Varnishing Day: a Moment in Time is a single collective artwork devised by David Mach RA & Hughie O’Donoghue RA featuring the work of 100 Royal Academicians – from Antony Gormley RA to Yinka Shonibare RA. Last year, for the first time in 252 years, the Royal Academy Summer Show was postponed and, along with it, Varnishing Day. Traditionally, Varnishing Day is the day when Academicians with work in the Summer Show meet and celebrate, adding finishing touches to their work before the opening the next day. For Varnishing Day: a Moment in Time, 100 Academicians made a picture on Varnishing Day (1 June); an expression of their thoughts and feelings at this unprecedented time. It’s an artistic response to the Coronavirus Pandemic but most importantly, it’s an acknowledgement of the contribution made by the Friends of the Royal Academy of Arts. Moreover, it has also served well as a way of raising much needed funds for the Royal Academy.
Collated as a set of 100 works presented in a gift box.
Each work is 330 x 245 mm.
Includes a letter from the Duchess of Cornwall.
Hurtwood will give £67.50 on every sale of the portfolio to The Friends of the Royal Academy (a registered charity in England and Wales (no 272926).
Norman Ackroyd, Sir David Adjaye OBE, Ron Arad, Diana Armfield, Fiona Banner aka The Vanit Press, Phyllida Barlow, Basil Beattie, Rana Begum, Gordon Benson, Tony Bevan, Olwyn Bowey, James Butler, John Carter, Brian Catling, Stephen Chambers, Ann Christopher, Peter Cook, Eileen Cooper, Richard Cork, Stephen Cox, Michael Craig-Martin, Fred Cuming, Gus Cummins, Trevor Dannatt, Spencer de Grey, Richard Deacon, Tacita Dean, Anne Desmet, Kenneth Draper, Tracey Emin, Anthony Eyton, Stephen Farthing, Normal Foster, Normal Freeth, Antony Gormley, Piers Gough, Anthony Green, Nigel Hall, Thomas Heatherwick, Ken Howard, Gary Hume, Louisa Hutton, Pual Huxley, Timothy Hyman, Bill Jacklin, Vanessa Jackson, Tess Jaray, Neil Jeffries, Eva Jiricna, Chantal Joffe, Allen Jones, Anish Kapoor, Philip King, Bryan Kneale, Richard London, David Mach, John Maine, Jock McFadyen, Ian McKeever, Niall McLaughlin, Lisa Milroy, Dhruva Mistry, Mick Moon, Mali Morris, Farshid Moussavi, David Nash, Mike Nelson, Hughie O’Donoghue, Humphrey Ocean, Chriss Orr, Cornelia Parker, Eric Parry, Grayson Perry, Tom Phillips, Cathie Pilkington, Fiona Rae, Barbara Rae, Peter Randall-Page, David Remfry, Ian Richie CBE, Mick Rooney, Eva Rothschild, Ed Ruscha, Michael Sandle, Terry Setch, Tim Shaw, Conrad Shawcross, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Bob & Roberta Smith, Kiki Smith, Alan Stanton, Emma Stibbon, Wolfgang Tillmans, Joe Tilson, Tohn Tusa, Anthony Whishaw, Alison Wilding, Chris Wilkinson, Richard Wilson, Bill Woodrow and Rose Wyle.
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