Last night, art fans and savvy collectors from around the UK came together at Noho Showrooms in London, to experience the hotly-anticipated third solo show from Charlotte Rose.
Rose is one of the most talked about emerging artists in the UK, and The Shakespeare Tobacco Company shows us all the reasons why. In today’s blog, we’re providing some snaps from opening night and revealing a little more about this unmissable show, that you can catch until Sunday 29th.
The Shakespeare Tobacco Company
This new collection of original paintings and limited edition prints continues the exploration of stylish 20th century cigarette branding that we saw in Rose’s previous two sold-out shows, I Quit Last Week and Too Much of A Good Thing.
This time round, the collection is infused with a literary twist with Rose comparing Shakespearean tragedy with the conflicts that arise between cigarette company and loyal consumer.
By evoking classic works, such as Hamlet, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, Rose addresses the toxicity of addiction, and addresses the same timeless themes of mortality, desire and fate that so captivated William Shakespeare.
All that glitters is not gold
To complement the show, Rose has also created a short film, presenting attendees with an advert for her mythical cigarette brand, The Shakespeare Tobacco Company. The film was created on location in Italy, the location of so many of the Bard of Avon’s greatest plays.
Rose has also recreated her art studio within the walls of Noho Showrooms, giving us a glimpse into the beauty and mayhem of an artist’s studio, and providing a behind-the-scenes look at where the show’s artworks were created.
There’s still time to experience this exciting show for yourself. The Shakespeare Tobacco Company is taking place at Noho Showrooms in London until Sunday 29th October. Book your tickets to see the exhibition here.