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YOU ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF TOPSAFE

 
 
TopSafe is an online gallery that showcases high-quality, limited-edition artworks from some of Europe's leading graffiti talents and the contributors from London's most significant graffiti book Crack&Shine.

Accompanied by an exhibition featuring exclusive prints and live painting from TopSafe artists, as well as signed copies of Crack&Shine.

Thursday 3rd December 2009
18:00 22:00
Complimentary drinks

www.mewsofmayfair.com
www.topsafelondon.com
info@topsafelondon.com

Exclusive new works on sale from:
Roid (London)
Horfe (Paris)
Finsta (Stockholm)
Emilski (London)
Egs (Helsinki)
Neequaye Dreph (Manchester)
Will Robson-Scott (London)
Seb Gorey (New York)
Stephen K.Schuster (New York)

 

TOPSAFE LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE GALLERY TO SHOWCASE EUROPE'S TOP GRAFFITI TALENT
TopSafe is today launching a groundbreaking online gallery to showcase authentic graffiti talent from across Europe. To mark the launch TopSafe is hosting an exhibition at Mews of Mayfair, a unique and intimate venue in the heart of London, featuring original works and exclusive prints.

TopSafe specialises in high-quality, limited edition prints at affordable prices, making contemporary art accessible, and bringing together upcoming creative talents from across the globe for exclusive pop-up events. The TopSafe website allows users to read about artists and their influences in addition to viewing and buying original pieces.

TopSafe artists are unique in the contemporary art market, united but not defined by their graffiti backgrounds, they create artworks that are distinctly different from the 'Street Art' that is largely associated with graffiti, while retaining the energy and freethinking that is the hallmark of their outlaw practice. These artists have mastered their talent while risking their liberty and their lives to push boundaries and pursue their passion.

The artists, many of whom are making editions of their work for the first time, employ a variety of approaches from fine art to graphic design, and work in a spectrum of media from screen-printing to photography.

"Graffiti is a controversial subject dividing opinion and rousing powerful debate, yet almost nothing is known about the true motivations and inspirations of the artists themselves"
Crack&Shine

"While making these images I came to understand the motivations of the subjects, sharing with them the anxiety, adrenaline highs and tensions that come from the risks taken in this unique lifestyle."
Will Robson-Scott

"A lot of graffiti writers feel they are misrepresented by the label 'Street Art' and the associations that it conjures. Topsafe appeals to people because it surprises them and challenges the stereotypes of what graffiti contributes to the contemporary art market."
Fred Forsyth, Director of Topsafe London

www.topsafelondon.com
 

ABOUT MEWS OF MAYFAIR
Mews of Mayfair bar and restaurant offers all the privileges of a private institution without the pomp. More like a house than a club, whether you're looking for a VIP dinner for five or banquet for sixty, the four floors of these two converted Mews houses offer infinite possibilities. Unwind in the ground floor bar after work with a cocktail from our signature range or relax in the deep leather sofas with a glass of champagne. Light snacks are available throughout day alongside an al fresco lunch time menu during the summer months. The first floor is home to an intimate and sophisticated restaurant where our team continue to develop their eclectic modern cuisine. At the top of the club is a vaulted private dining room affording a prime view of the kitchen; the idiosyncratic decoration providing a truly unique and diverse setting to meet all business and pleasure requirements. The late night lounge, a sumptuous bar offering an extensive selection of vintage champagnes, fine wines, deluxe spirits, cocktails, and canapés provides a decadent end to the evening.

 

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