The art of the matter – law firm art is more important than just decorating the walls
To hear David Stone describe the London office of Simmons & Simmons, he could easily be talking about the nearby Whitechapel Gallery or the Tate Modern across the Thames. "Clients arriving in the building are immediately confronted with the collection," says Stone, a partner in the firm's intellectual property practice, making reference to a huge paper art work of a black road stretching to the horizon flanked by towers of stereo speakers. "Then as you walk to a meeting room, you pass works by Chris Ofili, Rachel Whiteread, Gary Hume, and Jake and Dinos Chapman."
Managing a law firm’s art collection is not just about passion for the work, there are also huge benefits in client relations, attracting star recruits and creating an enviable work-life balance. James Boxell reports
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