In celebration of Picador's publication of Suzette Field's first book, 'A Curious Invitation - The 40 Greatest Parties in Literature', the gallery will be given over to an exhibition that illustrates some of the greatest parties ever known. Curated by Sarah Archer.
Which famous fictional festivity was hosted by Satan? Which imaginary party was to be found hovering above an alien planet? At which event were attendees invited to chop onions and cry together? Which mythological merry-making never ended? At which masquerade were all the guests slaughtered? Which Queen was unable to gain access to her own ball? And at which party did the guests use cough syrup as a mixer?
The Party Show will celebrate the best parties not only in literature, but also the best parties captured on canvas and film. For some artists, this is just one of many exhibitions, for others it is their first. Some of the artwork was orginally commissioned for a book publication, some has been created especially for this exhibition. One or two pieces were spotted by the curator and picked up out of sheer love.
The exhibition, which opens on the 12th of October for a private viewing and party and will be open every Saturday from 12 – 7 (please contact the gallery manager for viewings on other days at firstname.lastname@example.org) until the 17th of November 2012.