Monday, 27 July 2015

Flash Trader in Cricklewood Community art event.

London artist Kevin Vincenzo Keating   will be exhibiting a new art piece  
 around Brent this weekend.

The art piece is a giraffe called The Flash Trader and has been constructed from recycled shopping trolleys.

Kevin was inspired whilst walking around London and seeing an increasing amount of trolleys abandoned by roadsides and waste grounds  He decided that he would use the existing trolley design and merge it into the form of a giraffe. Kevin hopes that this engaging and humorous design will give a message that elevates the consumer, whilst placing emphasis on style and the practicality associated with recycling in consumerism.

Kevin has been touring his giraffe around London Galleries but also enjoys taking his art onto the streets and engaging A non gallery going public and younger people with art.

 This weekend, Kevin along with his group of community artists Creative Cricklewood, will be exhibiting on his home turf. Everyone is  invited to join in the fun, and entertainment. There will be an opportunity to  have a free portrait drawn by contemporary portrait artist Mary Saxe- Falstein.  Free raffle tickets will be given to all attendees, where the prize will be a trolley full of shopping. 

The local show starts Friday 31st July 6pm at the Queens Parade summer party Willesden. followed by 1st & 2nd August 12 noon to 6pm in Keyes rd Cricklewood NW2

 For details   Facebook Creative Cricklewood.   Kevin Vincenzo Keating

notes from Trinidad's easel No. 4 Summer/Autumn 2015


20th July-12th August

I will be showing some of my popular iconic paintings as well as a number of dramatic still lifes. There will also be a small selection of giclee prints of some of my very collectable images. I will be at the gallery on Wednesday 22nd July, Thursday 23rd July, Sunday 9th August and Wednesday 12th August. On Sunday 9th August, I hope to welcome friends and collectors. Refreshments will be available.

NOT THE ROYAL ACADEMY - 9th June - 22nd August

11th anniversary! I'm very pleased to be taking part in this prestigious exhibition at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, for the 11th year running. "Not the Royal Academy", inspired by the original 'Salon des Refuses', hangs the best of this year's work submitted to the Royal Academy but not hung. The Gallery, opposite The Old Vic, is open from 10am until 7.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday. I'll be showing four paintings, one of which is 'Sunshine'.


I love visiting Scotland and it gives me great pleasure that some of my paintings will be there again this Summer. Sales contribute towards the reconstruction of the wonderful Dunkeld Cathedral. This year the exhibition will be showing a selection of my paintings and prints, one of which is Atardecer/Early Evening.

FRAGMENTS OF SPAIN - 26th August - 6th September

Once again Loli Cardenoso - ceramic artist - and I are joining forces to bring some of the light and colour of the Spanish summer to London. 
The exhibition will take place at Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, NW3 1LT, on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 12 to 5pm.
More details later.

This October - dates to be confirmed.

It seems like a long time since the day I met Alison Ramsey and Emma Riley, the two dynamic and lovely women who own and run The Art Agency, Esher. In the four years the gallery has been open they have gone from strength to strength and they are about to move to new and larger premises at 118-120 High Street, Esher, Surrey KT10 9QJ.

One of their recent ventures was to take part in the Battersea Affordable Art Fair where they included my 'Sticky Collection'. We were delighted when it sold out, contributing to what was a very successful event for the gallery. 

In October they will be celebrating their fourth birthday with a new exhibition and I am delighted that I have been asked to show my new collection. To the right is a preview of one of the new paintings which I am still working on for The Elevated Collection (thank you Alison for the title!).

I hope you will come to the party on 2nd October, from 7.30pm.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Sotheby’s sells a Warhol for £20.9m as cleaners protest for better conditions

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Protestor outside Sotheby's, London. Photo: Shiri Shalmy

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