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Sickboy – Make It Last Forever / Treasure Hunt – The Outsiders London

To coincide with Sickboy’s technicolour transformation of The Outsiders London, the multi-disciplinary street artist has planned an extra curricular summer activity in the form of an exclusive Sickboy Treasure Hunt.

The weekend hunt will kick off this Friday 18th July with five laser-etched Sickboy coffins up for grabs, packed with artist ephemera, original sketches, exclusive Sickboy sticker packs and cosmic curio. The bespoke coffins, which are signed and numbered by the artist, will be buried in multiple locations around the capital marked with a Sickboy temple flag.

Secret location maps and further information regarding how to claim your treasure will be released Friday morning … watch this space and get those shovels ready!

Make It Last Forever runs from Friday 25th July until 30th August at The Outsiders London.

Film courtesy of Sickboy and Mark Warrington.

www.thesickboy.com

VNA 26 Bristol & London Launch – Photo Round-Up

Big ups to everyone that came down to our Bristol and London launches, apologies to those of you who couldn’t make the UK launches, hopefully we’ll be bringing a launch to somewhere near you in the not too distant future…

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Massive thanks to all of our partners and friends that made this happen, special thanks to Aaron and the Sixpoint crew, Alex and Ian at Laz, and Cheba and the Weapon Of Choice boys for being most excellent hosts.

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www.weaponofchoicegallery.co.uk

www.theoutsiders.net

www.sixpoint.com

VNA 26 Release! – Online and in stores!

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In VNA 26 we’ve managed to cram in large-scale muralists, fine art, graff writers who’ve transitioned to galleries, abstract art and even some skateboarding. From London and California, to New York and Penang by way of Bristol, we’ve scoured the world to bring you a mix of awesome artists we’ve just discovered alongside some of our old favourites who haven’t yet had their time to shine in VNA.

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As for the cover artist, we’ve returned to the UK to chat to a hugely influential artist and a bit of a personal hero of ours, Robert Del Naja, a character from the art world perhaps better known by his musical moniker; Massive Attack’s 3D.

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After our inaugural visit to Pow! Wow! Hawaii, we made the most of our contacts there, staying in touch with Augustine Kofie and going back to dig in the crates with Buff Monster. We’ve pulled out the stops to bring you some gallery talk with Jonathan LeVine, as well as crossing over to Australia to catch up with James Jirat Patradoon and Numskull.

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We also feature 10101010101010101010, or Ten Ten for short, the mystical eastern styles of Calma, London-based print wizard, Aida, and US-artist, Greg Lamarche. To keep things fresh, we’ve also gone large with Lithuanian street painter Ernest Zacharevic and a little abstract too by chatting to Icelandic mark-maker, Katrin Fridriks.

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Photo features focus on London, Singapore and Los Angeles, with contributions from NoLionsInEngland, Claude Crommelin, Mark Rigney, Chasing Ghosts and Birdman.

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With cover shots from the talented photographer James Sharrock, we’re stepping up our game all round and pushing the boat out with no less than 4 different covers available over the next couple of weeks.

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VNA 26 Is available to buy online from www.verynearlyalmost.com or you can pick up a copy in your awesome local Newsagent – we’re now stocked at WHSmith in the UK and Barnes & Noble in the USA, as well as a whole host of smaller, independent stores.

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As usual, it wouldn’t be a VNA launch without a big party to celebrate the release of the LTD Editions, and this time we have another dual-city launch in both London at Lazarides Outsiders and Bristol, at Weapon Of Choice Gallery, with delicious, beery support from our buddies at NYC’s Sixpoint Brewery.

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London Launch: www.facebook.com/events/456982974436187

Bristol Launch: www.facebook.com/events/672665359467071

More information to come next week!

For further information, email – info@verynearlyalmost.com

Or follow us online:

VNA – Web – www.verynearlyalmost.com – Instagram: @vnamagazine

3D – Web – www.lazinc.com/artist/3d – Instagram @ROBERT3DELNAJA

James Sharrock – Facebook – /jamessharrockphotographer – Instagram – @jamessharrock_photo

Head over to our shop to grab a copy here: www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-26-new/

Joe Rush – While The Iron Is Hot

Perhaps you didn’t know it, but chances are you’ve seen a Joe Rush sculpture before.
Maybe it was the rocket ship Usain Bolt rode through the Olympic Stadium at the Paralympics, or some mental creation thundering past you while you were off your tits at Glastonbury.

