Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Mark Leckey Talk at J & H Tate Modern

Mark Leckey will be giving a talk at 2pm on Saturday January 22 at Jasper & Harry's Tate Modern. Mark Leckey is the winner of the 2008 Turner Prize. The talk is free to the public and no advanced booking is required.
Mark Leckey Talk on January 22, 2pm
Jasper & Harry's Tate Modern
Unit 24 Gallery/ Spots Dry Cleaners
20 Great Guildford Street
London SE1 0FD

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Art Sleuth discovers Jasper & Harry

J&H would like to give a special thanks to the very talented Marek Borysiewicz. See more of his photographs here: http://www.born2bcreative.com/


Two Tates

Jasper & Harry's Tate Shop

Matt Calderwood's Sculpture

Room 1: We Are Each Other

Room 2: Harsh Truths

Room 3: Weird & Sublime

Friday, 10 December 2010

Le Cool magazine brands Jasper & Harry's Tate "Bloody Brilliant"

(Photo below: Sponsors Helen & Chris from Redstone pick out a postcard)

(Photo Above: Chris Coombes and Kes Richardson take their hat off to Harry and Jasper)

Johanna Derry of Le Cool is full of praise for Jasper & Harry's show at Unit 24. Read the full review here:

(Above: Unit 24's Ania is inspired by Harry Bacon)

(Above photo: Artist Mat Humphrey with J&H Tate's special guest artist Matt Calderwood)

(Above photo: This lovely dog came and had a lie down next to the shop)

(Above photo is of the very kind couple who supplied us with wine for the private view)
(Above: Jasper poses infront of Matt Calderwood's sculpture. Did you notice the text on the passing van?)

Monday, 6 December 2010

Jasper & Harry Products

Jasper & Harry Tate products include coloured pencils, diaries, mint flavoured chocolates, umbrellas. Show your loved ones you care buy snapping up some bargains at the Jasper & Harry Tate Modern Shop!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Invite and Press Release

Jasper and Harry's Tate Modern: 10 December - 22 January 2010 (closed December 18 to January 3)

Private View: Thursday 9 December 18:30 - 21:30
Opening Times: Mon -Wed : 8:00 -17:00 Thu -Fri : 8:00 -18:30 Sat - 10:00 -17:00
Jasper Joffe and Harry Pye proudly present their version of Tate Modern, at Unit 24, the dry cleaner that doubles as an art gallery. Just a few minutes walk from the original Tate Modern, Joffe and Pye will show their versions of the Tate's collection, as well as work by guest stars from the other Tate such as Matt Calderwood and Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey.
Nicholas Serota's Tate Modern is the most visited modern art gallery in the world. Jasper and Harry believe records are there to be broken. They are fans of the Tate. They are not interested in attacking or mocking the other Tate, they just want to do their own version, like Bob Dylan tried to be Woody Guthrie, or Picasso did Velazquez. Even if they don't fully succeed, whatever happens, the results should be cheaper and better.

The building Joffe and Pye have selected is like Tate Modern in that it's very near London Bridge and on more than one level. Unlike Tate Modern it doubles up as a dry cleaners. Because of size limitations and time restrictions it won't be possible for Joffe and Pye to recreate all 8,000 works from the Tate collection. However a lot of that stuff is not top quality and by focusing on the cherry pickings things could still be beautiful.

Jasper & Harry's Tate Modern, open for Christmas, will feature artists talks, a bookshop, an official busker, and an occasional cafe. And unlike the old Tate Modern you can buy one of the masterpieces and take it home with you.

Harry Pye: "Times are hard. People are having their jobs taken away and funding is being cut. We want to put on a show that will inspire, amuse and give you hope. It seems only reasonable that we should set ourselves such an impossible task as recreating the Tate collection." Jasper Joffe: "I like to multitask, so the dry cleaning element of our Tate Modern is really handy."

The punk ethos of "do it yourself" is the backbone of most projects Jasper and Harry have undertaken together and on their own since leaving college. For five years from 1995 to 2000, Harry Pye was the editor of his own arts and entertainment periodical: Harry Pye's Frank Magazine. Jasper Joffe meanwhile is the founder of worldwidereview.com, which has been providing alternative art reviews since 1999. Harry was part of the Bart Wells Gang (along with Francis Upritchard, Brian Griffiths, Sam Basu, and Luke Gottelier) who in 2001 turned a derelict 3 storey building in Hackney into an art gallery. Jasper was the founder of the Free Art Fair, which in 2009 featured 50 artists giving away 100,000 pounds of work at the Barbican, and received global media coverage. Joffe and Pye are both esteemed British artists. Jasper's work has won praise from Charles Saatchi who said: "When Joffe hits it right he really is pretty good ". Tate Patron Bob & Roberta Smith said "Harry Pye is a force for good."

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Monday, 15 November 2010

Jasper The C*** & Harry The S***

(Above: Harry the petty, over sensitive, over weight, always drunk, always boring, ugly, untalented Shit")
(Above: Jasper the tedious, self obsessed, attention seeking, unfunny C***")

Harry Picasso, Harry Basquait, Harry Dubuffet

(Harry Picasso a.k.a "One Dancer" painted by Harry Pye & Gordon Beswick)
(Above: Harry Basquiat)
(Dubuffet drawing)

Monday, 8 November 2010

Tuesday, 26 October 2010