the 1980s and 1990s, they are still loved today by millions around the world.

Run-DMC members from left to right: Darryl McDaniels, Jam Master Jay and Joseph Simmons

Comics and their superhero characters have always played a huge part in DMC’s life. In fact, many of the stories and speeches made by his favourite comic characters are the inspiration for his lyrics later created for Run DMC.

“I was a nervous little nerdy kid," DMC says. "I didn't want to get up in front of y'all and rhyme but then what gave me confidence out there on stage was pretending that I was the Hulk on the microphone.”

DMC, the debut title from Darryl Makes Comics, imagines an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980's NYC. Featuring collaborations with some of the hottest talent in comics and illustration today, a cool 80’s vibe and authentic street art, DMC is a superhero for those who need one most. The character dons his tracksuit, Adidas trainers and knuckle dusters to defend the city's marginalised citizens against super villain and super hero alike.

Superhero DMC with his signature look: tracksuit, Adidas trainers and knuckle dusters.

For those in the know, you will delight in the tributes to DMC’s favourite comics you grew up with. For those that aren’t, you’ll gasp at the impact on the wall, the accessibility of the genre, and the fact that this was all started by a Hip-Hop legend millions grew up with.

The Art of DMC will run from 11 - 25 June 2017 with the official launch opening on Sat 10 June from 4-10pm. DMC will be at Hang-Up Gallery fresh from headlining the Isle of Wight Festival to sign prints and perform an intimate live set in the gallery bunker.

If you're not the winner then have no fear - there are many fantastic pieces to choose from! Please click here to register your interest for the exhibition catalogue. The show will run from 11 - 25 June. Plenty of time to pop down to Hang-Up Gallery to pick your favourite superhero!

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