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Salon Series: Christian Levett, ‘Collector’ in conversation with Christopher Le Brun PRA

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Monday 6 March 2017
7 — 8.30pm

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From left: Christopher Le Brun PRA and Christian Levett

Christopher Le Brun PRA, photo © Gautier de Blonde, April 2012. Christian Levett, photo: © Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins (MACM) 2017

As part of our Salon Series philanthropist, art collector and founder of Mougins Museum of Classical Art, Christian Levett joins Christopher Le Brun PRA in our series of curated talks.

Our Academicians’ Room Salon Series is a platform to discuss arts and culture through the insight of brilliant speakers from diverse and fascinating backgrounds.

Christian is a collector, philanthropist and trustee of the Ashmolean Museum with a strong passion for modern, contemporary and ancient art. In 2008 he decided to place his extensive collection on display in a museum, in Mougins a medieval village in the South of France for the benefit of the public. In 2011 he founded the Mougins Museum of Classical Art (MACM) under the directorship of Mark Merrony housing an exceptional collection of over 700 artworks. This diverse collection of antiquities includes Roman, Greek and Egyptian sculpture, vases, coins and jewellery, and also includes the world’s largest private collection of ancient arms and armour. These ancient artworks are interspersed with classically inspired paintings, drawings and sculptures by contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst, Anthony Gormley and Marc Quinn as well as works by Picasso, Yves Klein, Rodin, Dali, Chagall and Matisse. Christopher Le Brun PRA will discuss with Christian his highlights from this exceptional collection, his sources of inspiration and passion for juxtaposing ancient works alongside contemporary art.

Christopher Le Brun PRA is a painter, sculptor and printmaker. Born in Portsmouth and trained at the Slade and Chelsea Schools of Art in London, his work can be found in the collections of Tate, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum, V&A, Yale and the Art Gallery of New South Wales amongst many others. He has exhibited extensively worldwide and is represented by galleries in New York, Singapore and Berlin. He is one of the founding trustees of the Royal Drawing School and in 2011 was elected President of the Royal Academy of Arts.

This event is open to members of the Academicians’ Room, Friends of the RA and the general public. Doors open at 6.30pm and the talk will start at 7pm followed by a Q&A.

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Monday 6 March 2017

7 — 8.30pm

The Academicians’ Room, The Keeper’s House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£20. Call 020 7300 8090 to book. Open to Academicians’ Room members, Friends of the RA and the general public.

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