Tag: Rich Simmons

Why I will not Miss This Street Art Show Bonanza: Banksy, Basquiat, Le Rat at the Opera Gallery

3 years ago
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Why I will not Miss This Street Art Show Bonanza: Banksy, Basquiat, Le Rat at the Opera Gallery

Wow, I am truly excited about this upcoming exhibit! From June 17 onwards, Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Haring and so many others are all going to participate in the upcoming Street Art Show at the Opera Gallery. Street Art has definitely arrived in the shores of the famous and posh Bond Street spraying cans of love to the (supposedly) elite art audience. From an underground phenomena years ago, graffitti art is now as mainstream as can be. And there´s no turning back.

As an underground genre, graffiti art is really created for the general public, but perhaps, the prospect of being able to exhibit in an established gallery is (consciously and subconsciously) an objective of every artist, underground or not. Though catering to an elite audience, private galleries ensure that their artworks are taken care of and documented, which the merciless streets unfortunately cannot rightfully defend and conserve. Read More »

My Coffee-break and Rich Simmons at the Opera Gallery in London

3 years ago
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My Coffee-break and Rich Simmons at the Opera Gallery in London

I had been feeling rather sleepy lately

And I had been doubling my caffeine intake to battle the drowsiness but unfortunately coffee in London is a bit too light for my taste. I prefer strong Spanish cortado which gives you a quick punch on the face jabbing to say Despiertate!

Uhm, I miss the food and the sun in Spain but after reading Adriane Searle´s article about The Drain in Spain: the country´s art crisis in the Guardian, I can´t help but nod at my decision to leave the sunny shores of Alicante to be here. They are all leaving, I thought. I will learn more about art here. But I am still sleepppy.

Spending time in the art library without anyone to talk to does not help so I thought of changing my routine for the day. Read More »