The day the art-world lets its hair down is back and set to kick off this summer.
The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair returns to the heart of Shoreditch on Sunday 14th June with a fresh line-up of artists and brand new entertainment including Dog in a Boot Show, Vauxhall Art Car Bonnets and Daylight Cabaret. A mix of established and up-and-coming artists will personally pitch up at the Brick Lane Yard to sell their original and limited edition works of art out of the back of new and vintage Vauxhall cars.
There’ll be a few familiar faces, including Tracey Emin, True Rocks with Rachel Howard, Polly Morgan, Gavin Turk, Ben Eine, Pam Hogg, Bob and Roberta Smith, Marcus Harvey and Turps Banana and Kristijana Williams who return to sell limited edition pieces, created just for the day. New artists including Vic Reeves, Lisa Milroy, Dolores de Sade, Barry Reigate, Elli Popp and Holly Allan will also join the line-up.
This year a select number of artists including Rachel Howard, Ben Eine, Vic Reeves and Matt Small will be creating art pieces using Vauxhall car bonnets as their canvas. The Vauxhall Art Car Bonnets will be auctioned on the day to raise money for charity.
Speaking about the upcoming event, Denis Chick, Director of Communications at Vauxhall Motors said, “The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair has a special place in our event calendar, showcasing the best of British art and for one-day only, making it accessible to anyone and everyone. It also gives us a chance to ‘fire up’ our fabulous Vauxhall heritage fleet. Whether it’s the Victor Estate which cost £861 13s 1d in 1963, ‘droop snoot’ Firenza inspired by Concorde, or Viva HA which sold over 100,000 in only 10 months after its introduction, the cars on display take people down memory lane.”
The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is an art-buying frenzy filled with English eccentricity, cool art, eclectic wares and madcap performances from the moment the doors open. And there’s something for every pocket, with works typically on sale for between £10 and £1,000, don’t miss it.
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