The Multiple Store is pleased to be exhibiting at the London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1, 20-25 January 2014. As in past years, you can find us at Stand P1 (by the main entrance to Art Projects). For more information, details of the Talks and events programme and opening hours, see the Fair website.
We have some complimentary passes to the Fair (£20 on the door), if you would like one (admits two) please contact us.
Highlights from the London Art Fair
KALEIDOSCOPE, 2014. Edition: 45
Cast brass, digitally printed cotton, lacquer, mirror, lens, glass, perspex, oil
Intended by the artist as both a ‘playful piece’ as well as a serious comment on male patriarchy, within this beautifully constructed kaleidoscope Shonibare has subverted the familiar image of Botticelli’s THE BIRTH OF VENUS by replacing the female nude with a photograph of a well-endowed naked male.
Click here to see a 4-minute video of the artist talking about the new edition to Iwona Blazwick, Director of Whitechapel Gallery.
BABY’S GOT THE WEDGWOOD BLUES, 2014. Edition: 30
Flock on ceramic
This new edition draws on the heyday of Stoke-on-Trent’s iconic Wedgwood pottery, as well as its more recent demise, in an attempt to visualise a future potential for one of Britain’s last industrial heritage brands.
The flocked surface of the sculptures draws on Wedgwood’s lust for experimentation with surface colour and texture, and has been painstakingly matched to Wedgwood’s classic blues used on the Jasperware collections, which in turn endeavoured to emulate the tones and forms utilised on the roman artefacts he was so inspired by.
Click here to read our interview with the artist.