ACCLAIMED ‘POP’ ARTIST TO HAVE BEATLES ARTWORK ’YESTERDAY’ EXHIBTED AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION

ACCLAIMED ‘POP’ ARTIST TO HAVE BEATLES ARTWORK ’YESTERDAY’ EXHIBTED AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION

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MORGAN HOWELL, ACCLAIMED ‘POP’ ARTIST TO HAVE BEATLES ARTWORK ’YESTERDAY’ EXHIBTED AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION ALONGSIDE WORKS BY TRACEY EMIN, BANKSY, WOLFGANG TILMANS & DAVID HOCKNEY

Hugely acclaimed ‘pop’ artist Morgan Howell, best known for his extraordinary, giant, hand-painted 3-D facsimiles of classic paper sleeve 45s, is to have a very special Beatles piece exhibited at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

 

The 2018 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, its 250th that has over 1300 pieces in it chosen by Grayson Perry and a committee of fellow Royal Academians opens to the public on Tuesday 12th June.

 

The piece of Morgan’s that has been selected is ‘Yesterday’ by The Beatles on the Capitol imprint. It is a hand painted 3D object on canvas and paper with a 27” vinyl disc measuring 82cm square in its bespoke box frame and has the catalogue #485.

 

‘Yesterday’ is in Room 5 at the Royal Academy and was hung by the eminent sculptor Prof. David Mach RA. All the pieces he has selected sit in relief off the wall in some way or are objects rather than traditional paintings or prints.

 

Morgan commented about the honour “Previously I was shortlisted and received display notices, but I have never made it to the wall. It seems fitting that I am now there with a piece inspired by the most covered song of all time which was #1 in the USA the day I was born”.

 

‘Yesterday’ was painted in 2015 and was on loan to Capitol Records and hung in their iconic Capitol Tower in L.A. before featuring in Morgan’s DTLA show in 2016 with five other Beatles pieces. It then came back to London where it also spent time on display at The Barbican.

 

The song is undoubtedly one of the best-known tunes of all time but was infamously never actually a single in the UK having been vetoed by the other band members, as it was a McCartney composition with strings by George Martin. It was however released in the US on the Capitol label and was number 1 hit for the band. Morgan consulted with the renowned Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn, about which piece to paint and take to Los Angeles to hang in the Capitol Tower and both concluded that Yesterday was the most fitting.

 

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/summer-exhibition-2018

 

About Morgan Howell FRSA

 

Known for his giant, hand-painted 3-D facsimiles of classic paper sleeve 45s Morgan creates a one-off unique supersized painting of each single. The natural wear incurred by the treasured disc is duly rendered in paint, making for a desirable artwork and consciousness portal for vinyl junkie music heads everywhere. Howell’s attention to detail is fastidious, down to the authentically distressed and creased canvas that doubles as up-scaled paper sleeves and the tiny imperfections round the edges of the labels of the 27” vinyl records. He additionally offers prints and also takes commissions as long as the song hasn’t already been painted.

 

Howell’s original paintings are attracting a cult following amongst musicians and music industry moguls. His painting of David Bowie’s ‘The Jean Genie’ sits proudly on the wall at Sony Music, ‘Yesterday’ by The Beatles was displayed at the iconic Capitol Building in L.A. and famous owners include Ozzy Osbourne, Hans Zimmer, Neil Diamond, Lord Lloyd Webber, Don Letts, Jerry Dammers, Ian Brown of The Stone Roses, The Kinks Ray Davies, Elvis Costello, Blur’s Damon Albarn and Johnny Marr.

 

Examples of his work are a permanent feature of the Radio 2 Green Room alongside Elton John’s piano, and when the BBC interviewed The Rolling Stones in London’s Dorchester Hotel in the run up to their concerts at the 02 in November 2012, three of his supersize Rolling Stones singles formed the backdrop.

 

Howell’s passion has always been his art. In 2005, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art and in 2010, he was shortlisted and received display notices at The Royal Academy.

URBAN POP ARTIST’S NEW EDITION “STRIKE OPPOSED”

URBAN POP ARTIST’S NEW EDITION “STRIKE OPPOSED”

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Luton-born artist Lhouette unveils his new limited edition ultra pop print run ‘Strike Opposed’ this week. His visually arresting and anarchic artworks have been attracting attention worldwide.

