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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
29 November 2016
8 July 2016
Exhibition of works by Alice Steffen, Claire Orme & Frank Harris.
8 - 10TH JULY 2016