Helium London art dealer Jennifer McCormick and the influential underground art publication Pavement Licker (“King of zines” – i-D magazine) have partnered to create an exhibition during Frieze week. ‘Pavement Lickers’ is a charity collaboration which will offer buyers a one-off opportunity to invest in an original artwork, each one using paving slabs instead of canvas.
The body of work features a piece from Turner Prize winner Sir Antony Gormley OBE, titled ‘Threshold’. Other internationally acclaimed artists including Robert Del Naja, Ralph Steadman (illustrator of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), Pure Evil, Robin Eisenberg, Anthony Lister, Rhonda Drakeford (Darkroom London), Vhils and Henry Holland.
The full set of paving slabs will be revealed at the ‘Pavement Lickers’ private exhibition at 32 Portland Place on the evening of Thursday 4 October. A Pavement Lickers book will be released the same evening
Those hoping to buy one of these 50 unique pieces from artists listed below are invited to register their interest at heliumlondon.com
All artworks are the same size, all the same price.
Josh Jones and James-Lee Duffy are the founders of subversive ‘zine Pavement Licker, which recently celebrated a sell-out book and featured in the recent ‘Tearing It Up’ show at Somerset House. The publication’s proposition continues to influence their mission – to give artists a voice and a platform without agenda. Pre-dating the age of social media influence – Pavement Licker has been documenting underground art since the beginning of this century. Contributors to the publication have included Banksy, Pure Evil, Jamie Hewlett, David Shrigley and Shepard Fairey.
With this exhibition, Jones, Duffy and McCormick aim to show exciting artwork while presenting all artists on a level platform.