The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Preview Party at the Royal Academy of Arts on Wednesday (June 4) in London, England. What exactly is the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition?
Everything you’ll see at the Summer Exhibition represents what is happening in the art world right now.
This is the world’s largest open entry exhibition and it has been held for nearly 250 years – that’s nine British monarchies, 43 US Presidents, two World Wars and more than 50 British Prime Ministers. Throughout that time, the Summer Exhibition has remained a powerful barometer of the art of each age. And the same simple premise has always applied – anyone can enter and all of the works are chosen by leading artists.
The sheer variety of work presented each year is what makes the Summer Exhibition an annual highlight of the cultural calendar. This year, you can explore the black and white room curated by Cornelia Parker, see what our new RAs Thomas Heatherwick and Bob and Roberta Smith have in store and, as ever, view hundreds of other works by people who may yet become your new favorite artists.
Who will you discover?
Some of this years attendees wore:
Sai Bennett: The young British actress wore a black Chanel Pre-Fall 2014 silk dress with colourful star sequins. Not trusting the Great British weather, as she shouldn’t, she styled her look with a black leather jacket. Black pumps and Chanel fine jewelry completed her look.
Jaime Winstone: The actress wore a summery Kate Moss for Topshop white dress styled with a Vivienne Westwood necklace, Dolce & Gabbana floral-print wedges, Louis Vuitton clutch and Dolce & Gabbana embellished shades. The accessories are OTT, but this is true to her quirky style.