The Connaught Christmas tree 2019

Christmas arrives in abstract, ethereal form at The Connaught this year, as our annual Christmas Tree is revealed as the work of enigmatic and era-defining artist, Sean Scully.

Standing proud beside the world-famous Tadao Ando fountain, this nine-metre Norway Spruce transforms Carlos Place into a mesmerising gallery. A towering, conical palette of four block colours, the tree blends influences from Suprematism and abstract art in a striking reflection of Sean Scully’s characteristic style. To complete the dramatic vision, 25,000 light bulbs illuminate the artwork against the night sky.

It’s a Suprematist Christmas tree wearing a starry night magician’s hat.

Sean Scully

Individual in every sense, it’s a truly distinctive festive creation that follows in the trailblazing footsteps of past artists: Sir Michael Craig-Martin CBE, Tracey Emin CBE, Sir Antony Gormley and Damien Hirst.

The unveiling of the 2019 Christmas tree on Carlos Place marks the beginning of the festive season, as visitors from across the city, the country and the world come to The Connaught to admire this unique artistic vision of Christmas. 

We have had a personal friendship with Sean for twenty years, and are so honoured that this year, he agreed to add his magical touch to our precious Connaught Christmas Tree 2019. I hope his tree will be enjoyed by our guests, Mayfair neighbours and indeed all of London as we countdown to Christmas.

Paddy McKillen, The Connaught 

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