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17 August 2017

Banksy’s Balloon Girl Voted The UK’s Favourite Artwork

Banksy is without a doubt the biggest name is street art and an artist we are proud to have been championing since his early days. His enduring popularity despite remaining anonymous has been further proven by the recent… Read the full story

1 August 2017

Our Summer Group Exhibition MIX Is Now Open

The summer instalment of our bi-annual group show MIX is now open to the public following last Thursday’s private view. We’d like to say a big thank you to all that attended the private view of what is… Read the full story

26 July 2017

Ben Eine Creates Mural to Honour Grenfell Tower Victims

The world renowned street artist Ben Eine has recently completed a heartfelt tribute to the victims and survivors of last month's tragic Grenfell Tower fire. The typographic artist teamed up with poet Ben Okri to paint a passage… Read the full story

21 July 2017

Harland Miller Opens His Latest Exhibition / One Week Until Our Group Show MIX

London’s White Cube gallery is currently hosting Harland Miller for his new exhibition of paintings at their East London outpost. The body of work continues Miller’s exploration of text and image, utilising his favoured format of large-scale books.… Read the full story

12 July 2017

Street Art Duo STATIC Unveil Their Largest Ever Mural In East London

The prolific artists have transformed the façade of a community day centre in East London with a wonderful colourful, geometric design. STATIC are amongst the most prolific street artists around and as testament to their enormous work ethic… Read the full story

7 July 2017

Damien Hirst's Latest 'Eat the Rich' Series Now Available In The Gallery

To coincide with Damien Hirst's major Venice exhibition 'Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable', we have the artist's latest ‘Eat the Rich’ series of prints available through the gallery. ‘Eat the Rich’ is a new series of… Read the full story

29 June 2017

Did Goldie Accidently Reveal Banksy’s True Identity?

The drum and bass DJ’s slip has helped to fuel the rumours surrounding the world’s most famous street artist. The internet rumour mill regarding the true identity of Banksy was recently sent into overdrive when the legendary music… Read the full story

27 June 2017

Experience Our Current Miss Bugs x Damien Hirst Exhibition With A 3D Virtual Tour

Take a look around our London Gallery Our current exhibition, which debuts new works by artist duo Miss Bugs alongside iconic Damien Hirst editions, has been captured using state of the art 3D technology and can now be experienced… Read the full story

23 June 2017

Lucy Sparrow Sells Out Her Entire Felt Convenience Store & Has To Close Early!

Even Lucy Sparrow herself wasn’t quite prepared for the enormous popularity of her hit exhibition ‘8 Till Late’, as she was forced to end the show early after selling out of nearly 9,000 felt convenience store items! The installation,… Read the full story

17 June 2017

Revisit Our Previous Exhibition 'Psyche-Soma' With A Stunning 3D Virtual Tour

If you missed our previous exhibition ‘Pysche-Soma’ you can experience it with our state of the art virtual tour. The show was an enormous success and is virtually sold out, with just a few works still available.  View Our… Read the full story

16 June 2017

Lucy Sparrow’s Felt Convenience Store Featured By Artnet, The New York Times & Huffington Post

The Queen of Felt Reigns Stateside with her ‘Felt Bodega’ Lucy Sparrow is currently taking New York by storm and captivating the art world with her long-awaited convenience store '8 Til Late'. The exhibition features over 9000 felt… Read the full story

8 June 2017

Miss Bugs x Damien Hirst - The Butterfly Effect Now Open!

Our long awaited collaborative exhibition presenting new works by duo Miss Bugs and the art world behemoth Damien Hirst is now open following last night’s private view. The Butterfly Effect marks boy/girl duo Miss Bugs' first major showing… Read the full story

5 June 2017

Lucy Sparrow's New York Convenience Store '8 Till Late' Is Now Open!

We are thrilled to see the big day finally arrive, the ‘Queen of Felt’ Lucy Sparrow has officially opened the doors to her long awaited Convenience Store in New York City. If you are stateside make sure you… Read the full story

1 June 2017

Artist Interview - Florian Eymann: ‘Between Mind and Body’

Our current exhibition ‘Psyche-Soma’ by French painter Florian Eymann has now entered its final few days. The show has been a huge success and is almost sold out. Eymann has firmly made a name for himself in the… Read the full story

25 May 2017

View Our Video For ‘Psyche-Soma’ By Florian Eymann

Our current exhibition is the UK debut from French artist Florian Eymann. At the mid-point of the exhibition, we thought it was a perfect time to publish our video shot with Florian, as he explains his wish to directly… Read the full story

23 May 2017

Nick Smith Recreates Classic Masters Painting For Sotheby's

Nick Smith has been commission by the esteemed auction house Sotheby's to create his own unique interpretation of an Old Masters painting, with the resulting work to be displayed in their 1st Annual “Street Masters” Exhibit. The event… Read the full story

18 May 2017

Jeff Koons Unveils Enormous New ‘Seated Ballerina’ Sculpture In NYC

The 45-foot-tall metallic ballerina has been one of New York’s most Instagrammed attractions. Last week acclaimed US pop artist Jeff Koons revealed his latest colossal sculpture “Seated Ballerina”, situated in the middle of New York City’s iconic Rockefeller… Read the full story

10 May 2017

Banksy Tackles Brexit In Latest Kent Mural

The surreptitious street artist Banksy has recently struck with his latest enormous mural appearing along the coast in Dover. As the UK stands on the verge of a controversial snap general election, Banksy created the impressive political work,… Read the full story

2 May 2017

Last Week to Catch Our Group Exhibition ‘Underneath’

This week will be your last opportunity to experience ‘Underneath’, our current all-female group show at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. The exhibition presents new work by 11 internationally renowned artists, creating an intriguing dialogue on what it means to… Read the full story

20 April 2017

Rare Shepard Fairey Prints Now Available In The Gallery

We are very pleased to have recently received in the gallery a number of very rare and highly sought after prints by the street art aristocrat and political commentator Shepard Fairey aka OBEY. Operation Oil Freedom Over the… Read the full story

12 April 2017

Artist Interview: Meredith Marsone

Meredith Marsone is one of several new artists we are exhibiting for the first time as part of our current group show ‘Underneath’. Based in New Zealand Marsone’s intimate portraiture explores dream-like states and ethereal environs through her… Read the full story

11 April 2017

Relive Our 'Underneath’ Private View

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that attended last week's private view for ‘Underneath’, our long awaited all female group show and collaboration with women’s empowerment platform ArtLeadHER. Delphine Diallo (left) Related: Follow This Link… Read the full story

27 March 2017

Nick Smith Discusses ‘Parlance’ And Fashion With Menswear Style Magazine

It’s official, we have now entered the final week of ‘Parlance’, Nick Smith’s third major solo show at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. The exhibition has been another resounding success from Smith and is now officially sold out.  Related: Frida… Read the full story

24 March 2017

Frida Kahlo Recast By Nick Smith And Now In Emoji Form

F​rida Kahlo has been remodeled for the millennial generation in the form of a newly released emoji. Meanwhile, as part of our current exhibition ‘Parlance’, Nick Smith has created five pieces in total, three originals and a pair… Read the full story

17 March 2017

Nick Smith – Parlance: Video Interview

Our current exhibition, Parlance by Nick Smith is reaching its midway point so if you haven’t yet seen the show now is certainly the time to get down to our New Compton Street gallery.  Related: Nick Smith Parlance Private… Read the full story

13 March 2017

Damien Hirst Leaves Sketch Worth £250K As A Restaurant Tip

Damien Hirst has garnered a reputation for deliberately removing the trace of his own hand in his artwork, by employing a number of assistants and technicians to realise his ambitious designs. So it was very interesting to see that… Read the full story

7 March 2017

Nick Smith - 'Parlance' Private View

We’d like to say a big thank you to all that attended last week’s private view for ‘Parlance’, the third solo exhibition at Lawrence Alkin Gallery from conceptual collage artist Nick Smith. Follow this link to view works… Read the full story

3 March 2017

Banksy To Open West-Bank Hotel

It has recently been reported that the notoriously elusive street artist Banksy has opened a hotel in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, offering visitors “the worst view in the world”. Related:CCTV Footage Shows Banksy At Work​ The new… Read the full story

