22 October 2014
BROWN’S HOTEL UNVEILS WORKS DESIGNED BY LEADING BRITISH SCULPTOR, EMILY YOUNG
Brown’s Hotel marks the end of Frieze Art Fair with the installation of three unique artworks by British sculptor, Emily Young. Previously housed at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester, these three striking stone heads have been positioned in critical areas of Brown’s; the reception, HIX Mayfair and by the guest lifts, so that they have maximum visibility in the heart of this historic art hotel.
Emily Young, represented exclusively by The Fine Art Society, is described as “Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor” by Jackie Wullschlager of the Financial Times in 2013. Emily’s work is both contemporary and ancient: a unique, serious and poetic presence. Her three great stone heads add to the already impressive collection of artworks in Brown’s Hotel that include works from Tracey Emin, Bridget Riley, Michael Landy and Fiona Rae. Brown’s Hotel is proud to be involved in the Mayfair art world, hosting regular Saturday Art Tours to independent galleries as well as the recent inaugural Brown’s London Art Weekend, the second of which will take place in July 2015.
Guests who would like to visit other works by Emily Young whilst staying in London, will find five heads outside St. Pauls’s Cathedral and a huge two tonne head installed in Berkeley Square until March 2015.
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