Saturday, 26 November 2011

The Private View of Harry & Jasper's 99p Art Store at The Other Art Fair

Ryan Stanier, The director of The Other Art Fair said last night that he was absolutely delighted with the grand opening of his event at The Bargehouse on the Southbank. Thousands of people came to see the work of 100 unrepresented artists. For many the highlight of the evening was of course the bonus attraction: Harry & Jasper's 99p art shop (sponsored by Cass Arts). Joffe and Pye's aim is to give everyone who visits the fair the chance to be a collector even if they are down to their last pound coin. The shop has had around 500 happy visitors so far. The last day of the fair is sunday the 27th of November (opening hours 11am to 6pm). For more details visit:

Here are a few photos of art collectors from thursday's private view night...
 (Above: A happy lady with a shuttlecock sculpture)
(Above: The director of the Unit 22 Gallery snaps up a festive photo)
(Above: A hand made birthday card)
(Above: A collage)
(Above: This man desired a U2 single and he found what what he was looking for)
(Above: A postcard from Brazil)
(Above: Fake Tracey Emin mono prints)
(Above: Someone takes a copy of "Take 5"
(Above: another happy customer)
(Above: A Cilla Black fan)

(Above: Ben from Art Below)
(Above: A crazy person treats himself to one of Jasper's old books)
(Above: a nice lady wisely invests in some clothespeg art)
(An astonishing collage)
(Above: Here's a woman who knows what she wants... a potato print of Andy Warhol and a cow painting. And the great thing is it only cost her one pound ninety eight pence.)
(Above: Please do not disturb)
(Above: There's 99 mono prints to choose from and the great news is they are all good)
(Above: A charming festive photo of J & H)

(Above: A lucky gold coin. One day it will be worth a fortune.)

(This chap is the former head of painting at The Royal Collage. He knows a good 99p cow painting when he sees one.)
(Above: a 100% genuine lock of Harry Pye hair)
(Above: get happy with a Harry Pye face mask)

(Above: Make your mark in life by buying a Jasper Joffe Ink blot drawing)
(Above: An exciteable art fan gets her teeth into a sculpture and also snaps up a Jasper & Harry Starter Stamp Kit pack.)

(Above: A classic NME cover from the 80s. Our price... just 99p)

(Wittty quotes to amuse your friends with - 99 to collect.)
(Above: Why not redecorate your house with these Joffe tiles?) 
(Above: What better way to wish someone a merry Christmas than presenting them with one of these 99 Xmas Balls?)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Harry & Jasper's 99p Shop Press Release

Harry & Jasper’s 99p Shop at The Other Art Fair
24 -27 November 2011
Bargehouse, Southbank, London SE1

Acclaimed British artists Harry Pye and  Jasper Joffe's 99p Shop gives everyone who visits The Other Art Fair the opportunity to become an art collector for less than a pound.

Nearly 10,000 artworks will be on sale for 99p including watercolour seascapes, photo booth flip books, gingerbread men, potato prints of Andy Warhol, hand-made Valentines,  egg cups, alternative record sleeves, shuttlecock sculptures and mono prints inspired by Tracey Emin.  Each of the 99 artworks will be produced in a series of 99 creating a total of 9801 unique items.

The 99p Shop is one of the key events at The Other Art Fair, London’s newest art fair taking place at the Bargehouse, right next to the Oxo Tower, which features 100 of London’s best unrepresented artists.

Following on from their collaborative projects such as ‘Jasper & Harry's Tate Modern’ (their version of the Tate in a real dry cleaners), and ‘Joffe et Pye’ - the dynamic duo are now throwing their energies into creating their own 99p shop.

Jasper & Harry’s 99p Shop has been generously supported by Cass Art

Shuttlecocks and Collage by Harry Pye. Plates by Jasper Joffe

About Jasper & Harry
Jasper Joffe’s work is in the Saatchi collection. His ‘Sale of A Lifetime’ in which he sold all his possessions attracted global press coverage. He once painted 24 paintings in 24 hours at The Chisenhale Gallery. Harry Pye’s paintings have been exhibited across the world from Brazil to Estonia.  He is the curator of shows such as ‘100 Mothers’ and ‘For Peel’ and the creator of the cult Rebel Magazine. The Guardian described Harry as "The master of lo-fi British art." Vogue described Jasper as being "London's premier artist/curator."

In November 2010 Jasper & Harry turned a dry cleaners in Great Guildford Street into their version of Tate Modern. They not only painted their takes on the Tate's most iconic works but also opened up their own gift shop, had an Art Now space to promote up and coming artists, and even persuaded Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey to give a lecture. Johanna Derry of Le Cool magazine described Jasper & Harry's project as "bloody brilliant" and claimed she preferred their version to Sir Nicholas Serota's efforts.

In August 2011 Jasper and Harry curated a show of very personal works called "Joffe et Pye" This show featured new paintings about the artists’ friends and family. Rather than using a conventional gallery space the artists opted to use Jasper’s Shoreditch home instead. Ekow Eshun on Radio 4 said of the show: "Intense feelings about love, loneliness and fear, anxiety desire and hope and ambition all come into play into these paintings. Very powerful I thought. What could have been fey, arch or game playing was actually very warm."

More info at and

About The Other Art Fair This autumn, London will see the launch of a new and unique Contemporary art fair to be held at The Bargehouse on Southbank. A carefully selected array of 100 artists has been chosen to display works and sell them directly to the public. Beginning on 25 November, The Other Art Fair provides a platform unlike any other for artists, collectors and gallerists to connect directly. The oversight committee of the fair consists of rising British artist Charming Baker, Program Director of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art MA Anthony Downey, arts journalist Sophie Hastings, Director of Baltic Godfrey Worsdale and Chief Creative Officer Ogilvy & Mather Graham Fink.

