On January the 19th, artists Hayden Kays and Benjamin Murphy will attempt to make this year’s Blue Monday a little less glum with a gift exhibition to be hosted at East London’s Lollipop Gallery.
Aptly entitled ‘EVERYTHING MUST GO’, the exhibition will feature a free raffle to decide which of the lucky attendees get to walk away with unique signed A4 illustrations by either of the two upcoming artists. Kays and Murphy conceived the exhibition as a means to thank their supporters while also directing a subversive gesture towards the money obsessed art world; they will be contributing 50 pieces each to the event at no cost.
Some guests expected to be in attendance include Matt Smith, The Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard, and Madness member Chas Smash.
Pop artist Hayden Kays is currently represented by Brighton based independent gallery No Walls and Cotswolds based Stow on the Wold gallery; some of his work also currently appears in Shoreditch’s Cock ‘n’ Bull gallery.
Benjamin Murphy is an artist who works primarily with electrical tape, and was featured at the Moniker Art Fair last October. A selection of his screen prints are set to be available soon through Shoreditch gallery Jealous.