Frustrated advertising creatives combine to try to prove that Art Sells

More than 100 creatives in advertising across the world have submitted artworks ranging from paintings and sculptures to films and installations to Art Sells, to be held at famous London venue Village Underground in Shoreditch on September 15.

The exhibition has been organised by commercials producer Mel Fong-Brown and Saatchi & Saatchi copywriter Suzie Quill through their organisation Higher Pitch.

In part it stems from the frustration felt by many creatives that briefs today are too restrictive and fail to make the most of their talents.

Fong-Brown says: “We hope the exhibition will give everyone who comes along a glimpse of the level of creativity that can be achieved when talented people are given free reign.”

Quill adds: “The fact that we have received works of art from people in so many different countries just goes to show that the lack of creative freedom is a frustration felt throughout the international advertising community.”

Art Sells attracted entries from as far afield as Australia, Brazil and China and exhibitors include photographer Dylan Collard, represented by Vue, Jasmin Jodry from MOTO and BBH creative director Rosie Arnold.

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