The iconic Chapel Street Studio and part-time residence of Melbourne artist David Bromley is going under the hammer this week. This magical space has stood out for well over a decade, as Chapel Street has grown much less glitzy, now filled with glass-covered modernity and prefab showrooms, Mr Bromley’s premises have remained a wonderfilled oddity ::::
The kitsch balcony that overlooks Chapel Street is decorated with chandeliers, mottled mannequins make an appearance every now and then and it’s almost blackened – I think it’s been purple black and it’s current burgundy – façade once hid a decadent thought, now surrounded by average looking neighbours it shines through as a last bastion of good taste in Prahran.
The Chapel Street Studio houses the final pieces from Bromley’s extensive art and furniture collections. Bromley’s own work is well represented, but so too are other highly collectible artists whose work Bromley has collected and cherished over the years – works including, David Band, Cherry Hood, Adam Cullen and Zhong Chen – Bromley has had more than 30 solo exhibitions in Australia, as well exhibiting regularly throughout Europe, the UK, South Africa, Asia and the United States, he’s also been an Archibald Prize finalist over four consecutive years. Bromley takes inspiration from childhood books, popular culture and artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Glen Baxter.
This Chapel Street studio is truly a wonderland, Bromley’s popularity in Melbourne almost guarantees that this auction will go-off like a frog in a sock, get in early if you intend bidding!!
Leonard Joel will be auctioning off The David Bromley Chapel Street Studio Collection on Sunday 18th November at 11.00am. Viewings within this space are scheduled all this week. We have a bid on a few of Mr Bromley’s items, fingers crossed on the Danish 3 seaters!
THE DAVID BROMLEY CHAPEL STREET STUDIO COLLECTION AUCTION
Sunday 18th November 11.00am
280 Chapel Street
All enquiries re: the auction and /or leasehold of the space to be directed to Leonard Joel.