Weinstein Gallery Kicks Off New Contemporary Art Project with 'Vandals of London', featuring the original paintings of Pure Evil, Ben Eine, D*Face and Sickboy. For Immediate Release.
Weinstein Gallery Kicks Off
New Contemporary Art Project with
Vandals of London
Vandals of London images
Featuring the original paintings of Pure Evil, Ben Eine, D*Face and Sickboy
For Immediate Release
Weinstein Gallery is pleased to announce Vandals of London, an urban art exhibition featuring the original paintings of Pure Evil, Ben Eine, D*Face and Sickboy beginning February 18 and running until March 11, 2017. The show will open with a reception and music event on February 18, 2017 from 6:00–11:00 PM with the artist Pure Evil as DJ. This exhibition brings together for the first time in San Francisco these four groundbreaking artists from the London street art scene and kicks off a new series of contemporary art projects at the gallery.
About the Artists:
Ben Eine was born Ben Flynn in London in 1970 and is most recognized for his innovative exploration of typefaces and lettering. To date, he has created over 200 unique typefaces and has taken his alphabet lettering to the streets of Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Tokyo, New York, and Miami, to name a few. In 2010 President Barack Obama was presented with a painting by Eine as an official gift from British Prime Minister, David Cameron. He has collaborated with Louis Vuitton and has been commissioned by Amnesty International as well as Richard Branson. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and was also exhibited in Jeffrey Deitch's large-scale survey exhibition of graffiti and street art, Art in the Streets, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Sickboy is one of the leading artists to emerge from Bristol's infamous graffiti scene. His humorous works have cemented his place in the upper echelons of the British street art movement. He is one of the first UK artists to use a logo in place of a tag, and his red and yellow street logo known as 'The Temple' and his 'Save the Youth' slogan can be seen on walls and wheelie bins worldwide. His major London solo show in 2008 and audacious stunts—including the caged heart installation dropped outside the Tate Modern last year—have landed him global recognition. Sickboy's work has been featured in countless articles and international graffiti books as well as the BBC London news, the Financial Times, The Independent and several documentary films, including Banksy’s Oscar-nominated Exit Thru the Gift Shop.
D*Face aka Dean Stockton has been one of the main figures in the urban and street art movements over the past decade. The multimedia artist is best known for his pop-inflected style, and he coined the term 'aPOPcalyptic' to describe his work, which combines playful, tongue-in-cheek imagery with antiestablishment values. In 2005, DFACE was commissioned by the Vatican to create a portrait to commemorate the instatement of Pope Benedict XVI and famously worked with Banksy on the “Ten Pound Notes”—now called the “DFACE Tenners”—featured in the documentary Exit Thru the Gift Shop. He is the only urban artist to date to be featured on the cover of Art Review.
Pure Evil was born Charles Uzzell-Edwards in1968. Fascinated by the pop culture in the US in the 1990s, Pure Evil made his way to California where he designed for the Anarchic Adjustment clothing label and became immersed in the West Coast graffiti scene. Upon returning to the UK, his street moniker—a fanged bunny rabbit—began popping up all over London and propelled him to become one of the stalwarts of the urban art scene. Pure Evil has been featured in the books Street Logos, published by Thames and Hudson, The Art Of Rebellion: The World Of Street Art (Volumes I and II) by Christian Hundertmark, as well as numerous articles in the The Daily Telegraph and The Independent. Pure Evil was also included in the Street Art exhibition of 2011 at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Listings Information: Vandals of London running from February 18–March 11, 2017 at Weinstein Gallery, 383 Geary Street, San Francisco. Opening reception: February 18, 2017, 6:00 PM–11 PM. To attend, please email rsvp@weinstein.com. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday,10 AM–6 PM. Sunday & Monday by appointment only. Press Contact: Kendy Genovese, kendy@weinstein.com or 415-362-8155.
Weinstein Gallery was established in 1992 and specializes in non-objective and Surrealist art from pre-war Europe through the New York School and Abstract Expressionism. The gallery represents the estates of Enrico Donati, Gerome Kamrowski, and David Hare, as well as Rudolf Bauer and Hassel Smith. Additionally, the gallery is recognized for its collection and commitment to the women of the Surrealist movement with an extensive collection of Leonor Fini and signature works by Leonora Carrington, Kay Sage, Stella Snead, Juanita Guccione, and Dorothea Tanning. The Surrealism collection includes major works by Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Roberto Matta, Oscar Domínguez, Gordon Onslow Ford, Wolfgang Paalen, and Kurt Seligmann. www.weinstein.com