Art4Peace Auction at The Ivy Club

Around 20 acclaimed urban and street artists from around the world exhibited their artwork in support of the peacebuilding charity International Alert’s #ART4PEACE campaign, at The Old Truman Brewery in London from 4-20 September 2015.

The art exhibition and sale, titled #ART4PEACE: Peace from the street up!, featured work inspired by the theme of ‘peace in our cities’. The artists, some of whom come from conflict-affected regions, refelcted on opportunities for peaceful change in an increasingly urbanised world. Graffiti, reclaimed police shields and road signs, and even rolling pins, all featured in this unique show in the run up to UN International Peace Day on the 21st of September.

We included images of the show at the end of this article.

Art4Peace | Art-Pie

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An online preview auction  opened to bidders worldwide on the 21st of September (UN International Peace Day), and the campaign will conclude with a public auction on Friday 2 October at The Club at The Ivy, in London’s West End   – get your tickets on eventbrite.

All proceeds are in aid of International Alert and its vital peacebuilding work in more than 25 countries around the world.

About International Alert

International Alert | Art-PieInternational Alert is one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with nearly 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace in more than 25 countries (including the UK). We believe that dialogue is crucial for building peace. We bring people together to help them better understand their differences and resolve them peacefully. Find out more at www.international-alert.org

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The line-up of UK and international talent is: Ben Turnbull (UK), Clet Abraham (France), Dan Kitchener (UK), David Scheinmann (UK), David Whittaker (UK), Ganzeer (Egypt), Goldie (UK), Inkie (UK), K-Guy (UK), Know Hope (Israel), Malina Suliman (Afghanistan), Matt Small (UK), Olek (Poland), Otto Schade (Chile), Sadhu X (Nepal), Shraddha Shrestha (Nepal), Sten Lex (Italy), Tammam Azzam (Syria), Teurk (France), Victor Ash (France/Denmark), War Boutique (UK) and Yola (Poland/UK).

WHAT –
Online preview auction: 21 September – 1 October (www.talkingpeacefestival.org/art4peace)

Auction: Friday 2 October (The Club at The Ivy, 9 West Street, London WC2H 9N. Tickets. Exhibition catalogue, high-res images and information on participating artists:

Ivy Club (London) | Art-Pie

10 Fidel Castro & Cuba Related Street Art Pieces

Fidel Castro passed away last Friday, he was 90 years old. We browsed the Internet and gathered below a few pics of street art all related to either Cuba or its most famous Prime Minister – Fidel Castro

Here are 10 Fidel Castro & Cuba Related Street art Pieces.

By svetercze, Bergen (Norway)
Fidel Castro Cuba Street Art | Art-Pie

Mural of Fidel Castro & Ernest Hemingway, La Havana (Cuba)
Fidel Castro Cuba Street Art | Art-Pie

Fidel Castro, La Havana (Cuba)
Fidel Castro Cuba Street Art | Art-Pie

Cuba, Trinidad
Fidel Castro Cuba Street Art | Art-Pie

Fidel Castro Cuba Street Art | Art-Pie

Fidel Castro, Cuba
Fidel Castro Cuba Street Art | Art-Pie

Who is Fidel Castro?

Fidel Castro | Art-PieFidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016) was a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba for 47 years as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2006 (de jure until 2008).

Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration, Cuba became a one-party socialist state; industry and business were nationalized, and state socialist reforms were implemented throughout society.

Artists pick from the 2012 London art fair – part1

If there is one art fair I have been and do not want to miss from now on, is the London Art Fair (LAF). Why is that? Just simply because it presents over 100 galleries featuring the great names of 20th century British art and exceptional contemporary work from leading figures and emerging talent.

Added to that, there are always a bunch of solo shows and curated group displays in the Art Projects section and even a showcase for contemporary photography. You’ll have understood by now, the LAF is my Thorpe park as a kid; always eager to go and never willing to go home once in it.

Here below is our artist pick (part 1) | Read part 2 | Read part 3

Sarah Hardcare via Paul Stolper
Habd pulled, four colour photo silk screen print on 300 gsm Caneletto paper
Sarah Hardcare via Paul StolperSarah Hardcare via Paul Stolper

Thomas Allen via Foley gallery (left) | Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson via Paul Stolper
Chromogenic print (left) | Cast bronze (right)
Thomas Allen via Foley galleryShaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson via Paul Stolper

Tom Ormond via Charlie Smith
Oil on linen
Tom Ormond via Charlie Smith

Rob and Nick Carter via Fine Art Society
Paint pigment photographs
Rob and Nick Carter via Fine Art Society

Matthew Redford via Agnew’s gallery (left) | Paul Wright via Thompson’s gallery (right)
Oil on canvas (left) | Oil on canvas (right)
Matthew Redford via Agnew's galleryPaul Wright via Thompson's gallery

Carla Melegari via Thompson’s gallery
Oil on canvas
Carla Melegari via Thompson's gallery

Cameron Gray via Sims Reed gallery
Photocollage
Cameron Gray via Sims Red gallery

Cameron Gray via Sims Red gallery

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