Tales from the Colony Room: Art and Bohemia

Dellasposa, ARTFIXdaily, September 15, 2020

Dellasposa gallery is delighted to announce Tales from the Colony Room: Art and Bohemia, a group exhibition of artists associated with The Colony Room Club.

For more than fifty years this notorious Soho drinking den attracted some of the most important names in British art, from Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud to Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.


The exhibition will feature works by Bacon, Freud, Hirst and Emin, along with pieces by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, Sir Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Frank Auerbach, Keith Coventry and Langlands and Bell, and many other key modern and contemporary British artists.

Sarah Lucas has created a sculpture especially for the show, which will also feature four portraits by Maggi Hambling, including on of the club’s last proprietor, the late Michael Wojas, and the artist, dandy and writer Sebastian Horsley.


Curated by the artist and author Darren Coffield, the exhibition will feature works by artists dating from 1948 up to when it closed in 2008 and comes a few months after his highly-acclaimed book about the club, Tales from the Colony Room: Soho’s Lost Bohemia.