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Maison Bertaux Art Gallery

Maison Bertaux has been selling patisserie to arty types in Soho since 1871. The bijou bakery has opened a quirky new gallery space upstairs. In December, the café's proprietor, Tania Wade, staged the first exhibition by The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding. They sold like hot cakes, from £50 signed posters to the most expensive works at £7,000. "The whole upstairs tearoom was an installation. He wrote all over the walls. I gave him the freedom to do whatever he wanted and it was marvellous," Wade says. "He calls me his hooligan art dealer."

 

TANIA WADE - HOOLIGAN ART DEAL

 

 
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Noel Fielding trained at Croydon Art College tutored by Dexter Dalwood, who continues to inspire him as does the work of Jean Michel Basquiat and Karel Appel. Noel's visual practice includes drawing, painting, collage and multimedia installation.