Part three of this week-long Organ preview ahead of this Sunday’s London Art Car Boot Fair, the “Love edition” some fifty odd years on from when the idea of a Summer of Love seemed like something a little more real than it does here in these fractured times of 2019. Art is always a force for good though, art does bring things together, it empowers, it heals, it mends and the fact that, like the previously mentioned Colin Self, another of the movers and shakers from back there will be at the fair this year, influential 60’s psychedelic designer Nigel Waymouth joins the line up of the 2019 Art Car Boot Fair, surely that adds to the occasion…
“Fifty years ago many people including Nigel Waymouth were deeply concerned about how we were treating the planet – so wonderful that Nigel will be joining Bridgeman Editions with this Save Earth Now silkscreen poster from 1967 – the original Summer of Love”
Nigel Waymouth (born 1941) is a designer and artist, a co-partner in the legendary psychedelic boutique, Granny Takes a Trip, the original London Summer of Love rock-chic fashion boutique that opened on the King’s Road back in 1966 – Waymouth was responsible for the constantly changing shop fronts; he also designed the interior decor and many of the early clothes. While still involved in Granny Takes a Trip, in 1967 he teamed up with fellow artist, Michael English, and began designing many of the quintessential British pop posters of that era with, and one of the two-man team, Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, which designed psychedelic posters in the 1960s. He has since had a solo career, including portrait painting, see lots more via his website.
Meanwhile, fifty years on here’s a few more flavours and tastes and hints of things you might expect to find this coming Sunday afternoon at the 2019 Art Car Boot Fair via press release that landed here earlier today…
The most stylish car boot sale imaginable’ – Vogue
The Art Car Boot Fair’s mid-summer art love-in will take over Lewis Cubitt Square in King’s Cross on 23rd June. Brought to you in association with Vero – True Social, it is a unique chance to meet and barter with over 120 renowned artists who are invited to create artworks specially for the day and to come along to sell them, in person, at astonishing prices. The theme of the summer fair is love: love for the planet, love for each other and love of art.
Famed for its festival atmosphere, the June edition features an incredible mix of artists across all disciplines, and age ranges. From eleven-year-old wunderkind Camille Phoenix, the line-up spans seven decades right up to Colin Self who is in his 80’s. Fashion designer Pam Hogg makes a welcome return to the fair with limited edition S.W.A.L.K T-shirts and Warrior Queen berets. Street artist Ben Eine will join the line-up for the first time with a special edition of his sought after LOVE prints that he will be stencilling live at the event.
Artists will be exploring and celebrating the LOVE theme by creating unique artworks available for one day only. Artist Nigel Waymouth will be selling a unique 1960s Save The Earth poster, designed in 1967 (the original Summer of Love) with Michael English, that he will be signing on the day of the fair. New Love themed editions of Wilma Johnson’s coveted rubber gloves will be available. The International Neo Not Banksy Anartist Alliance (I.N.N.B.A.A) has instructed the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop to assist the Real Not Banksy Front (R.N.B.F) in the production of a screen print on the theme of LOVE, available at £60. Charming Baker will produce a Charming Baker’s Dozen of 13 original drawings on the CHOOSE LOVE template for Help Refugees. At the Jealous London stand Charming Baker will be live drawing Lovebirds and the Miaz Brothers will be airbrush-finishing prints in their distinctive style.
There’ll be entertainment from Juliet Russell’s Portobello Live! choir who will be singing love songs and the CAMPerVAN crew will be camping up a storm out of their bespoke caravan/stage. The fair also sees the return of fantastically popular and free Copyshop – bought to you by Ian Dawson in association with Vero. Ian will be securing rights to images from many of the Art Car Boot Fair artists and visitors to the fair can make their own ‘mongrel ‘ prints on the day using their bespoke selection of screens and paints.
The line-up includes:Juno Calypso, Geraldine Swayne, Jessica Voorsanger, Polly Morgan, Kristjana S Williams, Marcus Harvey, Bob & Roberta Smith, Mat Collishaw, Pam Hogg, Mr Bingo, Patrick Hughes, Ben Eine, Kate Knight, Carrie Reichardt, Amelia Troubridge, True Rocks, Laura New, Sara Pope, Camille Phoenix, Susie Hamilton, Colin Self, Pure Evil, Andrew Weatherall, James Birch, Charming Baker, Trolley Books & TJ Boulting, Cob Gallery & Help Refugees, Ian Dawson, Turps Painters, Jake Clark, David Batchelor, Dion Kitson, Christian Furr, Rennaissance Selfies, Keira Rathbone Typewriter Artist, L-13, Sadie Hennessey, Paul Sakoilsky, Wilfred Wood, Tony Beaver, Holly Allan, Ruth Fox, Jess Albarn, James Joyce, Cate Halpin and the Outside World, The Misfortune Teller, Meanmail, Wilma Johnson, Schoony, Art Night with Christine Sun Kim, Phil Colbert, Charlotte Colbert, Ron & Nick Carter, Marty Thornton, Alice Herrick & Rachel Megawhat, Jennifer Binnie, Christine Binnie, Paul Davis, Scarlett Bowman, Natasha Mason BOW WOW WOW, Tinsel Edwards & Twinkle Troughton, Atom Gallery, Bridgeman Editions with Nigel Waymouth, Holly Frean and Imogen Forte, Elli Popp, Morel Books, Flying Leaps, Lady Muck, Sean Worrall, Emma Harvey, Quiet British Accent, Julie Maddison, Misha Milovanovich, Jane Howard, Tracey Neuls, Atom Gallery, Richard Clegg, Keeler Tornero, Alteria Art with Neal Fox, Jealous Gallery with Charming Baker & The Miaz Brothers, Moniker Projects, Art on a Postcard with Anita Klein, The Beauty Papers, Bumble & Earwig, Joseph Gibson, Smithson Gallery with Frea Buckler, Charlotte Farmer, Rosie Emerson, Helen Jones, Sarah Duncan, Andrew Millar, Clare Halifax, Ben Slow and Gillian Garnica, Abigail Fallis, Beatrice Brown, Cedric Christie and OOF.
Art Car Boot Fair has made a name for itself as the only place to bid, buy and haggle with some of the most coveted artists in the world. Many pieces are available for £50 and under, with some created and personalised by the artists on the spot. The mid-summer fair will be an incredible opportunity to buy these unique works at one-off, bargain prices. There will also be portrait opportunities, mystery prizes, raffles, pass the art parcel, the art of dating, the Secret Midsummer Art Casino plus a host of performances, plus mouthwatering food and delicious drinks.
Advance ticket holders only between 1-2pm. Tickets will be available on the door from 2pm onwards. Tickets now on sale via www.artcarbootfair.com