Kop & Hibbert
This is a late entry and therefore does not appear on the brochure
The story began in 2010 as two friends Paul Villalba & Matt Hibbert a.k.a Mibzy started their new venture King Of Paint. King of Paint (KOP) was what Bristol’s graffiti and street art community had long been waiting for: a focal-point in the centre of the city, just round the corner from the UK’s largest decriminalised painting zone, Stokes Croft.
On the surface KOP was a spray paint outlet and gallery space, but it fast turned into a hub for artists, run by artists, dedicated to giving the city’s scene a much-needed, designated space; to exhibit, meet, hang out, draw and paint.
The gallery expanded, showcasing the likes of Banksy, Inkie, Cheo, David Walker – even supplying the artists at See No Evil festival, KOP was not only catering for an increasingly international art scene but thriving under the support of art buyers, collectors and enthusiasts.
KOP played host to exhibitions for some of the most renowned street artists in the world and a handful of prodigious parties and pop-up events that cannot be forgotten! After a break, KOP&Hibbert returns as high end contemporary art specialists, housing originals and prints from the world’s leading artists, now nestled in the heart of Clifton Village – for a limited time only!
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