Green House Sultan McQueen Texas Mayfair
Circa Early 21st Century
Art Experiments and International Collective Part of the metamodernisit movement at 55 Green Street Mayfair, W1K 6RX
In the early 21st century, Ankit Love was leader of the 55 Green Street, Mayfair residential artistic movement leading a group of young international experimental artists. 55 Green Street, Mayfair was a metamodernisit affair, oscillating between fantasy, romanticism, spirituality, grunge and grace.
Just prior to initiating the 55 Green Street collective Ankit Love had retired from motor-racing. At the time he had raced as a Formula 4 race car driver across Britainincluding at Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Castle Combe and Llanelli for Irish racing team Mark Armstrong Motorsport. He would carry a fearless attitude in the pursuit of experimental art in Mayfair.
Next-door to Ankit Love at 55 Green Street, there was already an established history of bohemian happenings. In 1963 it had been the first and only street where the Beatles had all lived together in London. During this creative spell leading the 55 Green Street, Mayfair collective Ankit Love produced the short film "Whale!" shot in Charleston, Cornwall and aboard the tall ship the Earl of Pembroke. The film was co-directed by American animator Carly White while she was still a student at the California Institute of the Arts (CIA).
The film features cameos by French artists, Simon Rouby and Texan artist Blanton Ross, both of whom had made art in the form of either paintings, animations or music during their residence at 55 Green Street, Mayfair. The film "Whale!" itself would be screened a fews years later, premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
"Whale!" would also later go on to be chosen by US artist Nick Cannon, Chairman of TeenNick for Nickelodeon, as the background of his new website.
Ankit Love and Blanton Ross had at the time also created experiments in music together in the subterranean kitchen turned experimental music studio at 55 Green Street. They produced experiments in music as the duo known as Spacey Lace. However due to creative differences and irrevocable differences between their Latina girlfriends, Spanish artist Bon Nielsen, and Brazilian artist Ramana Pavaneli, Spacey Lace split prematurely making numerous yet never released demos.
After the break up of Spacey Lace, Blanton Ross move to Grenada, Spain with Bon Nielsen. They later got married and moved to California. There Ross would go on to front the avant apocalyptic Americana country band, "Tears of the Moosechaser."
After the split up of the Spacey Lace, while still in residence at the Green House, Ankit Love started recording his first solo studio album, Forever at Quince Studios just off Dorset Square, Marylebone with British music producer and composer Matt Walters, a survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
This album would give Ankit Love a No.1 hit on MTV USA and a spot on the VH1: Fresh New Music Playlist in 2012 for his spiritual sci-fi musical short film, Beethoven Burst, that Love also produced and directed.
Art photo shoots from that period of the Green House Movement feature in the photo book Enlightenment shot by British-Guyanese photographer Anthony Phoenix Robbins and his brother, former Lib Dem councillor from Waterloo, art photographer Paul Floyd Baichoo. With the central piece being a photo shoot reinterpretation of Da Vinci's Last Supper with all disciples portrayed by female models.
On 4 February 2010, nearing the end of the movement and Ankit Love's residence at the Green House, his neighbour fashion designer Alexander McQueen of Flat 1, 7 Green Street, was tragically found hanging in a wardrobe having committed suicide. Ankit Love dedicated his first album "Forever" recorded at the time in memory of McQueen.
The works from McQueen's Savage Beauty exhibition that he had designed while living across from the Green House seemed strangely fitting for the eastern royal heritage and future visions of Ankit Love.
French artist, Simon Rouby went on to direct and produce the feature animation film Adama.
HH Ankit Love went on the become the Emperor of India.