 

Lhouette’s rise has been nothing short of phenomenal since he first began to explore the world of visual art: he has exhibited at the Houses of Parliament, signed a management deal with Outside Organisation (who have represented the likes of David Bowie, Spice Girls, The Who and Blondie) and earlier this year was hand-picked by Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake to exhibit his Post Urban Glamour collection at one of London’s foremost art venues, 45 Park Lane.

 

Lhouette’s designs have even caught the eye of the Hollywood elite – Antonio Banderas recently snapped up the Mach 5 creation from the new Lhouette Beyond collection. Other famous fans include the Khayami Family, Ronan and Storm Keating and Formula One engineering genius Adrain Newey OBE.

 

Following the success of the limited edition boutique collection Emergency Credit in the new studio, Lhouette has now released the second phase of the Beyond collection – with his ultra pop ‘Strike Opposed’ limited edition boutique collection. The low numbered collection consists of 20 prints and 5 artists proofs which are made from heavily collaged multi layered paper, aerosol embellishment and finished with lacquer and diamond dust. The prints are floated on double thick polar white mount board. Set in a deep black matte box tray with inner white skirting frame, glazed with UV protected museum art glass.

 

Lhouette comments on releasing ‘‘Like a Virgin’ in time for Christmas Ive always considered Madonna to be a major symbol and I am often drawn back to her when I consider the quintessence of pop over the last 30 years. with her image used many times in many different ways Lhouette chose to generate a new spin on this iconic figure and the well known saying “strike a pose” – placing her in front of a contrasting environment, a police line up wall and making her ‘opposed’, and adorning her heavily in abstracted pop imagery.

 

Lhouette’s distinctive artwork is built around a series of juxtapositions – with trademark fusions of urban street art and pop culture iconography. Lhouette first drew inspiration from East London’s street art scene, appreciating the culture as a self-taught art form. Elements and references to Lhouette’s childhood and travels can be seen in the new collection with the use of bold images intertwined with everyday images and symbols such as the use of cartoon characters and the ‘Happy Shopper’ motif. The striking binary between the old and new and the raw and the refined, is the major juxtaposition inherent to Lhouette’s work.

 

Lhouette said of the new collection: My techniques originate from self-taught graphic design & stencil practices. I have tried to retain that essence as Ive developed the Lhouette Beyond collection and Im extremely proud to announce the next print edition entitled ‘Strike Opposed’ as well as continuing the excitement for the continued Beyond collection in the new year. The reaction we have already had to the new work throughout the past few months have been fantastic and I look forward to further exciting projects we have coming up in the not so distant future.

 

With Lhouette showcasing some of his best work in the new collection, it is without doubt that the young Luton native has become one of the most exciting figures on today’s art scene – whose potential knows no limits.

 

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THE MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION PRESENTS MTV RE:DEFINE 2018

THE MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION PRESENTS MTV RE:DEFINE 2018

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THE MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION PRESENTS MTV RE:DEFINE 2018 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GOSS-MICHAEL FOUNDATION AND DALLAS CONTEMPORARY HONORING TRACEY EMIN

The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, in partnership with Dallas Contemporary and The Goss-Michael Foundation, is pleased to announce the seventh annual MTV RE:DEFINE benefit, a world-premiere art exhibition, auction, and gala presented by NorthPark Center to take place on Friday, April 13, 2018 in their CenterPark Garden.

 

The evening, featuring an exclusive musical performance and live auction led by Simon de Pury, will be hosted by Joyce Goss and Kenny Goss, and chaired by Maxine Trowbridge and Brooke Davenport to benefit the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Dallas Contemporary.  Often considered one of the most significant British contemporary artists, Tracey Emin is this year’s artist honoree.  She is best known for her autobiographical and confessional works that span a variety of media including painting, drawing, video, photography, sculpture, neon text and sewn appliqué.

 

Since 2011, MTV RE:DEFINE has been recognized as a premiere exhibition and auction in Dallas, TX, raising over $10 million for HIV prevention through MTV Staying Alive, and the Dallas arts community through Dallas Contemporary. This has been made possible thanks to contributions from many of the world’s leading artists including Marc Quinn, Michael Craig Martin, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Nate Lowman, Sterling Ruby, Enoc Perez, and Damien Hirst, among others.

