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Prince Purple by Christian Furr

The philosophy is to take Art to car boot level with a pinch of carnival, which is accessible to everyone.

On Sunday June 12 between 12 noon and 6:00 PM at the cult happening, the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair 2016, renowned artist Christian Furr will be selling hand-made art bargains to the public from the boot of a Vauxhall ‘Let it Blue’ car.

As it's the Queens 90th year, Christian Furr and other prominent artists are making a very special edition of their own prints to celebrate her reign to date. The other artists joining Christian are Sir Peter Blake (of Sgt Pepper fame) and Keith Coventry. Also present selling their wares from the boots of cars will be Gavin Turk, Tracey Emin, Ben Eine, Matt Collishaw and many more.

Christian Furr, born in 1966, is selling his limited edition of 20 Queen 90th prints at the price of just £60 each and they will be available on a ‘first come first served’ basis only and one print per person. He is well qualified to produce the artwork because in 1995, he was notably the youngest artist to be commissioned to paint an official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

London Art Car Boot Fair Sponsored by Vauxhall.

Christian says, ‘Artists are the mothers of invention and nowhere is this more evident than at the Art Car Boor Fair - a completely unique annual experience held in a car park in Brick Lane London, which combines fun with inventive affordable art and this year some artists are celebrating the Queen's birthday with a specials affordable edition.

‘The philosophy is to take Art to car boot level with a pinch of carnival, which is accessible to everyone. Because it's a philosophy that appeals to most free thinking artists you often have some high profile names present.

‘I first heard about the Art Car Boot Fair when my friend the Soho Tailor Tom Baker introduced me to Vanessa Fristedt AKA Swedish Blonde who had a part in the Art Fair’s origination.

‘When I was Channel Four's Richard & Judy’s resident art expert I persuaded them to cover the event for a feature.

Christian Furr continues, ‘I have had a pitch there a couple of times sometimes with my daughters and I am looking forward to doing it this year Its always a fun event.

‘One time I was there a friend came with his children. His young son had a broken arm in plaster so I asked Sir Peter Blake to sign it. The Art Car boot Fair is the only place where stuff like this would happen.

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Sale takes place on the Queen’s birthday, Sunday June 12 at Brick Lane Yard, Corner of Brick Lane and Buxton Street, London E1 5ER, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM.

Links

Christian Furr Website
Christian Furr Twitter
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair 2016


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Tina Fotherby at tina@famouspublicity.com or on 07703 409 622.

About Christian Furr

Christian Furr won recognition of his enormous talent early in his career. At just 28 he was the youngest artist commissioned to paint an official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, personally selected from among dozens of other painters. As is typical of Christian’s style, he approached the project with a unique point of view, showing both the regal and human qualities of Her Majesty.

During his early career, Furr followed the strong tradition of representation in British modern and contemporary art throughout his oeuvre. Today Christian focuses on keeping oil paint a fresh contemporary medium, and is continually interested in experimentation and exploration of new concepts. Christian examines everyday objects and human emotional connections with equal interest.

Selected collections include HRH Duke of Edinburgh, Blenheim Palace, The Ritz London, Leicester University, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, Britvic and The Institution of Civil Engineers.

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