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UB40’s Brian Travers and Dire Straits’ John Illsley exhibit 20 artworks at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía until 10th January 2019

BY Kempinski Hotel Bahía, Estepona, Spain | 24-Nov-2018
Musical legends and artists Brian Travers from UB40 and John Illsley from Dire Straits flew in to the Costa del Sol on Thursday 22nd of November to unveil their new exhibition of art works at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía.
Venue: Kempinski Hotel Bahía
Address: Kempinski Hotel Bahía Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 159 29680 Estepona, Spain
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Artists and Musicians Brian Travers and John Illsley, with Julia Castillo Kempinski Hotel Bahía’s Executive Assistant Manager and the Mayor of Estepona José María García Urbano
The exhibition was officially opened by Mayor of Estepona José María García Urbano, alongside over 100 invited art lovers and collectors for the last event of the hotel’s Art Series 2018. Guests enjoyed hearing stories about music and art from these two legends during an interview with Giles Brown, followed by the glamorous launch event in the Kempinski Hotel Bahia´s art gallery.

As part of the exhibition of 20 eclectic pieces, they are exhibiting the artist proofs of their album covers of For the Many and Beautiful You for the first time. This exhibition will be on display at the hotel until the 10th of January 2019 and art lovers are welcome to pop in to the hotel at any time to enjoy these wonderful works. Guided tours of the exhibition can also be organized on request by contacting the hotel and booking an appointment.

Featured works include the abstract piece by Brian Travers, from UB40’s new album For the Many and is a tribute to the Grenfell Tower survivors. The album cover uses a section of this strong painting and Brian has created 40 limited edition prints to celebrate UB40’s 40 years in music, which will be on sale at the hotel during the exhibition. John Illsley from Dire Straits has also unveiled his artist’s proof of the painting, which was featured on the 2008 album “Beautiful You”. As well as this album cover, John has brought nine other works, including two beautiful new abstract pieces called Puglia and Headland.

This exhibition has been brought to the Costa del Sol by Art Curator Adam Sargent and Paul Moynan CEO of Dragon and Founder of Dragon Art, a pioneering platform which is connecting artists with buyers to allow them to reach new audiences, as well as offering a modern day, secure method of purchasing art. The exhibition runs until the 10th of January 2019 and entrance is free. To find out more about the exhibition and how to get to the Kempinski Hotel Bahía visit: www.kempinski.com/estepona. To find out more about the art and purchasing the pieces visit www.dragonart.io