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Habitat launches new Art Portfolio curated by Jenny Blyth

Lifestyle store Habitat has announced today it is launching an exclusive portfolio of art prints selected by curator, Jenny Blyth.

The launch collection entitled ‘Art Portfolio #1: The Alchemy of Line and Colour’, includes works by three iconic British masters and four contemporary artists at the forefront of the British contemporary art, including Bruce McLean, Patrick Caulfield, William Scott, Patrick Heron, Stephen Chambers (pictured), David Austen and Clare Woods.

Exclusively British, The Alchemy of Line and Colour celebrates some of the best in talent from artists who have created a legacy of iconic images and inspiration to new emerging talent.

“The portfolio affords the wider public an opportunity to acquire beautiful prints by British contemporary artists that would not be otherwise available to them”, explains Blyth.

With a career spanning 20 years working in contemporary fine art including 12 years at The Saatchi Gallery curating notable exhibitions including artists who became known as the YBAs, Jenny Blyth was the perfect choice to spearhead this exciting new initiative.

“I was delighted to be approached by Habitat’s Creative Director Polly Dickens to curate this series”, says Blyth. “I suggested we launch the first Portfolio with iconic British contemporary artists. The selection process evolved organically, and the final selection includes British masters and contemporary artists at the forefront of British art. Each of the seven artists has a strong graphic sensibility to their work and a highly charged sense of colour creating images that is so much more than the distinctively simple lines and flat planes of colour from which they are composed.”

16 works are included in the portfolio with 100 limited edition prints of each, priced at £300 and £350 which goes on sale in Habitat stores and online at www.habitat.co.uk in September 2012.

‘Art Portfolio #1: The Alchemy of Line and Colour’ will officially be launched on Wednesday, 5th September in Platform at Habitat, Kings Road.