24 February 2017

Less Than One Week To Go Until The Opening Of 'Parlance' By Nick Smith

Excitement is building ahead of Nick Smith’s long-awaited third exhibition Parlance, which opens its doors to the public next Friday 3rd March.  View The Sales Catalogue PDF Already the show has received a lot of attention in the press with Urban/Contemporary art… Read the full story

22 February 2017

Last Chance To Catch ‘This Is The Spot’

Our current exhibition ‘This Is The Spot’, by prolific south coast based street artist Shuby, is nearing the end of its run. If you’ve not yet experienced the nostalgia, revelry and cheeky nature of the show, be sure… Read the full story

17 February 2017

RETNA Paints Huge Mural In Mexico City

One of the most celebrated and controversial street artists RETNA has recently embarked on painting his largest mural to date in downtown Mexico City. The gigantic new painting by the LA-based artist has been executed in his signature… Read the full story

9 February 2017

CCTV Footage Shows Banksy At Work

A grainy, low-resolution video has surfaced on the web, appearing to show surreptitious street art supremo Banksy at work.  Related: Lawrence Alkin Gallery Gives ‘Square Mile’ Top Tips On Banksy Investment The short clip apparently shows the world-famous… Read the full story

3 February 2017

Grayson Perry Among Artists To Create Work From ‘Ashes’ Of Glasgow School of Art

Back in 2014, a fire ravished the iconic Glasgow School of Art destroying much of the historic Mackintosh building, along with hundreds of student’s degree work. Following the incident debris from the devastated library, designed by Charles Rennie… Read the full story

31 January 2017

Peter Blake Creates Bespoke Mural For The Mandarin Hotel

Despite being in his eighties Sir Peter Blake is still creating fervently and has recently unveiled perhaps one of his largest pieces of art to date. At over 100 feet in the length, the Godfather of British Pop… Read the full story

23 January 2017

View Our Shuby Interview And Private View Videos

Last Thursday saw our private view for ‘This Is The Spot’, the debut gallery exhibition from street artist Shuby. For all of those who missed out on the fun, you can watch our video shot on the opening… Read the full story

20 January 2017

The Revelry Of Our 'This Is The Spot' Private View

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that attended last nights jam-packed private view for ‘This Is The Spot’, the debut solo show from UK street artist Shuby. ‘This Is The Spot’ – Featured… Read the full story

12 January 2017

One Week Until ‘This Is The Spot’ – Featured By Time Out and Le Cool

There’s one week to go until the opening of ‘This Is The Spot’, our debut solo exhibition by prolific street artist Shuby, and already the show is the talk of the town. Time Out have featured Shuby’s forthcoming… Read the full story

4 January 2017

Street Artist Shuby To Kick Off 2017 With Her Soho Inspired Show

Beginning our 2017 gallery program will be the highly-anticipated debut solo exhibition from prolific UK street artist Shuby. Related: Artist Interview With Shuby On Her Work & Practice Shuby is an artist who has been on our radar… Read the full story

23 December 2016

Star Of Dismaland Jeff Gillette Teams Up With Mumbai Artist

Throughout 2016 we’ve been working closely with the US painter Jeff Gillette, who shot to fame after his inclusion in Banksy’s bemusement park exhibition Dismaland back in 2015. Gillette was credited as inspiring the entire show with his… Read the full story

14 December 2016

Ben Eine Offers Travellers A Typographic Christmas Welcome

Graphic street art gunslinger Ben Eine is bringing some Christmassy cheer to travellers passing through Heathrow Airport this festive period, by creating some hand-made banners in his signature circus font for people to hold up in the arrivals… Read the full story

9 December 2016

Our Winter Group Show MIX Is Now Open – Install Shots

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended last night’s drinks reception for our final gallery event of 2016, the opening of MIX our winter group show. As usual, it was a pleasure… Read the full story

7 December 2016

New Gavin Turk Retrospective At Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery is currently playing host to ‘Who What When Where How and Why’, the first major solo exhibition since 2002 by fellow former YBA Gavin Turk. Related: Damien Hirst To Debut New Work That Has… Read the full story

1 December 2016

SCOPE Miami – Now Open / ‘Sparrow’s Deli’ Featured By Artnet

We are pleased to announce that SCOPE Miami Beach is now open for its 16th edition. Lawrence Alkin Gallery can be found at Booth D13 where we have a specially curated selection of new original work from artists across our… Read the full story

25 November 2016

Cast Your Vote For STATIC's East London Mural

Winter is fast approaching and while most people are getting ready for a stint indoors by the fire with a warming drink, die-hard street art duo STATIC have been busy painting walls and generally improving the appearance of… Read the full story

23 November 2016

Scope Miami Beach 2016 / Teresa Duck Featured In Juxtapoz Magazine

Lawrence Alkin Gallery are very pleased to be returning stateside next week to exhibit at SCOPE Miami Beach, during the city’s famed art week. Related: Lawrence Alkin Gallery At SCOPE Miami Beach 2015 We will be taking part in… Read the full story

15 November 2016

Street Art Heavyweight RETNA Takes His Artwork To The Opera

The disparate worlds of street art and opera have recently come together stateside, as LA-based graffiti artist RETNA has assumed the role of Artistic Designer for the San Francisco Opera. Related: RETNA Originals Previously Available In The Gallery RETNA,… Read the full story

10 November 2016

Lucy Sparrow | Artist Interview

As our current exhibition ‘Shoplifting’ has been open for one week and continues to draw a large number of visitors to our gallery, we thought it was appropriate to publish the second of our videos taken from the… Read the full story

7 November 2016

‘Shoplifting’ Is Now Open - Featured By The BBC & Royal Academy

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that attended last Thursday’s private view for ‘Shoplifting’, Lucy Sparrow’s debut gallery exhibition. The evening was a roaring success, as hoards of felt fans, friends of the… Read the full story

29 October 2016

Less Than One Week To Go Until ‘Shoplifting’ – Lucy’s Sparrow’s Debut Gallery Exhibition

There is a palpable buzz resonating around town ahead of next week’s opening of Shoplifting, The Queen of Felt Lucy Sparrow’s debut gallery exhibition at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. Already across the web and the blogosphere ‘Shoplifting’ has been… Read the full story

21 October 2016

Ryan Callanan’s Current Show ‘10 Years Later’ Featured by Vice’s Creators Project

Our current exhibition by Ryan Callanan, ‘10 Year’s Later’, has been featured this week by The Creators Project –Vice’s platform for promoting global innovators in the fields of creativity, art and technology. Read Ryan Callanan's Interview With The… Read the full story

15 October 2016

Damien Hirst To Debut New Work That Has Been “Ten Years In the Making”

Damien Hirst’s recent revival looks set to continue, as the renowned British artist announced this week that he’ll be debuting a huge new body of work at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Related: Damien Hirst Reunited With Former Gallerist Larry… Read the full story

12 October 2016

Illuminating Positivity: Spotlight On Neon Artist Zoe Grace

Neon and light artist Zoe Grace has been very busy over the past few months with a variety of exciting artistic endeavours. Most recently she hijacked Frieze – the juggernaut of contemporary art – with a very poignant… Read the full story

7 October 2016

Lawrence Alkin Gallery Currently Showing At Moniker Art Fair

The seventh edition of Moniker art fair is now open to the public following last night’s jam packed private view. Moniker is widely regarded as the UK’s pre-eminent contemporary art event with its roots firmly planted in urban… Read the full story

6 October 2016

Watch Street Artist STIK’s Film On The Gentrification Of Shoreditch

STIK, the street art socio-political painter of stick people, has just released a new short film documenting the creation of his latest large scale London mural. Last year the artist received permission to paint a public work in… Read the full story

4 October 2016

10 Years Later Private View & Feature In London Visitors Magazine

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone that attended last Thursday’s private view for ’10 Years Later’, Lawrence Alkin Gallery’s second major solo show with contemporary artist Ryan Callanan. Related : ’10 Years Later’ has… Read the full story

29 September 2016

Keaton Henson Releases Acclaimed New Album / Works Available

Musician and visual artist Keaton Henson has just released his latest album ‘Kindly Now’, the long awaited follow up to his 2013 hit offering ‘Birthdays’. The new record has already garnered a multitude of positive reviews, with The Sunday… Read the full story

