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Artsy Shark feature

9 October 2017

Arsty Shark is speaking about JakBox

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Online Gallery : Artfinder

29 August 2017

Jakbox on Artfinder

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Under The Hammer 17/17: Shatter

7 August 2017

All good things come to an end.

After 17 weeks of auctions, it is the end of UNDER THE HAMMER, the artistic concept conceived by Simon Williams and run by the Jakbox Studio. Each week Simon has created a new [Un]original piece of art inspired by famous artists. 8 artworks out of 16 have been sold so far and the 8 others have been destroyed.

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Online Gallery : Saatchi art

2 August 2017

Jakbox on Saatchi Art

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Under The Hammer 16/17: DOTS

31 July 2017

Inspirited by Hirst’s series “Spot paintings” , this week’s UNDER THE HAMMER artwork is the most original (Un)original of the collection! Simon Williams tracked down a man named Damien Hirst and asked him to randomly colour circles on a sheet of paper and then sign it. An authentic Damien Hirst!

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Under the hammer 15/17: Sidestep

24 July 2017

Simon Williams has decided for this week's UNDER THE HAMMER to put the sculptor Richard Long in the spotlight. Long is one of the most well-known British land artists. Land art (Earth art, environmental art or Earthworks) is an artistic movement that emerged in the 60’s-70’s predominantly in Britain and North America. It is made in a natural environment or stages natural elements and material.

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Under the Hammer 14/17: Cycle Path

17 July 2017

UNDER THE HAMMER presents you “Cycle path”, William’s [Un]original for week 14, inspired by the Boyle Family, a group of collaborative artists (wife, husband and children). They are best known for their Earth studies; highly accurate casts of randomly selected surfaces.

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Under the hammer 13/17: Graffiti Theft

10 July 2017

For Under The Hammer’s thirteenth week, Simon Williams takes his inspiration from the American artist Robert Rauschenberg (October 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008). He was a prolific innovator of techniques and mediums and he practiced, among other things, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, papermaking, collage and performance.

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Under the hammer 12/17: REFLECTING

3 July 2017

This week’s (Un)original is inspired by the German fine art photographer Wolfgang Tillmans. Known for his investigation into the photographic mediums foundations and his innovative use of space in his photographic installations, he was the first photographer and also the first non-British person, to win the Turner Prize.

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UNDER THE HAMMER 11/17: Reunite

26 June 2017

This week’s (Un)original is inspired by the Swiss electronic musician Dieter Meier, notably known for Yello, a band that he created with Boris Blank. Meier is also a conceptual artist and through this week’s UNDER THE HAMMER artwork, Simon Williams is sharing with you one of his favourite Dieter Meier’s work.

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Under the hammer 10/17: Bullets

19 June 2017

Keith Haring is this week’s UNDER THE HAMMER focus.

He was an American artist who strongly impacted the art world of the 20th century.

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UNDER THE HAMMER 9/17: Flats by the railway

12 June 2017

Williams decided to dedicate this week’s UNDER THE HAMMER [Un]original to Edward Hopper; a famous American realist painter from the twentieth century, especially known for his oil painting (he was also a printmaker). Hopper put a lot of interpretation in his work, painting his own reality – Boredom and empty cityscape. He was fascinated by the American urban scene and urban architecture and cityscapes were to influence most of his work.

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UNDER THE HAMMER 8/17: Shit

5 June 2017

For UNDER THE HAMMER’s seventh week [Un]original, Simon Williams took his inspiration from the famous act of defiant mockery of the art world, artists, and criticism, the piece Artist's shit (merda d’artista) by Piero Manzoni; An Italian artist known for his ironic approach to avant-garde art.

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UNDER THE HAMMER 7/17: Burnt Yellow

29 May 2017

Burnt Yellow the new [Un]original realised by Simon William for UNDER THE HAMMER thisweek, is inspired by Yves Klein’s work. Klein is a famous French post war artist (50’s). He isnotably known for his monochrome of the color of an intense blue of his own, known as the International Klein Blue: IKB

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UNDER THE HAMMER 6/17: Pool

22 May 2017

UNDER THE HAMMER is offering you this week the chance to buy Pool. For this [Un]original piece, Simon took his inspiration from the early 80’s David Hockney photo collage series Joiners made up of polaroid photographs.

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Under the hammer week 5/17: Body

15 May 2017

For the fifth successive week, we are putting a new artwork under the hammer. This week’s [Un]original is inspired by Antony Gormley’s moulds of his own body.

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UNDER THE HAMMER WEEK 4/17 : RAM

8 May 2017

During this fouth week, UNDER THE HAMMER presents to you Ram an (Un)original inspired by Picasso’s Bull’s Head sculpture created in 1942.

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UNDER THE HAMMER WEEK 3/17 : FRAME

1 May 2017

This week UNDER THE HAMMER offers you the chance you to buy, or doom to destruction, Frame, an (Un)original inspired by Warhol’s screen prints of Marilyn Monroe. 

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UNDER THE HAMMER WEEK 2/17 : CIRCLE

24 April 2017

The (Un)original to come under the hammer in week #2 is Circle, a hand painted circle executed in one swift movement. 

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.Cent Magazine

19 April 2017

.Cent Magazine talks about UNDER THE HAMMER!

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UNDER THE HAMMER IS LIVE WITH SHOWER

17 April 2017

The first artwork to come under the hammer is a reimagining, 100 years after its creation, of one of the most influential artworks of the 20th century. 

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Kentishtowner

15 April 2017

The Kentishtowner talks about UNDER THE HAMMER.

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UNDER THE HAMMER smashing soon!

10 April 2017

17/04/2017 - 21/08/2017

17 weeks

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The Other Art fair London

29 November 2016

King of Camden Awards

16 November 2016

JakBox will be displaying work as part of the king of Camden awards for local buisnesses throughout Camden. 

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Exhibition: Point Of View

2 October 2016

On Friday 2nd October, JakBox's Points of View Exhibition opened at Leyas on Camden High Street.

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Exhibition: Mews 2 - Route

30 September 2016

We're very happy to annonce that MEWS #2, the second in a series of group shows in our exciting art space in Camden, the JakBox Studio, is opening in October! 

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Other Art fair Bristol

21 July 2016

21/7/2016 – 24/7/2016

JakBox art on Saatchi Art

 

Exhibition: I got ur back

8 July 2016

Exhibition of works by Alice Steffen, Claire Orme & Frank Harris.

8 - 10TH JULY 2016​

Exhibition: Mews 1 - Urban Environment

2 July 2016

2/7/2016 – 4/7/2016

 

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Jakbox Studio on London Live

22 April 2016

Simon Williams was interviewed on London Live about the JakBox Presents exhibition, and the opening of a new art space in Camden: the JakBox Studio.

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Exhibition: Jakbox Present

18 April 2016

The JakBox Presents exhibition showcases work developed by the JakBox team over the past two years! The Private View is on Thursday April 21st from 6.30 - 9pm... put it in the diary!

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