McQueen’s Home – a Fantastic Homage to the Magnificent Fashion Designer’s Life and Works

Alexander McQueen was one of the world’s most famous fashion designers and his legacy continues to inspire the fashion and art world across the globe even today.

Now, six years after his premature death in 2010, the last property he is known to have lived in on Mayfair’s prestigious Dunraven Street is up for sale. As you would imagine, such a distinguished address is commanding the very high price of £8.5 million.

Following McQueen’s death, the property laid dormant until the intervention of interior designer, Paul Davies. In a report on the sale, ArtNet quoted Mr Davies, who believes the home possesses a unique greatness. He stated, “Providing a homage to Alexander McQueen, this luxurious penthouse delivers the very best in contemporary Mayfair living.”

Images of the regenerated duplex home can be seen in an article by ArtNet. They show a beautifully elegant modern apartment filled with top specification amenities and more than one or two nods to the fashion designer’s life and career. Images of McQueen himself, his muses Isabella Blow and Annabelle Neilson and photographs of his work are hung amidst flawless interior decoration.

The design truly is a celebration of this incredible figure’s life and works. There is for example a “fashion catwalk”, an area lined with mirrors and photographs from his noted fashion shows and design motifs celebrating his trademark skull motif incorporated into the wall mirrors as well as references to his headgear.

Davies has also decorated this luxurious penthouse with a colour palette typical of McQueen’s fashion creations – cream, silver and black.

The fashion designer is not the only famous name associated with the address. 17 Dunraven Street was once the home of well-known author PG Woodhouse and more recently, His Highness Alexander Mountbatten.

Redecoration such as this is a perfect example of how interior design coupled with contemporary art and photography can hugely enhance your living space.

Significantly the interior designer has gone a stage further and focused on highly relevant material that celebrates McQueen’s life and is an example of the more sophisticated design and marketing of luxury properties that is now taking place internationally.

This we see as a growing market trend and at VEDO, our art consultants believe authenticity, relevance and brand resonance are key elements to ensure art appropriately matches within a designed luxury space but also reflects the brand image of the company client.

Interior designers, property developers and estate agents can use art to help maximise their prospects of property sales. Watch this space for more information about this market development.

‘Paper and Bronze’ – highlights from the show relevant to your industry sector

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(c) Sculptor Philip Hearsey

On Thursday 15th December 2016 VEDO Corporate Art Service hosted a very enjoyable and interesting preview evening for guests from a wide variety of companies and industry sectors from the property, art, design and luxury sector to the corporate, finance, legal and restaurant industry at Gallery DIFFERENT’S Winter Exhibition ‘Paper and Bronze.’

There is a dazzling range of artworks in the show, with over 120 artworks on display and works by 34 different national and international artists. VEDO had the great pleasure of showing 10 artists working with VEDO alongside 24 of the Gallery’s artists. 

The show is fascinating, showing a diverse range of subject-matter. There is truly something for everyone.
It is very exciting seeing the mix of established and emerging artists and how this creates a commercial and competitive environment for the artists.

From well renowned sculptors and artists such as David Begbie and Johannes Von Stumm, Guy Portelli. Philip Hearsey and the late artists Anthony Quinn ( who was also a famous movie star) and Denis Bowen to strong emerging artists who are ambitious, making sales and building exciting careers such as Sara Willett, Tara Winona, Paul Bennett and Silvia Lerin and Gil Carvalho.

We are delighted to show you some of the highlights from the show. These are artworks our guests particularly loved, the works attracted Collectors and were being snapped up in the first week of the show opening.

Below we will show you photographs of works in the show that may speak to your different industry sectors:

• For the Luxury sector ( see the beautiful bronze sculptures by Philip Hearsey, the delicate drawings by Jana Emburey and Sara Willett);

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(c) Sculptor Philip Hearsey

Hotel sector and property sector (See also David Begbie’s sculptures, Nigel Bird’s nature inspired drawings & Tara Winona’s haunting animal prints);

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(c) Sculptor David Begbie


(c) Artist Nigel Bird

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(c) Artist Tara Winona

Corporate sector, ( see Johannes Von Stumm’s geometric sculptures and Silvia Lerin’s bold paintings on paper);

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(c) Sculptor Johannes Von Stumm


(c) Artist Silvia Lerin

Horse-racing and polo crowd and for any animal lovers (see the bronze sculptures by Jess Wallace);

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(c) Sculptor Jess Wallace

Publishing Sector ( See Laura Beaumont’s controversial mixed media works);

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(c) Artist Laura Beaumont

Music industry ( see Keith Haynes’s strikingly designed prints and vinyl works of world famous musicians);

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(c) Artist Keith Haynes

Fashion sector ( see Gil Carvalho’s provocative Stiletto and Birkin prints and Sarah Michelle’s embroidered women in garments);

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(c) Artist Sarah Michelle

If you would like to see more, the Exhibition is on until 6th January 2017 and so please come and visit us at Gallery DIFFERENT, 14 Percy Street, London W1. 

About VEDO Corporate Art:
VEDO is a specialist corporate art service. We help Companies look for art to match their brand and ethos, to create a stimulating and creative working environment, to showcase art that will attract clients and speak to your client-base and act as an investment.

If you require any advice or assistance VEDO is here to help you choose wisely art you will love. We source artworks from artists working independently to galleries, to gallery represented artists, from artists Estates and from the antique sector. We can help source any art you like.

We have three independent art advisers working with our service with considerable industry knowledge and access to 100s of artists across different mediums who are not represented by galleries and we have a unique 4 step process to make buying art enjoyable and easy.

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