T his year’s Hermitage Foundation Gala Dinner will be held at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum on Wednesday 25 April.
Hosted by Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum, this year’s event will focus on Contemporary Art and will include performance works by young Russian artists.
ANSELM KIEFER, UNTITLED, 2014.
Guests will be welcomed with a Champagne reception in the V&A’s extraordinary central glass dome before dining in the Raphael Gallery, surrounded by tapestries that were commissioned in 1515 by Pope Leo X.
The evening will include an auction hosted by Sotheby’s Lord Poltimore and lots so far include a signed photographic work by Anselm Kiefer, four framed sketches by Bob Wilson, an oil sketch by Ilya & Emilia Kabakov and a photograph by Steve McCurry.
STEVE MCCURRY, INDIA , 2017.
Proceeds from the evening will once again go to The Hermitage 20/21 Project, which spearheads the museum’s new attention to Contemporary Art while also seeking to build a representative holiday of 20th century western art, that was neglected during the Soviet period. Funds from previous galas have supported exhibitions by the likes of Antony Gormley, The Chapman Brothers, Henry Moore, Zaha Hadid, Tony Cragg and Francis Bacon.
Tables for ten people cost £10,000 and individual tickets are also available at £1,000 per head. Two exclusive platinum tables at £20,000 are also available.
For further information please apply to Janice Sacher, The Hermitage Foundation UK, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA. Tel +4420 7404 7780. Email: info@hermitage foundation.co.uk