Category Archives: Art

The Other Art Fair – Now Available on Culture Label

A selection of the work from our client ‘The Other Art Fairs’ latest Art Fair is now available to buy online. Take a look at Culture Label.

About CultureLabel

CultureLabel.com brings together a hand-curated edit of the most stylish products and affordable art from hundreds of galleries, artists, independent stores and museums from around the world.

Our founding partners comprise iconic UK arts brands including Tate, V&A, Saatchi Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery and many more.

Back in 2007, we were young entrepreneurs with a simple but big idea: to create a great site where art, product, design, heritage, fashion, culture – and a whole lot more – collide. We wanted to create an online store that offers affordable style, and where money spent on shopping made a positive difference to the arts organisations you bought from.

Think of us as your creative department store; we curate the very best product from our arts partners’ shops and designers’ collections, then bring them together for you to browse and buy.

The price you pay with us is the same as if you go direct to our partners’ individual sites – the only difference is the ability to buy from all 200 in one basket.

Every single sale on CultureLabel.com helps to support some of the greatest arts and heritage organisations, of all sizes, in all kinds of places, directly funding a brilliant range of innovative work.

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London Art Fair – Art 13 – Now Live

Art13 London is organised by Art Fairs London Ltd: a collaboration between Tim Etchells of SME London Ltd and Sandy Angus of Andry Montgomery. Together, they founded ART HK, the Hong Kong international art fair, which has grown at an exponential rate. From its launch in 2008, ART HK quickly became a major fixture of the international art world and in 2011 Etchells and Angus sold the majority stake in the fair to the prestigious market leader, Art Basel. More recently, furthering his interest in emerging art scenes and markets, Sandy Angus became a director of India Art Fair.

Art13 London will bring a unique global dynamic to the capital’s art world. Launching in spring 2013, this new modern and contemporary art fair will feature between 80 and 100 leading UK and international galleries. Created by the team behind the groundbreaking Art HK, it presents an exceptional opportunity in London for both seasoned and new collectors to discover modern and contemporary art from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Where Art HK changed the face of the Asian art market in just a few years, providing an essential platform for local dealers and artists while bringing international galleries to Asian collectors, Art13 will transform how art is collected, experienced and understood from within one of the world’s major art capitals.

In addition to some of the foremost names in contemporary art and emerging talents, Art13 London will showcase work spanning the 20th century from all continents. The fair’s main section invites visitors to experience the full spectrum of the global art world and its most significant developments. Meanwhile, further specialist sections are dedicated to photography, young galleries, editions and prints. An ambitious curated program of not-for-profit artists’ commissions, events and talks, is being created in partnership with London institutions.

Art13 London follows on directly from London’s most noteworthy film, music and fashion events including the BAFTAs, the Brit Awards and London Fashion Week, placing it firmly on the must-see list for the London spring season.

A major international advertising campaign will target key publications for example, The Financial Times, The Times and Evening Standard; international art titles such as Art Forum, ArtReview and The Art Newspaper; luxury lifestyle magazines such as Vogue and Tatler; and an online presence including Artnet, Artinfo and e-flux announcements. In addition to this there will be a major outdoor campaign in the surrounding area.

We were commissioned to work alongside London Agency ‘The Plant’ on the development of the website for one of the biggest art fairs on the map in London in 2013 ‘Art 13’.

The project consisted of design and development of the website, wire-framing, online marketing consultancy and iPhone app development. Currently at it’s early stages and it’s infancy this website will likely grow considerably over the next year. More to updates to follow….

The Other Art Fair – Voting Site – Now Live

We were commissioned last year to develop a voting website for London’s newest affordable art fair ‘The Other Art Fair’, that delivers an open platform to connect art buyers of all tastes and experience directly with the most talented emerging artists before they are signed.

The voting site was built in two phases, with the second phase being completed recently for the international voting panel to cast their vote and select this years artists for the show in May 2012. With thousands of applicants applying to the show ‘Ryan’ the show founder and director needed a way of presenting all of the applicants to his selected panel online. So we developed an application area to the existing website for all applicants to submit their work and then further developed a secondary ‘voting website’ for all of those applicants to be fed into. The panel then cast their votes and the website did the rest, producing voting stats and analytical results for the final site to be populated before launch.

The Panel

Francesca Gavin

Visual Arts Editor at Dazed & Confused Magazine
Curator for Soho House

Kenny Schachter

Owner of Rove Gallery London
Art Curator, Dealer, Writer & Lecturer
Art Feature Author at British GQ Magazine

Edward Lucie-Smith

Art Critic, Historian & Curator
Best-selling Art Writer

Chris Levine

Internationally Acclaimed Artist

Amon Tobin – ISAM ‘Live Visual Experience’

Re-drawing and blurring the lines between psychedelia and sci-fi, between art and entertainment, between sound design and melody, Brazilian electronic musician Amon Tobin released his latest creation ISAM on 23rd May via the independent London-based record label Ninja Tune. The tour that ensues plays host to some incredible set/stage design. The work that has gone into the live shows is testament to Tobin’s passion and vision. Click here to get a feel for “a beautiful combination of physical geometric stage models and interactive video projections”. Tobin and his team get a big thumbs up from Lucid.

Glenn Brown comes to the Lucid Studio

Super proud to announce the arrival of our eagerly anticipated limited edition Glenn Brown print. It’s being framed as we speak and will finish off the studio very nicely. I first saw this beautiful print when visiting Glenn Brown’s magnificent exhibition at The Tate and was paused by the beauty and depth of this mystifying print. There and then I knew had to have it for the studio, fast forward a year we have finally got round to purchasing the print and more importantly of all finding a home for it in the studio.

Glenn Brown is a rare find in the exciting world of the contemporary art market as he uses the original tools of the trade and creates masterpieces with his brush, oil paint and a canvas. Alongside such modern day greats as Lucien Freud his work with a brush is truly astonishing and places the short attention span of the modern day technology age on the shelf, to create works of art that must take years to complete. ‘I’m Hungry Lets Eat’ seen below is one of the many paintings in the wealth of canvases that make up this huge exhibition and another personal favorite.

Along with everyone else the Contemporary Art World has been hit hard by the recession and as a result, it somehow doesn’t feel as fast paced or ‘bling bling’ as it was becoming. In the decade that seemed to make everything seem small, slow and cheap and with commentators in great programs like BBC Four’s ‘The Contemporary Art Bubble’ (well, well worth watching) believing we will see an artwork reach a mind boggling $Billion. What will the next decade hold for contemporary art and global trade on a whole?

It’s going to be very interesting to find out.

John Pawson

Here at Lucid a little bit of minimalism goes a long way and when talking about Minimalism there is one man who comes to mind, British born architect “John Pawson” is a minimal genius. On the 22nd of September 2010, an exhibition of his work opens in London at the Design Museum, which I can’t wait to go see.

His work on the “Novy Dvur Monastery, Czech Republic 2004” is unbelievable, taken from the website is an extract from the projects concept summary:

“While some of the vocabulary is without literal precedent, the design remains true to the spirit of St Bernard’s twelfth century architectural blueprint for the Order, with its emphasis on the quality of light and proportion, on simple, pared down elevations and detailing.”

Magnificent.

Guilt Edged 2011 Viral