1st March – 17th March 2012
¡The New Curiosity Shop! is a new exhibition curated by the legendary ?dp? Daniel Poole. It has been kindly supported by Londonewcastle and is being hosted at their ‘Project Space? – 28 Redchurch Street Shoreditch London E2 7DP
Following his success in Primrose Hill, the legendary ?dp? Daniel Poole – the mastermind who brought you Housewives on Fire Amsterdam 1990, Ghetto Couture 1991, World Safety Systems 1993, Techno Couture 1994, World Sound Systems 1996, The House of Beauty and Pain & Culture 1996, will be recreating his famous shop/gallery/installation, within the 3000sq foot space, selling installations by the legendary ?dp? Daniel Poole himself, alongside a stable of artists and London creatives including, a neon extravaganza by Chris Bracey, Ye olde sign writer Jac, New York found objects artist Merrill, assemblage artist Laurence Poole, figurative painter Jennifer Louise Martin, mixed media artist Sue Golden, sculptor Finn Stone, Darren Cleary, Dianne Harris, Robert Moore, Alexander Berchert, Nathaniel Caird, Tracy Jean Shields, as well as a cornucopia of curiosities.
Daniel Poole is one of the cult fashion designers of the 90s. He won a Queen’s award for export for his avant-garde tailoring. He is credited as being one of the founding fathers of the European street wear industry. For those clubbing in the 90’s the dp logo was a badge of honour. The logo would appear everywhere, from Take That Videos to Tony Blair’s Party Political Broadcast and Star Trek. Poole’s anarchic politicised, anti-corporate clothes were sold all over the globe – the US, Japan and throughout Europe. In 2000 he licensed the dp brand to a Belgian company and stepped back from fashion. Since then, Poole has been concentrating on interior design and curating, working on Pikes Hotel for Ibiza Rocks & with Chris Bracey’s Gods Own Junkyard, as well as searching for new talent to display in his Primrose Hill galleries.