Kid Acne – Adaptations – The Graffiti Life Gallery (London)

It seems all the new gallery action is happening in London this week. I posted about another Kid Acne exhibition only a week or so ago, and already he has a new solo show called ‘Adaptations’ about to start (March 7th) at The Graffiti Life Gallery in East London.

Adaptions - Kid Acne

Here is what the gallery have to say about the show:

Adaptations is a solo exhibition by UK Street Art stalwart and modern-day renaissance man, Kid Acne. A celebration in printmaking and illustration, this exhibition explores the notions of sampling and remixing and aims to highlight the distinction between ‘loving homage’ and ‘plagiarism’ – arguably a grey area within the art world today.

Part retrospective, Adaptations showcases selected artworks from the Kid Acne archives, which pay dividends to seminal moments in popular culture, such as his re-imagined versions of Wizbit, The BeastmasterPaul’s Boutique and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen – many of which are being shown in London for the very first time. Alongside such pieces are new and exclusive works made specifically for the show. Expect a heady mix of 80′s flashback and B-Boy decadence.


WHEN: Private View – Thursday March 6th, 6:30pm -9pm. Public View: Friday 7th until March 30th.

WHERE: The Graffiti Life Gallery, 26 Cheshire Street, London, E2 6EH

Kid Acne will also be taking part in the Wu-Tang is for the Children exhibition on the same night – which I have posted about here.

UPDATE: The adaptations show is now available online – where the prints are on sale, with prices ranging from £45 up to £1,200. See it here.

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