2 February, 2024
The Beaumont has been noted for its art collection since it
opened in 2014 - and not just for the art on its walls: its
original building incorporates a giant sculpture by Sir Antony
Gormley. It adds a striking contemporary note to the building's Art
Deco facade, and also functions as part of a unique suite, called
Art has also been integral to the total refurbishment of the hotel over the last three years. Our entire art collection has been refreshed and updated, with each room now boasting its own unique selection of work from the 1920s to the present day.
Chosen by art consultant Lizzie Collins from Zuleika Gallery, the new collection includes original prints and artworks from a huge range of artists, including Alexander Calder, Robert Motherwell, Howard Hodgkin, Cornelia Parker, Pablo Bronstein, Terry Frost, Patrick Caulfield, Nicola Green, Anne Desmet and Julian Opie.
At the same time, all the pictures in the public areas have been rehung and many replaced with paintings from a notable private collection. Perhaps the most celebrated is Magritte's uncanny Le Maître d'Ecole, which greets visitors to Le Magritte bar, but the two new private dining rooms - the Sargent Room and the Munnings Room - are also named after artists whose work hangs on their walls.*
*For insurance purposes the most valuable paintings are fine copies of the originals in the private collection.