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A brief but great burst of fashion-inspired art

A meticulously edited auction where fashion and art collide

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A brief but great burst of fashion-inspired art

Image: © William Klein, courtesy of Eyestorm

September 03 2010
Maria Shollenbarger

Two of London’s biggest, and most glamorous, events – Fashion Week and Frieze Art Fair – take place this autumn. And Eyestorm, long an insider’s online source for niche and limited-edition contemporary art (at prices below the eye-water mark), is capitalising on the presence of all the movers, shakers and tastemakers who’ll be crossing paths in town over the final days of September by curating a special art sale.

A meticulous edit of 20 works, all with fashion as their theme, by the likes of William Klein, Helmut Newton and Andy Warhol (remember those lovely, wildly collectable little shoe paintings?), will be on view, and for sale, in a new gallery space just off Bond Street. The trick is in the very, very limited timing: the private view, at which guests can buy artworks and which promises to be VIP-heavy, is on Wednesday September 29, 6pm-9pm, with an after-party at Morton’s members’ club – e-mail to see about making the guest list.

The sale continues on Thursday the 30th, from 10am to 6pm. So if there’s an empty space on your sitting-room wall (or, for that matter, your walk-in closet one) crying out for one of Kate Allen’s electrically vibrant Lipstick paintings, or a riotous Dan Baldwin screen print, now’s your chance.

First picture: William Klein’s Barbara Over Gadgeted Does Lips; second picture, Kate Allen’s Hot Pink Lipstick and Skull Ring; third picture, Dan Baldwin’s Summer Lovin (Life Begins).