In honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday, Sir Peter Blake has created a limited edition portrait of HRH. The work is based on a photo taken by Lord Lichfield, which was then painted for a 2002 reception at the RA to honour the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Staying true to the Art Car Boot Fair’s theme of ‘The Hand’, the work features a hand-drawn hand that points at the artist’s signature.
Other exciting artists, both emerging and established, in this year’s thrilling line-up, who will selling work at the fair’s happily affordable prices, include Keith Coventry, Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Pam Hogg, Ben Eine, Polly Morgan in collaboration with True Rocks, HelenA Pritchard, Christian Furr, Marcus Harvey, Colin Self, Pure Evil, Mat Collishaw, and Charming Baker.
As always, every artist will be personally setting up their ‘stalls,’ aka the boots of new and vintage Vauxhall cars.
If music is more your scene, with this year marking the 40th anniversary of the birth of punk rock, ex-Clash and Public Image Ltd. member, Keith Levent, will be performing too.
There will not be a lack of all types of entertainment, curated by Richard Strange, from magic, to hand-printing, nail art, palm reading, puppetry, made-to-order cocktails, hand-pulled pints, plenty of nibbles and even shrink sessions on the backseat with psychoanalyst, Darian Leader.
I, for one, cannot think of a better way to spend a Sunday. So let’s pray for good weather, get ready to buy some affordable art and enjoy what promised to be a fantastic day out!
– India Irving
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair will be taking place on Sunday 12th June at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL between 12 – 6pm. Entry is £5. Visit artcarbootfair.com for more information, and follow #VACBF for the latest news.
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair will then be hitting the road and popping up at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, Sussex on 16th July. More details on this will be released in the coming weeks.