Author: Charlotte Bearn

Recession Busting Art Courtesy of Two Inventive Street Artists

To set the mood for their forthcoming show, two East London artists Tinsel and Twinkle took to the streets of London on October 29th for some traffic wardening with a difference... and how nice of them to give our London gallery it’s first ever parking ticket.

If you found a parking fine envelope stuck to your car on the 29th October, don’t throw it away! It might contain a free signed mini- screenprint of artwork from the dynamic duo's 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times' recession- themed collection.

Recession Busting Art Courtesy of Two Inventive Street Artists | Image

Recession Busting Art Courtesy of Two Inventive Street Artists | Image

Tinsel Edwards and Twinkle Troughton have been carving a name for themselves in east London's art scene alongside artrepublic faves Pure Evil and Ben Eine for a time now. But since the recession they've taken their art out of galleries and hit the streets, and on the 29th they were giving away limited-edition screenprints disguised as parking offence penalty charge notices.

The duo say “we wanted to do something which would take our work out of the gallery and to a wider audience. We loved the idea of using a bit of trickery, making a bit of a practical joke as a way of getting our artwork out to people who may or may not know who we are and what we do as artists, so we decided to dress up as traffic wardens and hide the artwork in parking ticket bags!”

Recession Busting Art Courtesy of Two Inventive Street Artists | Image

The screenprint in the parking ticket bags is an image of a Woolworth's empty shop front, which has closing down posters in the window, we've changed the posters to read 'It Was The Best of Times It was the Worst of Times' – the famous line from Charles Dickens.

Recession Busting Art Courtesy of Two Inventive Street Artists | Image

“For the two of us the work is a direct response to the recession – not only it's impact on the nation, but how it's been dealt with in the media. Recessions can be very difficult, but they can also be a time for positive change and growth. We thought that producing a free mini-print as a very large edition would help to promote that message. And so the initial bad news of a parking ticket is replaced with a positive response to some free artwork!”

 

art to arrive by christmas

Rise no.1 Art Print by Lisa Lloyd
Exclusive

Rise no.1

60 x 60cm

£150

60 x 60cm

£48

6 x 10 cm

RYCA £80

Blowing A Kiss

12 x 12cm

£80

12 x 12cm

United Colour of London Art Print by Jayson Lilley
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£195

31 x 24cm

BALLOON DOG 7 Art Print by VeeBee
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VeeBee £270

BALLOON DOG 7

21 x 29.7cm

£270

21 x 29.7cm

Love is the Drug - Pink Diamond Dust, 2020 Art Print by Ryan Callanan
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£200

60 x 60cm

Tom Lewis £125

Stag

30 x 30 cm

£125

30 x 30 cm

Gorilla - Pink Foil

42 x 59.4cm

£195

42 x 59.4cm

Jungle Blooms 2 Small

32.5 x 32.5cm

£50

32.5 x 32.5cm

Not My First Rodeo (11th Edition) Art Print by Babak Ganjei
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£135

50 x 70cm

Choco Happy Dog

12 x 6 x 12cm

£300

12 x 6 x 12cm

£150

50 x 70cm

£150

60 x 30 cm

Canary

40 x 50cm

£150

40 x 50cm

£50

50 x 70cm

£125

60 x 60 cm

Miss Travel UK

26 x 33 cm

£55

26 x 33 cm

I Love London

22 x 17 cm

£60

22 x 17 cm

Snoopy Cube

40 x 40 cm

£195

40 x 40 cm

Sara Pope £150

Amped

18.3 x 18.3 x 3.2cm

£150

18.3 x 18.3 x 3.2cm

Oli Mumby £120

£120

59.4 x 42cm

Shark Tank (Neon Green and Pink) Art Print by Memori Prints
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£85

52.7 x 38.7cm

You've Got the Love Art Print by Kid-B
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Kid-B £65

£65

50 x 50cm

£195

51 x 24 cm

Honey Bee, 2020 Art Print by Dylan Floyd
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Honey Bee, 2020

20 x 20cm

£35

20 x 20cm

Ellipsis - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
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£98

42 x 42 cm

Right Hand Red, 2020 Art Print by Static
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Static £35

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