My Favourite Chair at the John Moores Painting Prize 2018

The John Moores Painting prize is now open and you can come and see Alan’s painting ‘My Favourite Chair’ which is part of the exhibition.

If you do get a chance to visit, don’t forget to vote for the visitors choice prize, the exhibition runs from 14th July to 18th November at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

The internationally-renowned John Moores Painting Prize is the UK’s longest-established painting prize, founded in 1957. Named after the sponsor of the prize, Sir John Moores (1896 – 1993), the competition is entered and judged anonymously and open to all UK-based artists working with paint.

Past winners of the art prize include David Hockney (1967), Mary Martin (1969), Peter Doig (1993), and Rose Wylie (2014). Sir Peter Blake, winner of the junior prize in 1961, is Patron of the prize.

Debbie Gibson at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

 

 

We are thrilled to announce that Alan’s painting ‘Pussy Appeal’ has been selected to exhibit in this years Royal Academy Summer Exhibition curated by Grayson Perry.


‘Grayson Perry RA coordinates the biggest, brightest and most colourful Summer Exhibition yet, in our 250th annual celebration of “art made now”.

 

 

You can come and see the painting and the rest of the selected works in the exhibition which will run from 12th June to 19th August at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

www.fearsandkahn.co.uk and www.alanfears.com

N.B First and last exhibition photos taken by David Parry

 

Bond at Bletchley Park: Illustrations and Inspirations


A painting by Alan Fears ‘From Breakfast with Love’ has been commissioned to feature in a new exhibition of contemporary art celebrating James Bond.


This summer James Bond comes to Bletchley Park. On display in Hut 12, a temporary art exhibition celebrates Ian Fleming’s original James Bond series, as well as the most recent 007 continuation novels written by critically acclaimed author, Anthony Horowitz.

The exhibition includes a special section presenting new research into Fleming’s connection to Bletchley Park,  exploring how his work in Naval Intelligence helped to inspire the creation of the James Bond books. When Ian Fleming was assistant to the Head of Naval Intelligence during World War Two he vowed to ‘write the spy story to end all spy stories’ and went on to create Casino Royale.

Alan Fears, ‘From Breakfast with Love’ (2018). Inspired by the scene in ‘Trigger Mortis’, by Anthony Horowitz, where Bond and Pussy Galore share an awkward breakfast in Bond’s flat.

 

You can come and see the painting and the rest of the selected works in the exhibition which will run from 25th May to 14th October at Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes.

www.fearsandkahn.co.uk and www.alanfears.com

 

John Moores Painting Prize 2018: Alan Fears Selected

Artist Alan Fears has been selected to exhibit his painting in John Moores Painting prize 2018.


We are thrilled to announce that Alan’s painting ‘My Favourite Chair’ has been selected to exhibit in John Moores Painting prize 2018.

The internationally-renowned John Moores Painting Prize is the UK’s longest-established painting prize, founded in 1957. Named after the sponsor of the prize, Sir John Moores (1896 – 1993), the competition is entered and judged anonymously and open to all UK-based artists working with paint.

Past winners of the art prize include David Hockney (1967), Mary Martin (1969), Peter Doig (1993), Keith Coventry (2010), Sarah Pickstone (2012) and Rose Wylie (2014). Sir Peter Blake, winner of the junior prize in 1961, is Patron of the prize.

You can come and see the painting and the rest of the selected works in the exhibition which will run from 14th July to 18th November at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

 

www.fearsandkahn.co.uk and www.alanfears.com

 

Alan Fears’ Friday Mixtape on It’s Nice That

Friday Mixtape: Artist Alan Fears sandwiches the good with the crap in his nostalgic playlist

 

When or where should this mixtape be listened to?

This mix should be listened to when you are working on something. The songs are not meant to blow your mind, they’re meant to remind you to loosen up and let the junk in. I used to listen to some of these on my paper round, so maybe if you’ve still got a paper round, try that.

 

What records did you listen to when you were a teenager?

All the wrong stuff. I had many different phases. When I went through a phase, I also did the haircut and clothes too (to the best of my limited ability and budget). The most memorable ones were Michael Jackson, George Michael, INXS, Bros, Huey Lewis, Prince, Queen, and Led Zeppelin. I bought a few Madonna albums, but I didn’t do the clothes.

 

See the full article here and more Alan Fears paintings at www.fearsandkahn.co.uk and www.alanfears.com

 

The Joe Chair: A Chair That Fits Like A Glove

The Joe chair is a unique piece of furniture that was designed in 1970 by three Italian architects; Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi for Italian furniture company Poltronova. Shaped like a giant baseball glove the chair pays homage to baseball champ Joe DiMaggio and pop artist Claes Oldenburg. This cult classic is part of the permanent collection of the MOMA.

Fears and Kahn currently have a black and a rare red 1980s edition available for sale.

 

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