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Karen Knorr, The Wedding Guests, The Lanesborough 2015. © Karen Knorr.

“The Lanesborough” (once a hospital closed in the 1990’s) is one of the most expensive hotels in the world, where the wealthy 1% strive to live the celebrity lifestyle. Rooms come with butlers and the hotel is a themed fantasy palace where the special few can find happiness and fulfil all their desires of a perfect weekend in London. The animals here are undressed to kill and are all very willing subjects for Knorr’s camera. They pose, fly, flaunt their jewellery and royal connections who live down Buckingham Palace Road. This work emerged out of commission for Departures (2015) and is a playful satire on how to aspire to be rich rich and happy in a very exclusive part of town: Belgravia.

Karen Knorr, Peers of the Realm, The Lanesborough 2015. © Karen Knorr.

Karen Knorr, Hide and Seek, The Lanesborough 2015. © Karen Knorr.

Karen Knorr, The Lady in Waiting, The Lanesborough 2015. © Karen Knorr.

Karen Knorr, The Wedding Party, The Lanesborough 2015. © Karen Knorr.

Karen Knorr, The Wedding Photographer, The Lanesborough 2015. © Karen Knorr.

Karen Knorr, Withdrawing Room, The Lanesborough 2015. © Karen Knorr.