London Calling Project - Auction
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
As part of the current exhibition – Ray Lowry: London Calling - a whole host of artists, performers, writers and general creatives were invited to donate a work, using the London Calling sleeve as a starting point. The results are now on display alongside a large collection of Ray’s work at the Idea Generation gallery, London and they are all available to buy – going under the hammer in aid of the Ray Lowry Foundation, which financially assists budding art students.
Silent bids are now being taken on all guest contributions, including those by more established names alongside fresh, new talent. The silent auction will close on Thursday 1st July, and will culminate in a closing party to which you are exclusively invited. Clash roadie Johnny Green will be treating us to reading from his books and exhibiting artist Anat Ben-David will be doing a live performance piece.
And…you can of course jostle in on the bidding action live.
Some of the key lots:
JOHNNY GREEN (Clash roadie): As one of Ray Lowry's closest friends Johnny Green is certainly well placed and full of interesting info on his time spent with The Clash. Certainly a poignant tribute to Ray - full textual content available on request.
TRACEY EMIN: Having produced a large amount of her early work in the early 80s, alongside boyfriend Billy Childish, it could definitely be said that punk, Ray Lowry and The Clash played a heavy role in Tracey’s artistic development, as can been seen in her contribution.
MICK JONES: Former lead guitarist and second vocalist for The Clash, Mick Jones is now part of the superteam behind The Gorillaz, along with Paul Simonon. Mick's contribution to the show is a collage drawing upon the influence punk had on the indie scene in Manchester.
PAUL SIMONON: Immortalised forever pictured smashing up his guitar in Pennie Smith's photo for the London Calling sleeve, Paul Simonon's contribution for the show contains a real piece of that bass.
PETER ANDERSON: Entitled Strummer Calling, a powerful shot of Joe taken on the railway bridge above Shoreditch, which has just recently reopened