LONDON///D*FACE’S “APOPCALYPSE” NOW…

October 6, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Graffiti, London, News, Street Art

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London street bomber and STOLEN SPACE gallery impresario D*FACE unveiled his grand homage to the unholy marriage of "Street" and Pop Art with his instant sellout "Apopcalypse" solo show at the upstart BLACK RAT PRESS GALLERY in London last Saturday. Forget, of course, that a global recession predicated on a string of worldwide bank failures and a near-total American housing market collapse is upon us, this is England, where the Pound is, well, "sound as a pound," and street art is the aesthetic currency of the day. In the land where—as of late last month— Damien Hirst finally has enough green to put a down payment on Buckingham Palace while keeping 10 Downing Street as a crash pad, the robber barons of Canary Wharf and The Square Mile still worship Sir Banksy as a Royal and are keeping the town's once-starving guerilla artist population fat and happy. With copious shout-outs to Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Steve Ditko, and the credit crisis, our man D cleaned up proper with a multifaceted show that ranged from interactive sculpture, to paintings, large-scale collage, a giant Holy Cross made of corporate emblems and a Warhol-style silver balloon room, painted a la Keith Haring. HAVE A LOOK:

All photos by ST homies JEREMY GIBBS & EDWIN BARTLETT...

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