On Saturday the 12th of September, for one night only, THAMES A.D will hit Soho's Heni Gallery like an arty meteorite plastered in anarchic smut. An exhibition consisting of 34 collages by Thames London's teenage founder, Palace skateboarder Blondey McCoy, THAMES A.D is a celebration of his burgeoning streetwear brand, his love of art, punk and vintage filth, and of his way with a craft knife and a Pritt Stick.
Just a week before the esteemed jazzfest of London Fashion Week moves into the NCP car park next door to the gallery, the show features gleefully anti-monarchical images mashed up with the sensational bombast of the British tabloids, skateboard-style vinyl stickers and 1970s pornography that recalls the gloriously seedy heyday of the surrounding Soho streets. A small series of highly-limited, hand-painted shirts will also be on show on the night, all of which will be available to buy in Palace Skateboards' flagship shop, just round the corner on Brewer Street. Rowdy, raunchy, bawdy and ballsy, THAMES A.D is an ad' for the brand's A\W 15 line, a cheeky, chin-stroking combo of high art and low life, and an excuse for a massive piss-up in the middle of town.
The Heni Gallery is at 6 Lexington Street, Soho, W1F 0LB. All art works will be available to buy for top-whack on the night. #thamesad