 

This year’s event marks the 20th anniversary of MTV Staying Alive Foundation and the 40th anniversary of Dallas Contemporary. The exhibition will feature over 50 works, including pieces from some of the world’s foremost contemporary artists: Tracey Emin, Richard Phillips, Francesco Clemente, and Enoc Perez, amongst others.  Selected works will be on view to the public at NorthPark Center the week before the benefit.  Peter Doroshenko, Executive Director of Dallas Contemporary, remarked: “MTV RE:DEFINE is always the best extravaganza for great food, the best contemporary art, and iconic rock n’ roll – it’s a Dallas event like no other. Tracey Emin will push the limits of cool Britannia and the event’s electric vibe.”

 

“The Dallas community has been such a huge supporter of MTV RE:DEFINE over the years, and we’re thrilled to bring MTV RE:DEFINE back to Dallas again as part of MTV Staying Alive’s 20th anniversary celebrations,” said Georgia Arnold, Executive Director, MTV Staying Alive Foundation.

 

“For the past four years, NorthPark Center has been honored to support the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, Dallas Contemporary and The Goss-Michael Foundation through MTV RE:DEFINE.

We are thrilled to extend our involvement this year by hosting this premier art auction at NorthPark Center in our CenterPark Garden.  It is certain to be an incredible evening, featuring the fabulous work of Tracey Emin and raising much-needed funds for HIV prevention and arts education,” said Nancy A. Nasher, Co-owner of NorthPark Center with her husband David Haemisseger.

 

Tickets to MTV RE:DEFINE 2018 are available at www.mtvredefine.com. For sponsorship information contact Joyce Goss, redefine@gossmichaelfoundation.org.

URBAN POP ARTIST’S NEW COLLECTION “LHOUETTE BEYOND”

URBAN POP ARTIST’S NEW COLLECTION “LHOUETTE BEYOND”

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URBAN POP ARTIST’S NEW COLLECTION “LHOUETTE BEYOND”

Luton-born artist Lhouette unveils his stunning new Beyond collection this week. His visually arresting and anarchic artworks have been attracting attention worldwide.

 

Lhouette’s rise has been nothing short of phenomenal since he first began to explore the world of visual art: he has exhibited at the Houses of Parliament, signed a management deal with Outside Organisation (who have represented the likes of David Bowie, Spice Girls, The Who and Blondie) and earlier this year was hand-picked by Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake to exhibit his Post Urban Glamour collection at one of London’s foremost art venues, 45 Park Lane.

 

Lhouette’s designs have even caught the eye of the Hollywood elite – Antonio Banderas recently snapped up the Mach 5 creation from the new Lhouette Beyond collection. Other famous fans include the Khayami Family, Ronan and Storm Keating and Formula One engineering genius Adrain Newey OBE.

 

Having recently moved into a new studio in the Bedfordshire countryside, Lhouette has been working on the exciting new limited edition boutique collection Emergency Credit as part of his Beyond collection consisting of 20 prints and 5 artists proofs which are heavily embellished by the artist with aerosol and diamond dust, set in hand painted frames, each unique in colour, with 24 carat gold gilded inner trays.

Original and sculptural works amongst this collection include Tokyo Dreaming, Drop The Bomb and Mach 5.

 

Lhouette’s distinctive artwork is built around a series of juxtapositions – with trademark fusions of urban street art and pop culture iconography. Lhouette first drew inspiration from East London’s street art scene, appreciating the culture as a self-taught art form. Elements and references to Lhouette’s childhood and travels can be seen in the new collection with the use of bold images intertwined with everyday images and symbols such as the use of cartoon characters and the ‘Happy Shopper’ motif. The striking binary between the old and new and the raw and the refined, is the major juxtaposition inherent to Lhouette’s work.

 

Lhouette said of the new collection: “My techniques originate from self-taught graphic design & stencil practices. I have tried to retain that essence as I’ve developed the Lhouette Beyond collection and I’m extremely proud to announce the first published print edition entitled ‘Emergency Credit’ as well as images of new original works. The reaction we have already had to the new work has been fantastic and I look forward to further exciting projects we have coming up in the not so distant future”.