24 September 2016

Lawrence Alkin Gallery Gives ‘Square Mile’ Top Tips On Banksy Investment

Lawrence Alkin Gallery’s Director Sam Rhodes has been called upon by Square Mile Magazine to share his top tips for those looking to invest in the work of Banksy. Related: Square Mile – Now is the time to… Read the full story

21 September 2016

Jessica Albarn Interview & Last Chance To Catch Creation

Creation by Jessica Albarn has now entered its final days in our Soho gallery. If you are unable to make it down, here is the interview we conducted with Albarn discussing the new body of work. Related: Jess Albarn… Read the full story

12 September 2016

Street Artist Eelus Paints Mural Sponsored by Lawrence Alkin Gallery

The renowned UK street artist Eelus has recently taken to the streets of North East London to paint an enormous new mural, which depicts a female dancer elegantly suspended by multi-coloured ropes. Related: Eelus Original Artwork Available Through… Read the full story

8 September 2016

Jess Albarn In The Guardian And ‘Creation’ Private View Video

The second major solo exhibition by artist Jessica Albarn at Lawrence Alkin Gallery Creation opened last week with a packed out private view, which saw our New Compton Street space filled to the rafters with art followers, friends of… Read the full story

1 September 2016

Lucy Sparrow Reaches Her Kick Starter Target of £40K

Lawrence Alkin Gallery would like to say a huge well done to the queen of felt Lucy Sparrow for the recent completion of her Kick Starter campaign, which was set up to help fund her forthcoming 2017 New… Read the full story

23 August 2016

Banksy’s Cheltenham ‘Spy Booth’ Reduced To Rubble

It’s been reported that a Banksy mural, which had been granted listed status, has been accidentally removed from its wall and destroyed by builders in Cheltenham. Related :  Last of Banksy’s Australian street murals being destroyed.  The piece in… Read the full story

22 August 2016

Final Days of Lucy Sparrow’s Kickstarter Campaign

Earlier this month The Queen of Felt Lucy Sparrow launched her Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for her largest and most ambitious project to date, a fully immersive felt convenience store to be exhibited in New York next… Read the full story

18 August 2016

Peter Blake’s ‘Alphabets, Letters & Numbers’ At The De La Warr Pavilion

Bexhill-on-Sea’s De La Warr Pavilion is currently playing host to ‘Alphabets, Letters & Numbers’, the latest solo exhibition from the godfather of British pop art Peter Blake. Throughout his long and highly celebrated career Blake has used the… Read the full story

12 August 2016

Repurposed Geometry: An Artist Interview with Mark McClure

Summer has finally arrived and things are looking bright, vibrant and uplifting in our Soho gallery. As part of MIX, our summer group show, we are debuting work from a number of artists that haven’t previously shown with… Read the full story

9 August 2016

Artist Interview - Lucy Sparrow : 'Felt Aware'

We caught up with the 'Queen of Felt' Lucy Sparrow in the rarefied environs of her eponymous Felt Cave, to find out a bit about her incredibly busy past few months and new work on display in our… Read the full story

3 August 2016

Lucy Sparrow Launches Her Kick Starter For New York Convenience Store

The Queen of Felt Lucy Sparrow has this week launched her Kick Starter campaign to raise funds to bring a unique, felt-stitched convenience store to New York City. The forthcoming installation, which will take place next summer, follows… Read the full story

29 July 2016

MIX: Summer Group Show - Private View

Our biggest and best ever summer group exhibition MIX is now open to the public following last night’s packed out private view. The show presents a diverse selection of artwork from artists covering the breadth of our urban… Read the full story

25 July 2016

Damien Hirst’s Artwork 'Posed No Risk To Public' After All

In April of this year it was reported that several of Damien Hirst’s notorious vitrine works, each containing a formaldehyde solution and preserved animal carcass, had been recorded as emitting dangerous fumes that could potentially pose a health… Read the full story

21 July 2016

Introducing New Artist: Teresa Duck

MIX, our hotly anticipated summer group show opens next week, so to get you acquainted with some of the new artists we’ll be exhibiting for the first time we’ve conducted a series of introductory interviews.  First up is… Read the full story

19 July 2016

New RETNA Originals Available In The Gallery

Currently available in the gallery are a trio of acrylic ink works on watercolour paper by the visionary artist RETNA. Although on first inspection the three pieces appear as elegant, geometric forms they are in fact text-based paintings… Read the full story

12 July 2016

Banksy Van Sells for £218,000 / Original Stencils Destroyed In Australia

A rather unconventional Banksy artwork sold at auction in London last month for £218,000; an authentic US SWAT van that has been adorned with spray painted stencils by the anonymous artist. The impressive work was created back in… Read the full story

5 July 2016

Watch Our Latest Video From 'Post-Dismal'

Our current exhibition Post-Dismal, the critically acclaimed UK debut by contemporary artist Jeff Gillette, is proving to be one of London’s most popular shows of the summer season. In an exclusive video interview shot in our gallery Jeff… Read the full story

22 June 2016

Artist Interview With Jeff Gillette On ‘Post Dismal’

Ahead of his forthcoming UK debut exhibition at Lawrence Alkin Gallery we caught up with painter Jeff Gillette to discuss, amongst other things, the themes he’s explored in ‘Post Dismal’, as well as the influence of his extensive… Read the full story

10 June 2016

Tune In Tonight For Lucy Sparrow On The One Show

We are very pleased to announce that the queen of felt Lucy Sparrow will be featured on tonight’s episode of The One Show, to be aired on BBC1. Lucy will be discussing her incredible felt replica crown jewels,… Read the full story

7 June 2016

New Banksy Playground Mural & Forthcoming Exhibition From Star of 'Dismaland' Jeff Gillette

The anonymous street art giant Banksy has struck again, this time painting a monumental 15 foot mural on the wall of a Bristol primary school. A spokesperson for the artist confirmed that the artwork, which depicts a naively… Read the full story

6 June 2016

Lucy Sparrow Featured on Juxtapoz

The Queen of Felt Lucy Sparrow has just been featured on the website of seminal art magazine Juxtapoz, with an article detailing her forthcoming exhibition. Sparrow will be taking her ingenious Erotic Emporium across the pond, installing the… Read the full story

2 June 2016

artrepublic present: The Art Yard Sale

This Sunday, 5th June, our Brighton based sister gallery artrepublic will be holding their second Art Yard Sale, a day where you can buy art directly from some of the biggest artists around. Following on from last year's… Read the full story

1 June 2016

Jeff Koons: ‘Now’ opens at Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery

Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst were once the young terrors of the art world, now middle aged and mid-career the pair with the Midas touch have joined forces for the second exhibition to be held at Hirst’s Newport… Read the full story

27 May 2016

Zoe Grace : Art Electric - Private View

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that attended last night’s electrifying private view for ‘Art Electric’ by Zoe Grace, the first show at Lawrence Alkin Gallery to be comprised entire from neon and light… Read the full story

24 May 2016

Lucy Sparrow Releases X-Rated Animation From Her Soho Sex Shop Exhibition

Lucy Sparrow has just posted online a playful and X-rated animation from her 2015 exhibition ‘Madame Roxy’s Erotic Emporium’. The show saw Sparrow take over an entire shop in London’s Soho, fitting it out with more than 5000… Read the full story

22 May 2016

Artist Interview With Zoe Grace On 'Art Electric'

Ahead of her debut exhibition ‘Art Electric’ we caught up with Zoe Grace to discuss amongst other things; how she arrived at creating neon and light box work from her street art beginnings, the importance of meditation to… Read the full story

21 May 2016

Our Highlights From Art 16 Including Damien Hirst and RETNA

Art 16 is fast becoming one of the main attractions on London’s cultural calendar. Now in its third year the huge art fair, which takes place at London’s Olympia, kicks off the summer season with a stellar collection… Read the full story

16 May 2016

Last Chance To Catch Transcend

Our current exhibition Transcend by Tom French has now entered its final week. The collection of oil canvases, works on paper/wood and prints have been incredibly well received by visitors to the gallery, with the vast majority of… Read the full story

