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