Stars of Earl’s Court
Warwick Road, Earl’s Court
Zone 6 - Earl's Court
Warwick Rd, London, UK
Open from 30 June to 30 August
Stars of Earl's Court by Azarra Amoy
Artist Azarra Amoy transformed a meanwhile space on Warwick Road (owned by The Earls Court Development Company) opposite Earl’s Court tube station.
The artist’s takeover is made up of a huge 39-metre mural of a series of portraits based on an open call by KCAW to find out who the artistic ‘stars’ working and living in Earl’s Court are, both today and in the past.
The results were surprising. They include visual artists such as Duggie Fields, important groups once frequenting the famous Troubadour music venue such as the Black Panthers and Bob Dylan, but also perhaps less obvious personalities who are nonetheless equally important and have become part of the creative fabric of this area today.
With the help of The Earls Court Development Company steering group, eight names were selected for the installation. Amoy created portraits of these stars in her iconic style, peppering the artwork with objects and themes linked to the area and the personalities themselves. Azarra Amoy is a London-based artist working predominately with traditional and mixed media. Ahe is already a star in the contemporary art scene. Her work recently graced the MTV Awards and her largest mural to date has just appeared at Saatchi Gallery.
Public Art Trail continues across the area, with further sculptures displayed in Chelsea, Earl's Court, North Kensington.
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the Art Trail: RBKC, Kensington and Chelsea Festival, Cadogan (Principal Sponsor), The Design Museum, Exhibition Road Cultural Group, the Great Exhibition Road Festival, and the Earls Court Development Company.