In 2010, out of curiosity, a piece of art was purchased. Over a decade this small curiosity for urban and contemporary art became a collection (obsession) of 80 pieces. Hicks and Stevens realised (finally in 2017) there was no longer any uncovered wall space in their London flats and although attempts were made to cover the ceilings, the floors, their beds; they chose instead; to share and sell their art. From the lenticular distortions of Adam Neate to the tour de force of political satire: Banksy. Hicks and Stevens have collated and nurtured perceptive talent and shared their homes with remarkable imagination. The collection has harmony: a distinct balance of both the well-known and the undiscovered artist. This broad but intricate repertoire includes: the bold and daring prints of Conor Harrington, Tracey Emin’s intimate work and the powerful symmetry of Damien Hirst.
The collection envelopes geography. Featuring the organic and depth of Jose Parla and the dramatic shots of world-renowned, French photographer JR.