When: 16th & 17th December 2017, 12pm – 5.30pm
Where: Around London W1
What is it?
London’s Zebra One Gallery will be holding a Christmas art treasure hunt worth £36,000 this weekend. The hunt will see artworks being hidden in unlikely places around central London and will feature one-off artworks by celebrated artist Dom Pattinson.
Pattinson shot to fame after George Clooney bought his work as a wedding gift for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie; and his exclusive art hunt, the 12 Drops of Christmas, will consist of 12 carefully hidden paintings.
Each piece is worth £3,000 and a pair makes up the whole image worth £7,000. Pairs will always be hidden near each other in the most unexpected places around the W1 postcode, from changing rooms of department stores, to trains, alleyways and famous landmarks.
Pattinson and the Zebra One Gallery will be posting cryptic clues to the whereabouts of each art piece to their followers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Festive hunt participants can look out for the clues on @zebra1gallery and @artbydom.
The festive art hunt will lead up to the opening of Zebra One Gallery’s exhibition takeover of 54 The Gallery, in Mayfair’s Shepherd Market, from 19th to 23rd December. An original canvas worth £8,000, and created specifically for the exhibition by Pattinson, will be up for grabs as a raffle prize.
Zebra One Gallery’s pop up exhibition in Mayfair will feature some of the biggest worldwide artists, including Dain, Bartosz Beda, Mason Storm, Victor Tkachenko, Lucie Flynn, Dom Pattinson, James Rawson, Kate Garner, Andrew Miller, Keith Ashcroft, Charlie and Eddie Proudfoot, Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf, Emmanuelle Gauthier, Will Landsbury and Dan Pearce.
This art hunt follows the success of a string of previous free art campaigns that Pattinson has carried out; beginning back in 2014 with fellow artist Sean Sullivan, when they stuck original images on walls and bins around Soho in New York.