Sotheby’s Dubai to debut sophomore exhibition by Robbie Williams and Ed Godrich

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DUBAI: Sotheby’s Dubai will debut a solo exhibition of paintings by British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams and his creative partner Ed Godrich.

Under the name Williams Godrich, the exhibition – titled “Black and White Paintings II” – features 15 never-before-seen monochrome paintings and will be available for viewing from Nov. 30 – Dec. 16.

In the last five years, Williams and Godrich have created works with an aesthetic “deeply rooted in a nostalgia for the 1990s music scene: vibrant, euphoric and pulsating with life.”

In May 2022, the artist duo exhibited their paintings publicly for the first time in an exhibition at Sotheby’s London. Now, Sotheby’s Dubai will host a new body of works from the duo that builds on the themes explored in the first iteration. Following on from the female names that adorned the previous exhibition, all 15 paintings in the latest showcase are titled with popular men’s names from the 1980s.

Together, they feel that these are “the names that define the eighties, an influential era, which has inspired our art.”

“Dubai has a special place in my heart, and it feels particularly fitting that after ringing in the New Years in the city, I will be closing the year by unveiling my art here. This show is the next step in sharing mine and Ed’s creative vision with the world, and I hope that the feelings of curiosity and positivity that fueled our art will resonate with everyone who comes to the exhibition,” said Williams, who performed at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai for a New Year’s show this year, in a statement.


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