Christie’s Curates: PAST PERFECT / FUTURE PRESENT King Street, London, UK 12 June 2015.
The Building Blocks room - Christie’s Curates: PAST PERFECT / FUTURE PRESENT. A celebration of creativity which launches the summer season, this exhibition showcases a dynamic ‘juxtaposition’ of art from across the ages alongside innovative and new media works by four emerging artists: James Balmforth, Armand Boua, Olga Chernysheva and Harry Sanderson. This year’s curators Alina Brezhneva, Bianca Chu, Milo Dickinson and Tancredi Massimo di Roccasecca ‘drive the exhibition in to a bold new chapter’. Highlights: the black felt bicorne hat, once belonging to the Emperor Napoleon and worn by him during the whole Campaign of 1807, in the Battle of Eylau and Friedland, and at the Treaty of Tilsit; the Merlin III engine from an authentic and immaculately restored Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1A – P9374/G-MK1A. This is a truly iconic aircraft which is symbol of the bravery ‘of the few’ in the Battle of Britain; and the first opportunity to view Chris Ofili’s The Holy Virgin Mary (1996) in London - first exhibited at the generation-defining exhibition ‘Sensation’ in London and New York, The Holy Virgin Mary was a focal point for the widespread attention the exhibition received throughout the international media landscape, and dates from a moment that saw Ofili propelled to international fame. The works will be on view to the public from 12-16 June at Christie’s King Street,Add to Lightbox Download