Stik offers Community Grant to Local LGBTQ+ Organisations.

The official Hackney 2016 Pride in London Banner designed by Stik will be auctioned at Christies to raise funds for a local LGBTQ+ organisation or charity. Based on recent auction sales of £35,000 this sale promises to be a substantial funding opportunity. Hackney Council who commissioned the banner will be assisting Stik in the selection process, applications for the grant can be made HERE.

Stik says: “I was delighted to represent Hackney in the London Pride parade last year. Our vibrant and varied community is known around the world and I am proud to live here.”

The banner is currently on display at Hackney Museum.  

Read the full story HERE.

Petition for Return of Community Mural

Please sign and share this petition created by the young people of Gdansk, Poland who are campaigning for the return of their community mural:

BRING BACK OUR MURAL.

We are the young people of Gdańsk

In 2011 our local art centre Laznia invited British street artist Stik to Gdansk, Poland and asked him to paint a community mural with us. It is called ‘To Skomplikowane’ (‘It’s Complicated’). It was funded by local money and painted on shipping containers. This is the beginning of our story. In 2014 our work went missing from Gdańsk and bits of the mural were later found in Lamberty Gallery in London, some cut in place where Stik figures were holding hands. We were not consulted, neither was Stik or Laznia.

We don't want the work to be used by a stranger for commercial use or to be put up for sale. The artwork we made with Stik was about community and being together but it has been cut up. Now it's about splitting community to make money, a sad symbol of today’s world. We believe that our work can inspire many and give hope for people living where the mural was originally placed. 

We are demanding for the mural to be sent back and we hope that you will do the right thing, Mr Lamberty. 


If you want to support our project:

You can support our work by signing the petition and by sharing our story with your family and friends. Please help us to get our artwork back. We can't do this without your support.

Stik Street Artwork Raises £35,000 At Auction To Save Arts Centre

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Stik (second from left) and the Magpie Collective at Phillips December 2016 ‘New Now’ Auction London with artwork, ‘Magpie’

Stik (second from left) and the Magpie Collective at Phillips December 2016 ‘New Now’ Auction London with artwork, ‘Magpie’

12th December 2016, London/Bristol: A Stik street art piece has been sold at Phillips Auction in London for £35,000 to raise funds for the relocation of the Magpie Social Centre in Bristol. The piece was painted on the outside wall of the building back in 2009 on one of Stik’s trips to the city and was rediscovered shortly before the collective were evicted earlier this year. Stik only permits the sale of his street artworks when the money raised goes directly back to the community and he readily agreed to help them place the sale.

Lee Guy, one of the directors of the new Magpie Project Space enthused: “We’re grateful to Stik for authenticating this artwork and to Phillips auction for their generous support in the sale. The money raised will ensure that the Magpie will live on as a free arts space for our community for years to come.”

The collective who formerly squatted the vacant lot for 10 years are now browsing various properties in the Bristol area.

The former Magpie Building at Ashley Road, Stokes Croft, Bristol (Photo by Dave Stuart)

The former Magpie Building at Ashley Road, Stokes Croft, Bristol (Photo by Dave Stuart)

Upcoming Stik sale at Phillips Auction to raise funds for Magpie Social Centre

Stik met with the director of Magpie Project Space this week to authenticate the fundraiser sale on Thursday 8th December at Phillips Auction. Seen here at the private view the sale is expected to raise enough funds to rehouse the community centre.

Stik with Natty Lee form Magpie Social Centre at Phillips Auction Private view.

STIK
‘Magpie’

Lot 90
Phillips
New Now
London Auction
8 December 2016

Signed, dated and authenticated 'STIK 2009 2016' on the reverse. Spray paint on wood, in artist's frame.
139 x 29.8 cm (54 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2009. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the artist's studio.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000

Contact Specialist
Simon Tovey
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4084

https://www.phillips.com/detail/STIK/UK010816/90

This lot is an original street art work from the front wall of the Magpie Social Centre in Bristol, which had to give up its premises earlier this year. The artist has agreed to authenticate the panel so that proceeds can fund the relocation of the social centre.

