Preview: The Hang Up Collection

The Hang Up Gallery is launching a new series of exhibitions this summer, aptly titled The Hang Up Collection. Taking an unconventional lead, the collection will frequently evolve throughout its duration at the gallery, displaying print, photography and painting. New pieces will be added to the exhibition at random whilst other pieces will be taken out, meaning that each visit will present the audience with something fresh and exciting.

The unusual approach is to be expected from the London based art gallery that’s known for its forward thinking. Originally formed as a street-art gallery, Hang Up has built its reputation by having the ability to source rare Banksy pieces and sought after limited-edition prints. The gallery now presents not only those who are established and respected artists, but also those who are in the early stages of their career. The work they display will be by those who are pushing at boundaries and showing us something new. Just what we like to see.

The Hang Up Collection: Volume 1 will launch with an exhibit of rare pieces from iconic artists such as Banksy, Jeff Koons, Mau Mau, Futura, Shepard Fairey, Herakut and Sir Peter Blake. Joining them will be upcoming artists Mark Powell, Lauren Baker, Joe Webb, Russell Marshall, and The Connor Brothers amongst many, who will all have unseen work on display. Don’t forget to visit more than once though. Artists that will be showcased at later dates include Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood and London street artist A.CE, a key figure in the UK scene for over 10 years. A limited dust edition from Dave White and an original embellished skull from Lauren Baker are also to be expected.

Don’t miss out on this urban-contemporary exhibition that will be taking place in London for 5 weeks from the 16th of August. Head to www.hanguppictures.com  for more info.

Words: Kayla Joleen