Shepard Fairey reimagines Gustav Kilmt

The glitteringly-bright, subtly erotic and beautiful works of Gustav Klimt may not seem an ideal match for the fast-paced, urban aesthetics of street art.

Gustav Klimt, The Kiss
Gustav Klimt, The Kiss

However, an initiative organised by the Vienna Tourist board based around the artist’s work may well change that.

 Lucy McLaughlan, Them Eyes
Lucy McLaughlan, Them Eyes

Next week nine international street artists will be producing Klimt-inspired works in a  live performance at London’s Grosvenor Gardens to celebrate the 150th birthday of the famous Viennese artist.

Ron English, Comic Washington
Ron English, Comic Washington

The event, entitled Kilmt illustrated, sees artists including Shepard Fairey, Lucy McLaughlan, Ron English and Vhils create new Klimt-based works on a square format atop a plinth.

Shepard Fairey, Rise Above Rebel
Shepard Fairey, Rise Above Rebel

The resulting works will then go on show at an exhibition at London’s  Lazarides Gallery which will run from m 24 August – 1 September.

work by Vhils
work by Vhils

Klimt Illustrated takes place on 21 August at Grosvenor Gardens, City of Westminster, London SW1W; the exhibition runs from 24 August – 1 September at Lazardies 11 Rathbone Place London W1T

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  • Dennis Brackley November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I really wonder why you people waste your time in this! Glimpt is Glimpt, end of story. His paintings are magnificent, you need to see a wider perspective of his work and not cheapen it with this rubbish! db designWorks.

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