Monday, 10 December 2012

Holiday drinks in NYC









 


If you're in New York, we'd love for you to join us for a drink at the ISE Cultural Foundation, NYC this Wednesday 12 December. TAG Fine Arts is hosting along with the Streaming Musuem, which celebrates its 5th anniversary this year. Find out more about the museum and the current exhibition 'Katsutoshi Yuasa: Miraculous' curated by Diana Ewer. Art lovers, significant others, friends and offspring - all welcome. More information here.

Wednesday December 12, 6 - 8 pm | ISE Cultural Foundation, 555 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 | Directions | Please RSVP to diana@tagfinearts.com

Remember you can find out more details for all our US events on the NYC blog: tagfineartsnyc.blogspot.co.uk.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Stuck for a gift? Order from us before 13 December (if you want something framed) or 17 December (for unframed works) and we will deliver in time for Christmas. We are delighted to offer free shipping in the UK if you enter the coupon 'FREESHIPPINGUK' when you order online. Here are a few ideas to get you started...

Hazel Nicholls | Thank you for being you | Screenprint | £50
Stephen Walter | The Inner Circle | Archival digital print with screenprint | £395 
Stanley Donwood | London | Seven colour screenprint | £288

Stephen Kenny | Be Silly (Ralph Waldo Emerson) | Letterpress print | £30
There's plenty more on our website! www.tagfinearts.com

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

TAG Fine Arts at the AAF Singapore

We're exhibiting this week at the Singapore Affordable Art Fair and have some excellent new work to release. Langland & Bell's editioned sculpture 'www.' traces the web of international flight paths that cut across the sky in an increasingly interconnected globe. It's a fitting addition as we take our work around the world this month...

 
AAF Singapore | 15 - 18 November | Level 3 Paddock 1, The Green Room | F1 Pit Building, No.1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 0389

Friday, 2 November 2012

NEW DATES: Katsutoshi Yuasa: Miraculous

Dear all,

Please note that owing to a power outage and other logistical challenges in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the new dates for Katsutoshi Yuasa: Miraculous are as follows:

Opening Reception | November 9, 6 - 8pm
'Meet the Artist' | November 10, 12 - 2pm

The full amended details can be found below.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Katsutoshi Yuasa: Miraculous

November 9, 2012 - January 4, 2013
ISE CULTURAL FOUNDATION, 555 Broadway, New York, NY10012 | Map

Katsutoshi Yuasa: Miraculous opens this week at the ISE Cultural Foundation. Curated by TAG Fine Arts' co-founder Diana Ewer, it is the artist's first solo exhibition in a New York institution. Yuasa's prizewinning work uniquely combines time-honoured woodcutting techniques with digital photographic aesthetics and elusive poetic narratives. We have produced a catalogue to accompany the exhibition.

Opening Reception: Friday November 9, 2012, 6 - 8pm
Sake tasting sponsored by Sake Discoveries Inc. 

Meet the Artist: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 12 - 2pm
Katsutoshi Yuasa will be in conversation with the curator to explain his printmaking process. Light refreshments will be served.

For further information, press images and to RSVP please contact
Diana Ewer | 917 544 8500 | diana@tagfinearts.com

"Printmaking was a medium for communication and information. Tradition is important but we should think also about future traditions. Contemporary printmaking should have the universality of photography. We need to talk about printmaking without technique."
- Katsutoshi Yuasa, 2012 -


Monday, 22 October 2012

AAF Battersea and Hampstead

Stanley Donwood - 'London'
"cover the world in original art, affordably"
- Alan Cristea in the Independent, Friday 19 October 2012

The Affordable Art Fair comes to Battersea this week (25 - 28 October) before opening its doors in Hampstead (1 - 4 November).

We recommend this article from the Independent for a good introduction to the fairs and their ethos.

AAF Battersea | 25 - 28 October 2012 | Stand H10 | Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ

AAF Hampstead | 1 - 4 November 2012 | Stand J12 | Lower Fairground Site, East Heath Road, Hampstead, NW3 1TH

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Multiplied Art Fair opens this week

Katsutoshi Yuasa - Breathing in the Deepest Night
We're getting ready for the opening of Multiplied 2012 this week at Christie's South Kensington. The contemporary editions fair, which opens during Frieze week, showcases the best of contemporary limited editions from major international artists and galleries.

