IS THE link that big money has to street art as strong as it is, to, say, Tracey Emin? Not yet. The City is always looking for ways to recycle its money but the symbiotic relationship has not quite embraced the graffitists as warmly as it has Damien Hirst.
Even Banksy has not lost his radical edge and his is among work to be shown at a gallery in Stoke Newington that claims an international reputation in the field.
The downstairs room will hold the gallery’s first installation by RUN. The Italian will present his first solo show at Hang-Up in June 2014.
The gallery says: “The exhibition will explore the multilayered aesthetic of street art to create a fuller appreciation of the art form.” In other words, take your chequebook.
Gallery director Ben Cotton says that Hang-Up has links to a network of galleries, publishers, dealers and private collectors around the world, “enabling us to source specific artwork requests quickly and efficiently”. Hang-Up’s online street art gallery, had become “Europe’s leading online urban art gallery”.
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