Joffe et Pye 2011 (click image above to see slideshow)

31 July to 28 August

Chateaux Joffe, 7C Plough Yard, EC2A 3LP

Reviewed  on Radio 4's Saturday Review (at 38 mins)
In the Guardian Guide

THE FREE ART FAIR, an art fair where all the work was given away at the end

Artists Anonymous Phil Ashcroft Centre of Attention Maria Chevska Matthew Collings
 Jimmy Conway-Dyer Sacha Craddock Stuart Cumberland Adam Dant Marlene Dumas
Stephen Farthing Rose Finn-Kelcey Jaime Gili Rose Gibbs Alex Hamilton Peter Harris
 Pablo Helguera Russell Herron James Howard Catrin Huber Saron Hughes Lee Johnson
Sayshun Jay James Jessop Jasper Joffe Sonia Khurana Peter Lamb Cathy Lomax Amanda Loomes
 Robin Mason Bruce McLean Hugh Mendes Alex Gene Morrison Chloe Mortimer Stephen Nelson
 House of O’Dwyer Henrik Potter Harry Pye Danny Rolph Martin Sexton Bob & Roberta Smith
 Terry Smith Eva Stenram Matthew Stone Geraldine Swayne Chris Tosic Josef Valentino
 Markus Vater Edward Ward Michael Ward Douglas White Charlie Woolley
& Performance Art curated by Lee Campbell and Frog Morris
The Free Art Fair Three at The Barbican
 12-18 October 2009
 freeartfair2009-catalogue (to download)
 download pdf of press release


Read about the sale in:
The Guardian
El Pais
The Independent
The London Paper
Art in America
Vice Magazine
Evening Standard
BBC News
Saatchi Online
The Mirror
More 4 News

Idea Generation Gallery, 11 Chance Street, London
 29 July to 2 August



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October 4 to November 3 2012

Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin

Jasper Joffe 'Pound Shop Paintings' at Madan Accessories 99p Store, Dalston, London 11 May till 1 June 2010 PV 5pm-7pm Tuesday 11 May

In his first solo show since his "Sale of a Lifetime" Joffe will be showing posh paintings in a working real life pound shop. Disrupted paintings of women pictured for their marriage announcements in 1970s Country Life magazines will be displayed among the shelves of items priced at 99p. The paintings themselves are on canvases Joffe buys in pounds shops, but having painted them they leap in value to £3000. By inserting expensive, luxury, non-functional objects made in London, among items manufactured in China which are cheap, useful, and throw-away, Joffe asks what is worthwhile. Using the pound store as an exhibition space allows both the paintings and the shop to be seen by new audiences. Art collectors can experience the joys of the 99p store, while pound shop patrons will see unexpected oil paintings on the walls. The paintings themselves, relics of an antiquated class system, in an old fashioned medium, complete the juxtaposition.

24 Paintings in 24 Hours as part of NWUK at The Chisenhale Gallery London 1999

the paintings were painted in the 24 hours before the show opened, each canvas 12 ft by 6ft, all painted in oil paint

selected by Rose Finn Kelcey (artist), John Chilver (artist and member of curating group UNIT), Bart de Baere (curator, SMAK Belgium), Sue Jones (Director, Chisenhale) and Darren Flook (curator, Chisenhale) Chisenhale Gallery London July 1999