Don't they say that being at the right palce at the right time is important? It definitely was the case when Jean-David Malat, director of New Bond street Opera Gallery, met Zoobs, the artist who mixes art and fashion photography with graffiti, painting and scratching techniques.
He first appeared on the media radar in 2011 -the artist painted a Sex Pistols style portrait of Kate Middleton as Queen of England with the words ‘God save the future Queen’ printed at the top and bottom of the image whilst ‘the next pistol’ stretched across Middleton’s mouth.
He went further and did another pop-style portrait of Prince William, depicted as the King of Pop.
Since the beginning of this work-based friendship the gallery hosted a number of exhibits featuring Zoobs, the latest of them overspilled on the grounds of theBlakes - a swanky hotel in Chelsea.
This sympathetically converted collection of London townhouses featured his works on the terrace, in the restaurant and even on the taxes parked in front of the hotel.
So did the darlings of the artworld Rachael Barratt and Meredith Ostrom.
And so art and the art of social life kissed each other on the cheeks, drank champagne and shook hands on future projects. Long live the Queen! ...and Zoobs.