The works go up tomorrow ready to open to the public on Friday. Come and find us on Stand 6. Entry is free!

Stand 6 | 12 - 15 October 2012 | Christie's South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3LD | www.multipliedartfair.com


Thursday, 4 October 2012

The First Cut

Claire Brewster | An Apocalypse of Butterflies (detail) | 2012

'The First Cut' opens tonight at the Manchester City Galleries! Their major group exhibition showcases the work of over 30 contemporary artists working creatively with paper.

Claire Brewster will install 'An Apocalypse of Butterflies' in the Pre-Raphaelite galleries: a lively intervention of contemporary art and natural imagery in a traditional space.

Rob Ryan is producing his largest ever single sheet paper cut as one of seven special commissions for the exhibition.

Susan Stockwell
’s period dresses, constructed out of antique maps, are beautifully crafted comments on the history of empire and aspiration.

Justine Smith
’s work uses bank notes to create images of guns and grenades in a provocative allusion to the lucrative arms trade and gun culture in modern society.


The First Cut | Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, M2 3JL | Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, M14 5LL | 5 October 2012 - 27 January 2013

Monday, 1 October 2012

A Posy for You



Adam Bridgland has completed a beautiful pair of screenprints which TAG Fine Arts will release at Multiplied 2012 this month. He's been experimenting with floral motifs over the last year to create these fresh takes on a traditional genre. He explained his motivation to us the other week:

"The works are part of an ongoing project that emerged out of my interest in posies and their symbolism. My fascination with the subject started when I was commissioned by the Courtauld East Wing to create a new work for an exhibition in 2009. On learning that Samuel Courtauld, the founder of the Institute, made much of his fortune making Victorian mourning gowns, I became intriqued by the imagery surrounding the Victorian fascination with death and the dead. One image that continued to appear was that of the posy. This was the starting point for a number of sketches and preparatory work that has lead to these first two prints. They are somewhat more celebratory than their Victorian inspiration however, focusing on the idea of the posy as a gift, a small sentimental act; something that is emphasised by the choice of colours within the editions, and the phrases used."

A Posy For You | 2012 | 65.5 x 50 cm | Eleven colour screenprint on Magnani Litho MAL352 350gsm paper | Edition of 40 | Printed at Peacock Visual Arts

Happy, All Smiles | 2012 | 65.5 x 50 cm | Eleven colour screenprint on Magnani Litho MAL352 350gsm paper | Edition of 40 | Printed at Peacock Visual Arts

Monday, 24 September 2012

Diana Ewer and Katsutoshi Yuasa at SNAP 2012


We're delighted that TAG Fine Arts' co-founder Diana Ewer and artist Katsutoshi Yuasa have been invited to participate in the Second International Printmaking Symposium 'SNAP 2012' in Rheine, Germany (27 - 30 September 2012).

Presented by the Print Association Bentlage and the cultural institution Kloster Bentlage, SNAP is an international platform for the printmaking industry. This year it asks: "Is printmaking a dying medium  or an upcoming subject of renaissance?"

Printmaking Today: A Commercial Perspective | Lecture by Diana Ewer | Friday 28 September, 11:30

Contemporary Prints in the Museum World and the Art Market | Moderator - Prof. Emeritus Walter Jule, University of Alberta | Speakers - Diana Ewer, Daniel F Herrmann, Matthias Kunz, Susan Tallman, Prof. Lis Ingram and Dr. Paul Laidler | Friday 28 September, 15:00
 
Out of the Studio: the artist presents his own work | Katsutoshi Yuasa | Saturday 29 September, 14:00

You can view the full schedule on their website.

Diana is currently curating a solo exhibition of Katsutoshi Yuasa's woodcut prints. 'Katsutoshi Yuasa: Miraculous' opens at the ISE Cultural Foundation in New York this November, and TAG Fine Arts will produce an accompanying publication. Keep an eye out here for more information!

Friday, 21 September 2012

Our Adventure... has begun! Rob Ryan in NYC




Rob Ryan's first solo exhibition in New York City opened on Tuesday evening to a large crowd, despite the hurricane warning! Thank you to everyone who came, and to Beefeater 24 for providing some fantastic refreshment. The exhibition will remain open until September 30. You can view Rob Ryan's work on our website.