 

With Lhouette showcasing some of his best work in the new collection, it is without doubt that the young Luton native has become one of the most exciting figures on today’s art scene – whose potential knows no limits.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

 #posturbanglamour #beyond

BBC London interviews Lhouette at his 45 Park Lane exhibition

BBC London interviews Lhouette at his 45 Park Lane exhibition

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BBC London interviews Lhouette at his 45 Park Lane exhibition

After a successful launch of his ‘Post Urban Glamour’ exhibition at 45 Park Lane, artist Lhouette was recently interviewed by Brenda Emmanus at the hotel to discuss the inspiration behind his latest works.  While showing the presenter his pieces from the exhibition, Lhouette also shared thoughts of his past Navy career and how that influences some of his creations today.

Watch the interview with BBC London here.

Image by Sue Moore.


Lhouette’s new exhibition, ‘Post Urban Glamour’ launches February 2017

Lhouette’s new exhibition, ‘Post Urban Glamour’ launches February 2017

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Lhouette's new exhibition, 'Post Urban Glamour' launches February 2017

Lhouette’s visually arresting and anarchic artworks have been attracting attention worldwide, leading the way in a new wave of young British artists. His trademark fusion of gritty street art with Warhol-esque pop culture iconography is a concept he describes as “Post Urban Glamour” – a striking juxtaposition between the old and new, the raw and the refined. Using forklift pallets and other industrial throw-offs as his canvases, he builds up his artworks step by step, layering beautiful subject matter and lavish finishing techniques.

His upcoming exhibition ‘Post Urban Glamour’ at 45 Park Lane is set to be a visual explosion of works, themes and ideas from over the last 5 years of his practice.

The exhibition will run from February 1– March 26, 2017.

Stay tuned for more details on the show coming next month. 

Angell Town Workshop with Urban Pop Artist Lhouette

Angell Town Workshop with Urban Pop Artist Lhouette

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Angell Town Workshop with Urban Pop Artist Lhouette

Urban pop artist Lhouette is hosting a day of free art-based activities for kids aged 12 and up on Friday August the 5th. Guests will be digitally designing and creating stencils, and using paints and aerosols to create their own street and pop art inspired canvases to take home.

Lhouette will also give insight into life as a professional artist, and hold a brainstorming session with residents for an artwork he is creating for Angell Town’s Newbury House which will be unveiled on August the 19th.

The workshop will be running between 10am and 4pm at Newbury House.

Follow Lhouette on social media:

instagram: @lhouette_art

web: www.lhouette.com

twitter: @Lhouette_art

LHOUETTE CELEBRATES HIS NEW ‘VIDEO HEAVEN’ EXHIBITION AT WYECLIFFE GALLERY

LHOUETTE CELEBRATES HIS NEW ‘VIDEO HEAVEN’ EXHIBITION AT WYECLIFFE GALLERY

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LHOUETTE CELEBRATES HIS NEW ‘VIDEO HEAVEN’ EXHIBITION AT WYECLIFFE GALLERY

Twelve months in the making, Lhouette’s stunning new exhibition “Video Heaven” is now open until Saturday 23rd April. The artist launched his latest works within the Wyecliffe Gallery’s new contemporary ‘Warehouse’ space which was the perfect setting for art lovers, family and friends and Lhouette fans to experience the pieces and chat to the man himself. 

For more information on the exhibition, please click here.

ARTIST LHOUETTE WILL OPEN HIS NEW ‘VIDEO HEAVEN’ EXHIBITION THIS WEEK

ARTIST LHOUETTE WILL OPEN HIS NEW ‘VIDEO HEAVEN’ EXHIBITION THIS WEEK

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ARTIST LHOUETTE WILL OPEN HIS NEW 'VIDEO HEAVEN' EXHIBITION THIS WEEK

Twelve months in the making, Lhouette’s stunning new exhibition “Video Heaven” will exhibit within the Wyecliffe Gallery’s new contemporary ‘Warehouse’ space. With the artists’ trademark juxtapositions of pop-culture and fine-art, these works will be unleashed to full effect as the irreverent artist skewers fame, iconography and commercialism.

For more information on the exhibition and for a chance to see Lhouette’s ‘Twiggy’ piece, click here.