In collaboration with her next-door neighbors, the Robilant + Voena located in 38 Dover Street, Victoria Beckham continues the art exhibition program in her splendid showroom at 36 Dover Street in London. This time the designer exhibits nine works of contemporary Italian art by Agostino Bonalumi, Pietro Consagra, Lucio Fontana and Paolo Scheggi.
Until July 11th, the paintings and sculptures, representing the Italian art of the post-war period, will be presented in installations placed side by side the designer new collection. These pairings and the reflections in the store’s mirrors seem to want to contribute to the exploration of shapes and shadows by the Italian artists who went go beyond the borders of the brush, embodying the notions of time and space through all three dimensions. Indeed, the works were selected for colors and forms that complement the seasonal fashion collection.
This initiative follows other installations and showcases, such as the collaboration with Sotheby’s Old Masters and the commission of some works to Martin Creed and Eddie Peake. These projects reflect Victoria’s interest in combining works of art with her collections, all within a flexible and constantly evolving space.
Victoria Beckham commented: “I am excited to exhibit works on loan from the Robilant + Voena gallery in my flagship store. I’m incredibly lucky to have neighbors that I can partner with on projects such as this. The pieces on display are fascinating and beautiful examples of contemporary Italian art, including some of my favorite works by Fontana, who I have long admired. Contemporary art often influences and inspires my collections and I hope that those who visit the store enjoy these works as much as I do.”
Ilona Catani Scarlett
Photo by Florian Holzherr, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62006023