Hyatt Regency Hotel London - The Churchill Presents Burning Bright: Emerging Artists From Saatchi Online

LONDON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill is delighted to celebrate its association with the international art world with a new exhibition in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery, London's leading contemporary art gallery.  

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Burning Bright is the third in a series of exhibitions taking place at the 5 star London hotel.  The exhibition features a selection of works from Saatchi Online, all of which are available for sale.  Saatchi Online is the online platform launched by the Saatchi Gallery to give emerging artists the chance to showcase and sell their work to art lovers all over the world. It is now the largest online art gallery in the world.  

Burning Bright celebrates the spirit of the partnership between the Saatchi Gallery and Hyatt Regency Hotel London - The Churchill by sharing 'the new talent of today and the great talent of tomorrow' with the thousands of guests who visit the hotel every week. This dynamic exhibition gives hotel guests a unique opportunity to interact with contemporary art from around the world outside the normal art environment of a gallery or museum, with the added bonus of enabling them to purchase works of art at reasonable prices.  

The exhibition features stunning works by rising stars such as Daisy Clarke who has previously exhibited at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and counts

among her collectors Hugh Grant and Jeremy Irons; Michael Newton, long-listed for the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize in 2012; Geoff Diego Litherland, who graduated in 2012 from Goldsmith College, London where he won the prestigious Warden's Purchase Prize; and Heloise Delegue, a recent graduate of the Sorbonne in Paris.

The exhibition also includes two key pieces from the Saatchi Gallery's collection: Ben Mayman's Praying Mantis and Frog Face (Four Eyes Crying).

In addition, the Hotel in association with the Republic of Fritz Hansen has created a new Saatchi Suite for guests to stay in and experience contemporary art unlike any other space in London.  The Saatchi Suite showcases a selection of promising emerging artists, giving people a chance to discover exciting works by future art stars.  All items in the suite are available for sale.  Highlights include: collages by Kazuya Tsuji, a recent graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design in London; new paintings by Alex Hanna who has exhibited at the BP Portrait Award at the National Gallery in London; and Effects of the Earth's Motions, a wall-based installation by Chantal Powell, who has previously exhibited at the Venice Biennale.  In addition, artist Celine Fitoussi has covered the entire bathroom of the suite with a bespoke wall-to-wall soap installation.

The Saatchi Gallery Suite is furnished with iconic pieces from world-renowned Danish design brand Republic of Fritz Hansen™.  Throughout 2013, the suite is adorned with specially curated pieces by celebrated Danish designer Poul Kjaerholm whose sophisticated furniture currently graces the Museum of Modern Art, New York, amongst other notable landmarks.  On display are some of Kjaerholm's most recognisable designs including the PK80™ daybed, the PK22™ lounge chair and the PK9™ dining chair.  In addition, guests can enjoy the exclusive Lissoni Sofa™ by Piero Lissoni in upholstery textile POINT by Sir Paul Smith and the Suite is lit by a collection of lamps from the Kaiser idell™ lighting collection which became part of Fritz Hansen's main collection in 2010.  All furniture is also available for purchase.

The accessories on display in the Saatchi Suite are courtesy of Scandinavian design emporium Skandium.

For art and design aficionados and collectors around the world or for those who are looking to enjoy a unique opportunity, this Saatchi Suite, is a must-do experience. 

The Saatchi Gallery Suite is available from £864 including VAT per night until end of January 2014, subject to availability. Guests can make a reservation by contacting the hotel directly on: +44-20-7486-5800, or emailing london.churchill@hyatt.com, or visiting the hotel website at london.churchill.hyatt.com.

Notes for Editors

About Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill

Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill is conveniently located in the heart of London's West End with views over the charming gardens of Portman Square.   With 434 well-appointed guest rooms and suites and featuring 12 intimate and large meeting spaces, Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill offers a full range of services tailored to serve the needs of business and leisure travellers.  Dining options include 'seasonal' dishes in The Montagu and award-winning Italian cuisine at Locanda Locatelli and the highly acclaimed Churchill Bar & Terrace. The Churchill also serves one of the best afternoon teas in London - having been awarded the prestigious Tea Guild's award for excellence in 2012. Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill enables all guests, whether they are travelling to work, unwind or gather in celebration, to leave feeling productive and revitalised.

For more information, please visit http://www.london.churchill.hyatt.com.  From the UK reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide can be made by calling 0845-888-1234 or logging onto http://www.hyatt.com.

About the Saatchi Gallery

Founded in 1985, the Saatchi Gallery opened its new premises in the 70,000 sq. ft Duke of York's HQ building on King's Road in the heart of London in 2008. With free admission to all shows, the Saatchi Gallery aims to bring contemporary art to the widest audience possible.  The Gallery attracts over 1.3 Million visitors a year. http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/

About Saatchi Online

Saatchi Online is a platform that allows emerging artists to showcase and sell their work and gives art lovers insider access to new talent from around the world. Launched in 2006 by London's renowned Saatchi Gallery, Saatchi Online aims to continue the gallery's legacy of promoting new, contemporary talent and bringing great art to a wide audience. http://www.saatchionline.com/

About Republic of Fritz Hansen™

Founded in 1872 by Danish furniture cabinet maker Fritz Hansen, Republic of Fritz Hansen™ is today recognized as one of the world's leading design and manufacturers of exclusive furniture. Fritz Hansen has worked with a variety of the most influential architects and designers including Arne Jacobsen, Cecilie Manz and Jaime Hayon to name but a few.

http://www.fritzhansen.com

For press enquiries including interview requests and photographs please contact Henny Frazer on

+44-(0)20-7299-2080 or by email henny.frazer@hyatt.com

SOURCE Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill



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