Rob Ryan - Our Adventure Is About To Begin | SOHOTEL Artspace Gallery | 345 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013 | September 18 - 30, 2012

Friday, 7 September 2012

Will Martyr



Filmatography have produced a fantastic film about Will Martyr. Take a look for an insight into his creative processes and a sneak peek inside his studio.

Will Martyr has produced a number of superb new works recently which you can view on our website.

Monday, 3 September 2012

The London Sale at Christie's















 


A collection of fantastic London-related lots have been on display at Christie's South Kensington over the summer and went under the hammer this afternoon for The London Sale. There was a lot of interest in the room and online, and a real buzz to the proceedings, which saw Tobias Till's London A-Z achieve £10,000 and Stephen Walter's London Subterranea £7,500. We'd like to congratulate them both!

Other highlights included a double-decker Routemaster bus, which achieved £67,250, and Simon Patterson's 'The Great Bear' which featured in our Art of Mapping exhibition last year and fetched £25,000. We recommend looking through the full catalogue for a wonderful array of exhibits.

She Who Cares Wins

A pair of beautiful new screen prints by Hazel Nicholls arrived last week, celebrating Great Britain, great friendships and an excellent summer!

 














Hazel Nicholls | She Who Cares Wins | 2012 | 27.5 x 30 cm | 3-colour screenprint on Heritage woodfree 315gsm paper | Edition of 100, signed and editioned by the artist | £60

Hazel Nicholls | Thank You for Being You | 2012 | 27.5 x 30 cm | 2-colour screenprint on Heritage woodfree 315gsm paper | Edition of 100, signed and editioned by the artist | £50 

Monday, 13 August 2012

'World' - by Susan Stockwell












Susan Stockwell has recently completed a major commission, 'World,' which we were lucky enough to view in the studio last week. Here's an introduction to the work from the artist herself:

"World, which references maps, is made from colourful, mixed discarded computer components supplied by Secure IT Recycling, Cheshire, UK.

The computer components are transformed into a sculpture that highlights the beauty of the materials. They are dissected, their innards exposed, revealing the underbelly of the machines we take for granted, an autopsy of our consumer society."

Susan Stockwell | World | 2012 | Recycled computer components

Find out more about Susan Stockwell and her work on our website.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Rob Ryan at Charleston House




Huge congratulations to Rob Ryan whose solo show of papercuts and ceramics opened in the gallery at Charleston House yesterday evening. Charleston House, on the South Downs near Lewes, was a favourite retreat of the Bloomsbury Group; a circle of writers, artists and intellectuals who were highly influential in the development of British Modernism. Much of their work blended sophisticated modern design with a respect for traditional craftsmanship; values that Rob most definitely shares. Well worth a day trip!

20 July - 28 October 2012 | Charleston, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LL

www.charleston.org.uk

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Tobias Till at Medcalf, Exmouth Market




We've installed a selection of Tobias Till's linocut prints in the Medcalf Bar and Restaurant, Exmouth Market. For the next few months you can view his complete 'London A-Z' series as well as individual prints of the 'Westway' and 'Red Arrows.'

Till's 'London A-Z' depicts a series of views of the capital city: one for each letter of the alphabet from the Albert Memorial to London Zoo. His latest print, 'Red Arrows,' shows a flypast by the famous Royal Airforce Aerobatic Team (an unusually familiar sight this Jubilee year), while his 'Westway' print captures the frenetic character of this key transport route into the city.

London is firmly in the spotlight this summer and this is a great opportunity to enjoy Tobias Till's impression of the city, over a drink, waiting for the Olympics crowds to disperse...!

This is the latest in a series of exhibitions at Medcalf curated by TAG Fine Arts.
Medcalf | 40 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QE | www.medcalfbar.co.uk

Monday, 9 July 2012

Rob Ryan Solo Exhibition and Calendar Launch in NYC



We're thrilled to be organising a Rob Ryan solo exhibition to coincide with the launch of his first wall calendar published by Rizzoli. A selection of original paper cuts will be on show (including the 12 works that formed the basis for the calendar) along with a related series of 12 screen prints (editions of 250)

The works will be available from our website soon, or in the meantime you can contact us for more details. This is the first of many pop-up exhibitions we're planning in the USA so stay tuned for more international updates!

