Urban art fit for a prince at St Albans gallery

PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 October 2010

marilyn monroe

marilyn monroe

NEW urban artist Rich Simmons is showcasing his work in a St Albans gallery next Saturday, October 9.

Rich, a 24-year-old self-taught street artist, has been garnering national media attention in recent months due in no small part to the fact that he can number Prince Charles among his celebrity collectors.

His intricate stencil work is presented in a vivid, pop art graffiti style that takes iconic figures like Marilyn Monroe and Bob Marley and presents them in a way that is instantly recognisable.

An official ambassador for The Princes Trust, Rich discovered his talent when struggling with problems at home and used art as a form of therapy. He is the founder of a UK-based organisation called Art is The Cure which helps young people all over the world find a cure through art therapy.

Rich will be hosting an exhibition of his work at Gallery Rouge in Chequer Street between 2pm and 4pm where 13 pieces of his new work will be on display.

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