Maddox Editions, dedicated to showcasing limited edition prints by a number of leading and emerging artists, will be opening its doors for an evening of festive celebrations as part of the 7th annual Shepherd Market lighting ceremony.
We will also unveil Vice Versa, a numbered, limited edition by British art duo The Connor Brothers available exclusively at Maddox Editions.
Vice Versa, 2018
Pigment print with silkscreen varnish
130 cm x 80 cm unframed
Edition of 50
Also on display for the first time at Maddox Editions will be Balloon Girl, the infamous print by Banksy available in gold, pink and red. Balloon girl has a special resonance with the building that houses Maddox Editions, formerly Bankrobber Gallery. In early 2014 Bankrobber were tasked by the property owners to salvage and restore the Banksy work known as ‘Girl with Balloon’ that was applied illicitly to their building. It was in considerable disrepair and locked behind a tired advertising hoarding in North London. After a substantial removal and restoration programme, the original work was finally displayed at Bankrobber Shepherd Market in late 2014.
Attracting huge public interest, the piece is believed to have been bought to the attention of Star Wars film director George Lucas by actor Warwick Davis, who spotted it after a night out at Robin Birley’s exclusive Loulou’s night club in Shepherd Market. The work is now believed to form part of Lucas’s ‘Museum of Narrative Art’ collection.
Alongside the Balloon Girl and The Connor Brothers’ prints will be three limited-edition releases by Los Angeles based artist RETNA, five new prints from British artist Dan Baldwin and an edition by New York street art sensation Bradley Theodore.
Maddox Editions will be serving guests champagne, mulled wine and mince pies at the gallery as the countdown to the Christmas light switch on begins. From 6pm the cobbled streets, independent shops, restaurants, pubs, and local galleries will come alive with Christmas carols and music from The Spinettes. This will be followed by the annual lighting ceremony in the Market Square hosted by renowned British actress Dame Joan Collins OBE. There will be a variety of festive activities throughout the evening with many local traders staying open late during the celebrations.