Imagine- I Love You ! – Yoko Ono 2014
The Chelsea Arts Club is a private members Club for artists in the heart of London. Established in 1891 by the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, the Club has occupied the same house in Old Church Street since 1902.
In 2014 Christian Furr- in his capacity as a member of council and the hanging committee, conceived of the idea to get a collection of artists to paint on plates in order to raise funds for AGBI (Artists General Benevolent Institution) and the Chelsea Arts Club Trust (CAC Trust). Furr is also on the board of AGBI – one of the oldest charities in Britain based at the Royal Academy and founded by JMW Turner
Steve Thomas conceived of the theme ‘Blue is’. Some of the artists that Christian invited to take part included Yoko Ono; Bruce McLean; Gavin Turk; Bill Wyman; Dan Baldwin; David Inshaw; Stephen Walter and more.
See the collection on Paddle8 here…
Current Dining Room Menu for the Chelsea Arts Club by Christian Furr 2016
It features the club’s 1891 founder – the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler in the background.
One of the doodles (top right) is by Whistler himself all the others are by me. The lower drawings of the cat is the club’s late much loved resident feline ‘Squeak’ relaxing in situ #furrdoodle
With many of the other artist club members – Christian has donated his own artworks to various of the Chelsea Arts Club auctions in aid of AGBI and CAC Trust: ‘F**k Me shoes’ with shoe designer Terry de Havilland, ‘The Body Clothed in Art’ and ‘Heroes and Villains’