A special art-themed edition of The Big Issue goes on sale this week, with a cover exclusively designed by celebrated street artist My Dog Sighs. One of My Dog Sighs’ iconic glassy reflective eyes, the work titles Reclaiming the Lost reflects the focus of the edition.
My Dog Sighs has also curated a special series of articles exploring how art can reclaim the lost, whether that’s entire rundown areas or discarded objects.
An exhibition, opening on Thursday this week, will display some of the artist’s work at Jealous Gallery, with a limited-edition print created for the special collaboration on sale, with proceeds going to The Big Issue.
My Dog Sighs said: “I’m very excited to announce that I have partnered up with The Big issue to guest edit a very special Art Edition of the magazine and to produce a very limited fine art print with Jealous Gallery as a fundraiser.
“When The Big issue approached me to guest edit this special Art Edition, I instantly saw the parallels with my creative endeavours and their ethos of helping those struggling and lost to work themselves to a position where they can find themselves and their place/purpose.
“As I delved deeper, choosing features for the magazine, I discovered other artists, creative thinkers, explorers, musicians and projects that are re-imagining the lost and turning it into something of value and purpose. It’s an incredible honour to be invited and I’m extremely proud of the magazine we’ve put together.