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FIGAF Edition 2

May 27, 2017 by

Fashion Illustration Gallery Art Fair, Edition 2, in partnership with Yu Capital. Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017, at The Shop at Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 5UU. Opening Times 10am-7pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS Monique Baumann Petra Börner Blair Breitenstein Annabel Briens Helen Bullock Gill Button Cecilia Carlstedt David Downton Andrea … Continue reading →

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Boy Meets Girl

February 18, 2017 by

For one night only in a hired space on Baker Street, Richard Haines from Brooklyn NYC will sharpen his pencils and cross paint brushes and wax crayons on paper with Londoner Tanya Ling. Live, life drawing is all the rage amongst the generation of Instagram artists that have climbed on board the fashion illustration band … Continue reading →

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FIGAF

November 17, 2016 by

FIGAF, the Fashion Illustration Gallery Art Fair hosted at The Shop at The Bluebird, on Saturday December 10th and Sunday December 11th. The first edition of #FIGAF brings together some of the world’s most brilliant artists who have created hand crafted fashion images. The line up includes, in no particular order: Gladys Perint Palmer, Richard … Continue reading →

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Beep beep. FIG in Cultural Traffic

September 27, 2016 by

Cultural Traffic, billed as a new print publishing arts fair, is Toby Mott’s most recent enterprise and we are delighted to have been invited to participate alongside others whose area of concern and interest falls between the lines that define category in culture. For those that need an introduction, Toby Mott has put together a … Continue reading →

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David Downton, Couture Drawings

May 11, 2016 by

FIG in association with Assouline, publishers of the most sophisticated books in the world, present an exhibition of 20 new drawings from Downton’s Couture Archive. These works have been made with reference to Downton’s growing body of work consisting of drawings and notes, produced at primary source, front row and back stage at the Paris … Continue reading →

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Gill Button 2016, Exhibition

February 18, 2016 by

Gill Button is one of a growing group of artist’s to find an audience and following through Instagram. FIG was amongst the many watching and following. First their were the ink on paper drawings taken from her Sketchy Men blog and then little oil paintings on hardboard and most recently full on oil paintings on … Continue reading →

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A Christmas Art Fair 2015

December 2, 2015 by

FIG’s Christmas Art Fair 2015 will take place on Saturday 12th December at FIG at The Shop at Bluebird located at the end of the King’s Road in Chelsea. The fair has created an opportunity for FIG to present to the Great British public, for the very first time, works by some of the most … Continue reading →

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Multiplied 2015

October 6, 2015 by

From October 16th to 18th FIG can be visited at Multiplied 2015. The art fair, where admission is free, for dealers selling contemporary prints, editions and multiplies. FIG will again break the rules and show paintings, drawings and collages created by the world’s leading fashion illustrators alongside digital inkjet pigment prints including the all new … Continue reading →

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David Downton: New Book Signing and Talk

September 17, 2015 by

The much anticipated and eagerly awaited new book, David Downton: Portraits of the World’s Most Stylish Women, will soon be with us. To celebrate the launch we are organising a special book signing at FIG at The Shop at Bluebird on Wednesday September 23rd 6.30 – 8pm where David will talk about the book and … Continue reading →

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FIG at The Shop at Bluebird

May 15, 2015 by

FIG has installed itself as the gallery in residence at the concept store, The Shop at Bluebird, the fashion emporium located in the Art Deco garage towards the end of the King’s Road in Chelsea. Presenting a carefully curated, changing display of works (prints, drawings, collages and paintings) made by the world’s leading fashion illustrators … Continue reading →

Multiplied 2014

October 10, 2014 by

From October 17th to 20th FIG can be visited at Multiplied 2014. The art fair for dealers selling contemporary prints, editions and multiplies. This year FIG will launch David Downton’s Marilyn.

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FIG Talk – Gavin Turk: Fake Pop vs. Real

August 16, 2014 by

Much of Gavin Turk’s work deals with issues of authorship, authenticity and identity. He is concerned with the ‘myth’ of the artist and the ‘authorship’ of a work. He shares with FIG an interest in and a fascination with all things Warhol and has appropriated Warhol’s work in the production of his own. We thought … Continue reading →

François Berthoud, Balmain Dress, 2013, C-Print on T-Bond. © François Berthoud

Berthoud returns home

June 30, 2014 by

Throughout the summer and into the autumn, visit a fabulous exhibition of François Berthoud’s fashion illustration open to the public at The Musée Des Beaux-Arts de la Ville du Locle. Although much of his career has been spent in Milan, he now lives and works in Zurich. The exhibition celebrates his extraordinary achievements, both editorial … Continue reading →

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Delhomme show in NYC

June 18, 2014 by

Currently showing in NYC is a Jean-Philippe Delhomme solo exhibition, Late Modern to Used Cars at Wright’s; the Auction House from Chicago with a gallery in Madison Avenue. Works on paper are shown with works on printed matter. The works on paper are from a series called The Visitors – large scale oil pastel works … Continue reading →

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Zoë Taylor for Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tanya Ling for Fendi

June 9, 2014 by

Recent cool projects by FIG artists include a contribution by Zoë Taylor to the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2015 collection and a Tanya Ling designed peekaboo bag for Fendi. Brit designers Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier asked Taylor to make work for their second MBMJ collection. Taylor has previously worked with Bartley on Luella’s … Continue reading →

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LFW The Daily, Feb 2014

March 22, 2014 by

Put together by Cat Callender and Marion Jones, London Fashion Week’s The Daily continues to champion Fashion Illustration. Hurrah! Live Catwalk illustrations – usually a euphemism for drawing from style.com – have become all the rage. As a rule illustrators don’t get invited to the shows but in this case the illustrators got to sit … Continue reading →

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Face The Future: History Repeats Itself

November 8, 2013 by

From Vogue Paris (Febraury 1949). A twenty eight page portfolio of charcoal portrait drawings made by Carl Erickson of designers including Mademoiselle Carven, Monsieur Christian Dior, Madame Nina Ricci, Monsieur Pierre Balmain and Madame Schiaparelli. 64 years later, from V Magazine (Summer 2013), A six page story dedicated to the pencil and ink portrait drawings … Continue reading →

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Fashion Illustration at Multiplied 2013… but is it Art?

October 4, 2013 by

The ICA recently hosted a panel discussion about the work of Antonio Lopez. Paul Caranicas, a New York based artist and former lover of Lopez’s collaborator, Juan Ramos (and President of the Antonio Lopez Foundation) shared a platform with the fashion writer Colin McDowell and Sue Dray from the London College of Fashion. They had … Continue reading →

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Introducing Zoë Taylor

September 19, 2013 by

We are delighted to announce that we are now working with Zoë Taylor. Taylor has made work for The New York Times, The Guardian, Dazed and Confused and produced a large body of work for ‘In the Cut’, a fashion column for AnOther Magazine’s website, anothermag.com, drawings from which we are making available here on … Continue reading →

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David Downton: Artist in Claridge’s

September 15, 2013 by

London Fashion Week, Friday night and pouring with rain……did this stop the glamouratti from flocking, indeed crowding into Claridges to both be seen next to their portraits and be seen? Not one iota; this was a very special event and all those invited were determined to be present. Poppy Delavigne, Roland Mouret, Antonio Berardi, Marie … Continue reading →