An exhibition of leading Italian art, displayed at Fiat's London flagship dealer, Fiat Marylebone, has been so successful that it is being extended into the New Year.
The exhibition, by Italian artist and architect Gemma Detti, was the centrepiece of a recent champagne reception at the flagship's Wigmore Street site - hosted by Giovanni Brauzzi, Italian Charge d'Affaires - and has since been viewed by hundreds of customers, art lovers and visitors to the dealership.
The display, which includes a two metre long portrait of the Lingotto Building in Turin, will be extended well into January 2010 to allow more people to view Gemma Detti's work.
It shows once again the versatility of Fiat Marylebone's showroom, which has been used for several other art exhibitions, fashions shows, drinks receptions and even an International press conference.
This is the first in a new series of exhibitions of contemporary Italian artists promoted by Carlo Presenti, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute, and organised by Tony Dittli, managing director, Fiat Marylebone.
Gemma Detti has lived in London since 2004. She is a founding artist of Art in Marylebone and her work has recently been selected for the Westminster Open Exhibition in 2008 and 2009.
"We were delighted to host the exhibition's champagne reception at Fiat Marylebone," says Tony Dittli. "More than 250 people came to the event and I was pleased to see the flagship attracting a new and varied audience not only to admire the exhibition but also to enjoy the Fiat and Abarth brands in a unique and special environment."Published 24 December 2009