496 / The Guide to Urban Contemporary Art 2013

I was very lucky enough to be asked to be a part of this periodical.

The Guide to Urban Contemporary Art 2013 brings together a selection of over a hundred artists fromstreet art and graffiti that have made an impact upon the international art market.
The Guide 2013 Graffiti Art magazine is a must for all art lovers and collectors.

This special issue is a real guide to learn all about the most important artistic movement of the twenty-first century. Where to see, where to buy urban art, which artists and at what price?
A publication giving you over 500 pictures and more than 100 articles on established artists and emerging talents.

To purchase the guide –
graffitiartshop.bigcartel.com/product/guide-de-l-art-contemporain-urbain-2013

495 / MTV Staying Alive Foundation

ICONIC MTV EMA CUTOMISED BY LEADING CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS TO HELP FIGHT HIV
WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2013, LONDON

A diverse selection of leading contemporary artists and designers have come together to redesign the iconic MTV EMA to help raise money for the MTV Staying Alive Foundation at a special charity event on Saturday 2 November in London.

In conjunction with curators at The Future Tense, artists Yinka Shonibare, Ryan Gander, Dave White, D*Face, Remi Rough and Lee Broom along with Sabine Roemer and Philip Michael Wolfson have all taken the award and personalised them, finding inspiration from a variety of sources.

Sabine Roemer worked with Gemfields’ Zambian emeralds to produce a stunning version featuring a bird with two one-carat emeralds on its tail, whilst Swarovksi partnered with Philip Michael Wolfson to create a Superman-inspired piece. Dave White took inspiration from his recent Endangered Species series to recreate the camouflage of the Amur Leopard, and Ryan Gander produced a free-standing table lamp as part of an on-going series where the conceptual artist attempts to produce functional objects in an ad hoc manner.

The EMA is the world famous award handed out to winners at MTV’s annual global music awards show, which has showcased the hottest acts in music in a different European city each year since 1994. This year’s EMA show will take place at The Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on Sunday 10th November.

These specially designed, one-off awards will be auctioned at a special gala event alongside an impressive range of money-can’t-buy lots, including training with the Manchester City F.C. Elite Development squad, a pair of VIP tickets to the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles including business class flights with American Airlines, a game of tennis on the hallowed courts of Wimbledon with Tim Henman and the chance to take on Chess Grandmaster, Garry Kasparov, 38-storeys high at SushiSamba.

Bidding for the lots has begun already online at –
http://gavelandgrand.com/auctions/mtvsaf

489 / Rough, London 1997

I’ve been looking at a lot of old walls and works from the late Eighties and early Ninieties of late and this one from 1997 stuck out for some reason.

I was just beginning to experiment with 3D here from seeing all the amazing walls coming out of Germany.
I was desperately trying to put my own spin on it.
I painted this one alongside Derm and She One.
Seems like a lifetime ago…

488 / #roughsketches released today!!

The 100 signed and numbered editions of #roughsketches are available to buy today from –
http://remirough.com

I’m so excited about this book, it’s been a complete labour of love and shows work from 1996 up until now!
Really hope you like it…
RR