Saturday, August 29, 2015

Coverage: LUSH Secret Pop Up Show in Melbourne, Australia

Infamous Melbourne artist LUSH, the only Australian to be included in Banksy's Dismaland project, doesn't seem to have any time to rest and organised a pop-up exhibition in street art lined Hosier Lane yesterday with a witty, tongue-in-cheek poke at traditional galleries and buffing. 
The secret location was released via social media just as it began with the message that it was only open until the illegal exhibition gets shut down. Painting the walls and floor red on a section of the laneway, velvet ropes, and a serious looking security guard who doubled as the gallery attendant, gave hundreds of people the illusion of visiting a traditional art gallery. As you walked down the lane, the next section of the gallery wall was buffed completely in light grey, artworks and all. The third stage of the show had a wall filled with a number of small canvases painted by the artist - that was until two men came along and buffed all these out as well. Then out of nowhere two ladies sporting LUSH SUX on their behinds appeared and gave out LUSH-tagged condoms before being buffed themselves...
rumour has it that all the framed works were purchased by an overseas buyer just prior to the exhibition.

Images and text by DeanSunshine for StreetArtNews

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