ABSOLUT Art Collection: Berri Acai Vodka, Art and Absolut Hunks at Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney

Stepping through the Ray Hughes Gallery on the last evening of the ABSOLUT Art Collection, it was difficult to distinguish the art from the hip crowd. The two week long exhibition featuring art by the likes of Andy Warhol and Louise Bourgeois, with a cushion room, silver armchairs and pinball machines had artwork descriptions that could only be accessed by pointing the iPhone’s QR reader at the wall.

The bar served cocktails with the new Absolut Berri Açaí and a DJ kept the crowd entertained. There were comfortable lounges to sit on, gourmet New York pizza slices and enough eye candy around that the organisers overlooked to declare a major piece of art: the ABSOLUT Hunk. Yes, there were plenty of them around that evening.

Art, of any form, is best admired without words.

Absolut Art Collection Sydney
Absolut Warhol by Andy Warhol

Absolut Art Collection Sydney

Absolut Art Collection Sydney
The Bar

Absolut Art Collection Sydney
ABSOLUT Berri Acai

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ABSOLUT Collins with Berri Acai (L) and Berri Sour (R)

Absolut Art Collection Sydney

Absolut Art Collection Sydney

Absolut Art Collection Sydney
ABSOLUT Saudek by Jan Saudek

Absolut Art Collection Sydney

Absolut Art Collection Sydney
ABSOLUT Trockel by German artist Rosemarie Trockel

Absolut Art Collection Sydney
ABSOLUT Britto by Romero Britto

Absolut Art Collection Sydney

Absolut Art Collection Sydney
ABSOLUT Barcelo by Miquel Barcelo

Absolut Art Collection Sydney

Absolut Art Collection Sydney

Absolut Art Collection Sydney

Absolut Art Collection Sydney
ABSOLUT Bourgeois – by Louise Bourgeois of the spider sculpture in Roppongi Hills Tokyo

Absolut Art Collection Sydney

Absolut Art Collection Sydney
Cushion room with ABSOLUT Warhol by Andy Warhol

Absolut Art Collection Sydney

Absolut Art Collection Sydney

Absolut Art Collection Sydney

Absolut Art Collection Sydney

The ABSOLUT Art Collection ran from 18 March until 27 March 2011 at the Ray Hughes Gallery in Surry Hills.

Ray Hughes Gallery
270 Devonshire St
Surry Hills
http://www.rayhughesgallery.com/

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Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

10 Comments:

  1. Awesome exhibition! Art and Vodka, could one ask for more? I’ll pass on the hunks, thx ;-)

  2. Jessica (ABSOLUT team)

    Hi Corinne,

    Thanks for coming to the ABSOLUT ART COLLECTION and sharing your experience with our fans. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Kind regards,
    ABSOLUT VODKA Australia :)

    • Hi Jessica – Thank you so much for your visit and your comment. We loved the exhibition and look forward to any future events. Absolut has a permanent spot in our freezer! :)

  3. How fun was this! Love the art. And cocktails. And hunks. Totally hunks.

  4. Absolutely love this. So how much fun did you have and how many hunks did you meet?

    Very cool art.

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