You are cordially invited to a private tour and talk on:
‘Fortnum's x Frank Presents John Virtue’
with Robert Upstone, art curator and writer.
Friday 19 October, 6pm for 6.15 start, until 7pm
3 and 6 Bar, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, St. James's, W1A 1ER
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.
ohn 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.