TANYA BAXTER CONTEMPORARY
Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee
Saturday 6th August – 3rd September 2022 At
Heathrow VIP Lounge and Online
Andy Warhol - Queen Elizabeth II, from Reigning Queens 1985,
colour screen print with diamond dust 100.0 x 80.0 cm. Edition: Royal Edition Artist Proof 5/5
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Since 2015, Tanya Baxter Contemporary has been the exclusive art curator at Heathrow Terminal 5’s VIP Lounge, providing a stimulating ambience for VIP guests. In this exclusive environment, a range of clients are offered rare investment opportunities in the work of blue-chip artists with top auction records, as well as discerning acquisitions in the middle market. Tanya Baxter boasts more than two decades of experience in the post-modern, modern British and contemporary art markets, making her highly qualified to provide a bespoke art advisory service to the prestigious clientele of Heathrow VIP collectors.
This summer, a special exhibition has been carefully curated in the Heathrow VIP Lounge to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, celebrating her magnificent achievement of 75 years on the throne. From 6 August to 3 September, this exclusive exhibition can be viewed online, providing a unique opportunity to admire and acquire iconic works of art by legendary 20th century artists such as Andy Warhol as well as leading Modern British artists including Adrian Heath, Bridget Riley, Ian Davenport, Alan Davie and Pip Todd Warmoth. Collectors will find a wide choice of both abstract and figurative artworks from the Post-War period to the present day.
Happy Birthday Andy...
Taking centre stage in the exhibition are prints of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, 1985 from Reigning Queens by the most famous Pop artist of all, Andy Warhol(1928-1987). Reigning Queens portrayed four ruling queens at that time: Queen Elizabeth II of England, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland. Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical reproduction, Warhol created some of the 20th century’s most iconic images. Warhol based Reigning Queens on the queens’ official state portraits – Queen Elizabeth’s portrait is made using a photograph taken in 1977 for her Silver Jubilee - choosing these depictions because they were often mass produced on stamps and currency. In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 60 years on the throne by buying four of Warhol’s portraits of her for the Royal Collection.
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR 2022 HONG KONG
VIP Preview & Opening Night Thursday 4 August
Open | Friday 5 - Sunday 7 August
HONG KONG CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE 1 EXPO DRIVE, WAN CHAI
Please contact us for Complimentary VIP e-invitation tickets
At this year’s Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong Tanya Baxter Contemporary will be showcasing a diverse variety of art that is both affordable and discerning.
The ethos behind our collection is to provide discerning art for everyone while at the same time showcasing new and emerging artists, such as Benjamin Warner, RHED and Paul Hughes, whose new work will be featured this year. We will also feature established international artists with whom we have worked with for over twenty years and who are recognised by collectors, auction houses, foundations and museums worldwide and are held in both private and public collections. These include Pip Todd-Warmoth, Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst amongst others.
Editions are a great way for collectors to acquire a work of a blue chip artist at a more accessible price. These have become very attractive and have established a profitable international market. In recent years several major museums and galleries have held shows dedicated to limited edition prints that have brought awareness to the importance of printmaking in an artist’s development.
Tanya Baxter Contemporary first opened its doors in 1995 in Hong Kong, and three years later opened the gallery in London, in the heart of Chelsea. We continue to exhibit at international art fairs from New York to Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, Miami and London. We have also curated exhibitions sponsored by Barclay’s Bank, First Pacific Group, and Standard Chartered Bank at The Royal Academy, The Saatchi Gallery, and Lancaster House to name a few. We are the exclusive art partner at Heathrow VIP, where we curate a contemporary art collection of international, investment worthy artists, and have managed and curated collections for a diversified client base, including some of the world’s most discerning private and corporate collectors.
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From Op To Pop Art
Andy Warhol - Diamond Dust Shoe 255, 1980
Andy Warhol - Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdon from Reigning Queens, 1985
Andy Warhol - Flowers, 1970
Bridget Riley - Three Colours (Blue, Yellow and Turquoise) Precipitating Magenta 1982
Bridget Riley - Start, 2000
Bridget Riley - Rose horizontal, 2018
Tanya Baxter Contemporary has built a reputation for showcasing Op Art, Pop Art and Post-War Modern, and Contemporary Art.
First opened in 1995 in Hong Kong, and then in 1998 in London, the gallery exhibits at major international art fairs, as well as managing private and corporate collections worldwide. The Art Advisory is known for sourcing works by key artists for leading collectors, as well as championing mid-career artists and supporting emerging talents.
At "From Op to Pop Art" Exhibition, Tanya Baxter Contemporary will present works by the most preeminent Pop Art artist, Andy Warhol, as well as paintings by leading British Op Art artist Bridget Riley, who are currently proving to be of great appeal to audiences in Asia and the USA. The exhibition will thus display a balance between the preeminent creators of figurative paintings and those artists who explore form and colour in abstract works.
In 1980, Andy Warhol returned to his roots as a commercial illustrator by creating his Shoe series. Warhol implemented his signature style of repetition, arranging the shoes in a seemingly haphazard, yet methodical manner.
The composition provides a candid perspective of shoes, spilled out on the floor in no particular order, but also presents the various views of the classic high-heel, leaving no element of the shoe hidden. The conceptualization of these prints, undoubtedly, is a revival of the beginning of his artistic career in which his speciality was none other than women’s shoes.
An icon of Op art of British artist, Bridget Riley is known for her dynamic painting that exploits optical phenomena to evoke compelling sensations of movement, colour and three-dimensionality. Today she continues her exploration of the physical, psychological and social aspects of visual sensation and perception.
Three Colours (Blue, Yellow and Turquoise) Precipitating Magenta belongs to a collection of striped paintings that Riley produced between 1980 and 1985. The gouache maintains the vivid palette and structure that Riley developed following a trip to Egypt in 1979-80 which marked a breakthrough for the artist. Her carefully composed colour chords with their fleeting visual sensations have been likened to a passage of music.
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