If Andy Warhol was alive today he might have been persuaded to swap The Factory for the Living Artists Emporium, a “PLATFLERY" - PLATForm + galLERY (founders Eric Botha and Conrad Bo’s description of a combo platform and gallery for artists) in the Ellis Park Precinct. In a world of conformity and over-seriousness the Living Artists Emporium with its humorous and avant-garde approach to art is a refreshing antidote.
Today there’s very little chalk dust, instead you’ll find violent brushstrokes, art hanging sideways and lots of vivid colour filling the work space. LAE focuses on supporting emerging artists, by providing space and materials to create their art, and a gallery to display and sell the works. Artworks sell from R 5000 to R 50 000.