10 May 2016

Damien Hirst Exhibits Old and New Work at Frieze NY

The annual instalment of the Frieze New York art fair has just taken place on the city’s Randall Island, with more than 200 galleries from 31 countries. The biggest names in international art, as well as high-powered… Read the full story

6 May 2016

Dan Baldwin and Peter Blake Debut New Editions at the London Original Print Fair

This weekend the 31st instalment of the London Original Print Fair takes place a short walk from our gallery. The event is the capitals longest serving art fair and is held at the prestigious Royal Academy. Several artists… Read the full story

4 May 2016

Banksy’s Dismaland Nominated For South Bank Award

Without a doubt one of the biggest art world attractions of last year was Banksy’s Dismaland, a sensational amusement park/group exhibition held in the rather unlikely location of a disused lido in Weston-super-Mare. Off the success of the… Read the full story

29 April 2016

Tom French Interview With VNA Magazine And New Studio Video

We are pleased to announce that our current exhibiting artist Tom French has just been featured in an interview with the independent arts magazine Very Nearly Almost – VNA. Since its launch in 2006 the publication has established… Read the full story

25 April 2016

Damien Hirst Reunited With Former Gallerist Larry Gagosian

Damien Hirst has come a long way since his hell raising days of the 90s and it seems the artist is keen to patch up previously fractured relationships, with the latest announcement that he is getting back together with… Read the full story

22 April 2016

Tom French : Transcend - Private View

We would like to say a big thank you to all that attended last night’s private view for Transcend, the latest major solo exhibition from contemporary painter Tom French. Tom has transformed our New Compton Street space with… Read the full story

15 April 2016

Damien Hirst’s Butterfly Etchings Now Available

Damien Hirst has returned to one of his earliest and most loved motifs of the butterfly in the exquisite series of etchings ‘The Wonders of You’, now available through the gallery. Produced as a set of six vividly… Read the full story

11 April 2016

Ben Eine Helps Celebrate 200M Sales Of The Big Issue

The highly regarded street artist Ben Eine has recently relocated back to the UK after a stint in San Francisco. Already the typographic gunslinger has been making his mark in town busy cutting stencils and spraying new work, as… Read the full story

7 April 2016

Artist Interview With Tom French On TRANSCEND

Ahead of our forthcoming exhibition TRANSCEND we caught up with the artist Tom French to discuss the evolution of his practice, the multiple meanings behind the show’s title and how important intuition has been in this latest body… Read the full story

1 April 2016

Lawrence Alkin Gallery x Paint Your London

We are honoured to have supported ‘Paint Your London’, a two week Street Art festival set up by art collective and friends of the gallery Wood Street Walls. The two-week event brought together some of the best street… Read the full story

24 March 2016

High Rise: Stanley Donwood's Take On JG Ballard

The film adaptation of JG Ballard’s dystopian novel ‘High Rise’ has just been released in cinemas nationwide. We thought it was an appropriate time to delve into the gallery archive and relive Stanley Donwood’s brilliant exhibition ‘Dream Cargo’… Read the full story

21 March 2016

Nick Smith Private View and Latest Print Release

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that attended last Thursday’s private view for Nick Smith’s latest show ‘Paramour’. The evening was a huge success with legions of art collectors, followers, fans and… Read the full story

14 March 2016

Nick Smith Interview On His Latest Exhibition : Paramour

Ahead of his hotly anticipated return to Lawrence Alkin Gallery, we caught up with Nick Smith in his studio to discuss the journey he’s been on since last year’s debut sell out exhibition ‘Psycolourgy’. Over the course of… Read the full story

11 March 2016

Damien Hirst Resin Pills Now Available

We are thrilled to announce that we now have a number of Damien Hirst’s exquisite pharmaceutical sculptures available through the gallery. They were first released as part of Hirst’s exhibition ‘Schizophrenogenesis’, that saw the acclaimed artist create a… Read the full story

5 March 2016

Scientists Attempt To Unmask Banksy Using Complex Mathematics And Criminology

A group of top forensic scientists at London’s Queen Mary University have devised a strategy to reveal the identity of the anonymous street art supremo Banksy, by using a combination of advanced mathematics, criminology and geographic profiling. From… Read the full story

1 March 2016

Chapman Brothers New Exhibition and Red Light District Pop-Up Shop

Jake and Dinos Chapman have recently opened a pop-up shop in a rather unlikely location, the heart of Amsterdam’s Red Light District. When talking about the Chapman Brother’s the words ‘shocking’, ‘controversial’ and ‘outrageous’ are never too far… Read the full story

26 February 2016

Artist Interview : Dean Fox

For our latest artist interview we caught up with one of the newer artists to exhibit in the gallery, the visionary contemporary painter Dean Fox. Dean first showed with us at the tail end of 2015 as part… Read the full story

19 February 2016

'Almost Beautiful’ Private View And New Gallery Partnership With Clarendon Cocktail Cellar

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that attended last night’s private view for the opening of Keaton Henson’s exhibition ‘Almost Beautiful’. It was great to welcome so many fans of the artist, newcomers… Read the full story

15 February 2016

Ben Eine’s Body Shop Colab Hits the High Street

Have you noticed some eye catching and iconic typography recently when out shopping? Street art aristocrat Ben Eine is in the midst of a worldwide shop front take over… Earlier this month we reported on Ben Eine’s latest… Read the full story

12 February 2016

Damien Hirst Opens Pharmacy 2 Restaurant at his Newport Street Gallery

Damien Hirst has rebooted his previously defunct restaurant Pharmacy, with the new high-class eatery set to open its doors in his Newport Street Gallery later this month. The original Pharmacy opened in Notting Hill back in 1998, with… Read the full story

5 February 2016

Ben Eine & The Body Shop Team Up To Raise £300k For Charity

Street art heavyweight Ben Eine has recently teamed up with The Body Shop for an exciting new project. The artist has provided his ‘CHANGE’ design to be used on their new limited edition Hemp Hand Protector, in a… Read the full story

29 January 2016

Keaton Henson Interview: Evening Standard

We are thrilled to announce that our next exhibition will be the gallery debut by the contemporary artist, singer and songwriter Keaton Henson.  Ahead of the show and his forthcoming huge concert at London’s Round House Henson gave… Read the full story

25 January 2016

Banksy’s Latest Artwork Criticises Alleged Use Of Teargas In Calais

A new Banksy mural criticising the use of tear gas in the Calais “Jungle” refugee camp has appeared in London over the weekend, situated provocatively opposite the French embassy. The stencil, which is based upon the poster for… Read the full story

22 January 2016

The Chapman Brothers On BBC & New Etchings In The Gallery

Jake and Dinos Chapman have carved out a niche career in the art world through utilising and embracing the power to shock their viewers. Having burst onto the scene in the early 90s alongside the other YBA’s including… Read the full story

15 January 2016

STATIC - Press Play : Private View

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone that attended last night’s private view for Press Play, our first gallery exhibition of 2016. And what a way to kick off the new year! The gallery was… Read the full story

12 January 2016

Artist Interview With STATIC Ahead Of Their Show Press Play

Ahead of their hotly anticipated show ‘Press Play’ that kicks off our 2016 gallery program this week, we caught up with Tom and Craig of STATIC to pick their brains on the new work and find out more… Read the full story

11 January 2016

Banksy With House Attached On The Market For £210,000

A grade II listed building in Cheltenham is up for sale, with the rather unique selling point of coming complete with a genuine Banksy painting on the exterior wall. The end of terrace Victorian house became one of… Read the full story

8 January 2016

Banksy’s Artwork Of Steve Jobs Defaced In Calais Refugee Camp

Last month we reported on Banksy’s latest public artworks that appeared in the Calais refugee camp known in the press as ‘The Jungle’. The anonymous street artist had stencilled an image of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs… Read the full story

4 January 2016

Lawrence Alkin Gallery Highlights Of 2015

2015 was a huge year for us at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. Over the course of twelve months our New Compton Street space played host to six solo exhibitions from our affiliated artists, including debuts from Nick Smith, Sepe… Read the full story

22 December 2015

5 Festive Works Of Art To Get You Ready For Christmas

As we have now entered Christmas week we thought it would be an appropriate time to select a number of our most festive works of art to really get everyone in the mood for celebration. 1. Dave White… Read the full story

