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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Art Connection Newsletter
Mural (1943)-Jackson Pollock
Hello and welcome to the first edition of the Art Connection Newsletter! Every month we will share with you, dearest members, a curated list of the best cultural events happening in London. We will also let you know about upcoming events that the Art Connection Club has planned. From gallery hops and auction house visits, to our Annual Art Investment Conference, we have a lot planned for the year. We hope you can join in on the fun!
Newport St Gallery
Gavin Turk’s 30 year retrospective opened at Damien Hurst’s Newport St Gallery last week. Turk is considered one of Britain’s most influential contemporary artists and the retrospective includes his infamous work ‘Cave’, which was displayed at his Royal College of Art degree show (and for which he got a fail!). The Newport St Gallery won the Royal Institute of British Archietcts 2016 London award, so the building alone is well worth a visit. Free.
Caravaggio is undoubtebly one of the most famous Italian artists, ever. You know you’ve made it when they name a style after you (Caravaggism). This exhibition is about how Caravaggio’s art influenced many other famous artists from the 17th century onwards. The exhibition uses a select group of Caravaggio’s works to demonstrate the influence he had on other artists. If you aren’t Caravaggio’d out you can visit the National Gallery’s permanent collection too. £14, £12 Concession.
After a degree in economic and social studies, Jean-Francois did Hotel School management to the highest level in his native Belgium when he first started managing his Officer's Mess in the centre of Brussels, worked in Comme Chez Soi and Villa Lorraine (3 Michelin stars) before coming to Le Gavroche and worked with the Roux Brothers for several years going through the Waterside Inn and the Restaurants and various contracts in the City working for several high profile banks. He started a conference centre, tea room, restaurant out of an old stable block in the Country before returning to London, had a spell at managing catering of a hotel before being head hunted for the RS Hispaniola where he stayed for 11 years as a partner to the then owner, consultant to a group of nine restaurants and 3 hotels. He started Jean-Francois Dor Events in 2003 when he left, is a consultant in Hotel and Catering businesses, Chairs various social and charitable committees. Jean-Francois belongs to various Clubs, Societies and Liveries.