Thursday, 2 December 2010

FIRST UK EXHIBITION FOR ANDY WARHOL PROTÉGÉ


Californian artist, Robyn Geddes, who launched his career at Andy Warhol’s iconic art studio, The Factory, in New York has confirmed his first UK exhibition.
Robyn Geddes will display an exhibition of his recent works for sale at a Midlands Gallery from January 2011.

Weston Park’s Granary Art Gallery on the Shropshire Staffordshire border is the first UK gallery to feature the exhibition and is free to attend.

The protégé artist remained at Andy Warhol Enterprises Inc from 1978 to 1983 fostering his talent and experience and providing an ideal platform into the art world.

Geddes’ career continued to flourish as a publisher, curator and director for a assortment of prestigious New York galleries and collectors while collaborating with renowned artists such as, Malcolm Morley, Sam Gilliam and Robert Moscowitz.

Having exhibited on both the sides of the States, Geddes work also features in private collections of art collectors and dealers including that of John Cleese.
His current works have the subject matter of birds, often painted against a stridently coloured background, which is perhaps influenced by some of the colours which Warhol used, an opinion expressed by Gareth Williams, Curator to the Weston Park Foundation.

Gareth comments: “The importance of Geddes’ work and its heritage in the international art scene means that this exhibition offers a great opportunity for collectors to see and perhaps purchase some very special works.

“It is an absolute privilege to welcome Robyn who is the first transatlantic artist to exhibit at the Granary Art Gallery.”

Robyn Geddes selling exhibition features at the Granary Art Gallery at Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8LE from 11:00 to 16:00, Tuesday 4th January to Monday 31st January 2011.

For further information call 01952 852100 or visit www.weston-park.com/geddes or contact Sue Foster at Connect PR on 01902 714957 or sue/connect-group.com

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