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'Cheese Paintings' - Christian Furr invites you to join him at the launch of his cheese paintings

'Inside the Circle Publishing presents' Furr's Limited Edition giclees

Main speech 7PM

As Christian Furr launches his series of cheese paintings & new limited editions

With a short talk by Christian with wine, cheese & invited cheese makers with live classical music and guests

RSVP essential: RSVP@cheesepaintings.com

Cheese giclees www.cheesepaintings.com

All press enquiries- Giorgina Tomlin @Surgery PR 0207 436 3037

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'Staying Alive' - Christian Furr and Chris Bracey Neon Exhibition

'Staying Alive' Press Coverage

A neon exhibition of Art, Rock and Poetry, inspired by Einstein, Edison and Essex

British artists, Chris Bracey and Christian Furr explore the theme of 'Staying Alive' in reclaimed, neon objects in their new exhibition that launches Thursday 4th July.

The show was hosted at London's premiere Art Hotel, 45 Park Lane, the inspiration of the Staying Alive collection stems from Rock and Poetry inspired by Einstein, Edison and Essex.

The two artists first joined forces in 2012 when the artists designed and added, a signature neon frame to a Furr painting of the Beatles, making the artwork a modern shrine to the Beatles. It was then that they decided to collaborate on show together and 'Staying Alive' was born.

Collectively, those who own pieces of their works include, Queen Elizabeth II, Sadie Frost, Jude Law, Tarrie Lister Havlin, David LaChapelle, Stella McCartney, Martin Creed, Michael Caine, Jerry Hall, Vic Reeves and Vivienne Westwood.

Chris Bracey has been the 'Neon Man' for 37 years creating iconic art pieces for everyone from David LaChapelle to Martin Creed. Chris has made, installed and collected signs that have appeared behind some of the greatest stars including Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut, Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Jack Nicholson in Batman. Chris salvages old neons and architectural advertising from the streets before they disappear forever.

Christian Furr became the youngest artist to have ever officially painted Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, at the age of twenty-eight. The painting was commissioned by the Royal Overseas League, St James's London. He has curated exhibitions at the Saatchi gallery and the £72m Museum of Liverpool. His works hang in the permanent collection of 45 Park Lane, Dorchester Collection with Sir Peter Blake and Damien Hirst.

On the present cultural relevance of the exhibition, Christian Furr, says 'In these tough economic times it forces people to replace complacency with innovation. Recession gives birth to new ideas, new collaborations and cross fertilization. Its all about keeping your head above water; 'Staying Alive'.

Great art stays alive in future generations. A great idea regenerates. It stays alive. We’ve always liked the Bee Gees. I like disco too. It's 'feel good' music. If it's good enough for music it's good enough for art.'

Key works include an homage to rock legends, The Beatles "All You Need Is Love", The Rolling Stones with 'Its Good To Be Here" and the Bee Gees, namesakes of their exhibition, "Staying Alive".

STAYING ALIVE

CHRIS BRACEY & CHRISTIAN FURR

A show about Art, Rock and Poetry inspired by Einstein, Edison and Essex

Thursday 4 July - Friday 30 August Daily 12pm - 12am Free Entry

Park Lane Hotel - Bar 45 45 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1PN #StayingAliveNeon

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For media enquiries and access to the artists contact: Surgery Group +44 (0) 207 436 3037

claire@surgery-group.com / +44 (0) 744 756 5203

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Fine Art Sails launch at the London Boat Show Jan 2013

Olympic yachts featuring Christian Furr's 'Pop Swirl' glide into London for a colorful makeover..

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Furr at the New Dorchester

Art work from Christian Furr features in the permanent collection at 45 Park Lane - the third hotel in the UK from the Dorchester Collection, which opened in London at the end of October 2011.

Christian Furr is collaborating with artist Chris Bracey for a neon art show at the hotel scheduled for June 2013

Designed in a contemporary style with art deco influences by Thierry W Despont, the 45-bedroom hotel features original art by 10 leading living British artists in every bedroom and suite. Newly created works by Furr are displayed together for the first time. www.45parklane.com

'Liverpool Love'

Christian Furr recently curated the Art exhibition Liverpool Love in aid of Claire House, for the new Museum of Liverpool in October last year. BBC coverage BBC Coverage of Liverpool Love

Furr captured the GE Blenheim Palace triathlon on canvas last year. www.theblenheimtriathlon.com

"A gentle, almost classical painting" - THE EVENING STANDARD

"His Queen is elegant and regal, but around the mouth and eyes plays a slight, suggestive flicker of a smile… such an intriguing work." - MAIL ON SUNDAY

"Furr's own art practise blends traditional artistic virtues - the representation of the human figure and a well-grounded knowledge of the Old Masters - with a keen awareness of contemporary reality." - PAUL GLINKOWSKI, ARTS COUNCIL

TELEVISION

Television appearances include BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and MTV.