BADA is an Organisational Founder of the Grinling Gibbons Society, celebrating the 300 year anniversary of this man’s exceptional life and career.
Bonhams is hosting the launch of a national exhibition celebrating the life, genius and legacy of the 17th century master wood carver and sculptor, Grinling Gibbons. The exhibition opens on Tuesday 3 August – 300 years to the day after Gibbons' death. It will be on display at Bonhams 101 New Bond Street until Friday 27 August.
Centuries in the Making has been organized by the Grinling Gibbons Society as part of a year-long festival of nationwide events, Grinling Gibbons 300. The exhibition showcases seminal works distinctive in Gibbons' uniquely exuberant style. It investigates his personality and how his ambition and business acumen helped catapult him from a lowly start in Rotterdam to attracting royal commissions during the swaggering reign of Charles II in England and ultimately reaching the pinnacle role of King's Carver for William and Mary.
Continuing on this theme, HRH The Prince of Wales has been confirmed as a patron of Grinling Gibbons 300.