Harrods ‘Christmas Theatre’: Live painting of Purling Art Chess

Purling London Art Games sign at Harrods

Harrods entertained customers with a number of ‘Christmas Theatre’ events in store during the festive shopping season. As part of this, we were pleased that Purling London artists, Nette Robinson and Leonardo Frigo participated by live painting Art Chess sets and Ornaments in the ‘Luxury Games’ department during two busy weekends in the lead up to Christmas. Many shoppers stopped by to watch the artworks in progress, to ask questions and to marvel at all the different and stunning artist-painted games we have on offer!

Harrods Live Painting of an Art Chess set with Nette Robinson and Leonardo Frigo
Artists Nette Robinson & Leonardo Frigo at Harrods

Nette Robinson is a chess player, professional jazz singer and artist. Modernist movements such as Constructivism, Futurism and De Stijl have been hugely influential throughout her artistic development. She has exhibited her Purling chess artworks at Christie’s London and the World Chess Hall of Fame, USA.

Leonardo Frigo is an Italian artist and violinist who takes inspiration from historical literature to create intricate hand-illustrations in fountain pen with hand-made ink. He was recently featured by Instagram’s official account and exhibited his works at The Royal Institution.

Harrods Live Painting with Leonardo Frigo at Harrods Photograph by Aris Mercury
Leonardo Frigo at Harrods. Photograph by Aris Mercury
Nette Robinson x Purling London Art Chess ‘Copper Peacock’, available HERE
live painting in Harrods black, white and gold chess board in progress
Nette Robinson’s gold, black and white chess board in progress at Live Painting at Harrods
hand carved Staunton chess rook illustrated by Leonardo Frigo
Leonardo Frigo x Purling Art Chess, available HERE
Harrods Live Painting of a Purling Art Chess set with Nette Robinson
Nette Robinson painting at Harrods
close up of hands painting a chess knight
Leonardo Frigo working on an Art Chess ornament
Leonardo Frigo with his Purling London Art Chess set at Harrods, Luxury Games Department
Leonardo Frigo with his Purling London Art Chess set at Harrods, Luxury Games Department
Live painting of a chess set at Harrods
Live painting at Harrods, Luxury Games Department with Nette Robinson
Harrods Live Painting with Leonardo Frigo at Harrods Luxury Games Department
Leonardo Frigo at Harrods
Harrods Live Painting with Nette Robinson in the Harrods Luxury Games Department
Nette Robinson at Harrods Live Painting

Harrods Luxury Games department Photograph by Aris Mercury
Leonardo Frigo at Harrods Live Painting at the Luxury Games Department Photograph by Aris Mercury
Nette Robinson and Simon Purkis at Harrods Live Painting at the Luxury Games Department

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