And while it seems unlikely we’ll see them sipping stewed lukewarm tea from a dodgy thermos and munching on soggy sandwiches as perhaps more seasoned carbooters might, these very artists will be taking to an east end car park at the end of the month as the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair returns for its ninth year.
The 2012 edition features a brilliant line-up of artists including the aforementioned Sir Peter Blake, Bob & Roberta Smith and Pam Hogg; Jessica Albarn, Pure Evil, Turps Banana, Wildcat Will and more, alongside less well-established artists.
The artists themselves will be selling their work from the boots of classic and vintage cars, with prices of pieces ranging from £10 to £1000. This year also sees the return of painting magazine Turps Banana, which will be selling limited-edition artists prints.
New for this year is the collaboration with Handbag Disco in support of Just for Kids Law charity. Mixing entertainment, philanthropy and, yup, handbags, visitors will be able to buy a £10 ticket to enter into a draw for a luxury handbag while being entertained by DJs such as Gaz Mayall, musician and artist Wildcat Will and performance poet Murray McLachlan Young.
In a clever take on traditional nightclub etiquette, the 1970s disco soundtrack will encourage customers to boogie around handbags hidden in cloth bags – some of which contain those with pretty hefty price tags.
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair takes place on 27 May at Brick Lane Yard, Corner of Brick Lane and Buxton Street, London E1. For more information visit at www.artcarbootfair.com