Alali Hart, Nimi Akinkugbe, others at Montaigne Place Urban Art Series

Alali Hart, Nimi Akinkugbe, others at Montaigne Place Urban Art Series

On Thursday, May 31st May 2018, beauty and art lovers converged at Montaigne Place owned by Alali Hart in the Palm Shopping Mall to experience the unv

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On Thursday, May 31st May 2018, beauty and art lovers converged at Montaigne Place owned by Alali Hart in the Palm Shopping Mall to experience the unveiling of the Montaigne Place Urban Art Series. The art development project founded by the leading luxury fragrance, skincare, cosmetics and lifestyle company was created to provide a platform where the public can easily view and enjoy modern and contemporary works of Nigerian artists.


Olisa Adibua and Tewa Onasanya

According to the CEO of Montaigne Place, Alali Hart, “Montaigne Place Urban Art Series was birthed out of my love for arts and desire to promote and commission works of art which the public can access and enjoy in a friendly atmosphere without having to pay for it; especially those who do not have the opportunity to visit galleries or buy artwork.”

Renowned contemporary artist, Tolu Aliki kicked off the maiden edition of the series with an in-store showcase of his painting titled, ‘Forever Yours’. An 8ft by 11ft oil painting was also installed on the side windows overlooking the parking lot for public viewing.


Alali Hart and MoCheddah

“I’m excited to create this beautiful painting; Forever Yours for the Montaigne Place Urban Art Series. This painting examines and celebrates the essence of our commitment and love for the people we care about… as well as those who care about us. It is about loving and giving back unconditionally. A part of this painting tells a story of a surprise party held to celebrate the Lady in the green dress, she is excited after receiving a gift of a black stallion…she has her gaze fixated on the musicians, with her head titled towards the music suggesting deep absorption in the moment and an engaged passion her pose exudes so much grace as well as a feeling of appreciation, as well as of companionship,” he said.

His works will be on display for a period of six months and Montaigne Place will continue to offer the platform to more talented artists by taking the Urban Art series beyond Lagos to other parts of the country where its outlets are located. The event was proudly sponsored by Le Connaisseur, a premium wines and spirits luxury store that also appreciates Art & Beauty.