Pollock Fine Art is pleased to announce Diamond Dust Salon
An exclusive art experience in an intimate setting.
Andy Warhol with special guest artists Robert Hawkins, Scott Campbell, Rene Ricard, Liam Ryan and others.
On 28th May, the first Diamond Dust Salon will premiere in the Primrose Hill townhouse of dealer and Warhol specialist – Steven Pollock.
As the art market re-evaluates itself, the great tradition of Salon gatherings appears lost in history.
Diamond Dust Salon aims to redress that balance, with a unique hanging of paintings and sculptures by Andy Warhol and guests.
In the late 1970s DD as an art material was introduced to Andy Warhol by his jeweler John Reinhold. Warhol continued to use the material for paintings and prints until his death in 1987.
Warhols style blossomed in the legendary era of advertising (as seductive as television’s ad-man Don Draper). Famous friend Liz Taylor shared his gem addiction and inspired his Pop take on Hollywood glamour (a pristine impression of Warhols ruby red and turquoise Liz is on view).
For Andy, diamond dust was a natural choice to direct the viewer’s gaze solely on the surface.
In contrast guest artist Robert Hawkins uses it to bring the viewer’s attention inside his sculpture Diamond Dust Ant Farm.
In turn Hawkins (collected by Kate & Andy Spade, Dan Macmillan, David Bowie, Courtney Love, Julian Schnabel amongst others) has invited Factory legend Rene Ricard and emerging talent Liam Ryan to create his own installation within the salon.
Hawkins Dadaist collection consists of a series of found paintings spanning 20 years, each one with an assisted finish that transgresses the original intention.
The Warhol ripple effect is also seen with the rising career of Scott Campbell (celebrity tattoo artist with clients such as Mark Jacobs).
Other well-known personalities are collecting his artwork, such as his laser-cut currency editions with jolting carved imagery on dollar bills.
Liam Ryan's work takes the scandal and the gloss of Salvador Dali through the looking glass and guides us through a vivid spectacle. The effect goes straight to the nervous system, bypassing the unconscious.
Another highlight is an amazing portrait of Yves Saint Laurent by Andy Warhol.
A gaze of kindred genius is captured between artist and sitter. Their passing had mutual impact and remind us today how astounding their lives really were.
The historical occasion of either’s estate sale broke records, but what did the buyer’s really seek from the relics of lives lived in haute aesthetics ?
Great collections are built with more then just piles of pictures and possessions, but rather an evolved eye mirroring the art of living.
The first of a series of hangings, Diamond Dust Salon aspires to be more than a gallery. Rather a real chance for collectors to come to the fore and experience the art in a home built for art.
Diamond Dust Salon is an exclusive, by invitation only event with limited spaces on offer.
For more press information and guest list invitation by request please contact:
Ben Austin - firstname.lastname@example.org or call at: 07703 185291.
This exhibition will run throughout June strictly by advance appointment.
Pollock Fine Art
58a King Henry’s Rd.
London NW3 3RP