Ending 21st Jul, 2024 12:14 GMT/BST

Street Art: A Timed Auction on behalf of Bombsquad in aid of SASH

  Lot 8


Inkie (Contemporary)
Signed, spray paint and liquid leaf pen on reclaimed shop mannequin, 63cm by 39cm

Tom Bingle, aka Inkie, has emerged as one of the most prolific graffiti writers in UK history, working accross fashion, jewellery, design and the visual arts. He received international recognition following his infamous role in the 1989 UK police raid 'Operation Anderson'. Noted as the largest UK graffiti bust, Inkie was identified as the 'Kingpin' and was arrested along with 72 other graffiti writers. Inkie's work is characterised by a unique collaboration of graffiti and figurative imagery. His widely recognised style draws on Art Nouveau influences with an unmistakable urban twist; portraits of beautiful women are usually accompanied by poignant words or phrases; faces are understated, almost anime, and are framed with his iconic stylised flowing hair.

£200 - £300

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Auction: Street Art: A Timed Auction on behalf of Bombsquad in aid of SASH, ending 21st Jul, 2024

Bombsquad is a York-based non-profit community arts organisation passionate about street art and beyond, aiming to enrich the cultural landscape of York whilst raising money for local charities.

Previous projects have raised over £20,000 for York Food Bank in 2022, and almost £12,000 for York Mind in 2023.

This year, Bombsquad is raising money for SASH (Preventing Youth Homelessness Together), a registered charity preventing homelessness in young people aged 16 to 25 throughout North and East Yorkshire.

For this year’s project, from 22nd June until 7th July, Bombsquad will occupy a four-storey building in the centre of York with an exhibition of retrospective and contemporary spray paint culture, graffiti and street art, by internationally renowned contemporary and local street artists, featuring three galleries, a cinema room, artist shop and live DJ's.  One floor of the exhibition will explore the history of York's graffiti and street art scene from the 1980's through to present day, with photography , video and press clippings from the exclusive archives of Keith Hopewell, alongside his new work. Also featuring three decades of paintings from artist James Jessop's collection, and one floor will welcome a selection of artists to paint a mural or create an installation. Last floor will host the shop and live DJ's, where artworks from the exhibiting artists and more will be on sale, with all profit from the sale being donated to SASH.  To support this year’s fundraising project, participating artists have specially created and kindly donated unique works which will be sold by In this timed online auction.  Find more details of Rise Of The Vandals on Instagram @BombsquadUK

Bidding opens on Monday 8th July at 5pm and lots will begin to close on Sunday 21st July at 12 noon.

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