The Art Car Boot Fair returns to The Workshop in Vauxhall on December 1st 2019 for a one-off festive flash sale. A line-up of celebrated artists will create unique artworks that they will sell in person on the day at bargain prices.
Prêt-à-Accrocher, the Art Car Boot Fair’s “Ready to Hang” Edition, promises to be an afternoon of feverish art buying, and the perfect opportunity to get special Christmas gift bargains. There will also be on-the-spot personalisations and hand finishing by the artists, plus a special wrapping and postage service, Christmas cards, gorgeous decorations and a Secret Santa Art Casino.
Art on a Postcard – Dan Baldwin, Jess Albarn, Atom Gallery (various artists tbc), Charming Baker, Helen Beard, Christine Binnie, Jennifer Binnie, Gina Birch, Beatrice Brown, Bridgeman Editions (various artists), Robert Cooper, Paul Davis, Ian Dawson, Ben Eine, Pure Evil, Elli-Popp, Abigail Fallis, Freddie’s Flowers, Nina Fowler, Christian Furr, Frame Factory, Cate Halpin, Susie Hamilton, Emma Harvey, Marcus Harvey, Sadie Hennessey, Alice Herrick, Hi- Noon, Paul Hodgson, Jealous Gallery (various artists), James Joyce, Joseph Turnbull, Julia Maddison, Keeler Tornero, Kate Knight, The Misfortune Teller, Margo McDaid, Misha Milovanovich, Planet Patrol with: Margaux Carpentier, Polly Morgan, Chris Moon, Mr Bingo, Laura New, Camille Phoenix, Rankin, Keira Rathbone, Carrie Reichardt, Euan Roberts, Anne Ryan, Geraldine Swayne, Secret Santa Art Casino, Smithson Gallery (various artists), Gavin Turk, Kristjana S Williams, Sean Worrall and X Ray Frog.
Highlights on the day:
Gavin Turk will be personalising a unique series of works just for the day at £100. Numbered tickets will be available from a ticket queue dispenser. They will be individually signed and have a Picasso Bull head drawn on each, a nod to Gavin’s work related to the minotaur, the golden thread and Greek mythology. Take a ticket from the dispenser when joining the queue, hold onto it until you get to the stall, then Gavin will draw on and sign the ticket. The ticket will then be mounted onto A3 paper and placed in an acetate sleeve and paper bag. The tickets will not be numbered as an edition, they are a unique series so he will make as many as there are a demand for on the day then end the series there.
The youngest artist at the Art Car Boot Fair is 11-year-old London schoolgirl Camille Phoenix. She has an established collector base, including chic boutique hotel group Artist Residence where her art is displayed in their new hotel in Bristol. During the ACBF Camille Phoenix has exchanged drawings with many artists including Tracey Emin and Sir Peter Blake. She loves cats, dancing and she of course drawing and painting. Her hero is Frida Kahlo. Camille will be doing live drawings on the day. Her prints start at £10 and original drawings are for sale up to £50.
New to the Art Car Boot Fair and selling for the first time at Prêt-à-Accrocher, Art on a Postcard will present new work by Dan Baldwin. His signed, numbered, limited-edition swallow diptych will be available at the special price of £150 for the day.
Illustrator Laura New will be selling her Creepy Christmas Cards and for that alternative Christmas message, her unique Krampus cards. From £8 per pack they all feature her own retro designs including Hell’s Angels, Frankenfrauline and Pestilent Choir Boys.
Ben Eine returns to the fair with a new LONDON limited-edition print and will also be selling festive bunting created in his distinctive stencil lettering. Islington based Frame Factory will be offering ready-made frames with mount cutting on-site, framing consultancy and will be taking orders for pre-Christmas bespoke framing. They are also offering a free frame up to £300. Charming Baker and Jealous Gallery will be selling The Donkey Drawing, a new piece specially created for the Art Car Boot Fair that the artist will be hand finishing and signing on the day.
For this special festive event ACBF will have a glittering array of art from the line-up of artists in the special Secret Santa Casino, plus a few special surprises. They will be wrapping them or slipping them into one of our bespoke mailers and the price on each will be a real steal. The only catch is you won’t know what you’ve got till you open it…OR you could be really brave and gift it to someone without actually opening it.
Sunday 1st December. Entry between 2-4.30pm. Last Entrance 4.30pm. The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street London SE1 7AG Nearest tube: Vauxhall or Lambeth North. Advance Tickets £10
The Workshop is a temporary community and events space, dedicated to inspiring creativity and knowledge exchange. It is home to the London Fire Brigade pop-up museum and many other creatives. For more information on this and upcoming events, visit www.theworkshoplondon.com or on Twitter @TheWorkshopLDN
See also: Art Car Boot Fair Goes Online