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Get your hands on an original piece of work by the likes of Tracey Emin, The Clash, Pennie Smith and Harry Hill.

Event Date: Thursday 1st July - 6.30pm

Venue: Idea Generation Gallery, 11 Chance street, London E2 7JB

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As part of the current...

We would like to say how pleased we are that they selected the work of the artist Christopher Agnew as the lead image.

The piece has been created using resin and oil, it is stunning.

Chris is a young artist who we and others in the art world are tipping for great success. If you have not heard about him before remember his name, if you would like to know more about Chris and his...

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 'London Calling' album, the life of Ray Lowry and the launch of the Ray Lowry Foundation, there will be a very unique art exhibition staged in the Ideas Generation Gallery in Brick lane, London. Starting on the 17th June for 4 weeks....

Paying tribute to Ray Lowry, 30 artists, including Tracey Emin, Nick Hornby, Billy Childish, Harry Hill, Paul Simonon and Humphrey Ocean, create reinterpretations of The Clash’s iconic ‘London Calling’ album cover.

“Ray Lowry is, of course, both mad and obsessive. Both qualities have made him rock’n’roll’s greatest pictorial artist...

Background

It is thirty years in December since the release of the now infamous London Calling album by The Clash.

The artist Ray Lowry who died in October last year designed the iconic album sleeve.

The Proposal

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the London Calling album and...

Ray's exhibition at Salford is continuing to go well with lots of positive feedback

Channel M produced a short piece about the exhibition

View the footage on youtube

The Royal Mail has released a collectors edition of twelve stamps of classic covers, from The Clash to Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells.

Sam Lowry , Ray's son was interviewed and gave his comments on the stamps, see the attached links

London Calling stamp

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I have never been a well-read lady and this comes with much regret, I found reading difficult at school always preferring to look at the pictures. Now as I get older the world of books interests me more and more and I wish I had the time to indulge myself. I felt in the shadow of a man like Ray, well read and thoughtful about the literary world. He spoke at length about his reading matter from...

In 1978, Joe Strummer famously beefed about the new wave of punk groups who were “turning rebellion into money”. In the end, perhaps The Clash became guilty of that crime too, but in fairness they put more energy into staying poor and idealistic than pretty much anyone else from that era. So it was genuinely touching on 15 September 2009 to witness an event that stood Joe’s...