The Lanesborough

Knorr, Karen (2016) The Lanesborough. [Art/Design Item]

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Abstract

"The Lanesborough" (once a hospital closed in the 1990’s) is one of the most expensive hotels in the world, where the wealthy 1% strive to live the celebrity lifestyle. Rooms come with butlers and the hotel is a themed fantasy palace where the special few can find happiness and fulfil all their desires of a perfect weekend in London. The animals here are undressed to kill and are all very willing subjects for Knorr's camera. They pose, fly, flaunt their jewellery and royal connections who live down Buckingham Palace Road. This work emerged out of commission for Departures (2015) and is a playful satire on how to aspire to be rich and happy in a very exclusive part of town: Belgravia. Over 200 photographers, of more than 15 different nationalities, will exhibit their work at Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival around the theme Happiness, under the teaser A Place in the Sun.

Item Type: Art/Design Item
Members: University for the Creative Arts
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 12:57
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 04:12
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/11665

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