Artist Dan Baldwin’s work is highly sought after, he’s the toast of the London glitterati, pop artist Peter Blake is a big fan – and he’s showing his work in Sheffield.
Manchester-born artist Dan is bringing 10 limited edition silkscreen prints, the originals of which have just been on show in London, to 99 Mary Street in Sheffield.
Co-owner of the gallery, Nik Daughtry of designers DED Associates, said: “We’ve known Dan for quite a few years.
“We met him originally when we sold some prints through the same gallery as him in Brighton.
“We’ve always kept in touch and when we were looking at what to put on at 99 Mary Street, we asked if he would consider doing something here in Sheffield.”
He added: “His work is incredible – each piece is deeply personal and often incorporates objects which Baldwin has been collecting since he was a child. He has a unique and extremely talented approach which explains his huge international success.”
The pieces usually feature a myriad of images, many of which are reminiscent of children’s story book illustrations.
Nik said: “I asked him how does he know when one’s finished? He says he lies in bed and stares at it. If he’s still looking two hours later, he knows it’s finished!”
Some of the works are on sale and visitors to the exhibition will be able to buy his new book, Dan Baldwin: 23 Years.
The show is open to the public from next Friday, November 8, to 20. Opening times are 10.30am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday.
On November 28 to December 5, the gallery has an exhibition of Gerald by Lazerian.
Artist Lazerian made a cut-out of a dog from a single sheet of paper and gave it to 101 designers, including DED Associates, to work on.
The results can be seen in their own perspex kennels, arranged singly, in terraces and even tower blocks.