It's All Fun & Games Until Someone Gets Hurt
They're comin' home, They're comin' home, They're comin', TLP is comin' home!
And so it's back to East London again for UK exports: 'The London Police,' for their first solo art show in England since 2009. This time around, the Amsterdam based lads have themed their show around sports and games... And although they have totally mistimed their sterling effort of jumping on the Olympic bandwagon, the essex born duo have produced a slick show of considered artworks and designer sport products.
For inspiration, TLP have leaned on the memories of their athletic exploits growing up: The times when a pool cue was for the pursuit of sporting excellence not for finding someone who owed you money and whacking them around the face. The days when a cricket bat was for hitting sixes into Mrs. Norrington's back garden before you smacked a ball through your mum's greenhouse, blamed it on your brother, and had to wait for Dad to come home to give you both a couple of wallops with a rolled up Daily Mail... Alongside canvas originals, TLP has produced an exclusive range of limited edition, hand finished mahogany pool queues and cricket bats. The fun continues with photography, sculpture pieces and a short film from TLP’s citywide Monopoly Board installation in London. The games commence at the private view, where attendees will have a chance to try their hand at series of games and activities, including a lucky dip where winners receive a shot of Patrón Tequila! Another game will be played on very limited edition handmade, mahogany maze puzzles. After a serious injury involving Chaz’s Dad’s finger and a wood saw, production of these maze games was cut short, so to speak…As they say, It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt….