The Affordable Art Fair has been leading the charge for accessible art since its launch in 1999, and is one of the principal UK showcases for affordable art, priced between £50 and £3,000. 120 carefully chosen galleries from across Europe and the UK will be exhibiting contemporary drawings, paintings, photography, prints and sculpture. We figure it’s only right that one of those carefully chosen galleries should be us!
Marking the Affordable Art Fair’s 10th Anniversary, the Richard Goodall Gallery will be in attendance exhibiting the wonderful works of a number of our favourite artists including Ron Job, Donald Topp, Central Station, Kendra Binney and Niagara.
With the Spring Collection 2009 attracting over 22,500 visitors, this Autumn Collection is set to be the accessible art event of 2009 and (luckily) you don’t have to be an art genius or a multi-millionaire to enjoy it. For free entry to the Affordable Art Fair, pop in to Thomas Street to pick up your flyer!
Not content with being, as he puts it, “a kid from Birkenhead who ends up signing a few decent bands and then gets given Columbia Records to run”, Mike Smith is also a pretty brilliant artist. Having drawn inspiration (see what I did there?) from pretty much every gig he’s been to, it’s been our pleasure to wade through thousands of Smith’s images (head of Columbia Records = a whole lot of gigs) to bring together an incredible selection for your viewing delight.
Beginning his illustrious career as a talent scout for MCA Music in 1988, Smith later joined EMI Music in 1992 and rose rapidly through the ranks due to impeccable taste and superlative scouting skills. Having signed Supergrass, Doves, Avalanches, Starsailor, The Libertines, The White Stripes, Gorillaz and Teenage Fan Club before moving on to assume his current role as MD of Columbia Records, it seems Smith is something of a talent guru. Did I mention he’s also an artist? A really good one?
Produced as fine art prints, the collection for this exclusive exhibition spans 20 years of musical magic and includes the likes of Bob Dylan, Blur, Faithless, Elbow, The Doves, Kasabian, The Gorillaz and many more besides.
The first of its kind and a unique event, this exhibition should on no account be missed, forgotten, stood up or otherwise unseen. If you’re the thorough type, you can even check out Smith’s enviable blog here.
This Saturday 26th September sees the opening of Topp This! our exhibition of the seriously awesome prints of American artist Donald Topp.
Featuring over 60 new works, Topp’s prints bring the icons of the 21st century to life in his signature pop-art style.
Following in the footsteps of Warhol and Lichtenstein, these iconic prints are the ultimate in affordable Pop Art. Swing by the Thomas Street gallery from Saturday to partake of Topp’s genius
Art London 2009 is just around the corner! This celebrated art fair has had its sights firmly set on affable accessibility since its conception in 1991 – “serious” art abounds, but Art London brings with it a friendly welcome often lacking in your [scary] high-brow events. As one antiques magazine puts it “Art London is a fair that could teach the others a trick or two…”
And so to London! With a mind-bending Ray Caesar solo exhibition, The Richard Goodall Gallery will be showing brand new pieces created exclusively for the event by this wonderfully weird creator. The final pieces of Ray’s older editions will also be available, and visitors will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase the artist’s proofs of long sold out images.
London-born Ray Caesar is the creator of otherworldly digital images which are at once grim and hopeful; alien and familiar. Children are a mainstay of his creations – having worked for 17 years in The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ray has previously remarked “it is clear to me that this is the birthplace of all my imagery.” Fascinatingly futuristic yet curiously familiar, Caesar’s images are a journey into an unnervingly beautiful enigma.
As if this wasn’t enough, we’re also offering free admission tickets – just email firstname.lastname@example.org and you can wander through the Art London 2009 fair on us!
The fantastic poster outfit Aesthetic Apparatus – brainchild of Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski of Minneapolis – have been creating infinitely wantable music prints since 1999. Limited edition hand-printed concert posters gained the duo international recognition, and they were soon busy creating poster magic for artists and bands worldwide.
Not ones to miss out on such collectible poster wizardry, we at Richard Goodall are happy to announce the availability of brand new Aesthetic Apparatus prints, in stock as we speak. Their work has featured in the likes of Rolling Stone and the definitive rock art bible “The Art of Modern Rock” – and it could now feature in your front room. Or your bedroom. Or you could keep it in a golden box under the floorboards and only take it out on the 9th day of every month. Whatever you like.
Check them out on the website, or pop in to the gallery on Thomas Street to bask in the brilliance of Aesthetic Apparatus.
Guy Burwell has been drawing since the age of 5, so we reckon he knows his stuff when it comes to incredible posters. Unique style, dynamic compositions and unfailing imagination make Burwell’s posters a joy to behold. And it’s not just us that think so – Kings of Leon, Flight of the Concords, Nickelodeon and many other very cool people have knocked on the door of Burwell’s genius with marvellous results.
Burwell began his career in St. Louis, Missouri before moving to Oregon, where his unique black and white posters were soon in demand. Advertising national and local acts, Burwell’s talents didn’t long go unnoticed and he was soon adding album cover illustration, advertising, clothing graphics and magazine work to his portfolio. He’s even on Guitar Hero III.
Check out Burwell’s creations on the website or step in to Thomas Street to find out what all the fuss is about.
“Smart stuff. With heart.” Guy Burwell
The Kid Robot Dunny Series 2009 has arrived!
The wait is over! Dunny 2009 has landed. The work of international artists, including Amanda Visell, Andrew Bell, Shane Jessup, Huck Gee, Pon, Shawnimal and SupaKitch (to name just a few!) the Dunnys of 2009 are now up for grabs at the Richard Goodall Gallery. Amanda Visell’s Wood Donkey Dunny and Shane Jessup’s Fortune Dunny are just two of the selection we have available!
Founded by Paul Budnitz in 2002, Kid Robot works in collaboration with artists of all genres to create a unique range of art toys and apparel. From fine art to fashion, graffiti to industrial design, the Kid Robot Series are sold only in select retailers worldwide – and the Richard Goodall Gallery is one such discerning establishment. Kid Robot has even caught the eye of Paramount Pictures – this year it was announced that a major feature film involving the Kid Robot characters is on its way to us, set for release in 2011.
Available in full cases, sealed and stupidly collectible, the Kid Robot Dunny Series 2009 awaits you on Thomas Street!
Kid Robot merchandise is now winging its way to Richard Goodall Gallery as we speak! Fortune Dunny, Wood Dunny, Booya Ghosts, Futurama Figures and the 3×10″ Labbit in silver, gold and polka will all be available so get yourself to Thomas Street to claim yours!
Inspired by urban life in New York City, Justin Bua’s work is the result of a lifetime’s fascination with the vibrant street-life of that iconic city. Bua effortlessly combines classical art training with his own unique style – known as Distorted Urban Realism – to reveal the essence of urban life in NYC.
Bua began his artistic career in commercial art after studying illustration at the Art Centre College of Design in California. Having supplemented his formal education with street graffiti and break-dancing, Bua went on to design everything from skateboards to advertising campaigns. Currently teaching figure drawing at the University of Southern California, Bua remains an innovative driving force in both commercial and fine art arenas with a worldwide fan base.
Infinitely collectible and just-plain-fantastic, Bua’s work is available now at Richard Goodall Gallery and at www.richardgoodallgallery.com