Gina Birch
Courtesy of Louisa Buck

Love was all around yesterday at the midsummer edition of The Art Car Boot fair. Offering an antidote to our decidedly unlovely times, the event took 'love'—“love for the Planet, love for each other and of course, a love of art”—as its theme. More than 120 artists parked up in Lewis Cubitt Square, Kings Cross to sell their most lovely wares. Christine Binnies ceramic loving cups sold alongside her sister Jennifer Binnies painted celebrations of the female sex. Then there were the family love-ins of Bob and Roberta Smith, Jessica Voorsanger and their children Etta and Fergal, all of whom were selling their own work, with Jessicas portraits of famous artist couples available singly or as a duo.

Christine Binnie
Courtesy Louisa Buck

The renowned street artist Ben Eine was making on the spot LOVE screen prints, the octogenarian Colin Self was selling images of love hearts and there were some particularly covetable cupids painted in oils by Geraldine Swayne. Your correspondent couldn't resist snapping up one of Anne Ryans 24 ceramic Rude Women and was also sorely tempted by neo-naturist Wilma Johnson's love-themed, high-glam rubber washing up gloves.

Another popular pit-stop was the stall of Gina Birch, best known as a founding member of the post-punk band The Raincoats. Birch is also no slouch with the paintbrush, selling some stunning dresses emblazoned with the female nude—perfect for those who want to bare all without actually doing so. And talking of baring all, there was every fluid form of love on offer in an all-day live cRead More – Source


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