15 December 2015

Artist Interview With Laura Keeble

As part of our winter group show MIX we are thrilled to have several works in the gallery from the multidisciplinary artist Laura Keeble. Her practice is concerned with creating a pause and space for the viewer in which… Read the full story

14 December 2015

Banksy Uses Image Of Apple Founder Steve Jobs In New Calais Pieces

Britain’s best loved street artist Banksy has just revealed via his website a series of new images created in and around the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp. The work is intended to counter the negative attitude towards the thousands… Read the full story

8 December 2015

Michael Craig-Martin Holds His First UK Solo Show in 26 Years

Michael Craig-Martin, the heavily influential artist and former tutor to several YBA’s including Damien Hirst, is currently holding his first solo show in a public gallery in London since 1989. The exhibition titled ‘Transience’ is taking place in… Read the full story

3 December 2015

Lawrence Alkin Gallery Now Showing At SCOPE Miami Beach

Lawrence Alkin Gallery have decamped to the glamorous surrounds of Ocean Drive on Miami’s famous beach for this week’s SCOPE art fair. SCOPE is celebrated as the premier showcase for international emerging Contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming.… Read the full story

30 November 2015

MIX: Winter Private View

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended last Thursday’s private view for our final gallery event of year, the opening of MIX our winter group show. The evening was a roaring success… Read the full story

26 November 2015

Banksy Print Sells For Over £50,000 In Auction

It seems like Banksy’s value on the art market shows no sign of wavering after a signed edition of his iconic 'Balloon Girl', which is better known as ‘Girl With Red Balloon’, fetched an incredible £56,250 in auction this… Read the full story

25 November 2015

Damien Hirst Is Already Getting In The Festive Mood

Despite it still being November it seems that Damien Hirst is already well and truly getting ready for Christmas. The artist has recently designed the impressive tree that was unveiled outside of Mayfair’s prestigious luxury hotel The Connaught. In… Read the full story

20 November 2015

This Winter At The Gallery – MIX Group Show & Miami Art Week

As we bid farewell to Dan Baldwin’s sensational show The Fear of Letting Go, it is time to look forward to our final two events of the 2015 Lawrence Alkin Gallery programme. First up is MIX our biannual… Read the full story

12 November 2015

Peter Blake Releases His Latest Tattooed People Set

To coincide with his forthcoming exhibition consisting solely of portraiture, Sir Peter Blake has just released a beautiful set of 10 ‘Tattooed People’ prints as an exquisite box set.  Portraiture has long been central to Blake’s practice, with… Read the full story

10 November 2015

Last Chance To Catch Fear Of Letting Go

Dan Baldwin’s sensational latest show The Fear of Letting Go has now entered its final week in the gallery, so if you’ve not yet seen the work in the flesh now is definitely the time. It seems like… Read the full story

5 November 2015

RETNA Colabs With Prince of Pop Justin Bieber

RETNA is without a doubt one of the biggest and most notorious names in the world of street art, so it seems rather fitting that the unruly megastar Justin Bieber has called upon the artist to provide the… Read the full story

3 November 2015

Static Pop-Up Shop At Boxpark

The dynamic duo Tom and Craig of Static have set up a pop-up shop for one week only in East London’s epicentre of cool the temporary mall Boxpark. Situated next to Shoreditch High Street station the pair have taken… Read the full story

2 November 2015

Ben Eine Displays His Charm In California

Internationally renowned street artist Ben Eine sparked a major discussion with Laguna Beach council in California, after it was decided that his latest mural should remain in place despite being created without a permit. The huge piece that… Read the full story

26 October 2015

Lawrence Alkin Gallery Presents An Award At The National Open Art 2015

After operating for nearly two decades, NOA (National Open Art) is recognised as one of the UK’s premiere art competitions. It exists to nurture young and emerging talent based in the UK and Ireland, with a total of… Read the full story

23 October 2015

Damien Hirst Rehouses His Collection Of Art Including Work From Dan Baldwin

The British artist Damien Hirst has recently been working out what to do with his ever-growing collection of artwork. It has been reported in the Telegraph this week that Hirst has been granted permission to excavate beneath his £39.5… Read the full story

19 October 2015

Spotlight on: Dave White

Those of you who follow Dave White on his various burgeoning social media channels will know that he is one of the most prolific artists out there, with a continuous stream of new work emerging from his Dorset… Read the full story

1 October 2015

The Fear of Letting Go: Private View

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that attended last night’s private view for ‘The Fear of Letting Go’. The gallery was positively heaving for the duration of the night, with legions of Baldwin… Read the full story

28 September 2015

Artist Interview: Dan Baldwin 'The Fear of Letting Go'

Ahead of his latest exhibition ‘The Fear Of Letting Go’, at Lawrence Alkin Gallery, we caught up with Dan alongside his wife Annie in the comfortable confines of the Groucho Club. Examples of his work sit among their… Read the full story

17 September 2015

STATIC Near Target For Wood Street Walls Project

We caught up with the stencil and spray paint maestros Tom and Craig of STATIC to hear the latest on their Wood Street Walls community project, as well as a recap on the work they’ve been creating over… Read the full story

16 September 2015

Posters From Banksy’s Dismaland Appear Across London

Over 300 subversive posters have appeared across London on advertising hoardings as a response to the controversial DSEI (Defence and Security Equipment International) Arms Fair, after they were originally on display at Banksy’s Dismaland amusement park.   The… Read the full story

14 September 2015

Jake Wood-Evans ‘Shades of Night’ is Now Open

Last Thursday saw the long awaited opening of ‘Shades of Night’, Jake Wood-Evans’ debut solo exhibition with us at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. We would like to say a big thank you to all those who attended the private… Read the full story

2 September 2015

Jake Wood Evans Interview On 'Shades of Night'

Lawrence Alkin Gallery are pleased to present ‘Shades of Night’, the ethereal and alluring solo show from British contemporary painter Jake Wood-Evans. The new body of work is the culmination of several months spent dedicated in his Hastings based… Read the full story

28 August 2015

Sir Peter Blake On BBC4

Despite being an octogenarian Peter Blake is known as one of the most industrious and prolific artists around. It is little wonder that he was the subject of the latest episode of the fascinating and revealing BBC TV… Read the full story

26 August 2015

Artist Interview With Shuby

This week we caught up with the street artist Shuby to find out more about her favoured medium of paste-ups, the story behind her signature Banana image and her favourite artists, amongst other things. Read on to delve… Read the full story

25 August 2015

Banksy Releases Official Promotional Video For ‘Dismaland’

Check out Banksy's latest official promo video for his new theme park meets art show Dismaland.  Click here to read our blog on Dismaland. If you are interested in the work of Banksy, check out what we have currently available. Alternatively… Read the full story

21 August 2015

Banksy’s Dismaland Opens Featuring A Number Of Artists From Our Gallery Roster

After much speculation throughout the week as to what exactly was happening in Weston-super-Mare, it was announced yesterday that Banksy’s latest and arguably most ambitious project to date ‘Dismaland’ is to open its doors to the public this… Read the full story

18 August 2015

Is Banksy About To Open A Top Secret Exhibition In Weston-super-Mare?

