The 2011 Vauxhall Art Car Boot FairPublished 13 April 2011
Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London will play host to the eight Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair on sunday 19th June 2011. Over the eight years, the Vauxhall sponsored boot fair has successfully made a name for itself with art-loving Londoners.
The event provides the opportunity for the general public to meet high profile artists who sell their work at low prices from the boots of Vauxhall cars.
This year, more artists than ever before will be present at the event, including: Marcus Harvey, Gavin Turk, Sir Peter Blake, Bob and Roberta Smith, Oliver Guy Watkins, Pete Fowler, Jessica Albarn, Guts for Garters and Pam Hogg.
Various Vauxhall vehicles have been commissioned by Catlin Art Prize curator Justin Hammond, established art magazine; Turps Banana, Penguin Classics and Julia Royse, independent curator and director of POSTED who has collaborated with emerging artist duo ‘The Girls’ to transform a Vauxhall postal van.
A collaboration between Five Dials magazine and Penguin Classics will see their next edition made from scratch, live from the back of a Vauxhall, using a photocopier, a crate of blank 'My Penguin' Classics and passers by, Any books decorated by some of the famous artists at the event will be auctioned off for charity.
Turps Banana, Marcus Harvey’s innovative and highly collectible painting magazine, will be presenting a just-for-the-day print portfolio at an bargain price with works by leading artists including Chantal Joffe, Ryan Mosely and Marcus Harvey himself.
Food and drink will be available courtesy of Ox-heart buns, St John’s Bread and Wine and the Southampton Arms, along with entertainment from The Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club and lots of art that you can get stuck into and do yourself.