Fortnum’s X Frank is one of the boldest and most exciting projects in our history. We could not be more thrilled to be hosting Frank Cohen’s collection, one of the most important private collections of Modern British art in the world, in the heart of our busy and bustling shop. During the course of this month-long collaboration, more than 60 pieces from Frank’s collection will be displayed across every inch of our Piccadilly home.
The calibre of artists in the exhibition is staggering. Names like Frank Auerbach, Charming Baker, Tracey Emin, Howard Hodgkin, Leon Kossoff, Paula Rego, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Bridget Riley, William Roberts, and Stuart Pearson Wright – to name a few – are enough to set pulses racing among even the most casual art-lovers.
Some of the pieces on display you will fall in love with instantly, others may burn a little slower, but all will make a lasting impression. We’re indebted to Frank for the incalculable part he has played in bringing this provocative, unusual project to life. So too Robert Upstone, former Director of Modern British Art at the Fine Art Society and Curator of Modern British Art at Tate Britain, who has curated this show.