Colnaghi VIP Launch of new gallery and Vanitas exhibition

On Friday 7 October, Colnaghi CEOs Jorge Coll and Nicolas Cortes, hosted a VIP Party to launch their new gallery at 26 Bury Street in St. James’s.  The party was a highlight of Frieze Art Fair week with art-lovers queuing around the block to see a living art installation in the gallery window, and the "Vanitas" artworks inside.  

The event unveiled the new Colnaghi Gallery space, designed by Colnaghi Creative Director Diego Fortunato, and inaugural ‘Vanitas’ exhibition featuring around 30 paintings and sculptures from the 16th to 20th Centuries.

VIPs in attendance included;  Antoine de Nicolay, Lady Arabella Baring (Countess Nesselrode), Guiomar Fernandez-Castaño and Lady Daisy Fane, Antonia baroness von Weichs, Prince and Princess of Valsavoia,  Spanish Ambassador to the UK, Federico Trillo-Figueroa, and artist Eugenio Ampudia whose video installation was projected onto the Gallery’s library.  

Other VIPs included performance artist Pandemonia, Actress Meredith Ostrum, artist Daisy de Villeneuve, and Basia & Richard Briggs OBE.

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