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Joe makes his marvellous mechanical sculptures and vehicles from old waste metal and scrapyard junk, creating beautiful, utilitarian sculptures and Mad Max-style monsters that rumble through the streets and fields.

‘While the Iron is Hot’ is Joe’s premiere gallery exhibition, featuring sculptures specially conjured up for home-installation, to be loved and cherished for generations to come

The event takes place from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday 21st November 2014.

The exhibition is open to the public from 17th January to 15th February 2014. Gallery opening hours are 12–6pm, Tuesday to Saturday, and admission is free.

www.theoutsiders.net

www.joerush.com

Saber – The Ugly American

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US Artist, Saber, has created a new collection; The Ugly American.
In this showcase, he mixes spray paint, oils and charcoal to convey the all-encompassing power of America. With 22 years as a graffiti artist under his belt, with this latest body of work, Saber shows his crossover

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“My gallery works have to be a beautiful painting. I want an average person who knows nothing about graffiti to say, ‘This is a beautiful painting’. That’s the most important thing to me.”

The show runs from the 10th Jan – 15th Feb at The Outsiders Gallery, London.

http://www.theoutsiders.net/

John Tsombikos (BORF) at Lazarides

Lazarides Rathbone is presenting a new solo exhibition by American artist John Tsombikos, formerly known as BORF. The exhibition opens with a private view tonight from 6pm and runs until 20th December.

Entitled BORF Show, the exhibition marks a monumental turning point in the artist’s career as he further develops and extends the cathartic project of his moniker, by which he popularly came to be known, to assume a new artistic identity.

For his inaugural exhibition under his birth name, Tsombikos continues to explore the work of his 20th century contemporary predecessors in an array of urban media types. Referencing masters of abstract expressionism, the artists pays tribute to Lucio Fontana, Christopher Wool, Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko, Brice Marden, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and Adolph Gottlieb. Themes of authority, control and power feature heavily in both the technique and content, commenting upon political and social frictions while presenting a progressive transition from graffiti into an unforgiving body of new work.

BORF Show showcases a new subtle and complex selection of works that reinvents abstract art, challenging the audience to look at what is traditionally the tool of a vandal in a different light.

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BRUTAL

The Lazarides team have put together their annual off-site exhibition, a sensory feast only suitable for the brave and forward thinking.

“BRUTAL explores the brutality of the times we live in, how this is reflected in the objects around us and our perception of the world. With a chilling new central London location for this year’s creative carnage, the roster of artists are set to produce their most brutal works to date, incorporating installation, sculpture and film bigger and bolder than ever before.”

Housed in an abandoned building on 180 The Strand, with work from Antony Micallef, Ben Woodeson, Brad Downey, Bill McRight, Cleon Peterson, Conor Harrington, DALeast, Doug Foster, Estevan Oriol, James Lavelle, Katrin Fridriks, Karim Zeriahen, Know Hope, Lucy McLauchlan, Mark Jenkins, Miaz Brothers, Pose, Robert Hylton, Sebastian Horsley and Todd James.

This is one not to miss and runs from 15th – 27th October, 12-9pm. You can book your place here. If you still need persuading check out these brilliant photos from www.wallkandy.net

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Lazarides present… BRUTAL

Lazarides and The Vinyl Factory Present the annual off-site Laz exhibition: BRUTAL

Featuring work from: Antony Micallef, Ben Woodeson, Brad Downey, Bill McRight, Cleon Peterson, Conor Harrington, DALeast, Doug Foster, Estevan Oriol, James Lavelle, Katrin Fridriks, Karim Zeriahen, Know Hope, Lucy McLauchlan, Mark Jenkins, Miaz Brothers, Pose, Robert Hylton, Sebastian Horsley, Todd James.

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