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I become lost in the blue of your eyes.  It is midnight and through you, I gaze at the infinity of the cosmos.  The lights of a deep sky reach me among the dust of the stars.  Safe in your arms and beneath the twinkling of Orion, I travel and become lost in the blue of your eyes. We are unique, we are multiple.  We are at the centre and at the same time so far from everything.  Inseperable and broken, we seek the harmony of our two distant souls, navigating beneath the sails of a blue stellar ship.


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DANAD Gallery launches this weekend with 3 iconoclastic artists: CHU, Swifty and Jamie Reid

This Saturday sees the inaugural opening of the highly anticipated DANAD Gallery, not in London but 20 miles north in the County town of Hertfordshire, Hertford.  Occupying a disused two storey music/club venue formerly known as Elbert Wurlings.

DANAD is a name with an impeccable fine art pedigree that goes back more than half a century.  DANAD design is an iconic design brand first conceived in 1958 as the brainchild of a hothouse collective of artists who lived and worked in the dilapidated splendour of their communal home Marden Hill, the Georgian country house in Hertfordshire.  Those artists included Tom Adams, the late Barry Daniels, Sir Peter Blake, Bernard Cohen and Robin Denny, acknowledged as some of the originators of the Pop Art movement, possibly the first as recently reported by the V&A, London – preceeding the likes of Andy Warhol.

Barry Daniels son Mark debuts the first DANAD show with three handpicked artists who each, in their own way epitomised the musical zeitgeist.  Each of the three artists’ works have a common irony of being iconoclastic in their own right.  Collectively their imagination, provocative styles have scared people out of complacency; art that changed history and art that changed lives.

This first exhibition at the new gallery runs for 3 weeks, is a fitting homage to the roots of a brand that took fine art off the walls and made it part of the everyday; through graphic novels and comic book art; through street graffiti and through political and social comment, each of these artists have done the same and they continue to do so with their current works.

CHU, Swifty and Jamie are outlaw artists whose work is inextricably entwined with some of the era-defining music of our lifetimes – from punk and jazz to jungle and hip-hop; Jamie Reid us the Sex Pistols, Swifty gave us Acid Jazz and Mo Wax and CHU came via the explosive UK Hip Hop movement with Goldie and Futura 2000.

Exploring (literally) new perspectives and embracing computer-aided technologies, Chu’s work has continued to push back the boundaries of graffiti since he first began experimenting with aerosol paint and home computers in the late 1980s, Chu describes his creations as ‘gently reminding us of the everyday conflict between digital and analogue devices’.
Over some 30 years, he has worked with some of the most culturally influential artists of our time, including projects with Banksy and the seminal Pictures on Walls collective (notably painting at the Swiss Embassy in London and for the groundbreaking opera ‘Monkey Journey to the West’) and with Jamie Hewlett of Tank Girl and Gorillaz fame.  As well as teaching graffiti at the London College of Fashion and in Afghanistan, Chu cites as a career highlight sitting in a coach waiting for the sun to rise with Futura on his 40th Birthday so they photograph their painting at an outdoor rave (Futura 2000 was the artist/rapper who first saw fame after paining ‘live on stage with the Clash on their Combat Rock Tour and later worked on many cover design for James Lavelle’s Mo’ Wax Acid Jazz/Trip Hop-orientated record label)



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Situationist artist and anarchist Jamie almost single-handedly created UK punk rock’s visual aesthetic, notably with his cover designs for the Sex Pistols, including their Never Mind the Bollocks album and, most notoriously, the cover for the banned No. 1 single God Save the Queen, which took an Cecil Beaton portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and adorned her with a safety pin through her nose and swastikas in her eyes. The image has been described by Sean O’Hagan of The Observer as ‘the single most iconic image of the punk era’. This exhibition includes the piece in a similar vein that originally caught the eye of Pistols manager/Svengali Malcolm McClaren and led to the commission for those era-defining images.

Jamie Reid

Jamie Reid



Even if you have never heard of Swifty you can bet your life you’ve seen or even owned a piece of his artwork.  For two decades this man has cast an innovative and distinctive visual shadow over contemporary club culture… ‘ Paul Radshaw, publisher/editor, Straight No Chaser.

Swifty’s almost ubiquitous name and creations are indelibly imprinted on much of the most significant music of the nineties through to the present day, especially Trip Hop/Acid Jazz-related genres – notably design work for the influential Straight No Chaser magazine and seminal labels such as Giles Peterson’s Talkin Loud and Brownswood record labels, James Lavelle’s Mo’ Wax, Fourth & Broadway Records, Mo’ Music and Blue Note Records (Japan) amongst countless others.  Then there are his countless TV title sequences, t-shirt and skateboard designs and the fine art that appears in this exhibition.

