Sunday, 24 October 2010

Lorenzo Quinn Sculpture to be Placed in London's Mayfair

 A sculpture of a giant silver child's hand bearing down upon a car will be placed in London's Mayfair.

The artwork by Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn, titled 'Vroom Vroom', has been given planning permission by Westminster Council.

The 15ft (4.6m)-high piece will go on display on the central reservation in Park Lane at its junction with Stanhope Gate in central London.

The work, featuring the artist's first car, evokes the child within, he said.

The council has yet to finalise when the artwork will go on show but it will be on display until April 2011.

The Fiat featured in the work was the first car owned by the Italian artist.

The planning application said although the artwork will be placed "between busy traffic lanes" it was not expected to pose a danger to traffic.

'Child at heart'

The sculpture was on display at the Institute of Modern Art in Valencia during the summer and before that it featured at the Abu Dhabi Art Fair.

Previously Lorenzo Quinn has said: "We are all a child at heart, and it's important never to forget the child within you."
Paul Green, president of Halcyon Gallery which is supplying the artwork, said: "This is extremely important for Lorenzo Quinn. We are really looking forward to seeing the public's reaction.

Councillor Alastair Moss, chairman of the planning application sub committee, said: "I think that many people feel a fondness and love for their first car which stays with them for a lifetime, and I hope this artwork brings a similar feeling of excitement to the many people visiting the West End."

The installation is part of the council's two-year City of Sculpture Festival during which 60 pieces of art donated by galleries and artists will temporarily be on show in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics.

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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Caroline Shotton and Paul Horton New Releases

We are delighted to announce two fantastic new releases of work from two of our favourite artists, Caroline Shotton and Paul Horton. Caroline and Paul are two of our most popular artists so these limited edition prints certainly wont be around for long and with Christmas just around the corner now is the time to treat that special someone in your life.

All of these pieces are on display in the gallery right now so why not pop in and have a look. We also have a fantastic free limited edition print offer when you purchase any of the new Paul Horton releases. For further details of this spectatcular offer please feel free to contact a member of staff here at the gallery.

For further details on these new releases please feel free to conatct us here at the gallery via email at or call us on 0191 2332200

Caroline Shotton NEW Limited Edition Releases

Happy Fa-Moo-Ly
Signed Limited Edition of 195 by Caroline Shotton


Milk Cartons (homage to Andy Warhol)
Signed Limited Edition of 195 by Caroline Shotton


Purple Hays
Signed Limited Edition of 195 by Caroline Shotton

Vincent Van Moo
Signed Limited Edition of 195 by Caroline Shotton


On The Mooove
Signed Limited Edition sculpture of 150 by Caroline Shotton


Paul Horton NEW Limited Edition Releases

Signed Limited Edition of 295 by Paul Horton 

£475 framed

Four Seasons Suite
Signed Limited Edition by Paul Horton 

£475 set of 4 framed
Each image is available to purchase individually for £199 each framed

Smugglers Cove
Signed Limited Edition of 195 by Paul Horton 

£599 framed

Spirit of Summer
Signed Limited Edition of 295 by Paul Horton 

£475 framed

The Lovers
Signed Limited Edition of 295 by Paul Horton 

£299 framed

TheUntold Story
Signed Limited Edition of 295 by Paul Horton 

£350 framed

Who Would Have Believed It
Signed Limited Edition of 295 by Paul Horton 

£350 framed

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