18 - 30 September 2012
SOHOTEL Artspace Gallery | 345 Broome Street | New York | NY 10013

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

TAG Fine Arts and Rise Art

We're excited to be working with Rise Art as part of their fantastic online community of artists, art lovers, and specialists. If you haven't already visited, make sure you take a look.


TAG Fine Arts will be displaying work by our artists on our Partner's Page, as well as contributing to editorial content with articles and interviews.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Getting ready for The Bloomsbury Art Fair

Robin Duttson | Blossom Red and Gold | 2012 | Edition of 50
TAG Fine Arts will be exhibiting at The Bloomsbury Art Fair next week. The Fair, which debuted last year, aims to bring together a high quality collection of fine art in a relaxed atmosphere, while raising money for charity. Here's a brief introduction from George Crofton, the Art Director & Co-Founder:

"The 2012 Bloomsbury Art Fair promises to be another great event. We have a fantastic line up of Exhibitors with many new and exciting names including TAG Fine Arts. BAF started as a simple idea – to promote the achievements of people with disabilities, particularly disabled artists, and raise money for charity in the process. Our philanthropic aims remain the same and this year we are delighted to introduce Walking With The Wounded as one of our chosen beneficiaries. Look out for: TAG Fine Arts (obviously); Graffik Gallery, who will perform live graffiti demonstrations as part of BAF’s Arts Programme (which has been devised with the help of ArtInsight); ‘Paul’ the one-eyed, one-armed mechanical portraitist; The Horsebox Gallery, The Multiple Store and Helium Foundation."

The Bloomsbury Art Fair | 6 - 8 July 2012 | Goodenough College | London House | Mecklenburgh Square | London WC1N 2AB | For more information visit our Exhibitions Page or the BAF Website

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Happy Birthday Sir Peter Blake

...We love you too

We headed to the Mall Galleries last night to celebrate Sir Peter Blake's 80th birthday with CCA Galleries. Thank you to all involved for putting on such a great evening.

The 'godfather' of British pop art, Peter Blake mixes photographs, comic strips, advertising texts and popular printed media along with his own bold patterns to create striking new works. His limited edition prints are instantly recognisable for their balance of contemporary innovation and nostalgia.

A selection of his limited edition prints is available on our website. Contact us if you'd like to arrange to view them at our gallery space.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Stanley Donwood 'Lost Angeles' and the apocalypse

"Los Angeles is fucked. Everything is fucked, everything, and really, we all know this... The apocalypse is already here, and the saddest thing is that we’re trying to fool ourselves that it isn’t happening."

Last month, Stanley Donwood was the subject of a solo show at Subliminal Projects in LA. 'Lost Angeles' depicts the host city crumbling under fire, flood and meteor strikes. It builds on a theme he first addressed in 2006 with 'London Views,' which depicted England's capital in a similar state of apocalyptic disarray.

The works themselves are powerfully composed in sombre shades of black and grey, drawn in a "quasi-Mediaeval" style that fits the apocalyptic message. 'Hollywood Limousine' is printed onto a background of silver foil; a technique that dramatically animates the composition as it catches the light.

They're available to view at our gallery, and they'll be on display at the TAG Fine Arts stand at the Bloomsbury Art Fair in July. View them online here.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Susan Stockwell's 'Memento' World Map



Susan Stockwell was commissioned by the London Transport Museum to create a new work for their group exhibition 'Mind the Map' (18 May - 28 October 2012) using old train and tube tickets. Hundreds of the tickets were donated by the Friends of the Museum and the general public for the project, which she fashioned into a world map. The map harnesses the surprisingly rich and varied colours of the tickets to suggest changing climates and topography, from scorching sands around the equator to forest greens and deep cool blues at the poles. Each ticket is a reminder of one of the countless personal journeys that are made across the globe; they are records of particular trips, saved as keepsakes and tucked away in scrapbooks for years and sometimes decades. It's a thoughtful memento to the paper ticket, which is fast becoming a thing of the past, replaced by swipe cards and electronic systems.

