Saatchi Gallery collection at Hyatt Regency London
While hotels often double as platforms for new art, few of them can lay claim to a selection picked from one of the most influential contemporary art galleries today. Settling in until 30 April at London’s Hyatt Regency Churchill is ’One Giant Leap’ - the first of a series of three exhibitions taking place during 2012 at the hotel, featuring an assortment of works from the Saatchi Gallery collection.
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Predominantly scattered around the ground-floor lobby and restaurant, the mix of paintings, sculptures and installations - most memorable being a life-sized hippopotamus by Christina Mackie - were selected to allow for increased access and interaction outside gallery norms.
The partnership, Saatchi’s first with a London hotel, is a testament to the gallery’s inventive approach to art. Highlights include works by Chantal Joffe, Martin Honert and Dexter Dalwood.
Also in the mix, is a limited-edition Saatchi Gallery suite. Available to guests of the Hyatt, the room is filled with art - from Ronin Cho’s interactive knocking door and Steve Bishop’s taxidermy fox to a bespoke wall-to-wall soap installation in the bathroom by young artist Celine Fitoussi. A collection of lamps and a furniture range from the Danish design company Republic of Fritz Hansen are also on display.
’One Giant Leap’ will be swiftly followed by another show. Details are still to be confirmed, so keep your eyes peeled for the news.