OUR ART AND EXPO STORY
Inspired by Andy Warhol’s 1960’s studio in New York, The Factory building in Harrogate is a perfect meeting venue for designers, architects and for those looking for high end design.
With bare brick walls and an outdoor space, we have created a stunning location – not only as a commercial office and showroom, but a venue for events and exhibitions.
Some exhibits on show at The Factory building are for sale, details and links to prices can be seen below.
EMPRESSES SERIES by DAMIEN HIRST
We consider ourselves truly fortunate to showcase two stunning Damien Hirst prints from the ‘Empresses’ series in our Harrogate showroom. Among the collection, we are proud to display the captivating artworks ‘Suiko’ and ‘Wu Zetian’. These exquisite prints have been graciously provided to us by RedHouse Originals in Harrogate.
The striking Empresses prints are constructed of beautiful images of red butterfly wings, which are intricately arranged with a filigree of red glitter to produce visually intoxicating kaleidoscope-like effects. The prints are named after five exceptionally influential female rulers: Wu Zetian, Nūr Jahān, Theodora, Suiko and Taytu Betul. Their characters and stories are enhanced by the dominant red tone of the series, which deals with themes such as life, war, power, anger, love, joy and luck.
LAMBRETTA TV200 ALL MOD CONS
Built for the biggest scooter festival in the world, All Mod Cons is an Isle of White winner.
All Mod Cons has recently been meticulously renovated and was exhibited at The Factory building from 2020 to 2021.
JAMES STRAFFON ‘LEGENDS’ STENCIL SERIES
In 2014 Stephen Neall hosted an event to celebrate Le Tour de France and Yorkshires first Grand DePart. These 9 stencil prints by James Straffon are a complete set and replicas of the Giant Art installation at The Factory building celebrating Legends in the sport of cycling.
REMARKABLE CHARITY EVENT RAISING
£50,000 To celebrate le Tour de France coming to Yorkshire, Stephen commissioned a unique installation celebrating legends in the sport and illustrating portraits of 8 cycling icons. The installation (sponsored by The Stephen Neall Group) was mounted onto the 90ft long Art wall of The Factory building in Harrogate town centre.
A GIANT MURAL
The installation “A Giant mural” was a showcase of iconic cycling heroes including, Jacques Anquetil, Tommy Simpson, Brian Robinson, Barry Hoban, Mark Cavendish, Fausto Coppi, Eddy Merckx and Bradley Wiggins. The actual Murals each 2.5mtr x 2.5mtr became available after the tour, to the highest bidder with 100% of the pledge going to two chosen benefactors. The Dave Rayner Trust Fund and Yorkshire Air ambulance.
KEN RUSSEL 1952 TOUR OF BRITAIN WINNER
Exhibited at the Factory building is a remarkable bike, on long term loan to Stephen Neall Interiors by ken Russel’s family.
The frame was built by Ellis Briggs master frame builder Eric Colebrook, the forks were built by Ken Russell, who apart from being an employee at Ellis Briggs, was also their team rider and tour winner.
BOOTLEG BLONDIE (UNIQUE) – DEBBIE HARRY
Original acrylic and silkscreen on board Unique in this colourway Signed verso by The Studio of Ezra With natural obeche box frame
An original Andy Warhol fetched £3.3 million at a Sotheby’s auction back in 2011.