A new rotating art exhibit will be shown in the Dorchester Collection’s contemporary 45 Park Lane. The exhibit will have works by royal artist Christian Furr and "Godfather of Rock Photography," Gered Mankowitz from June 15 to August 5, 2017.
Mankowitz’s iconic photographs are combined with Furr’s distinctive painting style to feature never before seen original prints of The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Kate Bush, and more.
The exhibit, entitled 45RPM, or 45 Revolutions per Minute, is a nod to Mankowitz’s musical background. He began working with the Rolling Stones in 1965. He toured with the band as well as produced several of their album covers. Mankowitz also photographed other iconic musicians of the time.
Furr’s work can already be found in the third floor suites and bedrooms at 45 Park Lane and is one of the hotel’s longest standing permanent artists.
To celebrate the upcoming exhibition, head bartender of BAR 45, Maurizio Palermo, has created five new cocktails to add to the menu. The cocktails are designed around the color palette of the art and are named in honor of the exhibition. They include Golden Slumber, London Green, Electric Violet, Cherry Rose, and Blue Diamond
The cocktails start at £12.00 and will be available for the duration of the show.
45 Park Lane opened in 2011 just opposite Wolfgang Puck’s first venture in Europe, CUT at 45 Park Lane. There are 45 rooms and suites that offer views of Hyde Park.