Friday, 3 June 2011

Coming July 30: Joffe et Pye

Joffe et Pye features new paintings inspired by French painters, friendship, and family.
The show takes place in Jasper's Shoreditch home in the spirit of a salon gathering. Jasper Joffe and Harry Pye are both London art mavens. They worked together on The Free Art Fair, The Rebel Magazine, and Jasper & Harry’s Tate Modern.
Joffe on Pye:
“I met Harry in 2000. I saw a show he’d curated called It May Be Rubbish But It’s British Rubbish. We had a lot in common, organising our own shows and being independent to a fault. I’d known his more sensible sister at The Ruskin. Harry and I are both irritating younger brothers but he is less abrasive than I am, with a softer sense of humour. He writes fanzine articles about bands that I have never heard of, but who are apparently famous or important.
I like the way Harry paints: good colours and shapes and stories which touch me. And he also writes in an open and funny way.  He can really make me laugh. Harry’s got his quirks of course, he doesn’t eat fish or rice pudding and only drinks Australian beer at openings, but he’s not fussy about who he hangs out with. If our show goes well I will get him a swimming pool membership or a trip to Paris.”

Pye on Joffe:
“I met Jasper in 2000. I saw a show he’d curated called The Bold and The Beautiful. He struck me as being a mischievous young man with a lot of drive and energy but it was clear he had a sensitive side too. Jasper made a painting entitled Shit Funeral which I included in Viva Pablo a show of Picasso based works that I put together at The Bart Wells Institute. I also enlisted his help in selecting 100 artists to do a painting of their mum for the show 100 Mothers. Jasper is a loyal friend to many people and he encourages people to follow their dreams. Jasper doesn't care much for music. I've known people who like classical music but have no interest in reggae or rock but Jasper is the only person I've met who seems to have no real genuine love of any music genre. But last night his daughter was giggling at some cartoons on TV and he said the sound of her laughter was one of the beautiful sounds in the world.
Like everyone else I thought Jasper’s celebrated painting of Himmler was very good but I feel the best is yet to come. If this show is a hit and I make a little cash out of it I think I’ll just take Jasper out for a nice meal. Maybe we could go Italian?"
 out for a nice meal. Maybe we could go Italian?”
Notes For Editors
Harry Pye is 36, 6ft tall with blue eyes. Trendy art magazine Frieze called him “a kind of stand-up conceptualist gadfly” and a likely future Turner Prize nominee. Gilbert & George once described Harry in the Daily Mirror as being “a winner”. Bob & Roberta Smith said that Harry Pye was “A force for good.” The Guardian called Pye “the saviour of British art.”

Jasper Joffe is 35, 6ft tall with brown eyes. He was controversially banned from taking part in last year’s stupid Frieze art fair. He once painted 24 paintings in 24 hours and sold all his possessions in “The Sale of a Lifetime”. Charles Saatchi told the Sunday Times that “when Joffe hits it right he’s really pretty good”. Vogue called Joffe  "Londons premier artist/curator". Jasper is also a novelist and the founder of

Joffe et Pye Details
Private View: Saturday July 30th 2011 6-9pm
Dates: Sunday 31 July to 28 August
Open only on SUNDAYS 12 noon till 5pm
Address: Chateau Joffe, Shoreditch, London
Unit 3, 7C Plough Yard, EC2A 3LP
Tube: Liverpool Street or Old Street

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