Wednesday 30 November 2011

Chris Bracey's Pop-up Art Store 'God's Own Junkyard' in Primrose Hill

Chris Bracey is a British artist who specialises in neon signs.  You can now see (& buy) some of these works at a new pop-up store at Daniel Poole's The old Hardware Store in Primrose Hill.  Not for the faint-hearted though - works start at £400.

"Chris Bracey has been the Neon Man for 37 years creating iconic artpieces for David la chappelle, Martin Creed etc. With a cult following in London and Los Angeles. 
New & used neon fantasies, salvaged signs, vintage neon’s, old movie props and retro displays. 
Neon art made from found objects, retrieved and renewed waste and lights. 
Fairground & circus lighting, architectural sign salvage. Led & cold cathode luxury products. 
Designers & makers of all things with light.
Chris has made, installed and collected signs that have appeared behind some of the greatest stars. Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut, Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jack Nicholson in Batman are just a few that have appeared alongside the collection. When the film is rapped neon’s are discarded like yesterdays newspapers, unwanted, unloved. Chris has collected these neon and bulb icons and salvages old neon’s and architectural advertising from the streets before they disappear forever. Repaired and resurrected, coupled with quirky art and powered up to shine like jewels of light. Icons in their own right, Gods own junk yard where neon never dies."

When - November 3rd - January 15th

Where - Daniel Poole's The old Hardware Store, 156 Regents Park Road, NW1 8XN


Link 1 - God's Own Junkyard
Link 2 - Article

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