W HONG KONG AND FABRIK PRESENT:
WE WUV WARHOL
W Hong Kong to launch its first “Whitespace” event in collaboration with Fabrik Contemporary Art, with the largest collection of Andy Warhol prints in Hong Kong
W Hong Kong and Fabrik Contemporary Art have announced the launching of the newly opened luxury hotel’s first “Whitespace” event and exhibition, featuring a magnificent collection of Andy Warhol’s 22 works.
The exhibition, scheduled to run from Thursday, November 6 – Saturday, November 22, will encompass Warhol’s Ad series pieces to his famous portraits including Kimiko Powers, Edward Kennedy and Mao.
The collection will be shown throughout the uber-stylish W Hong Kong, which soft opened in August and is steadily gaining ground as Kowloon’s new “it” destination for dining and entertainment. Claude Challe, founder of Buddha Bar, has been on the decks at W already, and the hotel has some significant projects related to its touch points of fashion, music and design on the cards for Autumn and Winter.
The 22 Warhols on exhibit – all available for purchase – will rotate between the 1st floor entrance area, the hotel’s “Living Room” on the 6th floor, while the main collection will be showcased inside the floor-to-ceiling windows and gallery like space of the 7th floor pre-function area, set against infinite sunset vistas of the Western harbour and an industrial shipyard – reminiscent of New York, playground of Warhol.
“'Fabrik Contemporary Art is delighted to showcase the Works of Andy Warhol, the Master of Pop Art and offer for sale from their private collection some of Warhol’s finest works,” commented Sean Coxall of Fabrik. “We love the whimsical design elements at the new W and think it’s the perfect environment to view Warhol – in a space the master himself would have appreciated.”
“W has been a pioneer in terms of bringing together art, music and design enthusiasts – many of whom are also business travelers passing through town – and we’re very pleased to be working with creative visionaries at Fabrik to unveil the first of what will be many Whitespace events in the city,” said W Hong Kong General Manager Damon Page.
The Warhol Whitespace at W Hong Kong will commence November 6th. For media enquiries, please contact Impact Asia Ltd.
About W Hotels Worldwide
W Hotels is a global lifestyle brand with 23 properties in the most vibrant cities around the world. Inspiring and indulging its guests with thoughtful, refreshing and stylish experiences, signature restaurants, bars and destination spas, W has become the fastest growing luxury hotel brand in the world. Each hotel offers a unique mix of innovative design, comfort, and cultural influences from fashion and design to music and art and everything in between. W’s first residential property,
W Dallas-Victory, opened in June of 2006, and soon thereafter was named a Forbes Magazine
“Top Business Hotel.” In North America and Latin America, W Hotels have been announced in Austin, Downtown Atlanta, Midtown Atlanta, Buckhead Atlanta, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Hoboken, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Minneapolis, Downtown New York, Santiago, Scottsdale, South Beach, and Washington, D.C. In Europe, W Hotels have been announced in Athens, Barcelona, Milan and St. Petersburg. In Asia, W has announced properties in Bangkok, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macao-Studio City, Shanghai and Yokohama. In Africa and the Middle East, W has announced properties in Amman, Doha, Dubai-Festival City, Dubai-The Palm and Marrakech. W’s first Retreat & Spa, W Maldives, opened in September of 2006. In 2007, W Maldives received the prestigious Travel + Leisure Design Award for Best Resort. W has plans to open Retreat & Spa hotels in Bali, Koh Samui, Vieques and Verbier, the latter of which will serve as W’s first ski retreat. For more information, visit www.whotels.com.
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About Fabrik Contemporary Art
Established in 2007, Fabrik Contemporary Art, was conceived by three private collectors to acquire unique pieces with a focus on contemporary modern and urban art. Fabrik is committed to being involved in putting Hong Kong at the forefront of the international arts scene by promoting exciting and new artists through “guerilla exhibitions” - a new concept in HK which means galleries with no fixed home that pop up in private homes or temporary spaces before moving onto another space. Most guerilla galleries operate using their website only as a showcase of their collection. Fabrik’s mandate is to showcase some of the art world's hottest and edgy contemporary artists from the Western hemisphere. www.fabrik-gallery.com
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