Things have been generally quiet on the Banksy front for a while now, barring his trip to Palestine earlier this year and the auctioning off of old wall murals, but it looks like this is about to change with… Read the full story

10 August 2015

Introducing Michael Craig-Martin To Our Gallery Roster

Michael Craig-Martin has just left his mark on one of the most prestigious of art institutes in the UK The Royal Academy, when he curated its latest, highly esteemed summer group exhibition. The show, which is consistently one… Read the full story

5 August 2015

Banksy Mural On West Bank Expected To Fetch £400K At Auction

One of the largest and most significant remaining murals from Banksy’s infamous second trip to Israel in 2007 is going under the hammer in Beverly Hills next month and is expected to fetch around £400,000. The piece titled… Read the full story

31 July 2015

Own Art 20 Has Landed

We are very pleased to announce that Lawrence Alkin Gallery has been selected by the Arts Council England to expand upon the current *interest free, Own Art loan scheme. From now on we will be able to offer… Read the full story

29 July 2015

Nick Smith Explains His Latest X-Rated Artwork

Our summer group show MIX is now in full force with brand new original artwork from a number of our favourite artists. Earlier this year Nick Smith kicked off 2015 in style with his debut solo show ‘Psycolourgy’,… Read the full story

20 July 2015

Mr Brainwash Features On ‘Good Day New York’

Mr. Brainwash is one of those unique characters that are perhaps best described as like ‘marmite’; you either love him or hate him. Although one thing that is for certain is that there’s never a dull moment when… Read the full story

17 July 2015

Introducing Cosmo Sarson, Bernadette Despujols, Eelus, Candice Tripp, Laura Keeble and Esbe

Our biggest and best summer group show MIX is fully underway, bringing a plethora of diverse and memorable works to our New Compton Street space. Those of you who have already seen the show might have noticed pieces… Read the full story

15 July 2015

Marc Quinn Brings The Sea Shore To London

The celebrated British artist Marc Quinn will present new work for the first time in London for nearly half a decade this week, with the opening of his latest exhibition ‘The Toxic Sublime’ at South London’s White Cube.… Read the full story

9 July 2015

MIX: Summer Group Show Now Open

Our biggest and best summer group exhibition MIX is now open to the public, presenting a diverse selection of artwork from artists covering the breadth of our urban and contemporary roster. There is a huge variety of work on… Read the full story

8 July 2015

Damien Hirst Announces October Opening Of His New London Gallery

Damien Hirst is one of those characters that doesn’t spend much time out of the news, and he has certainly got the art world sitting up straight and paying attention with the announcement of a long awaited opening date… Read the full story

30 June 2015

Last chance to catch 'The Golden Age of Grotesque'

We are now in the final few days of Sepe’s thought provoking and visually stimulating debut show ‘The Golden Age of Grotesque’. The Polish street artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK has been a roaring success, with… Read the full story

29 June 2015

Shepard Fairey Refused To OBEY The Law

Shepard Fairey is an artist who is synonymous with the street art movement and is up there with the likes of Banksy and D-face as one of the best-known urban artists on the planet. He is also well… Read the full story

23 June 2015

Juxtapoz Names Lawrence Alkin Gallery Among Its Favourite European Galleries

As the dust begins to settle on Scope Basel 2015 we can reflect on what was a fantastic week during our debut participation in the internationally renowned art fair. We would like to extend a big thank you… Read the full story

19 June 2015

Sepe’s Incredible New Mural In Italy

Things have been pretty non-stop for Sepe recently, not only has the Polish artist created a stunning new body of work for his current show ‘The Golden Age of Grotesque’ which has been enthusiastically received in our Soho gallery,… Read the full story

17 June 2015

Artist Interview With Jacky Tsai

As our stand at Scope Basel is now open to the public we thought it was fitting that we share this recent interview we conducted with Jacky Tsai, one of the most exciting and innovative young artists we… Read the full story

15 June 2015

Take A Walk Around The Walls of Our Stand at SCOPE Basel

This week will see Lawrence Alkin Gallery’s debut participation at SCOPE Basel Art Show. The show is celebrating its 9th edition in the idyllic Swiss city and will see thousands of art fans descend on the area for the… Read the full story

12 June 2015

Sir Peter Blake Painting Bought for £30 Expected To Fetch Over £300,000

A classic painting by the Godfather of Pop-Art Sir Peter Blake, titled ‘Boys with New Ties’, is due to go under the hammer at Christie’s auction house in London later this month, with an estimated price set at… Read the full story

11 June 2015

Damien Hirst at 50

This week saw the art world giant Damien Hirst reach the milestone of 50 years old. Back in his hell raising 90s heyday few could have envisioned seeing the artist reach half a century, but he has certainly… Read the full story

3 June 2015

Banksy’s ‘Silent Majority’ fetches over £445k in Paris auction

An original painting by Banksy dating back to the late 1990s has sold at auction for a tidy sum of £445,792 (€620,000). It is rather fitting the sale has gone through with the summer festival season approaching as the piece… Read the full story

2 June 2015

Sepe: Private View

Last week marked the eagerly anticipated UK debut show ‘The Golden Age of Grotesque’, from the Polish artist Sepe. Lawrence Alkin Gallery would like to say a big thank you to all who attended Thursday night’s private view… Read the full story

27 May 2015

Sepe Interview: The Golden Age of Grotesque

Lawrence Alkin Gallery are thrilled to present ‘The Golden Age of Grotesque’, the provocative and alluring UK debut solo show from Polish street artist Sepe. The brand new body of work explores current socio-political issues, demonstrating Sepe’s unique… Read the full story

18 May 2015

Peter Kennard Exhibits at the Imperial War Museum

Peter Kennard is widely acknowledged as the UK’s most important political artist and as a result is a very fitting inclusion in our present exhibition ‘The Art of Politics’. The first major retrospective of his work, ‘Peter Kennard:… Read the full story

13 May 2015

Picasso Painting Fetches a Record £115 Million

Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece Les femmes d’Algiers (Women of Algiers, Version O) sold at Christies in New York last night for an eye-watering $179m (£115m) making it, for the time being, the most expensive piece of art sold at auction… Read the full story

12 May 2015

Venice Biennale 2015

This month is a very significant one in the art world calendar, as May heralds the start of the 56th Venice Art Biennale. Taking place in the picturesque Italian water based city, the 6-month long event will showcase… Read the full story

6 May 2015

‘The Art of Politics’ Private View and Blek Le Rat In The Gallery

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended our private view for The Art of Politics and contributed to the stimulating atmosphere. It was great to witness the gallery buzzing with activity; we overheard… Read the full story

23 April 2015

Last Chance To Catch 'Dream Cargo'

Our current exhibition Dream Cargo by the exceptional Stanley Donwood has been the talk of the town for the past few weeks, with his series of reworked book covers and artwork bringing a psychedelic element to the gallery.… Read the full story

17 April 2015

The Art of Politics Manifesto

We have two brilliantly subversive video teasers from the artist Pablo P Casio, to whet your appetite ahead of our forthcoming group exhibition 'The Art of Politics'. Pablo P Casio is one of a number of artists who… Read the full story

10 April 2015

Pope by a Pope

Sara Pope is best known for her luscious and sensual portraits of celebrity lips but has chosen a rather different subject matter for one of her latest pieces. She has painted a beautifully expressive portrait of her namesake… Read the full story

2 April 2015

Banksy Original Sold for £118 in Gaza

Banksy enthralled the world recently when he posted a mock- travel/promotional video online of his latest escapades in Gaza. The anonymous artist created several stencil works in the war torn region, in a bid to highlight what life… Read the full story

27 March 2015

‘Dream Cargo’ Private View

We would like to say a big thank you to all who attended last night’s private view for ‘Dream Cargo’ by the exceptional Stanley Donwood. There was a suitably large turnout for the evening, with nearly every inch of… Read the full story

18 March 2015

New Nick Smith edition splashes down

We are thrilled to announce the release of the master of collage Nick Smith’s latest edition ‘Bigger Splash 2015’. Riding the wave success after his immensely popular solo show ‘Psycolourgy’, Smith has transformed David Hockney’s iconic swimming pool painting… Read the full story

13 March 2015

Ben Eine paints with UAE Royalty

Master of typography Ben Eine can add the rather long name of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan to his ever growing list of distinguished fans after the Londoner was invited to Abu Dhabi by the UAE Royal to… Read the full story

12 March 2015

Jacky Tsai in the Telegraph

Jacky Tsai’s ‘Floral Horse’ was looking suitably majestic when it graced the pages of The Telegraph this week alongside an article on ‘Art Central’, a new contemporary air fair taking place in Hong Kong later this month. The… Read the full story

26 February 2015

Banksy goes undercover in Gaza

Banksy has just revealed his latest art work in Gaza with an accompanying sharply satirical tourist video that promotes the war-torn region. The video, which was released through his website, shows the elusive street artist traveling through a… Read the full story

20 February 2015

Geraldine Swayne Interview on 'What Do You Want...?'

