This specially created large collaborative work covered the entire walls of Christies vast Ante Room, installed for this leading auction house’s Christmas Party, where leading lights of the art world experienced a truly contemporary ‘fresque collaborative’ as later featured in Hugo+Desinge’s Planète Street Art: ‘Christie’s a reconnu l’importance du Street Art international en demandant au collectif Mas Civiles de réaliser un collage de toutes le œuvres Street Art présente dans le salles de vente.’

Latin American arts group Mas Civiles, led by Manuel Sanmartin collaborated with Fitzrovia Noir’s Graham Carrick to work through the night, in a tight window when the Christies’ walls were unusually bare, assembling mixed media from six artists onto a massive canvas. This stunning portable fresco travelled to France, as Hugo+Desinge further showcase the work as: ‘L’œuvre fut exposée dans la cave d’un château croulant, en Ardèche, pour refléter les peintures murales de siècle passés présentes dans le même region du sud de la France.’

Project Title
Mas Cilviles at Christies

Locations
Christie’s Auction Rooms, St James’s, London SW1
La Cave, Alba-la-Romaine, 07400 France
Making Space in Poplar, London E14

Curation
Manuel Sanmartin for Mas Civiles
Graham Carrick for Fitzrovia Noir

Artists
Janina Langton
Rhea Nielsen
Scarlett Raven
Graham Carrick
Manuel Sanmartin
Harry Urgent

Media
Collage, ephemera, illustration, oil paint, pen, photography, print, spray paint, text

Date
December 2008

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