Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry‘s art exhibition has opened today (June 3) at the London International Fine Art Fair in west London‘s Olympia venue.
‘Modern British Masters: Pictures from the Bryan Ferry Collection’ is the first showing of the singer’s personal collection of early modern British art and includes work by Augustus John, Walter Sickert and Vanessa Bell.
Former art student and teacher Ferry revealed that he does also have an interest in more contemporary art by the likes of Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons but added: “However, it is like music: there is a lot of it so most of it is bad,” reports The Guardian.
“They seem to suit the house I have in Sussex,” said Ferry of his turn of the century collection of paintings. “If I lived in a Manhattan apartment I suppose I might have collected more contemporary things, but as it is my house is Victorian/Edwardian so much of it is modern British. I thought I would specialise.”