Welcome to The Wick

— Katy Wickremesinghe
Dear All,

Two icons of 20th century fashion and culture passed away this week and there are many touching tributes for both Olivia Newton-John and Issey Miyake. The art world is particularly fond of Miyake’s innovative, flexible and very packable Pleats Please Line which is overseen by the inhouse studio team.

Could a perfect 3D copy solve the issue over who gets the Parthenon Marbles? An Oxford University scholar Roger Michel believes installing copies in the British Museum and returning the originals to Greece is the pragmatic answer to the debate. Meanwhile, the infamous Groucho Club, designated drinking and dining den for many an artist, has been bought by Hauser & Wirth’s hospitality arm Artfarm. We look forward to its timely reinvention as a cultural hub – after all it has 150 artworks in its collection by Blake, Bacon and Emin amongst other greats.

Happy sunbathing.

Best wishes from me and the KTW family,
The Wick - If They Be Two, They Are Two So by Helen Beard x Felt Culture

Objects of Desire

If They Be Two, They Are Two So by Helen Beard x Felt Culture

The Wick - Elizabeth Dellert
Monday Muse

Interview Cromwell Place’s Elizabeth Dellert

The Wick - Lorna May Wadsworth

Interview Portrait artist Lorna May Wadsworth

The Wick - LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 21: (L to R)  Dylan Jones, Tinie Tempah, Philip Colbert and Nima Sagharchi, Head of Digital Art, Bonhams, attend the launch of “The Lobstars (Genesis)” at Bonhams After Hours with a panel talk featuring British artist Philip Colbert, chart-topping musician and NFT collector Tinie Tempah, editor and author Dylan Jones and Bonhams Head of Digital Art at Bonhams Nima Sagharchi at Bonhams on March 21, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Philip Colbert)

Happenings Diving Deep with Lobstars at Bonhams After Hours

The Wick - LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: (L to R)  Mei Hui Liu, Fashion designer Edeline Lee, Maryam Eisler and Lady Alison Myners attend the launch of Oscar-winning artist Tim Yip’s groundbreaking new art film LOVE INFINITY on MUBI, featuring some of the most iconic and diverse living artists and creatives of our time, at the National Gallery on March 24, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Tim Yip)

Happenings “Love Infinity” Screening and In Conversation at The National Gallery

The Wick - Annie Morris in her installation

Viewing Annie Morris

Annie Morris has her first solo exhibition in France in the newly completed Oscar Niemeyer Pavilion at Château La Coste. Co-curated by Gagosian Director Georgina Cohen, it features new stack sculptures — the artist’s towers of vivid colour spheres — tapestries, drawings and paintings that reflect Morris’s interest in colour, the fragility of life and the space between figuration and abstraction.

The Wick - Rosewood London, La Veranda By Patrón Pop Up Terrace 2022 ©Eva Slusarek

Doing La Veranda by Patrón

Enjoy a taste of Mexico at La Veranda, Rosewood London’s immersive summer long-pop in collaboration with Patrón tequila. Taking over the hotel’s Edwardian courtyard, La Veranda offers an all-day menu, refreshing tequila-based cocktails and Latin-inspired live music that will transport you in mind and spirt to the blissful coastal town of Tulum.

The Wick - Miss Bugs, Capsule Layout

Viewing Miss Bugs: Do No Harm — The Dispensary

Head over to Jealous East in Shoreditch where you’ll find a major new installation by mixed media artist collaboration Miss Bugs which features more than 6000 supersized capsules and tablets, which are displayed around — and spewing out from — a sentient vending machine named Damien.

Dream & Discover

Discover Tracey Emin, I Lay Here For You, 2022

Happenings, Visual Arts

“It’s not enough to be nice in life. You’ve got to have nerve.”

Georgia O’Keeffe