You know an exhibition is a success when you come away having bought something that you absolutely didn’t need and didn’t plan to buy…. as I’ve just done at the Maiden shop in Shoreditch High Street, run by Noah, here seen sitting on his Union Jack bedecked staircase.
Noah of Maiden and his Big Fat Royal Wedding.
Maybe it’s the lover of kitsch in me, but there’s something about Royal Wedding memorabilia, both faux and real… that is just too too tempting. Thanks to Noah you no longer have to scour ebay for exciting royal themed gifts… because he’s gathered them all in one spot for your deletion, including mugs, decorated mirrors, annuals, teatowels, badges, plates…
Oh, and he’s also scavenged across the land to find exciting new artworks to celebrate this ridiculous event. I don’t think he’s really appealing to the blue-blooded royalists amongst us, featuring as his shop does, a selection of printed paper plates – limited edition, £5 a pop for Will with his alternative bride, Kate Moss, by Bark Design Ltd.
Maiden Big Fat Royal Wedding by Bark Design Ltd
Or by former Amelia’s Magazine illustrator Jess Wilson… a lady of wonderment creating delightful objects as always. Queen Kaffy. Love it.
Maiden Big Fat Royal Wedding. Commemorative plate by Jess Wilson
East End Prints are installed downstairs in an area where the Cakes for Japan sale was held, and which Noel tells me is open to anyone (for free) if they have a cool project they want to promote, providing he likes your idea of course.
One for the anarchists. East End Bloc by Dr. D. £35 unframed.
High Tea by Arthouse. £80 for original artwork.
Oh for fuck’s sake! by Helen Lang.
I tell you, artists everywhere are having a field day over the wedding. And it’s not because they’ve suddenly become raving Royal fans, it’s because the kitsch potential is so bloomin’ huge. I’ve just been on the phone to Tatty Devine and discovered that they’re currently decking out their shop too. Look at these fab cameo brooches!
My dissertation was on kitsch. What can I say? I make no apologies and I will be popping new Royal Wedding stuff on here as I find it. Get in quick I say, before all the best stuff goes….
Full listing here.
Arthouse, Bark Design, Bark Design LTD, Cakes for Japan, Dr. D, East End Prints, Helen Lang, Jess Wilson, Kate & Wills, Kate Moss, kitsch, Maiden, Memorabilia, Noah, Plates, Royal Wedding, Tatty Devine, Union Jack
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