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Art of London Season 2023: The Art of Entertainment

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Art of London Season 2023: The Art of Entertainment

Introducing Art of London’s Summer Season 2023: The Art of Entertainment! We're excited to bring you a series of accessible public art across London's iconic West End.

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Date & Time

July 27 - October 12


Coventry Street, London, UK

On 27th August, Art of London, in partnership with the newly re-opened National Portrait Gallery, presents a vibrant new public art installation - ‘Art Reframed’.

To kick off our summer season, actor and art enthusiast Russell Tovey unveiled ‘Art Reframed’. This captivating installation features some of the National Portrait Gallery's most celebrated portraits displayed on over 50 giant colourful cubes, lining the skies of London's lively entertainment district.

Showcasing 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.

And for those curious about Russell Tovey's own portrait, it's on display inside the National Portrait Gallery, alongside these giant elevated portraits.

Public Art Flag Display on Piccadilly - Titled No.1273 Flag

As part of the Art of London Season, we collaborated with the Royal Academy of Arts and talented artist Rana Begum RA to create a lively display of public artwork in Piccadilly. You can enjoy these colourful and vibrant flags in the London skies from 30th May to 20th August 2023.

List of 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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National Portrait Gallery

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The National Portrait Gallery sits seconds away from Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square, London. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856 and houses the world's largest collection of personalities and faces, from the late Middle Ages to the present day.

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The Royal Academy of Arts is a world-renowned art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly, London. For over 250 years, the RA has existed to champion art and artists and offers a place where art is made, exhibited and debated. Enjoy their expanded campus with free displays, new spots to eat, drink and shop, and much more.

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