Upcoming Events – November
Maddox shows in October
Los Angeles - Thursday, 11th October
London, Westbourne Grove - Monday, 22nd October
It is no secret that Maddox Galleries have shaken up the rather reserved and intimidating London art market. They have done this by making their galleries approachable and their art investable, fun and relevant. They have then coupled this with creating a luxury brand with real momentum. Most art galleries fail because of a combination of poor work ethic, poor artists and poor black books. Maddox will not be found wanting in work ethic and connections and it is up to others to decide whether they have strong and relevant contemporary artists.
I am proud to be their leading photographic artist and in October we will be exhibiting in their new gallery in LA in their opening show and then in a single man show in Westbourne Grove, London. These shows will be beautifully curated and attendances will be high - of that I have no doubt. The LA show is just exhibiting British artists and I am humbled to be keeping this company and be part of the “brat pack”.
The London show - which is - in principal - a collaboration between Maddox and Cara Delevingne, TAG Heuer and myself, will open to the public in mid-October. We are very excited by this show which will include not just my recent work with Cara, but content from a whole range of other assignments in 2018. My very newest work will be on show for the first time.
On the weekend immediately before the press launch with Cara and Tag Heuer, I will be at the gallery in Notting Hill to give guided tours of the show (20/21st October). Please check with Maddox or our website for timing details.
1880's Club, Singapore
Thursday 25th October
I have recently joined the highly acclaimed Battery Club in San Francisco - it is an exceptional place to meet creative and inspiring people and swap ideas and stories. Membership to this spectacular and visionary establishment was far from easy - the interview process is more exhaustive than getting a job.
In Dallas, Phil Romano’s Network Club is full to the brim and we are delighted that 10 of my art works are on the wall. Meanwhile, in London, Brent Hoberman (founder of LastMinute. com) has built the Founders Factory and Founders Forum into relevant bodies where those at the centre of business change can interact with like-minded people. All these tech and trend savvy network clubs did not exist 10 years ago and membership and or invitations to be a member or a guest are gold dust.
Clearly something is going down. Spending too many nights in watching Netflix can lead to a stale brain - as can sitting behind a desk and we all need idea stimulation. The old private clubs looked back and the new age private clubs are all about tomorrow. For better or for worse, I have always been more engaged by tomorrow rather than memories of yesterday.
In Singapore, there is a 22,000 sq. ft. private club on The Peak called the 1880 club which is very much of The Battery mould. Have a look at their website. I am excited about speaking there on the evening of Thursday 25th October. We have only recently started to make some inroads into the far Eastern market and I hope this will be a helpful association.