Harrods’ famous Brompton Road windows will light up this month with pop artist Russell Young’s depictions of iconic stars. These diamond dust depictions will dazzle shoppers and passers-by until February 5th – in a first-ever artist collaboration with the Luxury Department Store and Halcyon Gallery.
Young, who is best known for his diamond dust depictions of 20th Century icons of entertainment and sport, is the first artist to ever be afforded the honour in Harrods’ 171-year history.
Spectacular pieces showcasing America’s leading ladies Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy, The King of Rock’n’Roll Elvis Presley and heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, alongside British music giants David Bowie and Mick Jagger, and martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, will dazzle hundreds of thousands of shoppers and passers-by until February 5th.
An artist with a star-studded following
Young is a celebrity favourite. Almost nobody else can boast such a uniquely eclectic and wide-ranging array of world-famous collectors, including Brad Pitt, Kanye West, Barack Obama, David Bowie, Idris Elba, the Kardashians and Dame Elizabeth Taylor. The late Oscar winning actress insisted on visiting Young at his studio in California herself, to watch him in the creative process.
The ground-breaking collaboration marks the start of a new initiative between Harrods and the prestigious Halcyon Gallery, aimed at providing those visiting London’s flagship store with a continually changing, immersive art experience.
This is the first time that Harrods has engaged into an exclusive and collaborative partnership with an art gallery. Operating under the Art at Harrods brand, the move reflects Halcyon Gallery’s position as one of the leading gallery businesses in the world and compliments its core practice of opening up art to new audiences and its long-standing commitment to public art placements both in the UK and around the globe.
Gallery space on the 3rd floor
Harrods and Halcyon Gallery have also launched a brand new 4000 square foot gallery space on the 3rd floor – featuring world class artworks by the masters, including Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso, and some of the most celebrated living artists, such as Bob Dylan, Dale Chihuly, Lorenzo Quinn and Paul Cummins. Halcyon’s primary focus will be on showcasing immersive works, including boundary breaking digital exhibits. Further installations will be strategically placed around the store, and regularly updated, as part of the new art enrichment programme.
Russell Young’s ICONS runs throughout January at Harrods previewing Russell Young’s next major exhibition which opens at Halcyon’s New Bond Street Gallery in February 2020 FAME.
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