Nelly Duff

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Nelly Duff storefront, Columbia Road market, London.

Nelly Duff is an Edition House & Gallery established in 2005, nestled amid the creative heart of London’s East End, on Columbia Road’s famous flower market. Nelly Duff exhibits editions and original pieces from artists at the forefront of the Street, Tattoo and Graphic art world, including international artists from Barcelona to Baltimore. Central to the successes of the gallery and the artists it represents is the strong development relationship between the two, who each continually strive to innovate via unique shows and special edition releases.

History[edit]

Nelly Duff is an Edition House & Gallery established in 2005, nestled amid the creative heart of London’s East End, on Columbia Road’s famous flower market.

Nelly Duff exhibits editions and original pieces from artists at the forefront of the Street, Tattoo and Graphic art world, including international artists from Barcelona to Baltimore. Central to the successes of the gallery and the artists it represents is the strong development relationship between the two, who each continually strive to innovate via unique shows and special edition releases.

The gallery champions the development of high quality hand-made editions; supporting traditional craft and age-old techniques. Nelly Duff was one of the first physical spaces to exhibit Street Art internationally, and their editions are coveted by museums and private collectors across the globe.

Nelly Duff currently holds the world record for the highest number of screens used to produce a hand pulled screen-printed edition, with Ben Eine. The artist’s ‘Twenty First Century’ canvas was gifted to President Obama, by David Cameron, during a state visit in 2010.

In March 2012, Nelly Duff was invited to be a main exhibitor at the prestigious ‘Pick Me Up Art Fair’, Somerset House. Here Nelly Duff presented a group show entitled ‘Zoo’, observing animals and their enclosures. Some 30,000 people attended the exhibition. Furthermore, in April 2012 Nelly Duff was invited by the Victoria & Albert Museum to take part in ‘Street Art, Tripoli.’ In partnership with the British Council, this was the first international exhibition to visit post revolutionary Libya.

In June 2012, Nelly Duff curated an installation of 10 old bangers, during which a derelict & flooded subterranean council estate Car Park became home to an experimental project in self-initiated regeneration- this critically acclaimed exhibition saw Nelly Duff challenge some of the world’s most provocative social muralists to up-cycle!

April 2013 saw Nelly Duff present the debut UK exhibition of Baltimore born Social Muralist, Gaia. The exhibition was set in a local estate public house- a forgotten relic of the failures of social housing. In Summer 2013, Nelly Duff displayed a series of original paintings by the BP Portrait price nominated Matt Small entitled ‘The Radiant Ones’ in the heart of Hoxton.

Most recently in September 2013, Nelly Duff’s ‘Tenderloin A-Z’ showcase documented the creation of EINE's ground breaking 54 colour screen-printed edition, alongside the launch of Dr. Rafael Schacter’s ‘World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti.’

Nelly Duff is regularly invited to contribute to lectures at the University of the Arts, London. Such achievements confirm Nelly Duff as a leader of the emerging arts.

Artists[edit]

Artists shown at the gallery include:

  • Above
  • Accept and Proceed
  • Aida
  • Angelique Houtkamp
  • Anthony Burrill[1]
  • Banksy
  • Calma
  • Chin
  • Cyclops (Lucas Price)
  • Danae Bravi
  • Dave the Chimp
  • David Walker
  • Ben Eine
  • Faile (artist collective)
  • Flavio Morais
  • Gilles and Cecilie
  • Hennie Haworth
  • High Raft
  • Ian McDonnell
  • Jessica Albarn[2]
  • Kozyndan[3]
  • Marc Stewart
  • Mathew Galvin
  • Mathew Small
  • Mr Bingo
  • Mr Wim
  • MOMO (artist)
  • Mysterious Al
  • Natalie Ferstendik
  • Nick Purser
  • Nick Walker
  • Olive 47
  • Patrick Thomas (graphic artist)
  • Peret
  • Phlash
  • Pure Evil
  • Richard Ardagh
  • Ruth Collett
  • Serge Seidlitz
  • Shepard Fairey
  • Soozy Lipsey
  • Speto
  • Stevie Gee
  • Sweet Toof
  • The Toasters
  • Universal Everything
  • Yuko Kundo
  • Zezao
  • David Walker
  • Faile
  • Flavio Morais
  • Gilles and Cecilie
  • Hennie Haworth
  • High Raft
  • Ian McDonnell
  • Wrongwroks[4]

Past and present exhibitions[edit]

Nelly's ZOO @ Pick Me Up Art Fair, Somerset House, 22 March- 1 April 2012
And then there were None - Kozyndan, June 3, 2010
The Birds, and the Bees.. and the Butterflys – Jessica Albarn, April 8, 2010
Angelique Houtkamp solo exhibition – Angelique Houtkamp, March 4–6, 2010
Tresspassers of the World Unite – The Toasters, May 28 – June 11, 2009
EINE World Record Attempt ShowBen Eine, May 7–27, 2009[5]
Solo – Patrick Thomas, October 9 – Oct 23, 2008
Foiles Les Femmes – Angelique Houtkamp, May 19–26, 2008
Open Studio – Various Artists, December 6 – 20, 2007[6]
There is a Circus in our Town – The Toasters, November 9–23, 2007
The Wonderful World of Mr Wim – Mr Wim, July 12–26, 2007

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Coordinates: 51°31′47″N 0°04′08″W / 51.5296°N 0.0689°W / 51.5296; -0.0689