Given the success of Keith Haring's "Pop Shop" and Damien Hirst's outlet for one-offs and limited editions, "Other Criteria", it seems artists are cottoning on to the fact that their work should perhaps not be the preserve of the world's oligarchs. Which is no bad thing.
"House of Voltaire", a pop-up shop set to take residence above Rupert Sanderson's Mayfair store this winter, pays further testament to the fact. Featuring a range of limited-edition prints, works, homewares and clothing from both established and emerging artists including Phyllida Barlow, Mat Collishaw, Simon Fujiwara and Cerith Wyn Evans to name but a few, the pop-up's prices will range from £10 to £20,000 - so oligarchs need not apply.
Established by South London contemporary arts space Studio Voltaire, all proceeds from the shop - open from November 11 until December 4 - will go to the studio, which receives no public funding. Joe Scotland, Studio Voltaire's founder, said of the project "House of Voltaire is a wonderful opportunity to raise money for Studio Voltaire's artistic community and public programmes". We couldn't agree more. See below for some of the items up for sale.
House of Voltaire will be open from November 11 - December 4th at 19 Bruton Place, London, W1J 6LZ. www.studiovoltaire.org/houseofvoltaire
Teapot by Tracey Emin
Holdall by House of Voltaire
Blanket by Renee So
Limited-edition print by Yinka Shonibare