While alot of fans (including myself) eagerly await the upcoming Massive Attack V Adam Curtis shows this summer, in the interim anyone in London this May or June may want to take note of a special one-off exhibit by Massive Attack's 3D that will be taking place at the Lazarides art gallery.
Branded "Fire Sale", the exhibit will be a career spanning showcase of Robert Del Naja's artwork from his early 1980's graffiti on the streets of Bristol to his more recent screen prints from the Heligoland album and everything else in between.
This is actually the 2nd time 3D's art has been on display in London's Lazarides gallery - the first was 5 years ago when his assorted paintings for UNKLE's War Stories album were put up on display there. Here's an old blog post and some pictures from that particular exhibit.
As for the upcoming "Fire Sale" it will be on from the 24th May - 20th June and you'll also be glad to hear - will be free admission. Just about everything else you need to know about the exhibit is in this PDF press release issued by the Lazarides gallery.
Below are two tweets from Steve Lazarides, the owner of the gallery, to whet your appetite for "Fire Sale".
And finally, there is also one very interesting nugget of information tucked away at the bottom of the press release for "Fire Sale", - that 3D is working on a book to be published later on this same year entitled "The Art Of Massive Attack". You can guess from the title what the book will entail.
It will be nice to have all of 3D's imagery gathered together in one place to flick through. The last time 3D published an art book, "Fitting In" in 2000, only 150 copies of it were published. "The Art Of Massive Attack", should get a far wider release. Lets hope this book comes to fruition unlike the "Battle Box" shows in Bristol, which I can only assume are on the backburner for now.
And to anyone going to "Fire Sale" over the next month, don't forget to take plenty of pictures!