Nº 41: The Filthy Fox Auction Club
Alexandra and Paula recommend their artist-run platform, improv nights in De Beauvoir, and their favourite critic.
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The Filthy Fox Auction Club represents promising art students and art-grads from London’s art colleges, selling their work directly from their studios to you. Artist-run by the two friends, Alexandra Hochgürtel and Paula Pfitzner, who wish to create more opportunities and dedust the rigid art and auction market. Think Sothebys but fair and a lil more filthy.
☞ FILTHY FOC AUCTION: The obvious: come to enjoy art, performance, drinks at our exciting first auction Preview on Thursday, 17.11 // 6-9 pm (where you can already put down a first bid), THEN to our Auction on Saturday, 19.11 // 5 pm to BUY some piece or simply watch BIDDERS FIGHT for the fine selection of our 14 emerging artists. Check them out at www.filthyfoxauctionclun.com: Starting prices only at £50. If you can’t make it in person, try to make it to our instagram live-stream @filthyfoxauctionclub. If you can, move your peachy asses EAST to Batsford Gallery, 266 Hackney Rd, London E2 7SJ. Mark it in your lil calendars NOW and make sure you book a free eventbrite ticket for the auction!
☞ OPENINGS: Summer grad shows + Gallery exhibition openings on Thursdays. You might hate it, you might love it, you might be freaked out or pissed off, but it will be engaging and free drinks (at openings!)
☞ DALSTON JAZZ BAR: for a fun night out in London until later then 11pm…. Perfect venue for a hookup (Paula met her partner there) besides also high-quality live Jazz and a unique ever-strong performance of the owner and local legend behind the desk playing all big hits and guilty pleasures to swing your hips to and sweat closely around lovely strangers.
☞ BLACK CAT VEGAN CAFE: After a big night out go to Black Cat Vegan Café in Hackney and eat yourself happy and healthy in the local chilled vibe with yummy and generous plates from Burgers to lentil pancakes to got-it-all-salads. Tip: Try their heavenly milkshakes….
☞ FREE ASSOCIATION: You wanna feel exhilarating cringe, adrenaline or have some laughter to brighten a dull day? Come and see the Improv -theater from ‘The free association’ at the De Beauvoir Arms pub. We recommend you pack some friend(s), grab some pints in the beautiful pub beforehand and then go upstairs to see the show. Tickets £8. You can book tickets before on
☞ VIVA DALSTON: Fresh, naughty and highly kickass MARGARITA JUGS with the obligatory salt crust on your glasses. drink MANY! Dangerous but guaranteed sliding into a good night.
☞ KENWOOD HOUSE: If you feel like you need a break, time to think from the buzz of London come to Hampstead Heath. Best: A walk from Parliament Hill to Kenwood House - destination: The little coffeeshop in Kenwood House - try something from their delicious bakery and enjoy big old trees, their many ponds, the view on the city laying in front of you with all its opportunities. Tip: Perfect for dates!
☞ BENGAL SPICE: If you are more of a coffee person and normally find teas a bit boring, try this one - it’s gonna knock you off your feet: Bengal Spice from Celestial Seasonings, Caffeine Free Herbal Tea
☞ EDDY FRANKEL: The stories on Instagram of Eddy Fucking Frankel (Eddy Frankel), Time Out editor and on-point art-critic.
☞ THE WAR OF ART: The bible for any creative: ‘The War of Art’ by Steven Pressfield. It’s a thin book which will fuck your resistance and win your inner creative battles.
♪ LISTENING TO:
Album: Thin Walls by Balthazar
The opening question: and what do you do? Most will feel trapped, never a good starter. Start smoother with: and what have you been doing today.
Artschools and any art institutions being afraid talking money. Lets talk about it. HOW much is the FISH?