‘Original 45s’, a show put together by Ackerman Studios, is launching this week and will run until 29 January. The exhibition is an homage to Roy Ackerman CBE, the restaurateur and bon vivant, who passed away this year.
The mixed show sees a variety of works from some of Britain’s most renowned artists, each with a connection to Ackerman and 45 Park Lane. Roy Ackerman spent several years curating art for 45 Park Lane and the Dorchester Collection, work now continued by his daughter, Lily and her consultancy Ackerman Studios.
Connections between the pieces, Ackerman and the hotel run throughout. Patrick Hughes’ Venice Reverspectives was originally created for use in one of Roy’s restaurants. The pieces from Peter Blake’s collection were Roy’s personal favourites as the two always shared a love for the Everly Brothers. While Donald Smith’s works were created specifically for the show.
Lily Ackerman, director of Ackerman Studios said, “This is obviously such an important show for me. Roy used to exhibit so many great artists here at 45 Park Lane, a hotel that continues to be accommodating to the greatest artists both established and up and coming. So it is a great honour to put together this homage to him and some of those artists today. Each piece played a special role in his life and the exhibitions here, but Peter’s 100 Sources especially, is a fitting piece for me to commemorate him.”
The full list of artists featuring in the show is: Sir Peter Blake, Bruce McLean, Patrick Hughes, Brendan Neiland, Richard Young, Donald Smith, Steven Thomas, Christian Furr and Brad Faine.
All pieces are available for sale during the exhibition.
Location: 45 Park Lane
Private View: 7 December 2017
Exhibition dates: 29 November 2017 – 29 January 2018
For an invite to the Private View, interview requests or further information, please contact Lily Ackerman: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMAGE: Peter Blake