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10 - 20
September - October

Fortnum and Mason: Fortnum’s X Frank

Renowned art collector Frank Cohen has teamed up with Fortnum and Mason to present the ‘Fortnum’s X Frank’ exhibition for the third year in a row. This year, the unique exhibition will feature over 60 large-scale monochromatic works by the distinguished painter John Virtue, placed throughout Fortnum and Mason’s home in St James’s.

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John Virtue is one of the most distinguished painters working today in the United Kingdom. Having trained at the Slade School of Fine Art and now residing in North Norfolk, Virtue’s practice is continually informed by natural environments and his geographical moving from Lancashire to Devon, to London, and now to Norfolk.

Virtue’s idiosyncratic black and white canvases, created using a mix of white acrylic paint, black ink and shellac, will provide a provocative juxtaposition among the iconic Fortnum’s colours and gilt.

The works chosen include abstract landscapes that challenge the viewer to see beyond the paint to make out landmark sites.

Awarded the post of Associate Artist at the prestigious National Gallery, this will be the first time since 2005 that such an extensive oeuvre of works from John Virtue has been seen in London.

The exhibition will be held between 10th September and 20th October.