Friends event with KTW London: John Virtue at Fortnum & Mason
Friday 19 October 2018
PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3 and 6 Bar, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER
- Robert Upstone - Curator
- Pia Rainey - Friends Manager
The Courtauld Friends have been invited by our arts partner KTW London to attend a guided tour of Fortnum X Frank 2018 (FXF18) with curator Robert Upstone.
Fortnum & Mason is continuing its annual artistic collaboration Fortnum’s X Frank 2018 (FXF18) with eminent art collector, Frank Cohen, presenting a rich body of work by British landscape artist, John Virtue.
John Virtue is one of the most distinguished painters working today in the UK. He was awarded the post of Associate Artist at the National Gallery and this will be the first time since his 2005 National Gallery show that such an extensive oeuvre of works has been seen in London. More than 60 monochromatic works by Virtue will be placed across the floors of the luxury London store, in the heart of Piccadilly. The works chosen include abstract landscapes that challenge the viewer to see beyond the paint to make out landmark sites, such as London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye and The Gherkin.
The exhibition is curated by Robert Upstone, former Director at the Fine Art Society, which he joined in 2010 from Tate Britain where he was Head of Modern British Art. Robert will be giving The Friends a guided tour.