Saturday 27 October 2012

Joffe et Pye at The Mall Gallery

London, New York, Paris, Munich - everyone's talking about... The Mall Gallery. Why? It's because an exciting new group show will be opening there next month featuring Harry Pye, Jasper Joffe, Jasper's friend Simeon and some other people. YAY! Each artist will be displaying six of their best new works...
(Above: "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" by Harry Pye 2012) Thu 15 - Sun 25 November 2012, Daily 10am-5pm "Sponsored by ING Commercial Banking, this is an exhibition of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. The charm of The ING Discerning Eye exhibition lies in the unpredictability and variety of the selectors' choices. Works of lesser-known artists hang alongside those of more established artists helping to connect hundreds of new artists with new audiences." Gallery address: MALL GALLERIES The Mall (near Trafalgar Square) London, SW1
(Above: "WHAM" painted by Harry Pye and Rowland Smith)
(Above: "Neil Innes Unfinished version) by Harry Pye & Gordon Beswick 2012)
(Above: Nothing Personal)
(Above: "Holy Cow" by Harry Pye)
(Above: "Harry Flowers" by Harry Pye)
(Above image: "Another Time, Another Place" by Harry Pye & Marcus Cope.)


  1. How did Lee Dorsey get to befriend a puffin?

  2. Ha ha. It's actually meant to be a portrait of Allen Toussaint (who wrote the Holy Cow song which his mate Lee Dorsey made famous). The first time I came across the song was in 1990 when Jools Holland did a cover that featured Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer as backing singers. I think that "Holy Cow, what you doing now?" is a great lyric. I think if Mr Toussaint were ever to meet a gigantic gold Puffin it's likely he might exclaim "Holy Cow". I know I would. A few years back this painting appeared in a Black History Month exhibition in Lewisham Library. Imagine that.