David and Lee Ann Lester’s London International Fine Arts Fair launches with a baby-boomer treat, Bryan Ferry’s art collection. Guess what? For a rock star, he has surprisingly good–and interesting–taste, according to the Guardian:
The exhibition, called Modern British Masters: Pictures from the Bryan Ferry Collection, is going on show this weekend at the London International Fine Art Fair in Olympia.
It includes pictures by Augustus John and Vanessa Bell, including the former’s well-regarded 1903 portrait of Wyndham Lewis. Others in the 15-picture exhibition include works by Walter Sickert, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, and the little known painter best known for his work during the first world war, Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson.
Ferry said: “They seem to suit the house I have in Sussex. If I lived in a Manhattan apartment I suppose I might have collected more contemporary things, but as it is my house is Victorian/Edwardian so much of it is modern British. I thought I would specialise.”
The 64-year-old said he had collected his works over a long period but that his most intense phase of buying was during the 1980s, when he was at the height of his musical fame with the release of the hit 1985 album Boys and Girls.
Bryan Ferry Unveils His Art Collection (Guardian)