20 Sep FortnumsXFrank
On September 13 2016, Fortnum & Mason became the temporary home of works from the Frank Cohen Collection, one of the most important collections of Modern British Art in private hands.
“Fortnum’s X Frank is one of the boldest and most exciting projects in our history,” comments Ewan Venters CEO Fortnum & Mason. “During the course of this month-long collaboration, more than 60 pieces from Frank’s collection will be displayed across every inch of our Piccadilly home.For me personally, there is something tremendously exciting about the thought of customers shopping for their favourite tea and stumbling upon a major work of Modern British art.”
The calibre of artists in the exhibition is staggering. Names like Frank Auerbach, Charming Baker, Tracey Emin, Howard Hodgkin, Leon Kossoff, Paula Rego, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Bridget Riley, William Roberts, and Stuart Pearson Wright – to name a few – are enough to set pulses racing among even the most casual art-lovers. Some of the pieces on display you will fall in love with instantly, others may burn a little slower, but all will make a lasting impression.
The show has been curated by Robert Upstone, former Director of Modern British Art at the Fine Art Society and Curator of Modern British Art at Tate Britain.
You can book a curator guided tour