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3 October - 20 December

Warhol’s ‘American Supermarket’ was but the start; Richard Hamilton, Barbara Kruger, Andreas Gursky and Banksy by turns have shone their coruscating spotlight on consumerism and consumption, and showed just how hard our hearts – and our arts – can be. Every commercial gallery IS a shop – and now almost every non-commercial gallery HAS a shop.

Velorose and Plinth have taken Duchamp’s assertion that art is a commodity, taken it off its plinth, and put it on the shelf. Everything, and everyone, must go!

Like all good retail outlets, Velorose has had a (neon) facelift and restocked for this closing-down sale / show. Artists in the final edition include:

Michael Atavar
Fiona Banner
Michael Craig-Martin
Richard Deacon
Alice Freeman
Ralph Freeman
Bella Freud
Reiko Kaneko
Liam Leslie
Yoshitomo Nara
Julian Opie
Cornelia Parker
Martin Parr
Gail Seres-Woolfson
Justin Smith Esq
Ettore Sottsass
Marlon Studios
Michael Rakowitz
Yinka Shonibare
David Shrigley
John Stezaker
Chris Steele-Perkins
Gavin Turk
Daisy de Villeneuve
Gillian Wearing
Richard Wentworth
Richard Wilson


1B Charterhouse Square

Nearest tube / overground: Barbican or Farringdon
Bus route: 4, 56, 153

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11am-6pm

Book Launch Private View


6pm to 9pm

Michael Atavar launches ‘Looking at Art (with Your Eyes Closed)’ in dialogue with Joseph Kendra of the National Gallery, who commissioned the series of courses that Michael ran at Tate, and from which this title emerged.

Performance Event and Book Signing 7pm…

Browse, Imbibe Pink Fizz, Shop, Appreciate Art and find out what happens when you cross John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’ with Dick Bruna’s ‘Miffy at the Gallery’.

Michael’s Books / 210CARDS available
Everything, and everyone, must go!

Getting to: Velorose

Located at the corner of Carthusian Street and Charterhouse Square, just off Aldersgate Street. Literally around the corner from Barbican Tube Station.


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