Since the Covid-19 pandemic, Chiswick House & Gardens have seen a 60% reduction in income. To off-set the deficit, an auction is planned as the culmination of #welovechiswickhouse campaign which aims to raise £120,000 over 120 days by the end of the summer. Art works include donations from Chiswick residents Sir Peter Blake and Marthe Armitage and Karen Knorr.
Karen Knorr is delighted to be donating ‘Contemplation of the Essential Forms’ a signed work photographed in Chiswick House, as part of a series of 17 large scale Cibachrome photographs Karen completed in 1986 alluding to received ideas of beauty and taste in British culture. Titled Connoisseurs, the series was also shot at five locations: Osterley House, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as Chiswick House.
The auction will take place onsite and online on Saturday 26th September from 15:00, with the auction live-streamed via chiswickauctions.co.uk. Head of Paintings & Fine Art at Chiswick House & Gardens, Adrian Biddell will step up to the rostrum, auctioneering off the fantastic lots. For information about all of the lots available please visit the online catalogue or Chiswick House & Gardens’ website.
Karen Knorr Instagram: Small Connoisseurs Prints To Be Sold For Chiswick House
To further support Chiswick House & Gardens Trust, Karen Knorr will be making two small limited-edition prints from Connoisseurs available via her Instagram page. Information will be posted via her account @karen1knorr during the week of 21 September in the lead up to the auction on 26 September. It is recommended that you turn on post notifications so that you will be notified as soon as the prints are made available—to do this navigate to Karen’s account and tap “Follow” then tap again where it says “Following” and navigate to “Notifications” to turn on notifications for Posts and Stories.