November 22, 2013, by Charlotte Anscombe
Pop Art to Britart – the unveiling
Pop Art to Britart – Modern Masters from the David Ross Collection opens at Lakeside Arts Centre on Saturday 23 November.
This is the first public exhibition of one of the most important collections of modern art in private hands in this country. There will be 60 works in the exhibition, including works by David Hockney, Peter Blake, Damien Hirst and Bridget Riley.
The owner, David Ross, was the co-founder of Carphone Warehouse, today Europe’s largest independent mobile phone retailer. Apart from his passion for collecting art, he supports the arts, sports and education through the David Ross Foundation. He is also an alumnus of The University of Nottingham, and a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.
The guiding principal behind his collection is that it should be art made within his own lifetime. The collection is particularly rich in paintings by artists of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s.
Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to view this unique collection. The exhibit runs until Sunday 9 February and admission is free.