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ART BELOW TO UNVEIL LONDON PEACE PLINTH IN LOS ANGELES

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The ‘Plinth of Peace’, which stood on London’s Parliament Square since 2009 is now on its way to Los Angeles to be unveiled at the opening night of The BritWeek T4C (“Thank You For Creating”) Artists Competition at the historic Farmers and Merchants Bank on 12 April 2012, coinciding with Downtown LA Art Walk that attracts over 40,000 visitors each month.

The 3 metre wide by 2 metre tall plinth will stand for a period of 2 weeks as a central feature of BritWeek’s 2012 Art Programme.

Since November 2010 Art Below have been working with Peace campaigner and founder of the plinth Maria Gallastegui to encourage artists to present works that promote peace and an end to war. The plinth has attracted attention from national press featuring the works of artists including 3D Prop maker Schoony, Street Artist T.W.A.T., Portraiture artist Johan Andersson, photographer Emma Stoner, and performance art by ArtWars.

Now, for the first time ever, the LA art loving audience will be given special access to see this engaging work – a testament to this time of conflict that we are living in. As well as the Plinth there will also be a looped film projection outlining the background of The Peace Plinth put together by Art Below’s Director Ben Moore.

This is the first piece of Public Art Art Below have installed in the city of Los Angeles, and follows on from their most recent ‘Art Below Pop Up’ in New Orleans where they occupied billboards around the city with International artists work throughout February to co-inside with Mardi Gras.

Chaucer Freight, the annual supporters of BritWeek, have generously sponsored shipment of the Plinth of Peace from London to LA.

The Plinth of Peace will be featured amongst 100 outstanding works by both British and Los Angeles artists who are taking part in this year’s BritWeek T4C Art Programme and is composed of two key signature events:
12 April 2012 ¦ BritWeek T4C Artists Competition,
26 April 2012 ¦ BritWeek T4C Street Art Battle

www.artbelow.org.uk/

T4C (“Thank You For Creating”) www.thankyouforcreating.com
Created around the original spirit of the Olympics – back when art was featured alongside sport as a central competitive arena – T4C provides the most internationally accessible selling and exhibiting platform ever available to established, unknown and emerging artists of all styles and media where, alongside the juried competition, we let you, your friends, family and the public at large vote for the winning artworks.

The BritWeek T4C Art Battle: 4 famous personalities from the London and Los Ange- les street and graffiti art scenes will come together in an unprecedented battle using an array of recycled materials. They are EINE (UK), INKIE (UK), MAN ONE (LA) and MEAR ONE (LA). Celebrity judges and guests, the press as well as the public will have the opportunity to view the Art Battle live throughout the evening.

CLPROJECTS www.cl-projects.com
T4C is curated and managed by CLPROJECTS, an art curating firm that strives to bridge the worlds of art, design, architecture, and film across two of the most cutting edge capitals of the world, London and Los Angeles, and where possible in a socially relevant manner.

BRITWEEK www.britweek.org
Britweek’s mission is to create greater awareness of the many way in which Britain and California can work closely together, and further build this relationship to
advance business, the arts and philanthropy.

DTLA Art Walk www.downtownartwalk.org
The monthly public art phenomenon known as Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk brings together over 40,000 art lovers and community friends to the ever evolving downtown Los Angeles.

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