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Explore Art of London’s Summer Season 2023: The Art of Entertainment! Dive into the world of London’s art and entertainment scene throughout this summer, where you can immerse yourself in public art installations and uncover hidden gems across the iconic West End!
- Dates 27/07/2023
- Location Coventry Street, London, UK
- Price FREE
On the 27th of August, London's streets came alive with 'Art Reframed,' an exciting and vibrant new public art installation presented by Art of London in collaboration with the newly re-opened National Portrait Gallery.
To kick off Art of London’s Summer season, actor and art enthusiast Russell Tovey unveiled ‘Art Reframed’. This captivating installation features the National Portrait Gallery's most celebrated portraits displayed on over 50 giant, colourful cubes, lining the skies of London's lively entertainment district, Leicester Square.
As you stroll through Leicester Square you can see legendary figures from the world of film, literature, and music, including William Shakespeare, Ira Aldridge, Noel Coward, Olivia Colman, Judi Dench, Saoirse Ronan, Elton John, Dusty Springfield, Millicent Small, and Kate Bush.
Art Reframed has transformed the West End into a massive canvas for public art. You can enjoy these stunning installations hanging over Irving Street and Coventry Street from July through to October.
Curious about Russell Tovey's own portrait? It's on display inside the National Portrait Gallery, alongside these giant elevated portraits.
Get ready for this summer season filled with fantastic public art, special projects, fun events, and more in the West End, Piccadilly, and St. James! Art of London has teamed up with renowned arts and culture institutions to bring you an array of amazing experiences.
Here's a glimpse of the portraits featured on Art Reframed:
Anna May Wong, Anna Neagle, Annie Lennox, Carey Mulligan, Clara Novello, Darcey Bussell, David Garrick, Dorothy Jordan, Dusty Springfield, Elton John, Emerald Fennell, Godfrey Kneller, Ira Aldridge, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Judi Dench, Kate Bush, Millicent Small, Nell Gwyn, Nellie Melba, Noel Coward, Olivia Colman, Saoirse Ronan, Vivien Leigh, Willard White, William Hogarth, William Shakespeare.
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Throughout the 17th century, Leicester Square was a notorious duelling location. Famous duels are said to have occurred here, including one between a Captain French and Captain Coote.