Geraldine Swayne’s upcoming show ‘What Do You Want…?’ will be the first exhibition consisting solely of paintings to grace the gallery since last years ‘Flux’ by Tom French. Her powerful miniatures are set to transform our New Compton… Read the full story

3 February 2015

STATIC x Wood Street Walls

This year will see the artist duo STATIC take to streets of Walthamstow in East London to apply their signature layered images to local walls whilst breathing life and vibrancy into the area. We caught up with the… Read the full story

30 January 2015

Banksy Bonanza hits Bonhams

Last week saw 30 Banksy prints go under the hammer at the prestigious London auction house Bonhams, generating a sales total of nearly £435,000. Bonham’s representatives said the works “performed extremely well” with all but two pieces selling… Read the full story

23 January 2015

‘Psycolourgy’ Private View

We would like to extend a big thank you to all of those who attended last night’s private view for Psycolourgy, our debut solo show from Nick Smith. The evening was a roaring success with our New Compton… Read the full story

16 January 2015

Nick Smith Interview on ‘Psycolourgy’

There is a wave of excitement rippling its way through London ahead of our first exhibition of 2015 and what better way to kick of proceedings than with ‘Psycolourgy’ our debut solo show from the master of colourful collage Nick… Read the full story

8 January 2015

Banksy’s Tribute to Charlie Hebdo isn’t a Banksy but is important nevertheless

The world stood aghast in horror this week after the tragic events that unfolded at Charlie Hedbo in Paris. Britain's favourite street artist Banksy quickly responded in his favoured form of communication visual art, posting a poignant image of… Read the full story

6 January 2015

The 2014 Art Review

Well what a year 2014 was for the gallery, in the past 12 months we’ve held 8 separate solo exhibitions, two seasonal group shows and featured at a number art fairs. A plethora of cutting edge and diverse… Read the full story

16 December 2014

John P. Slade: Inside the bell jar

John P. Slade is one of our newest artists here at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. He creates intricate mixed media sculptures based on psychological studies. All of his work is encapsulated in Victorian era bell jars, which function simultaneously… Read the full story

5 December 2014

San Pierre: String Theory

San Pierre is one of our newest artists to show at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. He comes from a design background having worked in the fashion and advertising industries and now  plies his trade as an experimental artist utilising… Read the full story

29 November 2014

David Walker exhibition video

David Walker’s latest show ‘A Blank Canvas is a White Flag’ has seen the immensely talented street artist return to London, the city where he made his name, with anew body of work which has been incredibly well… Read the full story

25 November 2014

STATIC take KIWIDINOK to the streets

The guys from STATIC have been incredibly busy recently, as if having a show at Playboy Club London and collaborating with the computer game Call of Duty wasn’t enough the East London based stencil surgeons have recently taken… Read the full story

21 November 2014

‘A Blank Canvas is a White Flag’ Private View

We would like to say a big thank you to all that attended last night’s private view for David Walker’s brilliant new show ‘A Blank Canvas is a White Flag’. From early on in the evening we had… Read the full story

19 November 2014

David Walker: 'A Blank Canvas is a White Flag' Interview

There is a discernible wave of excitement rippling across London and art blogs are going into overdrive ahead of David Walker imminent new show, ‘A Blank Canvas is a White Flag’, which opening tomorrow. The exhibition features a… Read the full story

13 November 2014

STATIC Interview

STATIC is the creative output of London based images makers Tom Jackson and Craig Evans. Their unique work combines screen-printing with mixed media techniques to produce images that merge elements from street and fine art. The immensely talented… Read the full story

12 November 2014

The sad passing of Richard Duardo

At Lawrence Alkin Gallery we are all incredibly saddened to hear the news of the passing of master printer and spirited artist Richard Duardo. Duardo has long been dubbed the 'West-Coast Warhol' for his importance to the arts in… Read the full story

7 November 2014

Ben Eine's new 'Revolution'

Ben Eine is a force of nature in the world of graffiti and is undoubtedly one of the most well known artists in the scene. Whether he’s painting shutters in Shoreditch, designing scarfs for Louis Vuitton or making… Read the full story

31 October 2014

STATIC x Call of Duty

The duo STATIC have recently teamed up with gaming company Activision Blizzard to work on a very specially commission which coincides with the release of ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’, the most highly anticipated computer game of 2014.… Read the full story

24 October 2014

Dan Baldwin’s debut New York show opens

Dan Baldwin’s debut solo show in New York has opened this week. The show titled ‘The End of Innocence’ features a host of new work by the artist including paintings, bronze sculptures, ceramics and works on paper. Baldwin… Read the full story

10 October 2014

Our packed out private view for RYCA: 8 Forever

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended last night’s private view for Ryan Callanan aka RYCA’s brilliant new show ‘8 Forever’. The dismal weather could not dampen the party atmosphere and buzz… Read the full story

3 October 2014

Ryan Callanan gives us a sneak preview of ‘8 Forever’

There is a palpable sense of excitement around the gallery with less than one week to go until the opening of Ryan Callanan aka RYCA’s ground breaking solo show ‘8 Forever’. The highly anticipated new body of work… Read the full story

29 September 2014

Last chance to catch ‘To The Moon!’

Our fabulous exhibition of new works by the hugely talented Lidia de Pedro is now in its last week.  If you haven’t already seen it be sure to head down to the gallery to check out ‘To The… Read the full story

19 September 2014

Our Private View for Lidia de Pedro: 'To The Moon!'

A big thanks to everyone who attended last night’s private view for Lidia de Pedro’s incredible show ‘To The Moon!’. Our guests were treated to the first viewing of Lidia’s new body of work, which examines our relationship… Read the full story

17 September 2014

Lidia de Pedro talks us through To The Moon!

Lidia de Pedro marks her return to our New Compton St space this week with an exceptional solo show, featuring brand new paintings as well as hotly anticipated limited edition prints. Lidia has very kindly taken a few… Read the full story

12 September 2014

Banksy does New York

A documentary recounting Banksy’s month long artistic residency in New York is set to air on American network HBO. In October of last year, the anonymous graffiti artist set up camp in the city and went on to… Read the full story

5 September 2014

Dan Baldwin's First Solo Show in New York

We are very excited about the announcement of Dan Baldwin’s upcoming exhibition of brand new work, on show this October in New York City. The End of Innocence will be Baldwin’s first solo show in the Big Apple… Read the full story

30 August 2014

Lawrence Alkin Gallery weighs in on Graffiti debate

Graffiti and other public forms of antisocial behaviour are on the decline as people turn to social media as an outlet for their angst, is the opinion of Sir Stephen House, Scotland’s chief of Police. In an article… Read the full story

28 August 2014

Banksy’s Mobile Lovers raises £400k for Youth Club

An original Banksy artwork painted on the wall outside a cash-strapped youth club has been sold to a private collector for a cool £403,000. The Broad Plain Boys’ Club, which has been running in Banksy’s hometown of Bristol… Read the full story

22 August 2014

Meet Carrie Reichardt the Creator of a Ceramic Intervention at the V&A

Our contemporary ceramicist Carrie Reichardt is currently participating in an innovative exhibition at the world’s greatest museum of art and design. From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, ‘Disobedient Objects’ at London’s V&A museum is the first exhibition to… Read the full story

15 August 2014

Pick & Mix: The Best of our Group Summer Show

We are midway through 'MIX', our storming summer show. Part of our biannual group show programme, the exhibition is brimming with original works from our roster of contemporary and street artists. With originals flying out the door we’ve… Read the full story

8 August 2014

Hirst-on-Sea

Damien Hirst has recently been given the go ahead for perhaps his most controversial work to date, with plan to build an entire village near his childhood home. The proposed 750 home eco-town has been drawn up by… Read the full story

5 August 2014

Banksy Graffiti Rival King Robbo Dies

A pioneering British graffiti artist has passed away. King Robbo has died after three years in a coma following an unexplained head injury. Graffiti artist Doze, one of the founders of King Robbo’s original graffiti crew said “He’s… Read the full story

25 July 2014

Damien Hirst to Open London Museum in 2015

One of the most controversial and divisive art world figures, Damien Hirst, is set to cause a stir in the world of curating next year when he opens his first museum in London. Best known for his vitrines… Read the full story

18 July 2014

Our Private View for Mix: Summer Show

Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s private view for our summer show 'Mix'. Surviving London’s sticky weather with the aid of some cool beers and air conditioning, guests were treated to the first viewing of our… Read the full story