PRIVATE VIEW: Saturday 8th November, 7.30pm until midnight

OPENING: Monday 10th November, 12 noon until 9pm

DANAD Gallery (formerly Elbert Wurlings), Pegs Lane, Hertford SG13 8EG

For all enquiries regarding the DANAD Gallery, please contact Mark Daniels:

Scoop International Fashion Show 13-15 July 2014

8th Edition SS15

Image: Bryan Huynh Designer: Maiko Takedo – 8th Edition SS15

With a dynamic mix of contemporary and emerging labels against a backdrop of cutting-edge art, Scoop International is back for the 8th edition on 13th – 15th July 2014. Bringing together more than 400+ contemporary labels from the UK and worldwide, Scoop showcases directional collections in apparel, footwear, lifestyle and accessories across two of London’s most iconic art galleries; the Saatchi Gallery and Phillips in the heart of London.  Celebrated as one of Europe’s most exciting shows, Scoop’s ethos and aesthetic of where fashion meets art makes Scoop International a stand out show, where each label is carefully hand-picked and curated around art.

Founded by fashion industry expert Karen Radley, Scoop’s first seasons have been an amazing success and with its 8th edition this summer showcasing spring/summer 2015 collections, expect to see an array of established labels as well as innovative collections from new designers.

One of the qualities that sets Scoop apart from other trade fairs, aside from its innate sophistication, is that it truly is international. This season Scoop is delighted to welcome a host of new labels into its fold.  For full listings of all designers and registration to Scoop International please visit Scoop International Fashion Show

Stacy Chan

Stacy Chan

Rew Clothing

Rew Clothing



Hudson Shoes

Hudson Shoes

RexRomae Exhibition at Scoop located in Phillips, Winter Garden

RexRomae Exhibition at Scoop located in Phillips, Winter Garden

Also reflecting the truly worldwide flavour that Scoop is synonymous with is RexRomae a London based Gallery that represents the most innovative urban artists from around the world. RexRomae is considered to be a pioneering tastemaker by major art collectors and the general public alike. Established in 2013, RexRomae’s artists personify the dynamic and evolving nature of street art through an eclectic mix of techniques and styles from their respective cultures. As ambitious as it is breathtaking – this is exhibition is a must-see!

RexRomae exhibition includes the following artists:

Argentina: Like many urban artists, Jaz (Franco Fasoli) began his creative career as a graffiti writer, and is recognized as one of the first major writers to begin working in the streets of Buenos Aires in the mid1990’s.

Australia: Fintan Magee is a Lismore-born, Brisbane-based artist who works as an artist, illustrator, designer and muralist.

Brazil: Art, design and rock ’n’ roll. It might sound as a cliché but this is the simplest, most honest and coherent way of trying to explain this power collective of illustrators. Internationally famed for their large-scale public artworks, typified by highly-expressive line work and expansive color palettes, Bicicleta Sem Freio (Bicycle without break), juxtapose surreal, often-provocative temptresses, with tentacled marine life, phantoms, kaleidoscopic flesh work, classic rock n’ roll iconography, chopped motorcycles, and more flesh.

Italy: Italian artist 2501′s works are visually stunning, diving head first into the essence of line art through his use of monochromatic color schemes that emphasize his technique.

Italy: Born in Foggia, Agostino Iacurci lives and works between Rome and Nuremburg. He creates bright multi-layered images, used either for drawings and etchings or for big murals, meshing daily life with synthetic shapes and bright colors.

New Zealand: ASKEW ONE is recognized worldwide for his unique approach to graffiti art and remains at the forefront for over 20 years of the international art scene through constantly exploring new and exciting styles in a world of imitators.

Norway: Martin Whatson is a Norwegian born and based stencil artist. Whatson has a continuous urge to search for beauty in what is commonly dismissed as ugly, out of style or simply left behind.

Puerto Rico: Artist and muralist Alexis Diaz crafts exceptionally detailed surreal images.

Puerto Rico: Ana Maria is an emerging based in Puerto Rico. Her work displays a penchant for the macabre and surrealist elements of the human condition.

Spain: Borondo is an emerging urban artist heralded for his classical painting techniques.

Spain: VinZ is an urban artist based in Valencia, Spain. The Feel Free Project, born in 2011, is a direct reflection of a society in crisis.

United States: Zio Ziegler, San Francisco based artist and a new figure of Californian street art.! His paintings are often more colorful than his monochromatic murals that are scattered throughout the entire San Francisco Bay area, from Mission District to Facebook general headquarters.



Branded Scoop taxis and courtesy cars are at hand to seamlessly transport buyers and visitors between each venue.

Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery

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Scoop International Fashion Show – 8th Edition – 13-15 July 2014

Scoop International opening times


13 July
14 July
15 July

10.00am – 6pm
9.00am – 6pm
9.00am – 5pm


Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY

Phillips, Howick Place, London SW1P 1BB UK