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Get an Art Bargain at the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair

Picture of Freire Barnes
Art & Design Editor
Updated: 4 July 2017
Ever wanted to own a Peter Blake or Jeremy Deller artwork? Well now you can – and at a steal – as the annual Vauxhall Art Car Boot fair flings open its doors in its new South London location on Sunday July 9, 2017.

Since 2004, artists like Gavin Turk, Bob and Roberta Smith, Pam Hogg, Tracey Emin, Polly Morgan and Ben Eine have been selling their wares at crazy knock down prices at the one day festival.

Providing an alternative platform to the commercialisation of the art fair model, the Vauxhall Art Car Boot fair is the perfect day out in London for art lovers, where you can meet and haggle directly with the artists.

Bob and Roberta Smith art lecture
Bob and Roberta Smith art lecture | © The Vauxhall Art Car Boot fair The Vauxhall Art Car Boot fair 2014 , Truman Brewery, Brick Lane , E1

Aptly taking place just around the corner from the former Vauxhall Ironworks Company, this year’s theme is ‘The Original’ so expect one-of-a-kind works at exceptionally reduced prices.

The likes of car boot veteran Sir Peter Blake will be at the fair in person selling a special edition print for £100. Billy Childish and the Mangél Press will be live-printing a mangled linocut/woodcut edition for £50 that will include a raffle ticket to win a painting worth £8,000.

Black Brexit
Black Brexit | © Pure Evil

Some works make a more political yet humourous statement. Pure Evil will be selling a range of works including his witty Black Brexit. And you’ll be able to snap up Jeremy Deller’s satirical print Strong and stable my arse, which went viral during the London Elections, for a mere £30.

For jewellery fans, you’ll want to head to True Rocks Jewellery car boot as they’ll be selling their collaboration with Gavin Turk, a necklace called London Brick, which turns the building material into wearable art.

Courtesy True Rocks
Courtesy True Rocks

There will also be a wide variety of entertainment on offer from the Black Cow Vodka bar, a Spirograph workshop with the House of Fairytales, and live music.

A Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer has been specially-designed with cartographic drawings by Icelandic artist, Kristjana Williams.

Kristjana Williams paints Vauxhall car to promote the Art Car Boot Fair on Sunday 9th July 2017
Kristjana Williams paints Vauxhall car to promote the Art Car Boot Fair on Sunday 9th July 2017 | Photo: Ki Price/ Emulsion London

Karen Ashton, Founder of the Art Car Boot Fair, said, ‘As well as bringing an original line-up to our new location in Vauxhall, we’ll also be drawing on all the talents our exciting new locale has to offer. So expect guys and spies, plus the odd Llama and lots of cool art in the mix this year!’

Pam Hogg at The Vauxhall Art Car Boot fair ©
Pam Hogg at The Vauxhall Art Car Boot fair © | The Vauxhall Art Car Boot fair

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot fair is at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7AG between 12–6pm. Entry: £5.