Stik Helps Rehouse Bristol Social Centre

Stik Authenticates Magpie Social Centre Mural:

Street Artist Stik has agreed to authenticate and approve the sale of a street art piece he once painted on the front of the Magpie Social Centre in Bristol. This piece appeared in 2009 on the front wall of the not-for-profit social centre which was evicted earlier this year and is currently looking for a new premises.

Stik states: “The Magpie Social Centre was one of the free spaces that actively encouraged street art and helped me to become the artist I am today. I don’t generally approve of the sale of street pieces but here I will make an exception. It gives me great pleasure to authenticate this piece so that Magpie can continue to support the next generation of artists.”

Stik only authenticates street artworks when all proceeds benefit the community they were painted for. The artist was approached by the community centre earlier this year and helped set up the sale with London auction house Phillips. The piece titled ‘Magpie’ has been preserved, framed and logged and comes with a certificate of authenticity. This fundraising system has been set up to counteract the removal and unauthenticated trade in street artworks.

The log of all authenticated street artworks can be found at www.stik.org/fundraising

Lot 90 'Magpie' 2009

 ‘Magpie’ (2009)

Phillips, London Auction, New Now.08 December 2016 Lot 90

Spray Paint on Wood, in Artist's Frame
139 x 29.8 cm (54 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.)
Estimate: £8,000 - 12,000

Comes with Artist’s Certificate of Authenticity.

Stik Signing and Poster Giveaway

New York - 21st July 6-8pm

Win a pair of signed, un-folded artist’s proof Stik posters at Strand Books.

Anyone who buys a copy of ‘STIK’ or brings in a pre-purchased copy of the book to Strand Books for Stik to sign is eligible to enter a lottery to win a pair of artist’s unfolded, cardstock Stik posters, signed by Stik himself. The posters, one orange and one teal, are number one of only five artist’s proofs and depict the same image seen on the folded poster in the book (pictured).

Signing:
6-8pm
Thursday 21st July

STRAND BOOKSHOP
CONTACT: 212.473.1452
828 BROADWAY (& 12TH STREET)
NEW YORK, NY 10003

Press Contact: chsmith@penguinrandomhouse.com

Stik contact: http://stik.org/contact/

Strand Bookshop events: http://www.strandbooks.com/event/stik

Penguin Books: http://www.penguin.com/book/stik-by-stik/9780143108788

STIK - New York book signing at Strand Bookshop

July 21st 2016, 6pm-8pm

Stik will be signing copies of his book ‘Stik’ published by Penguin at Strand Bookshop. The historical venue is just minutes away from Stik’s iconic water tower ‘Union’ on Union Square.

For the first time ever Stik shares his personal archive of working photographs and recounts the social and personal motivations behind each of his murals in this beautifully designed and produced art book, from unauthorised pieces painted on the streets of East London when the artist was homeless through to the giant international murals for which he has become famous. This book is the culmination of 15 years of work and is a unique insight into the artist’s world.

 

 

This 220 page hardback edition is bound in lush red canvas and finished with black and white foils. The first edition comes with a free, limited edition lithograph poster in one of two unique colours, Teal and Orange which Stik will be signing on the day.

 

STRAND BOOKSHOP
CONTACT: 212.473.1452
828 BROADWAY (& 12TH STREET)
NEW YORK, NY 10003

Press Contact: chsmith@penguinrandomhouse.com

Stik contact: http://stik.org/contact/

Strand Bookshop events: http://www.strandbooks.com/event/stik

Penguin Books: http://www.penguin.com/book/stik-by-stik/9780143108788

Stik UK signing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1r8SGAtXLk

Stik Banner Represents Hackney at ‘Pride in London’ 2016

Central London June 25th 2016.

Photo: ©STIK Stik (centre in orange t-shirt) with Hackney crew

Photo: ©STIK Stik (centre in orange t-shirt) with Hackney crew

A bespoke banner created by artist Stik, was paraded with tens of tens of thousands of people at the Pride in London March on Saturday. The two metre high artwork depicts two androgynous figures holding hands on a rainbow background and completed the all-day rally on top a specially adapted Hackney Carriage Taxi.