March 19, 2012
Frank & Cherryl Cohen at Chatsworth
When the Duke persuaded us to exhibit our collection we were delighted that it would be enjoyed by Chatsworth’s many visitors, and especially as this is the first time it has been shown. There are many people to thank in a such a pleasurable project such as this. First and foremost we are very grateful to the Duke and Duchess for giving us this unique opportunity to show the collection in such magnificent surroundings, and for all the help, encouragement and assistance that has been offered by the Chatsworth team. And a special thanks goes to our friend of many years Howard Jacobson, who has written the Introduction to this catalogue.
The exhibition has been curated by Robert Upstone, who has worked closely with us to select and develop the show. At Chatsworth we must thank particularly Matthew Hirst, Hannah Obee and Ciara Gallagher. Our own team at Initial Access, Maggie Firman, Leonie Siroky and Paul Manessah, who care for the collection, have worked tirelessly to coordinate the project. Robert Dalrymple has designed the catalogue.
This exhibition represents forty years of collecting and forty years also of our marriage, and the passion we share for Modern British art. Each work means something special to us and has its own story. We hope you enjoy the exhibition.
Frank & Cherryl Cohen