Dickson Russell have worked with PwC since the early 1990s advising the partnership on all its visual art requirements. This has included showing a changing roster of exhibitions of large-scale 3D work in the Atrium Gallery from 1994 to 2008, as well as managing the partnership's art collection.
Dickson Russell have rationalised the collection, so that it now numbers around 400 artworks, which are displayed in the firm's two flagship London buildings. The collection includes a body of museum-quality post-war and modern prints, and paintings by recent graduates, emerging artists and established names. Dickson Russell ensure the artworks remain in optimum condition and maintain the collection database, updating values, recording damage and movement of work to and from framers, storage and out on loan etc. Dickson Russell have also overseen the sale at auction of artwork surplus to requirements.
To celebrate the move to More London in 2011, PwC through Dickson Russell commissioned a 3 x 9 metre wall installation by South African artist, Clinton Menezes, while artist / illustrator Tommy Penton was commissioned to celebrate the subsequent refurbishment of Embankment Place. Dickson Russell were responsible for managing the commissions working alongside the project architects, BDP and TP Bennett.
Dickson Russell have led tours of the collection to outside groups including Friends of the RA, members of the Art Fund and a City Livery company.
Photography Noel McLaughlin
Clinton de Menezes