Rolf’s Life in Art comes to Sheffield
VETERAN television star Rolf Harris celebrates A Life in Art with an exclusive exhibition at Sheffield’s SmartArt Galleries next month.
The collection of signed limited editions and sculptures opens at the gallery in Baslow Road, Totley, on September 25 and marks not only Rolf’s 80th birthday but also commemorates his 65 years as one of the nation’s most popular and well-known artists.
Acknowledged as a genuine modern master and hailed as the country’s best-loved artist, Rolf has been awarded the CBE and has won many accolades both for his artwork and for his contribution to the entertainment industry.
His versatile talents have won him immense popularity on gallery walls and even on stage at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival.
Always a huge favourite on television, his BBC1 series Rolf on Art gained the highest ever viewing figures for a programme on the visual arts, topping all previous programmes by over six million viewers.
In 1992 Rolf was named the world's most famous artist in a massive poll conducted by the London artMart and last year his enduring popularity was underlined by a survey – What the British Really Thinks About Art Today – published in the Daily Telegraph, in which he featured ahead of Damian Hirst.
Rolf has also spent the last few months working on a major art book, also called A Life in Art.
This much-anticipated retrospective and personal memoir has also been produced as an exclusive collector’s box set, with the book encased in beautiful presentation box and accompanied by two Limited Editions signed and numbered by the artist himself.
Rolf Harris: A Life in Art begins at SmartArt Galleries on September 25 with a special open evening, free to the public – but the limited editions can already be ordered in advance on line.
To find out more visit www.smartartgalleries.com, call 0114 216 4355 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Galley, Baslow Road, Totley, Sheffield