You know that box with all the things you should but never will bin? Does it have one of there?
It’s my copy of the August 2008 edition of Big Issue, guest edited by the street art legend Eine.
Street artist My Dogs Sighs from Portsmouth has been handed the monumental privilege of guest editing a special street art edition of the Big Issue magazine. The magazine goes on sale from Monday 10th July – seek out your local vendor for a copy (or two, one to read, one to keep!).
My Dog Sighs founded the “Free Art Friday” movement with his painted cans and has a 20 years pedigree of street art ranging from paste ups to epic murals. For his curation of this street art edition of the Big Issue, My Dog Sighs features artists, projects and creatives that fit under the umbrella of his theme ‘Reclaiming the lost”.
Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch has stepped to support and celebrate this special edition of the Big Issue hosting a 10 day exhibition of new paintings and a limited edition fundraising print by My Dog Sighs. All profits from the print are going to Big Issue along with a percentage of all sales at the art show. There is a private view this coming Thursday 13th July 1900 – 2030 though sadly the limited number of spaces have all been snapped up. Plenty of time to pop in to the exhibition though.
Other artists in the show and the magazine include Snik, Rone, Junker Jane and Rust Bucket Workshop. Anyone lucky enough to have made it to MDS’s “Inside” projct in 2021 will immediately see how the art of the latter two resonates with My Dog Sighs object rich installations.
Global Street Art have just finished a phenomenal spray painted trompe L’oeil mural on the Village Underground wall, conveniently close to Jealous Gallery. You need to look very closely to realise this is not a real shopfront.
A little dickybird tells me there may also be some new My Dog Sighs street art somewhere in Shoreditch, sometime soon… stay tuned!