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News for February 2012

Tado / Pub Scrawl / The Bowery Sheffield

Tado / Pub Scrawl / The Bowery Sheffield

Tado were asked by Pete Mckee to take part in this years Pub Scrawl in Sheffield. The event took place across 10 Sheffield pubs with 10 local artists including Warp Films, Nick Deakin, Lord Bunn, Ian Anderson/tDR, Geo, Sarah Abbott, Fauagraphic, Fine and Dandy and Tom J Newel each taking up residency in one pub for the night. Tado took over The Bowery, decorating the interior and exterior with clouds, rainbows and a gang of characters. They also created a special animation for the evening which was looped on a huge screen throughout the night with music provided by DJ Miss Panda (aka Fresh Fruits DJs!). Check out the animation here and more of Tado's work in their portfolio here.

Paul Davis 'A Beautiful Pile Up' Exhibition 16th - 21st April 2012

Paul Davis 'A Beautiful Pile Up' Exhibition 16th - 21st April 2012

Début Art & The Coningsby Gallery are proud to announce the second solo exhibition of the year by Paul Davis entitled 'A Beautiful Pile Up'.Davis will be showing hundreds of drawings in archive boxes. Some will be framed on the wall. Like most of Davis's personal work, the subject matter is an attempt to understand the complicated reality of day to day living; love, sex, anger, work, money, people, madness and the other usual subjects, and will be sold employing a new fiscal strategy first cited just before the world markets came crashing down; the accurately named 'the-munificent-double-dip-recessional-knock-down-generosity-price-structure-©' otherwise know as the cash flow problematic:Davis says "What's the point of keeping all these drawings and paintings in dark plan-chests when they could seen by a hopefully discerning public? What's the notion behind making art other than the gleeful selfish enjoyment in doing it and then not showing them off and finding out, due to...

Matthew Cooper / Paul McCartney 'Kisses On The Bottom'

Matthew Cooper / Paul McCartney 'Kisses On The Bottom'

Matthew Cooper was commissioned by MPL to work on the design for Paul McCartney's latest album 'Kisses On The Bottom'. Matthew worked with both Jonathan Schofield (Visual Director at Stella McCartney) and with Paul McCartney's daughter Mary McCartney on the album sleeve. He designed both the CD and LP packages along with posters and merchandise to promote the album. You can see more of Matthew's work here. We'll also soon have a folder up showing more of the design work Matthew's done for bands like Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand and Caribou.

Dave White / Air Jordan 1 High DW - Jordan Brand Collaboration

Dave White / Air Jordan 1 High DW - Jordan Brand Collaboration

Dave White’s first Air Jordan 1 Retro design was a masterpiece. His American flag-inspired shoes caused a stir at All-Star Weekend, and he mentored kids at Inglewood High School as part of his work with Jordan and WINGS for the Future.White and Jordan are back again, and the result is the Air Jordan 1 High DW. These kicks feature the iconic Jordan black/sport red-white-cement grey colorway, and even bring in the elephant print on the forefoot laces-strap.But it’s White’s trademark paint splatter and brush strokes that make this shoe stand out. “The absolute intent was to make something that actually looked animated and dynamic, explosive and alive even when standing still. I wanted the shoe to almost look like it had been dipped in paint and is exploding with energy,” said White.Dave White actually created four design options for this shoe, each implementing expressive elements. While eye-catching from the jump, White thinks that it’s the details that...

Paul Davis 'These Drawings Were Sent Down To Walk Amongst You' Exhibition 20th February - 3rd March 2012

Paul Davis 'These Drawings Were Sent Down To Walk Amongst You' Exhibition 20th February - 3rd March 2012

Début Art & The Coningsby Gallery are proud to announce the solo exhibition of Paul Davis' latest collection of work: ‘These Drawings Were Sent Down To Walk Amongst You’. The show will comprise drawings, paintings and possibly the occasional photograph and perhaps a small sculpture. Some images will be framed on the wall like normal; others will be in archive sleeves in archive boxes set upon tables.He can't help producing lots of drawings. The writer Adrian Shaughnessy once said "He paints a picture of furious productivity. He works every day. Drawings pour out of him; he draws as often as other people draw breath"The work concerns itself with the usual suspects: the perpetual bombardment of what life throws at you; love, sex, death, wealth and penury, idiocy, marketing, dark comedy, politics, religion, over-heards, and, just as important, the joyful act of making a picture. He tries to question what it is to be conscious of what it is. Davis admits that he doesn't...