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This site celebrates the life and work of Ray Lowry as a cartoonist was world renown having had work published in the likes of NME, private eye, the Guardian and many more. His energetic ink sketches whilst on tour with the Clash are now collectors’ items and his fine art and abstract work has gained recognition in the art world.

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Get your hands on an original piece of work by the likes of Tracey Emin, The Clash, Pennie Smith and Harry Hill. Event Date: Thursday 1st July - 6.30pm Venue: Idea Generation Gallery, 11 Chance street, London E2 7JB Download details in pdf format As part of the current exhibition – Ray Lowry: London Calling - a whole host of artists, performers, writers and general creatives were invited to...

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We would like to say how pleased we are that they selected the work of the artist Christopher Agnew as the lead image. The piece has been created using resin and oil, it is stunning. Chris is a young artist who we and others in the art world are tipping for great success. If you have not heard about him before remember his name, if you would like to know more about Chris and his work please...

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 'London Calling' album, the life of Ray Lowry and the launch of the Ray Lowry Foundation, there will be a very unique art exhibition staged in the Ideas Generation Gallery in Brick lane, London. Starting on the 17th June for 4 weeks. A few reviews:- Have a read of the Evening Standard's view on our next exhibition... http://ow.ly/1YMYK  ...

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Paying tribute to Ray Lowry, 30 artists, including Tracey Emin, Nick Hornby, Billy Childish, Harry Hill, Paul Simonon and Humphrey Ocean, create reinterpretations of The Clash’s iconic ‘London Calling’ album cover. “Ray Lowry is, of course, both mad and obsessive. Both qualities have made him rock’n’roll’s greatest pictorial artist” John Collis...

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Background It is thirty years in December since the release of the now infamous London Calling album by The Clash. The artist Ray Lowry who died in October last year designed the iconic album sleeve. The Proposal To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the London Calling album and the life of Ray Lowry there will be a very unique art exhibition staged in the heart of London. Thirty recognised...

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The Royal Mail has released a collectors edition of twelve stamps of classic covers, from The Clash to Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells. Sam Lowry , Ray's son was interviewed and gave his comments on the stamps, see the attached links The collection is available in post offices from January 7 and at royalmail.com/albumcovers Read article on spinnersmusic.com Read article on current.com

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In 1978, Joe Strummer famously beefed about the new wave of punk groups who were “turning rebellion into money”. In the end, perhaps The Clash became guilty of that crime too, but in fairness they put more energy into staying poor and idealistic than pretty much anyone else from that era. So it was genuinely touching on 15 September 2009 to witness an event that stood Joe’s...