Tommy Penton image 1
Tommy Penton image 2

artist Tommy Penton, photographer Noel Mclaughlin

Dickson Russell Clients


(formerly Coopers & Lybrand), international financial services firm

2012 - 2014

Working with TP Bennett, the project architects appointed for the refurbishment of Embankment Place, Dickson Russell arranged the re-display of the firm's art collection built up over the last 40 years. Dickson Russell managed the restoration of key pieces and reframing for all works, principally on canvas.

Art is now displayed in the prime public areas of the ground, first and ninth floors and includes work by Patrick Hughes, Maggi Hambling, Richard Cook, Jason Brooks and Estelle Thompson; a small number of new works were purchased from recent Royal College graduates.

To mark the refurbishment, PwC also commissioned a site-specific panorama for the 9th floor from artist and illustrator Tommy Penton, to mirror the works commissioned from him for 7 More London Riverside.

2010 - 2012

Dickson Russell appointed to assist PwC when it moved to 7 More London Riverside.

Artworks from the firm's collection of post war and contemporary British art acquired over the last 40 years were displayed throughout the building, with an important group of Modern British prints at its core.

Artists include Patrick Caulfield, Ian Davenport, Michael Craig Martin, Bruce McLean and Julian Trevelyan.

To mark the move, PwC commissioned a site-specific work for the Abbot's Lane entrance by Clinton de Menezes.


Dickson Russell appointed by Administrators for Lehman Brothers UK to oversee disposal at auction of art collection from Lehman Brothers' offices in UK and Europe. Advised on selection of Christie's, London, to auction the works.

Collection was successfully sold at Christie's King Street and in single owner sale at Christie's South Kensington autumn 2010.


Dickson Russell oversaw removal of art collection from Southwark Towers, SE1. Valuable collection of 20th-century prints selected for restoration, reframing and display in other PwC buildings.

Arranged sale at auction of two major works by Sir Robin Philipson and Edward Seago, advised on disposal of remainder.


Dickson Russell set up a competition to select sculptor to be commissioned to make a site-specific work for the entrance to Embankment Place, and project managed the production and installation of the sculpture by the winner, Wendy Taylor CBE.


Dickson Russell curated up to eight annual changing exhibitions of sculpture and installation in the Atrium Gallery at Embankment Place, with an emphasis on work by younger artists. Work was on view to the public by appointment during the working week.


Project to purchase works on paper for series of client dining rooms with an emphasis on work by young British artists for Embankment Place.