18 May 2020
What a night...
'Tea with Andy' officially launched Saunders' brand new print and installation depicting a rare photograph of Andy Warhol, publicly displayed for the first time. It was the perfect Valentines night, full of drinks, cakes and pink hues!
For the night we were inspired by the decor of the infamous Ritz Hotel circa 1975 - where Red Saunders (Nina's husband) snapped the original photograph of the King of Pop. Curated around the installation and in keeping with the Valentines theme, was work from the likes of Banksy, Harland Miller, David Shrigley, Lauren Baker, Delphine Lebourgeois, Jeff Koons and The Connor Brothers.Tea with Andy with Banksy's 'Girl with Balloon' and The Connor Brothers' 'Normal is the Cruelest of Insults'
Champagne was served in teacups
And it's tea time
Everything Is Going to Be Fucking Amazing by Lauren Baker
Hang-Up's Fabiola with some of the Artsy team
Hang-Up's business development manager, Laura, with The Connor Brothers' Mike Snelle
Listening to Red Saunders discuss meeting Andy Warhol and taking the original photograph
Welcome to the Ritz...
Alex treating our guests to some cucumber sandwiches
Artist Nina Saunders with her husband Red Saunders, who took the original photograph of Warhol The artist, Nina Saunders, with our gallery manager, Carla
The Hang-Up team enjoying the installation
By the end of the night the print was sold-out!
Since Andy Warhol died of heart-related problems, we are donating £75 to the British Heart Foundation for every print sold which made the selling-out of the edition extra special to us. Thank you for the great response and help in raising the funds for the organisation.
A big thank you to Hoodsociety's Darcy and Tyson for the photos, Ivan for being in charge of security and Nina's assistant, Alex, for serving our guests.
Hoodsociety's Tyson and Darcy - our photographers for the night
Ivan - our security
And of course, thank you to everyone that came by for making it such a special night, we hope you enjoyed yourselves.
'Tea with Andy' will be on show until March 16th, serving high tea (sandwiches and cake included) to our guests on the show's first two weekends. To book the experience, get in touch through email@example.com or drop by any day to view the installation and works on show.
You can also find the exhibition catalogue here.
Nina and the Hang-Up Team at the end of the night...
Lots of Love,