New Icons

Americas Nightmare by PURE EVIL

Hula Hooping Gril by Banksy



16 July to 5 November 2022

20-21 Visual Arts Centre are delighted to present New Icons, one of the UKs biggest ever exhibitions documenting the Street Art movement, and artists that influenced or are associated with it.

Featuring some of the biggest names in Street and YBA art (Young British Artists who rose to fame in the 1990s/2000) – many of which have captured the attention of the public and mass-media across the globe. The exhibition features over 90 works by some of the world’s most famous artists including Banksy, KAWS, Blek le Rat, Tracey Emin, Rachel List, Invader, Damien Hirst and Pure Evil

Visitors to the New Icons exhibition, which opens on 16 July, will have the chance to see more than 90 artworks by household names including Banksy, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, KAWS, Blek le Rat and many more.

The highlight of the exhibition is Hula Hooping Girl, one of Banksy’s most works from recent years. Appearing at the junction Rothesay Avenue and Ilkeston Road, in Nottingham on 16 October 2020, it was an immediate tourist attraction. Around 16 weeks later the piece was removed, having allegedly been sold for a ‘six figure sum’. We commissioned filmmakers KNOW Film to make a new short film about the artwork and it’s exhibition, as part of New Icons:

Free to all in October and November (no need to book, just come along).

New Icons is a selling exhibition presented in partnership with Brandler Galleries

Images: Top: Americas Nightmare by Pure Evil. Bottom Hula Hooping Girl  by Banksy.

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