16 July 2014

Walk the Line on the London Sculpture Trail

Londoners and those visiting the city will be able to take part in a sculptural treasure trail later this summer when works from several prominent artists go on public display in East London. Former YBA’s including Damien Hirst,… Read the full story

4 July 2014

Record Breaking London Art Sales

The British art market confirmed it was in rude health this week as art buyers from across the globe flocked to the capital for a number of major auctions.  A Francis Bacon triptych sold for £26.7m at Sotheby’s London… Read the full story

27 June 2014

The Art of Futebol

Art world stars and world-class footballers are teaming up to celebrate the Brazilian World Cup and raise vital funds for charity. Footballs signed by Brazilian legends including Pelé, Ronaldo and Romário have been transformed into artworks by some… Read the full story

23 June 2014

Damon Albarn Pops by the Gallery to Support Sister Jess

It was one of those moments that we hoped would happen in the gallery, but were never quite sure if it ever would; Damon Albarn, big brother to our Jessica Albarn, coming in to say hi and to check… Read the full story

13 June 2014

Jessica Albarn Live Drawing at The Natural History Museum

In collaboration with our exhibition ‘Resurrection’, Jessica Albarn will be participating in a drawing performance at The National History Museum this weekend. On the 14th and 15th of June Jessica will be drawing bees from her own collection… Read the full story

13 June 2014

Our Private View for Resurrection by Jessica Albarn

Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s private view for our new solo show by Jessica Albarn ‘Resurrection’. It was a beautiful, balmy, bee-filled evening at the gallery. With a guest list filled to the brim we… Read the full story

6 June 2014

Dave White Interview

Last November our ‘Aquatic’ show debuted British artist Dave White’s first collection of prints and originals depicting water and sea-based life. Undulating octopi, elegant sea horses and magnificent sharks filled our gallery walls. Following the show’s success, a… Read the full story

4 June 2014

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As we prepare to unveil our upcoming solo show of exceptional new work by Jessica Albarn, the artist discusses her drawings of dead insects, her unusual passion for extinct creatures and her idyllic childhood with older brother Damon… Read the full story

30 May 2014

Bonnie and Clyde and Maria Rivans Discuss Their Super Visions

Our gallery is currently awash with the cool collage aesthetic of two of our favourite artists, Maria Rivans and Bonnie and Clyde. ‘Super Vision’, their first collaborative exhibition, is a magnificent celebration of alternate realities, fantastical other-worlds and… Read the full story

27 May 2014

Banksy Given Webby Award - Named 'Person of the Year'

It’s official: Banksy has won the Webby Award for "Person of the Year", given in recognition for his street art attack on New York, "Better Out Than In". For a month last October, the street artist dropped a… Read the full story

16 May 2014

Super Vision: Bonnie and Clyde vs Maria Rivans On Now

Our latest gallery exhibition, Super Vision, opened last night with a spectacular preview. The balmy evening saw an influx of collage fans flocking to the gallery to see brand new work by two of the best artists working… Read the full story

2 May 2014

Tom French FLUX exhibition EXTENDED by popular demand

Our current exhibition, featuring the breathtaking painting technique of Tom French, has been extended until 10th May due to the demand by many who simply want to see the show. It's been a rip-roarer of a show with… Read the full story

29 April 2014

New Sepe Wall Mural, Aalborg, Denmark

One of our favourite artists of recent times Sepe, has been seen lurking with intent in Aalborg, Denmark. What was he up to you ask, painting a gigantic miral with fellow Polish street artist Robert 'Tone' Proch is… Read the full story

11 April 2014

FLUX by Tom French Now On

Our latest gallery exhibition, FLUX, opened to acclaim last night as we presented the newest collection of work from celebrated British painter Tom French. FLUX focuses on the reflection of the conscious and unconscious mind, with Tom’s paintings… Read the full story

27 March 2014

Jamie Reid collaborates with Fred Perry

Jamie Reid and clothing heavyweights Fred Perry have combined to create an art/fashion mash-up. Reid, who is accredited with defining the look of the late 70s punk rock scene, as well as arguably being the figure to light… Read the full story

19 March 2014

New Additions: Banksy and Ben Eine

The gallery have just added several new limited editions to our stock. We all love a new artwork, something new to look at and get excited about, who can't agree with that! These new works just in are… Read the full story

14 March 2014

People Are Strange by Noah Taylor Now Open

Noah Taylor, the Australian actor and artist famed most recently for his role as Locke in Game of Thrones, opened his first ever UK solo art exhibition this week with a gallery stuffed full of collectors and fans.… Read the full story

8 March 2014

Forthcoming Exhibition: People Are Strange by Noah Taylor

Our forthcoming exhibition is by Australian artist and actor Noah Taylor. Famed for his roles in many a blockbuster and cult movie alike, including most recently Game of Thrones, Noah Taylor's UK debut exhibition, 'People Are Strange', will… Read the full story

14 February 2014

One Red Rose Forever Opening Night

Our first exhibition of 2014 kicked off on Thursday (13th) to, what is becoming, the customary packed gallery! It was Copyright's first exhibition with us and it started with a bang as we present a unique showcase of… Read the full story

6 February 2014

Forthcoming Show: Copyright 'One Red Rose Forever'

Our forthcoming exhibition at the gallery is One Red Rose Forever by noted street artist Copyright. Featuring a unique showcase of new original work and rare past works all centred around Copyright's longstanding motif; the rose. If you… Read the full story

4 February 2014

the GROUP exhibition EXTENDED this week

By sheer demand, our winter exhibition, the GROUP has been extended until the end of this week - Saturday 8th February. If you've not had the chance yet to see the show, there's no time like the present.… Read the full story

24 January 2014

New Addition: Mel Ferrer's Nightmare Double Exposure Pink Canvas by Pure Evil

From a series that has quickly established itself as one of the most popular and iconic from the street art scene in recent years, Pure Evil’s nightmare series returns to the gallery with this tight spray paint stencil… Read the full story

8 January 2014

David Ross Featuring in Kate Moss TV Documentary

Our very own David Ross is set to feature in an upcoming TV documentary focusing the world’s most famous face, Kate Moss, as she turns the big 4 0 this January. Ross is set feature in the programme… Read the full story

21 December 2013

Shuby's Barcelona Trip

Our enigmatic street artist Shuby went for a little art stroll in Barcelona recently. Here's what happened... Shuby, along with artist boyfriend Jeffrey Disaster, went packed only with cans, paints and some paste-up gear with the sole purpose… Read the full story

13 December 2013

the GROUP Opening Preview

Our final show of 2013, the GROUP, opened last night (amazingly our 3rd since the end of October!). There was such a great crowd in attendance, the white mulled wine flowed, yes you read correctly there - a… Read the full story

9 December 2013

the GROUP 13/14 Opening this Thursday

Our final exhibition of 2013 is upon us and for it we thought why not parade those artists who we've been working with for some time now, but never done an exhibition with. As there were a few,… Read the full story

5 December 2013

Last few days with Dave White

This Saturday well be the last day of the Dave White Show, and we are sad to see it leave, so if you haven't been down to see the show, come and see it before Saturday at 7pm when… Read the full story

15 November 2013

Current Exhibition: Dave White Aquatic Private View

What a event it was last night as we celebrated, long into the night (as usual), the opening of Dave White's latest collection Aquatic. The gallery space was packed to the rafters with collectors and followers of Dave's… Read the full story

4 November 2013

Dave White Designs MTV EMA Award

At the beginning of this month Dave White, whose upcoming exhibition Aquatic is being showcased at our London gallery, was given the wondrous task of putting his very unique stamp on an MTV EMA award. It’s always a… Read the full story

31 October 2013

Kate Moss: Roll 1 Opens With A Bang

The Lawrence Alkin Gallery debut exhibition Kate Moss Roll 1 opened to a massive turn out last night with collectors and Kate Moss fans all arriving in their droves wanting to see the first ever roll of film… Read the full story

18 October 2013

Moniker Art Fair Opens With a Host of Lawrence Alkin Gallery Artists

In what is now being termed London Art Fair week due to the sheer volume of temporary, pop-up, fairs and projects across London town, it was Moniker in their new location within the Truman Brewery that got us… Read the full story

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