Harry & Jasper’s 99p Shop
@ The Other Art Fair
24 -27 November 2011
Bargehouse, Southbank, London SE1

Opening Hours:
Private View –  Thursday 24th November 2011 – 5pm – 9pm
Friday 25th November 2011 – 11am – 7.30pm
Saturday 26th November 2011 – 11am – 6pm
Sunday  27th November 2011 – 11am – 6pm

top image of ’Harry up a Ladder’ courtesy of Aleksandra Wojcik
more images or info about the 99p Shop contact T: 079571 36066

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Harry & Jasper's 99p Store supported by Cass Art

Cass Art is generously sponsoring our 99p Art Store at The Other Art Fair opening November 24.
This means we can make even more art (target 9801 items) which we will sell for 99p.
Thank you Cass!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Jasper & Harry in Turps Banana magazine

Issue ten of Turps Banana is out now priced £8 (ISSN Number: 1749-3994). The magazine includes features on Tomma Abts, contributions from Peter Doig, exclusive interviews with Sean Scully, Rose Wylie, and... Jasper & Harry!
The feature on Jasper & Harry's Tate Modern project is 4 pages long. They talk about their differnt art backgrounds and their strengths and weaknesses as painters. Harry talks a little about previous projects such as the "Viva Pablo" exhibition which took place at The Bart Wells Institute in 2002, his inability to recreate a Jackson Pollock masterpiece and the views expressed by Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey (who he had invited to talk at their Tate Modern). Jasper talks about art world sexism, why his life feels empty if he doesn't paint,  and what he feels about teaching students to undertake transcriptions projects at the National Gallery.
There was a launch party when the magazine came back from the printers. Here are a few dodgy photos of J&H and some of their friends enjoying themselves...
                                            (Above: Humphrey Ocean and Mikey Georgeson)

Monday, 19 September 2011

Harry & Jasper's 99p Store at The Other Art Fair

Next project: Harry & Jasper's 99p Store at The Other Art Fair from November 24. Anyone will be able to become an art collector for less than a pound.

They are accepting applications for the fair now, which is for unrepresented artists (Hurray).

Untitled from Georgia Griffiths on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The Long Late Last Sunday of August 28th

You are warmly invited to see Joffe et Pye this Sunday 28th August from 12 noon till 9pm. Joffe et Pye is an exhibition of paintings, furniture, and Snoopie houses, inspired by family friendship, and French painting.

This is the last chance to see the show described by Ekow Eshun on Radio 4's Saturday Review as exhibiting "Intense feelings about love, loneliness and fear, anxiety desire and hope and ambition all come into play in these paintings. Very powerful I thought. What could have been fey, arch or game playing was actually very warm." and Lisa Appignanesi as "Droll, funny paintings about loss, friendship and family... intimate paintings in an intimate space. I was won over by it. It was good."

We hope you can join both of us for a final look and chat about the show.

Jasper Joffe & Harry Pye

Sunday August 28th, 12 noon to 9pm

Chateau Joffe, 7C Plough Yard, Shoreditch EC2A 3LP. nearest tube Liverpool Street or Old Street. Train: Shoreditch High Street. Map Turn down the little road after Drunken Monkey

If you like bring a bottle of wine or some beers, or some juice and stay for a while to enjoy the show. Jasper will be there all day, Harry will be there from 6pm.

More info:
Preview in the Guardian:

Listen to the review on Radio 4:

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Joffe et Pye on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Review (7.15pm, 6th Aug 2011)

Left: Misha Glenny
"I really liked seeing these two artist's works together"
Left: Lisa Appignanesi
"Droll, funny paintings about loss, friendship and family... intimate paintings in an intimate space. I was won over by it. It was good."

Left: Ekow Eshun
"Intense feelings about love, loneliness and fear, anxiety desire and hope and ambiton all come into play into these paintings. Very powerful I thought. What could have been  fey, arch or game playing was actually very warm."

Bidisha and her guests the writers Lisa Appignanesi, Ekow Eshun and Misha Glenny review the week's cultural highlights including A Midsummer Night's Dream at the RSC.
Nancy Meckler's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon is set in the 1960s and has comedian Marc Wooton playing the role of Bottom. Imaginative lighting effects and choreography are used to conjure up a suitably otherworldly backdrop for the supernatural events that play out in a forest outside Athens.
Queenie Dove is the narrator of Jill Dawson's novel Lucky Bunny. She grows up in the East End of London during the 1930s and 40s, learning to use her talent for deception to her best advantage. After the war she finds herself rubbing shoulders with recognisable characters from London's demi-monde as she carves out a shadowy but independent life for herself.
French director Julie Bertuccelli's film The Tree stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as a widowed mother bringing up her four children in rural Queensland. Her daughter Simone is convinced that her late father has taken up residence in the huge fig tree that looms over the house, a conviction that grows stronger as the tree itself begins to endanger the family.
Channel 4's new late night arts season Street Summer is a celebration of street culture and includes films about graffiti, hip hop and streetdance. Bidisha and her guests have watched two programmes from the season: Concrete Circus which features four street athletes who have become YouTube legends and One Man Walking - a piece of contemporary urban choreography.
The exhibition Joffe et Pye is an attempt by the artists Jasper Joffe and Harry Pye to revive salon culture in East London. Held in Joffe's studio-cum-home it features paintings by both artists which celebrate friends and family... and Snoopy.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod.
Listen to the show by clicking here: