Iain Brunt is delighted to include a work by Ana Tzarev in his London Outdoor Sculpture exhibition. For further details please visit www.2012sculpture.co.uk
We are grateful to Westminster City Council and transport for London for allowing us to display this wonderful sculpture and thank them for all their kind assistance in doing so.
The Park Lane site launches the world's largest ever art installation – with a message of LOVE AND PEACE.
Flower Power is back. We've been working with Ana to launch her most ambitious work to date – a series of connected sculptures which span the planet and carry a global message of love, peace and understanding.
The 75-year-old artist is installing a collection of elaborate and brightly coloured fifteen-foot high flowers in a number of carefully selected venues in seven different countries around the world.
According to Tzarev the sculptures will be placed in areas where millions of people will be able to see them as they go about their daily lives.
After braving a freezing Sunday in central London we have now put the first flower on display on the grassy central reservation in Park Lane.
The first flower blossomed earlier this month in Shenzhen in China and the next will bloom in Museo Nationale Palazzo di Venezia in Rome in the New Year.
"I have had an idea to create a global sculpture from many years. It was my way of beginning a campaign through my art to start a global conversation," Tzarev told us.
"I have created a limited number of these huge flowers. When the first one went on display in China we did it without a fanfare and watched the reaction… it caused quite a stir. I realised immediately that hundreds of people were attracted to the sculpture. They wanted to touch it and be seen with it. I believe we can get the world to talk together through these flowers.
"My dream is for my flowers to act as beacons and rallying points across the planet – bringing people together on a global scale,"
Each year we donate to the charity of our choice instead of sending Christmas cards through the post. This is to save paper and carbon emissions throughout the world. We hope you will join us in donating to this year's charity - St John's Ambulance by clicking here.
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20 -28 APRIL 2013
Championing Young Members of the Antiques Trade
YOUNG GUNS OF THE TRADE AWARD
The organisers of National Antiques Week are delighted to announce The Young Guns of the Antiques Trade Award which will be presented to the winning young member of the antiques trade and 2 runners up at an awards ceremony followed by a celebration party at The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, Battersea Park, London SW11 at 6 pm on Thursday 25 April 2013.
For more information on the prize and nominees, click here.