By Sam Bridge
Members-only business club to mark opening with exhibition by street artist Paparazzi and famous works by Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso
Capital Club Dubai is set to unveil phase one of its planned major refurbishment plan, aimed at attracting new members.
The members-only business club in Dubai International Financial Centre will mark the occasion with an exhibition by renowned street artist and muralist, Paparazzi, and famous works by Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso in association with Sconci Gallery.
Two months after announcing the refurbishment plans, Capital Club Dubai will celebrate the relaunch of its 4th floor with some of the art world’s biggest names.
Four original Andy Warhol pop art prints of Marilyn Monroe and three limited edition Picasso prints will be on display and available to purchase, as well as Paparazzi’s Solo Exhibition, We Are All Human from March 14.
The revamp will include its high-end restaurants, luxurious accommodation, barbershop and gym, as well as the introduction of private meeting rooms.
For the first time in the club’s history, there will be a dedicated Gate Village podium level entry, connecting directly to The 3rd Floor Sports Bar and Club.
The plans comes as membership - which costs about $5,500 a year - has reportedly dropped to about 1,000 from a peak of roughly 1,500 members.
Ian Palmer, general manager of The Capital Club said in February: “After many successful years, it is time for us to inject new money and new management into the club and reinvent ourselves. We are very excited for what the new year will bring to our existing members and also new members.”
On display in the club’s new look gallery space, We Are All Human is inspired by the artist’s attraction to interesting individuals and significant historical characters and is the first time the Cyprus-based Paparazzi will exhibit outside of Europe.
Having curated many popular street art events around the world, Paparazzi most recently represented Cyprus for the 28 STARS European Union Art Show curated by GO Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands and is part of the Kaunas European Capital of culture 2020 in Kaunas, Lithuania.