34 Restaurant - 34 Grosvenor Square (Entrance on South Audley St.) W1K 2HD
Mayfair Art Tours
The Caprice group’s restaurants have always had a close association with the contemporary art world, featuring works by leading British artists including Damien Hirst, Polly Morgan and Tracey Emin, with many pieces especially created for the restaurants. Often, however, diners are unaware of the significance or story behind the works hanging on the walls around their table. To give more insight into the collections the Caprice group launched a series of Saturday morning art tours around their Mayfair restaurants in September 2012.
The tours are led by James Cahill from leading London gallery Sadie Coles HQ and examine works at Scott’s restaurant and private dining room, including Gary Hume’s Bouquet and Yoko XIII by Don Brown. The tour will then move on to the group’s newest restaurant, 34, which features pieces by a new generation of artists including Phillip Allen and David Brian Smith. The morning ends at Le Caprice, home to an iconic series of black and white portraits by David Bailey, a collection of etchings by Sir Peter Blake and a site-specific installation by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.
Tickets for the tour cost £15 and include a complimentary tea or coffee at The Mount Street Deli. Guests will be able to book tables for a post-tour brunch at Le Caprice and enjoy the restaurant’s art collection from their table.
The next tour (which is strictly limited to 20 places) on Saturday, 2 February is now sold out.
Next date for 2013:
Saturday 8 June
The tour commences at 9.30am at The Mount Street Deli and concludes at 11.30am at Le Caprice. As it is a walking tour, participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes. To book, call 020 7307 5901
About James Cahill
James Cahill read English & Classics at Oxford before studying Modern & Contemporary Art at the Courtauld Institute. As well as working for Sadie Coles Gallery, James is also a freelance writer for leading art periodicals Frieze and The Burlington Magazine. James comments: “despite art being all around us, in public squares, in bars and hotel lobbies, all too often we don’t take the time to appreciate it and consider it properly. This tour is the perfect opportunity to look in depth at one of London’s most interesting and impressive collections”.