Step into our stores and you will notice an increasing collection of artworks from the likes of Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse. As part of Jasper Conran’s vision for the very best design edit, the collection of artworks reflect the Conran philosophy for contemporary living. Combining classic furniture and modernist lighting with carefully chosen ceramics, original art and vintage pieces, The Conran Shop inspires you to blend your own pick of old and new.
Sourced to meet a number of spaces, budgets and tastes, the growing collection of art is dotted throughout both stores and features everything from a celebrated £12,000 David Hockney lithograph to an iconic screen-print of Kate Moss by Gerald Laing. From Peter Howson to Andy Warhol, the current collection ranges in price from £720 to £14,000. All pieces are signed editions and are framed, ready to be collected and hung. With a constantly evolving collection, pieces are always being added so make time to drop by regularly to see what’s new.
If you like reading about art then our collection of books includes to a number of titles that might take your fancy. ‘Collecting Art for Love, Money and More’ is an insightful guide on how to navigate the complex art market, whether you’re a novice or an expert. We are offering you the chance to join the authors, Ethan and Thea Wagner in conversation with Daily Telegraph’s Art Market Editor, Colin Gleadell, at 7pm on the 17th June in our Chelsea store. Discussing a number of themes in line with The Conran Shop’s own artworks, this talk is sure to help you develop your personal tastes and collections. Tickets cost £25 and include a signed copy of the book and a glass of champagne, to book telephone 0207 589 7401.
Lastly, to take our love of art further and quench our thirst for knowledge and insight, we have highlighted our favourite art events in the capital. Read on for our top three must-sees this month.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 10th June – 18th August, Royal Academy of Arts
As the largest, regular contemporary art exhibition in the world, the Summer Exhibition includes over 11,000 entries from both unknown names and famous artists. With the majority of pieces available to buy, this event is both a place to reflect and a place to buy.
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, 13th-16th June, Hampstead Heath.
The little sister to the widely renowned ‘Battersea Art Fair’, this assembly of 100 galleries includes paintings, prints, sculpture and photography from £40 - £4,000.
Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life, 26th June – 20th October, Tate Britain
Tipped to be a must-see and definitely one to book, this major exhibition of landscapes aims to re-assess Lowry’s contribution to art history by focusing on his most celebrated urban and industrial scenes.