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Exhibitionist hotel

It has been a bit busy over the last few months to do updates, so this is a blog catch up. The exhibitionist hotel’s Trash city suite opened on the 13th of may, with this inside outside thing going on. Wallpaper and gilt frames on the balcony and trash and flash on the inside.
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A good time was had on the opening and room service had a heart attack but a lot of fun was had by all Thanks Exhibitionist hotel and to attollo-art for making it possible.
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Trash n’ Cash 13th -29th

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It’s been a lock down autumn preparing for shows in London this month and Miami the next. Plans for the show started in the spring, and over the last few months i got to know the gallery and area. Its a fun pop art gallery in the centre of Marylebone, I used to work in a sandwich cafe down the road when i first left school many years ago. Since then it’s become a well heeled W1 address, the Chiltern firehouse down the road a hot spot for London’s celebrity nightlife. It’s certainly a different location to the place i used to know.

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With that in mind the title Trash n Cash seemed apt. Big bucks, black bags and swearing kids on found objects, neon and real hard cash. A list branded trash bags, backed by damask drapes and a theme of defaced currency very much a show for W1.

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The show is open till the 29th of November, there’s a little something for everyone with a limited edition set of tee shirts, modelled below by Miss Sophie Hermann, with print details below

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There are two prints as available

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Rude kids 2 colour silk screen Edition of 29 on Arches rives 250gsm paper embossed and signed at £80 available here

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Rolled gold (Tiffany) 10 colour silk screen edition of 40 on 375 gsm on Lambeth paper embossed and signed at £180 available here

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The Way

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It’s been a long association with the Buzzers, The Dotmasters and the C6 disaster unit provided the visuals for their 30th tour around the UK. Touring with a band is one of the best reasons for traveling around the country and hitting walls late at night we’ve ever found. This is the second album cover i’ve done, having already supplied the artwork for 30th’s tours subsequent Live album. It’s the Buzzcocks first full release on LP, CD, Download since 2006’s ‘Flat pack Philosophy’. The Album was funded by pledges online and show that the buzzcocks still have their finger on the pulse as far as new tech methods are concerned (I remember Pete Shelley’s ‘Telephone operator’ in 1983 working as a 8 bit video on the ZX Spectrum).  I look forward to getting my hands on a vinyl copy available here. A big thanks to Joe Giacomet for doing all the photography and layout.

I’m working on a silkscreen print at the moment of the cover, hand pulled in a few colour ways that i will release details of through this blog later in the month….so stay tuned.

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LA LA Land

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jazz_johnsmLoving LA, good weather, amazing spots and great people, Thanks to Icon, hit the ground running. Thanks to LA Glass Gallery, John, Sydnie and the Jazz man! Check out the show at LAB Art!

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Dubai report

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Just left Dubai after a whirlwind week of a show, Art Dubai, and a spot of painting on JBL Walk. Urban Art is a pretty new thing for the United Arab Emirates and almost unknown in Dubai, so i was pretty impressed with the turn out at the courtyard gallery for the private view. You don’t get as diverse a crowd any where, Emirates Bikers on huge custom Harley’s mixed with Dubai’s glamourous art set and street artists from Beriut & Abu Dabi. The show POP Wall, mixed works from the Graffik Gallery’s stable of artists and middle eastern artists curated by the Courtyard gallery, flowing arabic handstyles next to western stencils and islamic pop art works, a great show that gelled to show a common humour and attitude.
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It’s not so easy to find spots to paint in Dubai, there’s no tagging, no flyposting, despite an abundance of building site hoardings and amazing spots. With cans of paint hard to source and at an incredible cost (almost $24 a pop), not to mention strict rules and penalties its not hard to work out why. Coupled to the fact i was painting large piles of trash i was amazed to finally get something street side. I have to thank Otto and his team at the Ocean View Hotel for letting me play on their hotel front, just on JBL Walk.  By way of thanks i popped a few framed works around the hotel. If you want to convince someone something is art its often handy to have some whacking great gold frames to make the point.
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Thanks to all who came to see the show, it runs till the 17th of April so if you didn’t get a chance to come down to the preview there is still time yet. A huge thank you to all who helped make this trip possible from Graffik, Ollie and Jay, who set the whole thing up and facilitated an amazing stay. From Courtyard, Samia and Nadine who were amazing hosts, put on an great show and found me spots to paint and The Ocean View Hotel, Otto and his team gave us free reign of the hotel and generally looked after our wants and need. Thanks all, see you next year?

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East end winner

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We have an East end Treasure hunt winner! Whats happening to you West end uys and gals? just checked with the last location and the 2nd prize for the West end searchers is still sitting there! If your still on route to either location, don’t worry if you arrive to late for the main prize, leave your email address and you get a chance at the prize draw for a consolation prize. so come on there’s still everything to play for!

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Treasure Hunt

Well it looks from reports that we have at least one winner. still waiting for confirmation, so if you are still out there following the trail, don’t be dismayed there is still a chance to win. If you get to the end of the trail simply leave your email address with the final destination and there will be a prize draw for a consolation prize, Probably a work on paper. So there is a point to finishing the trail, so carry on regardless. Thanks to all who braved the windy weather to take part. more updates as to whos one what to follow.

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Ok so i have no clever clues for this one, and no real excuse as to why this is here, other than a good friend lives here. So get yourself over to Bramber road W14 9PB ‎ the clues on the green telecoms box at the north end  rd of the street. Only one more clue to go and you’ll have all the digits to enter into google maps and that will take you to the Toy shop at the end of the hunt.

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Treasure Hunt West side Clue 2

So if your playing this in the west you’ll be wanting your second clue. I’m going to droping clues fast an furious this morning to give you the weekend to hunt them down. Clue 2 is where you would go to see The Drowned Man. It’s a big building so you’ll be needing a picture to give you a guide.

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Here’s the stencil you’ll be looking for (below), the blank space at the bottom has the four numbers you have to take note of at each location, collect all 16 and then enter them in the order you collected them into google maps and hey presto you have final resting place of the Mr potato Head Toy

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Spud U Like

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I’ve been a bit quiet of late and heres the reason why, standing 14″ high this stand alone Mr potato head  is an edition of 12. They will be available at The White Canvas Project next thursday on the 17th October at 6pm-9pm Rockwell House, 10-14 Hewett Street, London, EC2A 3NN, RSVP is essential. RSVP to tamara@endoftheline.co.uk.

Two of the edition will be street dropped on a treasure hunt that will start the following monday 21st here on this site. Clues will be issued via twitter (www.twitter.com/dotmasters) Instagram (www.instagram.com/dotmasters) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/dotmasters). So check back on the 21st for your first clue.

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