Paul Smith Gallery
Paul Smith Global Flagship Store
9 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4BL
10AM - 7PM
Bernard Cohen will take part in an exhibition of works celebrating DANAD Design collective's 60th Anniversary with Peter Blake, Tom Adams, Barry Daniels, Robyn Denny & Edward Wright.
Taking the original DANAD Design 1960 show as inspiration, this world-class exhibition will include previously unseen archival material of original paintings, prints, letters, drawings and photography from the design collective and laminated art table tops. Reproductions of original DANAD furniture will be available to buy in the Paul Smith flagship in Mayfair.
DANAD Design came together in 1958, the brainchild of a loose collective of artists who lived, hung out and worked in the dilapidated splendour of Marden Hill – the Georgian country house in Hertfordshire that they’d made a communal home and creative hothouse.
Widely acknowledged as some of the originators of the Pop Art movement, these four painters and sculptors fused their talents with those of architects Peter Adams and Colin Huntley to encapsulate the essence of their art in their own hand-made, inspirational furniture.
No longer was fine art confined to the walls. The frame for the images was now three-dimensional; now it could be all around your room. You could sit on it, eat dinner off it, even stand on it…
These everyday objects became a new platform from which to exhibit their art.