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Leading art gallery opens in the Cotswolds

Opus Fine Art opens new gallery in Stow on the Wold

Opus Fine Art, one of the UK’s premier Contemporary art galleries, has opened a new gallery in Stow on the Wold, in the heart of the Cotswolds.

The new gallery on Sheep Street. Stow on the Wold will feature a busy exhibition programme, beginning with This Is Britain, a group show that celebrates the very best of Contemporary British art.

This Is Britain opens with a VIP reception on Saturday, 4 August. The exhibition will include new work by the Godfather of British Pop Art Sir Peter Blake, Jamie Reid, the artist best-known for creating iconic record covers for the Sex Pistols, and Chris Difford, the Ivor Novello-winning founding member and lyricist of the British New Wave band Squeeze.

Originally established in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2005 by Emma Poole and Don Smith, Opus Fine Art specialises in limited edition prints by some of the world’s best-known artists, including Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Sir Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Marc Quinn and William Tillyer. In addition, they also work closely with young and emerging artists and recent graduates, such as Hector de Gregorio, Kim Baker and Karl de Vroomen.

Opus Fine Art are also one of the biggest online art retailers and they show internationally, with recent exhibitions and art fairs in London, Basel, New York and Miami.

Emma Poole of Opus Fine Art said, ‘The Cotswolds is a beautiful part of the country with a roaring tourist trade. We are looking forward to establishing ourselves here and welcoming art lovers and collectors to our new gallery, and also hope to work closely with local businesses and the community’.

This Is Britain opens at Opus Fine Art, Sheep Street, Stow on the Wold GL54 1AA with a VIP reception on Saturday, 4 August, 12pm – 4pm, and runs until 4 September. The gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

Posted : 02/08/2012 11:20:36

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