We’d been wanting to put on a big Pavement Licker show for a very long time but we knew it had to be for the right reasons and something a bit different. Then our old studio mate and now super art dealer Jennifer McCormick who runs Helium London called us up about potentially putting on something together. From that phone called emerged the idea to get a mix of 50 up and coming and established artists that were connected to us in some way to paint a paving slab each, which we’d then sell in a blind sale for £1000. Artists involved included Antony Gormley, FAILE, Robert Del Naja, Ralph Steadman, VHILS, Alex May Hughes, Will Martyr, Anthony Lister, Rutger de Vries, Patrick Morales-Lee, Gold Peg, Fred Coppin and many, many more. (well, 37 more). All the works were on show for a special one-night only party held on Portland Place, London as well as in a special, limited edition hard backed, gold embossed book that we made for the show. We raised over £53,000 and all the money went to Rett UK - a charity very dear to our heart.
James-Lee Duffy: Creative / Book Designer / Curator / Artist Liaison
Josh Jones: Editor / Curator / Artist Liaison
Art Dealer: Helium London - Jennifer McCormick
Photographer: Clive Sherlock
Logistics: Flight Logistics
Framing: Hambledon Framing
Producer: Richard Parry