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Game Changing Sales in Shoreditch
Posted by Space Station, Monday 14 September 2020
The Dirty House…
A scruffy unloved reproduction furniture factory on Chance Street E1
The building was on Shoreditch periphery, the streets and buildings were pretty unloved, nevertheless, we loved the rawness, energy and soul, that was rippling around these amazingly creative streets.
So often buildings like these were bought by developers, but these were early years in Shoreditch and mainstream developers were still hesitant on the location, the area deemed still a bit edgy, however, having already fulfilled the briefs for several of the seminal YBA’s, we had a pretty good feeling that this property was perfect for an artist!
Sue Webster and Tim Noble represented by barrister and art dealer Detmar Hamilton Blow, approached Space Station, to make an offer and successfully bought the building. They commissioned architect David Ajaye and It became their studio space and home for the next two decades and earning it’s place as one of Shoreditch’s landmarks The Dirty House!
Webster and Noble’s agent Detmar Blow, was married to Isabella Blow, who reportedly discovered Alexander Mcqueen and purchased his entire graduate collection for £5,000, paying it off in weekly £100 instalments