Bono, Ali Hewson, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Paul McGuinness and Gavin Friday attended the opening of an exhibition of work by the painter Derek ‘Guggi’ Rowan, at the Osborne Samuel Gallery in London tonight. Bono introduced his friend’s paintings to the guests, including Maurice Saatchi, brother of art mogul Charles.
Guggi befriended Bono at the age of 6 and was a member of Dublin band the Virgin Prunes until 1984. He started his career in painting at the age of 27. He has since exhibited at the Kerlin and Solomon galleries in Dublin and recently at the Tony Shafrazi gallery in New York.
The Osborne Samuel gallery is known world-wide as a dealer in modern and contemporary sculpture, in particular the work of Henry Moore and Lynn Chadwick.
The exhibit will be open for public viewing on Friday, December 3 until December 24th.
If you’re interested in the work of Bono’s lifelong friend, the gallery is located at 23a Bruton Street, London W1, just off Berkeley Square. (Nearest tube: Bond Street and Green Park.) And if you have £ 14000.00 to spare, you may become the lucky owner of ‘Vessels with numbers 2/04‘