12 Epic Moments for 12 Epic Months | Looking Back at 2017
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12 Epic Moments for 12 Epic Months | Looking Back at 2017

Dec 28, 2017

What a year! We are taking a look down memory lane to give you the best moments of the past 12 months at Hang-Up Gallery.

Alas, this year must come to an end... but don't fret(!) we are going to take you through some of our most memorable moments so if you are sitting comfortably...

January

2017 has been a very exciting, politically active, art inspiring year! Kicking off with the inauguration of the President of United States of America. Some of our artists had something to say about that...!


Joe Webb Trumped - Sold out edition!

Shepard Fairey released powerful posters for We The People campaign inline with President Trump's inauguration.

February

Invader opened a show in Paris at Le Musee en Herbe - Hello, My Name is...


Hang-Up Gallery would not be the same if it was not for our gallery manager, Miss Carla Nizzola. This year saw her four-year anniversary! #WhatWouldWeDoWithOutYou...?

March

Carla was our eyes on the ground in March when Banksy rocked our world with the opening of the 'Walled Off Hotel' in Palestine. Banksy caused total controversy, yet again, bringing the worlds gaze back to the West Bank in hope to bring tourism to the war-torn town of Bethlehem.

#walledoffhotel #palestine #banksy

A post shared by The Walled Off Hotel (@walledoffhotel) on May 22, 2017 at 10:32am PDT


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#banksy #walledoffhotel

A post shared by The Walled Off Hotel (@walledoffhotel) on May 22, 2017 at 2:25pm PDT

April

The gorgeous Dua Lipa visited Hang-Up gallery - As you can see she has impeccable taste...

May

To honour the Brexit divorce, Banksy created a rather fitting visual representation in Dover...

Dover, England.

A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on May 7, 2017 at 6:40am PDT

June

This has got to be up there with one of coolest moments this year. The ledgend Darryl McDaniels from Run DMC entered the building. Kicking off summer with solo show, The Art of DMC, live signing AND an intimate gig in our bunker with DJ Charlie Chan on the decks! We created a Hang-Up Edition My Adidas, all signed and number by Darryl McDaniels.


Darrly McDaniels with the Hang-Up Crew!! Photo credit Chuck Noble

Photo credit Chuck Noble

Photo credit Chuck Noble


My Adidas | Signed limited edition of 85 with Gold Leaf

July

The Connor Brothers launched a campaign to refocused our attention with #Refuchic by fusing glossy magazine covers with a different kind of message...

#Refuchic - Vogue (Lightbox) | Digital print on paper, perspex and LED light | This is a not-for-profit project. £800 will be donated to the Refugee Kitchen

#hello #sydney #refuchic

A post shared by The Connor Brothers (@connorbrothersofficial) on Jun 14, 2017 at 8:12pm PDT

The White Cube opened Harland Miller's solo show 'One Bar Electric memoir'. Showcasing large-scale works which blur the line between contemporary painting and the deadpan content of the psychology and social science books in Miler's archive.

August

Oddly Head | Repeat After Me | Solo Show


Hang-Up crew with Oddly Head at the private view of Repeat After Me. Photo credit Chuck Noble

ME 017 | Hang-up X Oddly Head limited edition | + 10% of the sales go to Medicins San Frontiers.

So far we have raised in excess of £1500 - Let's keep it going!


September

Banksy took to the streets of London. "An 'unofficial' collaboration with the new Basquiat show."

Just days before the opening of Basquiat: Boom for Real show at the Barbican, two works appeared opposite each other in the tunnels under the Barbican Exhibition Halls.

October

The French street artist JR, transformed the border between Mexico and the USA with a giant smiling toddler peering over the wall. Highlighting the physical seperation, this installation brings a softness to the hard edge of Trumps promises.

Work in progress on the Mexican side of the US/MEXICO border

A post shared by JR (@jr) on Sep 6, 2017 at 1:33pm PDT

November

Street artist David de la Mano had his inaurgaral solo show Adrift. Show casing incredible drawings and works on canvas.


David de la Mano with the Hang-Up crew | Photo credit Chuck Noble

We created a Hang-up Edition with David de la Mano | Border Events | 10% of the sale goes to the charity Refugee Community Kitchen. We have rasied over £500 so far!

Each edition of 35 is hand finished by the artist!


In just 1 day de la Mano transformed a Brick Lane wall into a street art delight, creating The Wave... This can still be seen on the corner of Hanbury street and Brick Lane in London.



December

From London to Miami... Ben and Carla hit Miami during one of the most exciting few days in the art calendar. Miami art week.

From Scope to Miami Basel, they crammed in as much as they possibly could! Check out their Miami interview here.


And finally we come to the end of our journey. Finishing up with a good old fashioned Christmas Party...

So yes, maybe that was a few more epic moments than 12 but it's been a great year! From the deepest parts of our hearts, we want to thank you all for your incredible support throughout! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and an exceptional New Year! Here's to another epic one - Looking forward to seeing what 2018 has instore for us....

Ai Weiwei

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