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The Skateroom

SEEN can’t skateboard for toffee but that hasn’t stopped her coveting one of the Skateroom’s glorious artwork-inspired decks. The Skateroom harnesses the energy of the contemporary art world with the dynamism of skate culture by inviting artists to create limited edition artworks on skateboards. Proceeds from each initiative go towards supporting non-profit projects that empower children through skateboarding and art. Ranging from entry-level prices at just €160, to hand-signed collectors’ items and exclusive collaborations at €4,850, there’s a deck for every art aficionado.

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Icons of 20th and 21st century art are represented here: Andy Warhol’s work is much in evidence with his ‘Car Crash’ and ‘8 Colored Campbell’s Soup Cans’. SEEN also loved ’Giant Robot’ by David Choe, the political leader collection (Thatcher, Reagan, Che Guevara and Ho Chi Minh) by Frank Kozik, ‘Obey’ by Shepherd Fairey, and ‘Time’s Up’ by Dface, part of the Skateroom’s personal collection (prior to their current round of artistic collaborations). Whether they’re destined for the street, the skate parks or the wall, they’re guaranteed to be flying off the shelves this Christmas.

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The Art of Christopher Jenner: Atkinsons Maison in Burlington Arcade

No trip to London is complete (in SEEN’s humble opinion) without a visit to the glittering Burlington Arcade in Mayfair. Its hallowed precincts are a bastion of Britishness that is intimately associated with high society. Creators of fragrances to royalty, Atkinsons Maison has found a home there. They subsequently built up their business as purveyors …

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Holy Moly & the Crackers Announce their Biggest UK Tour to Date

The gloriously named Holy Moly and The Crackers hail from the North East of the UK and have a loyal, devoted and ever-increasing fan base: “They are a bunch of wild gypsy troubadours with more than a touch of magic about them” (Diva). The band have built themselves an enviable reputation, pulling packed houses for …

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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes Release ‘Spray Paint Love’

SEEN has been enjoying the sound – and look – of Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes ‘SPRAY PAINT LOVE’ shot in Samsung’s Hypercube: Following a string of must-see performances at some of the UK’s biggest festivals this summer including Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds,  Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes share new single ‘Spray Paint Love’.  The …

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The Art of Anna Mazzotta: Narrative is Queen

You should all hereby go to La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo in the basement of the Pelham Hotel in South Kensington, not only to try the excellent Italian food but to view the remarkable exhibition by Anna Mazzotta. Her paintings are cinematic mise-en-scènes where the characters, often clad in vintage clothes, seem to communicate with …

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Ferrari: Under the Skin at the Design Museum

This perfect capsule exhibition brings home yet again to SEEN the sheer grit and determination of the man behind Ferrari; one of the world’s iconic vehicle brands. Here is evidence (£140million of it) of Enzo Ferrari’s grand obsession: cars whose lines make them more akin to space rockets than anything earthbound. The factories in which …

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