Susan Stockwell | Memento | 2012 | Paper, glue and board | 100 x 230 x 5 cm | Commissioned for the London Transport Museum 'Mind the Map' exhibition, May - October 2012

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The Making of London Subterranea

This video by Dominic J Holland offers some great insights into Stephen Walter's London Subterranea project. We released the limited edition print at the London Original Print Fair, and the original artwork will be on display at the London Transport Museum's Mind the Map exhibition from 18 May to 28 October 2012. Please contact us for details.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Mind the Map at the London Transport Museum



The London Transport Museum's major group show 'Mind the Map: Inspiring Art, Design and Cartography' opens on Friday 18 May.

The exhibition looks at how cartography has shaped and been shaped by London's transport systems. As well as drawing from its extensive collection of antique and modern maps, the museum has commissioned several contemporary artists - including Claire Brewster, Jonathan Parsons, Susan Stockwell, Stephen Walter and Jeremy Wood from TAG Fine Arts - to create new works in response to the theme.

London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB | 18 May - 28 October 2012 | LTM website

Monday, 16 April 2012

This City Is Pretty When Leaving On A Plane
































Preparations for the London Original Print Fair continue...

Here's a sneak peek of Adam Bridgland's latest editions, freshly printed. You can see them on Stand 2 this week at the Royal Academy. If you haven't already got a ticket, download one here.

Darling This Holiday Will Solve All Our Problems (Version 2) | 2012 | Screen print on 300 gsm Saunders Waterford Paper | 56 x 56 cm | Edition of 25 | £425 unframed

This City Is Pretty When Leaving On A Plane (Version 2) | 2012 | Screen print on 300 gsm Saunders Waterford Paper | 56 x 56 cm | Edition of 25 | £425 unframed

London Original Print Fair | 19 - 22 April 2012 | Royal Academy, London

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

This is Great Britain at the London Original Print Fair

This is 'Great Britain' - a new limited edition print by Justine Smith, to be released next week at the London Original Print Fair.

CLICK HERE to download a complimentary ticket

The print features banknotes of red, white and blue from all over the British Isles, on a white pearlised screen-printed 'Union Jack' background. New for 2012, it highlights the potent mix of patriotism and politics, divisions and debate surrounding this year's national celebrations from the Olympics to the Jubilee, as well as their controversial expense.

London Original Print Fair | 19 - 22 April | Royal Academy, London W1J 0BD | Thur 10am - 9pm, Fri 10am - 10pm, Sat & Sun 10am - 6pm | Invitation

Justine Smith | Great Britain | 2012 | 41.5 x 59 cm | Archival inkjet print with screen printed detail | Edition of 150 | Signed and editioned in pencil

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Drawing springtime

You may be familiar by now with Robin Duttson's beautiful lithograph 'The Apple Tree.' Here's the original drawing that inspired the work. This delicate piece will be on display at the upcoming group exhibition 'New Inhabitants' at Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead, 24 March - 28 April 2012. Here's the press release.

Robin's Apple Tree print will be on display at TAG's stand (Stand 2) at the London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, London, 19 - 22 April 2012. More information to come. In the meantime, you can download a complimentary invitation by clicking here.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Win tickets to Pick Me Up with Stephen Kenny

Stephen Kenny will bring his 1930s letterpress to Somerset House this month for the Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair (22 March - 1 April)

We have a free ticket to give away! Email info@tagfinearts.com with the subject 'Pick Me Up Prize' for a chance to win.

Stephen founded his letterpress company 'A Two Pipe Problem' in 2009. Visitors can buy prints, talk to Stephen about his work or have a go at printing his designs.

Find out more about Pick Me Up here.
You can view Stephen Kenny's work on our website.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A touch of spring

Spring is in the air, so we thought now was the time to post a selection of artworks that celebrate birds, blossom and seasonal sunshine...

Claire Brewster
| We Likey The Sky | 2012 | 81 x 93 cm | Hand cut world vegetation map, pins, foam board | Original artwork signed by the artist, framed

Robin Duttson | The Apple Tree | 2011 | 144 x 150 cm | Lithograph on Somerset paper | Edition of 45, signed and editioned by the artist | Published by TAG Fine Arts | Printed at Curwen Studios | Set of four prints (also sold separately)

Katsutoshi Yuasa | Can you swear it to me? #2 | 2008 | 75 x 105 cm | Lithographic ink wood cut on Japanese fine art paper | Edition of 5, signed, titled, dated and editioned by the artist on the reverse

Enjoy!