East End booty

An old brewery, a tussle and then a car boot. No, this isn’t the gruesome end of a gangster flick nemesis but an east London art event taking place next weekend.

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, at London’s Truman Brewery off Brick Lane on 6 June, features some of the art world’s top car booters – Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk and Billy Childish – flogging you their wares from the back of their cars.

Pretty Taxing tax disk holder by Ian Dawson
Pretty Taxing tax disk holder by Ian Dawson

This year’s theme of ‘wrestling, wrangling, grappling and gaming’ will see a live wrestling ring, fight night-themed installations, a limited-edition wrestling print by Peter Blake and a T-shirt designed by his graphic designer daughter Rose.

There will be car-based sculptures from artists Pete Fowler, Jessica Albarn, Ian Dawson and Oliver Guy-Watkins and 60 other artists, such as Bob and Roberta Smith and Martin Creed, will be selling Lucha Libre-inspired work as well as their usual fare.

If you’re enjoying the car art installations, then a number of the artists have also produced limited-edition tax-disc holders that will available to adorn your own car. Let’s just hope it’s smackdown rather than tipping it down.

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