The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, August 25, 2016


Deckchairs by Tracey Emin, Raymond Briggs, Joanna Lumley and Other Stars Unveiled in London's Hyde Park
Deckchair Dreams
LONDON.- Dozens of colourful deckchairs, designed by leading names from the worlds of art and showbusiness, including Tracey Emin, Joanna Lumley, Matthew Williamson and Raymond Briggs were unveiled today in London’s Hyde Park.

The deckchairs are part of a high-profile charity initiative, Deckchair Dreams 2008, launched by the Royal Parks Foundation and sponsored by Bloomberg, which raises funds to benefit the capital’s eight Royal Parks.

In all, 23 top artists and celebrities have pledged their support for the Parks by each designing a special deckchair. Their original artwork is expected to fetch record prices when it is sold at auction in five days time.

Joining the ranks of the celebrities, six London schools and The Household Cavalry have also designed deckchairs and winners from each have had their designs produced on to the deckchairs. Among them is new cavalry recruit, Trooper Tim Pugh, who created a winning deckchair design inspired by St James’s Park.

And another deckchair designer, Raymond Briggs, author and illustrator of bestselling children’s books The Snowman and Fungus the Bogeyman, was joined by a live snowman, who braved the warm weather (and risked melting) in Hyde Park to try out his very own deckchair.

Raymond Briggs, 74, said: “It is not generally known that snowmen do enjoy the sun, provided it is on a freezing cold day. Even then, they should not stay in it too long”.

Royal Parks Foundation Chief Executive, Sara Lom, said today: "We will be rolling out 700 designer deckchairs across four central Royal Parks between June and October for everyone to sit on and enjoy. This fabulous art adventure raises vital funds to protect and enhance the 5,000 acres of London’s Royal Parks and to help conserve their precious trees, monuments and wildlife."






Today's News

May 30, 2008

Jeff Koons: First Major US Museum Survey in Fifteen Years at Chicago's MCA

In its Only North American Stop, Exhibition Explores Incredible Legacy of The Greeks

Sotheby's New York to Hold Sale of Important 20th Century Design on June 14

Bill Brandt: Shadows and Substance to Open at The Akron Art Museum

Yellow Mountain: China's Ever-Changing Landscape at Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Portland Art Museum Presents Thirty Year Klaus Moje Retrospective Exhibit

Lightbox's Architects Win RIBA Award in the South East

Sol LeWitt: Structure and Line at The Austin Museum of Art

Duane Hanson Sculpts the American Dream at Fundacion Canal in Spain

Laurie Rolland Installation at Burlington Art Centre in Canada

Deckchairs by Tracey Emin, Raymond Briggs, Joanna Lumley and Other Stars Unveiled in London's Hyde Park

AXA Art Insurance Offers $25,000 Reward for Missing Picasso Artworks

First International Meeting of Photography Centres in Spain

Christie's Leads Asia with Spring Sales of US $310.7 Million

Metropolitan Museum Explores Relationship of Art and Science during First Annual World Science Festival

Getty Exhibition Opens Window Into the Society of Dilettanti

Groundbreaking Exhibition Explores Transformation of China's Cultural Landscape

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Goya's Black Paintings reveal their secrets 200 years later

2.- 500-year-old German engraving by Albrecht Durer surfaces at French flea market

3.- X-ray flourescence and image processing unmask the woman Degas painted over

4.- Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

5.- Dali and Lempicka paintings stolen from museum 'found after seven years'

6.- Japan exhibition mourns fading sex culture

7.- Steven and Ann Ames collection to lead Sotheby's New York sales this November

8.- Ancient Australian flesh-eating marsupial discovered

9.- Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

10.- David Huddleston, 'The Big Lebowski,' dies at 85

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemariasound.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful