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  • Londoners are encouraged to unwrap Pimlico Road with London Taxi Advertising

    The Pimlico Road TaxiThe Pimlico Road Design District is using the high impact advertising format of full livery taxis to promote its standing as London’s premier destination for interior design, art, antiques and fine furniture.

    Reflecting the variety of products and services available in the Pimlico Road district, the taxi has been designed to look like a glamorous present waiting to be unwrapped. The striking design has “thepimlicoroad.com” emblazoned on its side, encouraging audiences to find out more about the inspirational designers, manufacturers and retailers available in the area.

    As a hugely iconic feature of the London landscape, black taxi cabs create a unique and eye-catching format to make a brand or campaign visible in the city.
    Maximising the impact that taxi advertising has the opportunity to create, corresponding branded tip seats and receipt pads are being used to ensure the taxi’s passengers can fully absorb and appreciate what Pimlico Road has to offer.

    The Pimlico Road village borders the cosmopolitan communities of Chelsea and Belgravia, and has long been established as an area catering for the discerning shopper.

  • The Poetry of Abstraction – 7th to 31st May 2014

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    John Adams Fine Art is very excited to be able to bring together for the first time a group of European artists for their debut exhibition in the UK.  The artists are all united by their love of colour and shape, creating a vibrant and dynamic exhibition.

    Philippe Erwan Dévé (1937-2012)
    Jean Soyer (b.1937)
    Edouard Hervé (b.1958)
    Rino Valido (b.1947)

  • The Collector’s Cabinet – 18th March to 7th April 2014

    Anthony Outred - The Collector's CabinetAnthony Outred in their new exhibition, ‘The Collector’s Cabinet’ illustrates that today’s collector is returning to the habit of assembling pieces that recall the sixteenth or seventeenth Kunstkammer or Wunderkammer.  This collection of over 50 pieces has brought the idea up to date, following Anthony Outred’s own credo, ‘A man without a collection is a man without a soul’.

    ‘Cabinets of Curiosities’ is a term that refers to the extraordinary encyclopaedic collections that emerged in Europe during the Renaissance. The idea first emerged in the courtly circles of fifteenth century Italy, although as the 16th and 17th centuries progressed the tradition spread across Europe and beyond the court elite, reaching first scholars and then merchants and professionals.

    The objects in these eclectic collections were incredibly diverse, ranging from exquisitely crafted treasures, to exotic ethnographic works and even scientific instruments and bizarre biological oddities. Artistic and scientific, natural and man made, ancient and modern – all of these categories sat side by side in the cabinet of curiosities. Indeed, variety was key to the conception of these cabinets, which were thought of as microcosms of the material world. By bringing together items from all of these categories, collectors hoped to replicate the wonder and diversity of both human and divine creation.

    Once the height of courtly fashion, in time these cabinets came to be seen as outdated and antiquated – anachronistic ‘curiosities’ in themselves. As the Renaissance gave way to the Age of Enlightenment, the increasing importance of rigid taxonomies meant that the fluid, encyclopaedic approach of the Wunderkammer fell out of favour. Collectors began to divide their objects into sharply delineated categories, keeping artistic and scientific pieces carefully apart.

    Now however, artists, institutions and collectors alike are challenging these boundaries, and leading a resurgence of interest in the cabinet of curiosities. Their fascinating ideology and old-world aesthetic have proved a rich source of inspiration for contemporary artists, whilst museums and galleries have been revisiting their encyclopaedic approach as a means of display. Most importantly, today’s collectors are embracing the eclectic, extravagant spirit of the cabinet of curiosities, reaching beyond traditional categories and genres to curate collections that reflect the richness and diversity of their own lives and experience.

    This exhibition celebrates this renewed fascination with the curious and the rare, bringing together a sumptuous selection of cabinet pieces. Whether you are drawn to intricate ivory carvings and luxurious objects of vertu; rare taxidermy and entomoligical specimens; or exotic Eastern and African artefacts, we hope to tempt you with our eclectic range of modern-day curios. After all, these are works that would sit happily in the most distinguished collector’s cabinet.