A collection of seminal works by Cyclops, Tek33 and Sweet Toof, and the original Burning Candy crew.
The finale of the gallery’s involvement with Street Art.
Rotating Exhibition from Feb 3 – Mar 25 2011. Open Wed – Fri 13:00 -18:30 and by appointment.
Gretta Sarfaty has amassed an impressive collection of the artists’ works, and decided to unleash these energetic urban art examples to highlight the finale of the gallery’s involvement with Street Art. It’s Time To Go I Have No More Breast harks back to the glory days of this audacious and prolific coalition, offering visitors one final chance to view these influential works, and even own a piece of contemporary art history for themselves.
A consummate street professional, Cyclops is ever-enigmatic. His statement accompanying Artistic Vandals merely read “Cyclops has no friendly bacteria. He is gutless. Cyclops is developing eyeglasses radiation proof. Cyclops is a teenage surgeon or a diamond smashing into the sun blah blah blah”.His works can be seen throughout London; Cyclopic skulls and other one-eyed manifestations, the artist’s calling cards.
JAMES JESSOP (TEK33)
His work borrows heavily from outlandish B-movie imagery and the ’60s covers of pulp fiction, this eclectic and eccentric concoction bound with Bronx style tagging. Jessop’s work featured in Saatchi’s New Blood exhibition. While representing the artist, Sartorial arranged two International solo shows at Thomas Cohn, Sao Paulo and Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, as well as a collaborative show James Jessop vs Harry Pye – It Takes Two, at a newly opened Fishmarket Gallery,Northampton, launched with the assistance of Gretta Sarfaty,
The artist cut his teeth as a graffiti writer in the late ’80s. His huge, ghoulish skulls with their salmon-pink gums adorn the sides of many an unsuspecting end-of-terrace house. His works on canvas have been likened to Edward Hopper. But where Hopper employed hints of solitude, Sweet Toof whips out the macabre; masked raiders and chain gangs. Thanks to Sartorial, Sweet Toof is one of an esteemed few Street artists featured in the V&A permanent collection in London.