We met the capitano of this pirate bookshop boat moored at the bottom of Broadway Market, Hackney yesterday. He since has set sail up to Hackney Wick where it will stay over the weekend to take part in the Hackney Wicked arts festival. Iphgenia Baal will be reading from her new book The Hardy Tree at some point too, as one of the aims of the boat is to involve local authors wherever it pulls up. Will let you know when and where exactly when we find out, we are off there for the opening night of the festival tonight! In the meantime here are some pics from yesterday’s sunny visit…
Archive for July 2011
shopping trolley, cobblestones
38 1/4 x 35 3/8 x 20 5/8 in. (97 x 90 x 52.5 cm)
The ubiquitous features of HIM, the lifesize waxwork of collector Charles Saatchi created by artist Robert Gordon McHarg III, and the star of HIM BOOK (Trolley Books, 2007), was recently the cover star of the Observer Magazine and their article on Saatchi’s career in the art world.
The Statue of Manannan from the Glens of Sulby has been transported back to its home at Glen Lough, the site of Mannifest, which takes place in the Isle of Man on 5,6 and 7 August 2011. The 30ft-high statue of Manannan was built after Stephanie Quayle and Darren Jackson were commissioned to create the ancient Manx God complete with bushy beard and a myriad of ancient grain sacks from around the Isle of Man.
Title: Viva Las Luchadoras!
Where: Bolivian Embassy, 106 Eaton Square, SW1W 9AD London
When: Public viewing 15 – 18th July, 2011, 10am-5pm
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
London W1G 0AE
Since its publication in 2004, Purple Hearts has been widely featured in the international press, and has toured museum, galleries, art shows, as well as civic spaces in the United States and Europe. Most recently Berman’s portraits of US soldiers returned from the Iraq war since 2003, were shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Milan Triennale, Melkweg Gallery, Amsterdam, and at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh. Nina Berman is also the author of Homeland (Trolley Books, 2008)
On Sunday 10th July Iphgenia Baal, author of The Hardy Tree, will be reading stories, selling books and drinking champagne at The Soho Festival. It runs from 12-6pm and is in St. Anne’s Gardens on Wardour Street W1. “Asides from our me, there will be music and diatribes from the usual seedy backstreet bunch: Phil Dirtbox, That Guy That Runs The Porno Shop, &c. Since the death of Raymond Revue and Crossrail’s subsequent purchasing of most of Soho’s backstreets, this year may be the last that the old glory days of pissy back alleys be celebrated. Even if I mean nothing to you, that should, so come and exist for a minute under the watchful eye of St. Anne, patron Saint of poverty, ace makers, lace workers and lost articles.” Iphgenia Baal