Thursday, 15 January 2015

God's Own Junkyard


Last weekend James and I visited the Lights of Soho God's Own Junkyard pop-up. I've been meaning to go for ages, but finally got to it when I read Liv's blog and realised the exhibition ended on the 18th! If you miss it though there are pieces in Selfridges, and in the original God's Own Junkyard in Walthamstow. 

The exhibition is the art of Chris Bracey, who recently passed away, and who is responsible for most of the neon signs in Soho, as well as a lot of work for films like Batman and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Downstairs there are also neon pieces from other artists including Tracey Emin.

I definitely left wishing I could afford a piece of neon art, but alas they are slightly beyond my budget for now. Perhaps one day the 'sex, drugs and bacon rolls' one will grace my kitchen! I think the sight of so many signs together is part of the appeal though, I don't know if having just one neon sign in my living room would work so well. Plus it might make my neighbours a bit concerned! 

The exhibition is open seven days a week until Sunday.


char said...

I definitely think that there's something about having so many of them in close proximity. I'm sad I've missed out on this, but had only just heard about it from blog posts. Looks great, though!

Lily Lipstick said...

This has been on my to-do list for a while - hopefully I'll make it this weekend! x

Style Eyes said...

That looks amazing. Sorry to have missed it but the photos look great.

Maria Fallon said...

This looks amazing, definitely one for the wish list!

Maria xxx

SJ said...

I really wanted to see this last time I was in London but I think I picked the one day of the year that it was closed! Sad to hear that the artist passed away – there are some beautifully kitsch pieces he made that I too would love to own, one day!