Daisuke Sakaguchi and The BT ArtBox Exhibition
Artist and designer Daisuke Sakaguchi has been selected to transform the iconic British 1935 Sir Giles Gilbert Scott K6 BT Phone Box.
Curated by Sandy Nairne, Director of The National Portrait Gallery, the BT ArtBox Exibition auctioned 85 BT ArtBoxes to raise money for Esther Rantzen’s Childline Charity’s 25th Anniversary.
Other artists included Sir Peter Blake, Zaha Hadid, David Mach, Lily Cole, Malcolm Garrett, Willie Christie, Giles Deacon, Maxim (from The Prodigy), Zandra Rhodes and Philip Treacy.
Daisuke’s TOMODACHI (Friends) BT Phone Box was showcased on Newport Place, the heart of London’s China Town, for the British Telecom’s BT ArtBox Exhibtion 2012, until the 16th July, coinciding with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Daisuke Sakaguchi’s beautiful TOMODACHI BT ArtBox was selected as one of the 15 phone boxes to be auctioned by Sotheby’s at The National Portrait Gallery Wednesday 18th July 2012, raising £3,000!
TOMODACHI is Daisuke’s personal representation of the circle of life, inspired by Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world), a genre of Japanese woodblock prints, featuring motifs of landscapes, tales from history, theatrical creatures, fleeting beauty and a realm of entertainments.
If you weren’t in London to see it, here is a great selection of photos by Ben Harries, Emma Houston and Abdul “Freethought” Yusufu.
Rooms Magazine issue 09