Curious Duke Gallery may have began in September 2011 as a pop up, in addition to the online gallery, but CDG now stands as a fully fledged 'anti-gallery'. Curious Duke Gallery is currently London's leading urban and contemporary art space for emerging artists. Founded by 27 year old Eleni Duke, dubbed the Duchess of Whitecross Street, the business has grown exponentially to great acclaim having won second place in Smarta 100 Micro Business Awards 2013. But not only that, Curious Duke Gallery is the only space in London to specialise in urban and contemporary art works from new artists. You will find obscure methods of art from laser cut vintage saws depicting childhood scenes, to bic biro drawings on antique documents nestling between bright mixed media paintings of native american inspired women.
At Curious Duke we only represent artists with a constantly developing unique portfolio, a proven popular and sold body of work which have preceded their current work, with drive and passion for what they do and real gumption. We also only take on art work that is finished to the highest quality and standard.
Curious Duke Gallery have taken their roster of artists to many successful collaborations. Since 2011, CDG has collaborated with Hoxton Hotel, have been featured on series 8 of The Apprentice with Nathan Bowen in the Urban art Challenge, BBC Radio London with Agnetha Sjögren, with exhibitions at café's such as Look Mum No Hands, Old Street, Long White Cloud, Islington, and Timberyard, Seven Dials. With an annual appearance at art fairs including Manchester Buy Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Bristol and Hampstead you must have seen the fantastic range of art work!
Our artists are fully supported by us and we are always proud to have their work hanging on the walls in our gallery.
ONLINE AND GALLERY
If you like a piece from one of our artists you can choose to purchase it online or come into our East London gallery space to see the work in all its glory! Don't be shy to ask questions, that is what we are here for. Hit the enquire button on an art work and we'll get back to you no matter what your question or dilemma, to arrange a viewing time, or simply to estimate a framing cost.
What is the Own Art scheme? The Own Art scheme makes artwork more affordable. How? By allowing you to split the cost of the artwork over 10 months, in 10 equal installments, completely interest-free!
How does it work? Because it’s interest-free finance, we’ll have to carry out a quick credit check. Once that’s done however, you’re free to take home your piece of art there and then.
If you want to use the Own Art scheme to spread the cost of the art we sell, all you have to do is pop in and we can take you through the form.
Alternatively, we can send you a link and you can fill out the form yourself online (whilst staring at the blank space on your wall you’re about to fill…)
Why collect art with the Own Art scheme? The Own Art scheme is the most affordable way to purchase artwork. If you don’t have the funds there and then, you can split the cost, take the art work home with you that day, and acquire the piece that you love before someone else gets their hands on it.
What can you buy? The Own Art scheme can be put towards fine art ceramics, limited edition prints (not reproductions), original art, and sculpture. In short, everything on our website is eligible. The Own Art scheme is only applicable for artists who are alive.
How much can I borrow? You can borrow up to £2500. If the piece is over £2500, you can use the Own Art scheme to pay for part of the cost of the artwork, and talk to us about how you would like to pay the rest.
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