‘Iconic’ British artists including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry and Patrick Hughes have marked the opening of the new Maserati Marshall Motor Group showroom in Peterborough with an exhibition of exclusive art works.
Invited guests were given the opportunity to see the exhibition of British masterpieces at a champagne reception at the brand new showroom; and were entertained with live music by Loose Shoes. The guests were also given personalised caricatures drawn by Mark Tabbener as a memento of the opening.
This again highlights the recent relationship between British culture and industry. In March of this year the Information Commissioner ruled that Tate was breaking information law on several counts by refusing to remove redactions from committee minutes when discussing the controversial issue of BP sponsorship.
The art collective Liberate Tate are inviting people to a piece of participatory performance art in protest of the relationship between Tate and the industrial giant. Later this month, Tate will be appearing before the Information Tribunal to appeal a ruling that ordered it to reveal discussions that have taken place over the controversial subject of BP sponsorship.