London Calling, The Auction, Til July 1, Chance to Put Tracey Emin, Paul Simonon on Your Wall

The London Calling, Ray Lowry Exhibit and Tribute is now in its last week at Idea Generation Gallery in London.

You have a chance up until July 1. 2010 to get your hands on an original art piece.

As part of the exhibition,  a whole host of artists, performers, writers and general creatives were invited to donate a work, using the London Calling sleeve as a starting point. The results are now on display alongside a large collection of Ray's work in the gallery and they are all available to buy - going under the hammer in aid of the Ray Lowry Foundation, which financially assists budding art students.

Key Pieces are:

Creation by Paul Simonon with a real piece of the bass Immortalised forever being smashed in Pennie Smith's photo for the London Calling sleeve.


Entitled Strummer Calling, a powerful shot by Peter Anderson of Joe Strummer taken on the railway bridge above Shoreditch, which has just recently reopened.
Peter published Then, There and Now in April 2010 with an introduction by Paul Morley.


Having produced a large amount of her early work in the early 80s, alongside boyfriend Billy Childish (also exhibiting), it could definitely be said that punk and The Clash played a heavy role in Tracey Emin' s artistic development, as can been seen in her contribution.


Former lead guitarist and second vocalist for The Clash, Mick Jones is now part of the superteam behind The Gorillaz, along with Paul Simonon. Mick's contribution to the Ray Lowry show is a collage drawing upon the influence punk had on the indie scene in Manchester.


Of what I saw, my favorite might be what I will call Clash, Roots and Elements (below)...not sure what real title is.


You can Request a full auction catalogue, guest list for the live event on July 1st or place a silent bid
by emailing rachel [dot] wood [at] ideageneration [dot] co [dot] uk

The exhibit closes on July 4.

Should I stay or should I go?

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