AK47: I AM NOT GRAFFIK GALLERY 284 Portobello Rd W10 5TE
Conceptual artist Andy Link returns to the stage with his first show in 2 years. The new collection by AK47 comprises mixed media and features A show of LOVE BULLETS set on MIRROR & NEON available in three sizes. The exhibition will also showcase CANVAS WORKS using AK47’s infamous slogans, including “I AM NOT”, “LOVE”, “TAKE THE PISS”, & “BE AFRAID”.
All works will be limited editions and numbered, inspired by artists who work with the power of words such as AK47’s influences Ben Eine, Skeleton Cardboard, and Marty Gee.
Andy’s first controversial show “Bullets Straight from the Heart” at Maurice Einhardt Neu Gallery in Hackney in 2013. Link has also curated shows under a different guise; Philip Ignatious Salacious Stein in East London circa 2010.
As a conceptualist & a provocateur, he had been executing stunts that were designed to unsettle the status quo of the modern art including ‘borrowing’ and returning works by Tracy Emin and Damian Hirst. Although most of them were opportunistic, others were intricate and well thought out. But really, one of the biggest things he had done was to steal Banksy’s ‘The Drinker’ and then try and ransom it back to Banksy. #Genius!
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