"A curated art exhibition showcasing talent from the Courvoisier Future 500 network"

The Courvoisier The Future 500 Art Show was conceived to showcase some of the best emerging talent from the art world, offering the public the chance to see a collection of ‘ones to watch’ for the future. The exhibiting artists were selected from members of the Courvoisier Future 500, which sees the UK’s brightest talents in art, design, food, drink, science, technology, fashion, retail and other business sectors highlighted and given a platform to succeed, both through mentoring, event support and an exclusive intranet platform as well as through relationships with partners such as The Guardian.

One of the highlights of the Courvoisier The Future 500 exhibition was the UK debut of Benjamin Shine’s portrait of Barack Obama, which was hugely popular in the United States during the celebration of Obama’s inauguration. The portrait is made from an old American flag and became the official commemorative image for Barnes and Noble throughout the US.

Other artists to feature included Jamie Shaw, Lee Baker, Tom Oldham and Sharyn Wortman, offering visitors a wide range of styles, influences and subjects, ensuring a varied and captivating exhibition and bringing the best emerging talents to the heart of London’s West End.

The Courvoisier Future 500 Art Show was held at The Future Gallery, which was located on the famous site of the former Photographers Gallery, and was curated by Ed Bartlett from The Future Tense and Lucy Johnston from Neon Birdcage.

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