Up to 2nd March, 2014 Palazzo Morando will have the honor of hosting the show “Coco Chanel: A New Portrait Painting by Marion Pike. Paris, 1967-71. “An exhibition that arrives in Milan after the inauguration at the Fashion Space Gallery, in London, on September 4. Paintings, dresses, photos and documents will be in this amazing exhibition that will present to the public a great friendship between two extraordinary women: the famous French fashion designer Coco Chanel and the Californian artist Marion Pike, Cuckoo call from friends and family. The friendship between the two women was born in 1967 when Marion Pike painted the portrait of Coco Chanel, allowing everyone to get to know a different Coco. Here’s how Marion Wesson, grandson of Marion Pike, describes the show: “it is odd that this exhibition on the works of Cuckoo and Coco has been labelled as the revelation of a new historical situation that no biographer or historian has ever previously recognised or investigated“. Coco Chanel in her Atelier Surrounded by Bolts of Fabric © Jeffie Pike Durham Coco Chanel Large Head © Jeffie Pike Durham Coco Chanel on Balcony © Jeffie Pike Durham Coco Chanel Seated © Jeffie Pike Durham All the works come from the collection of Jeffie Pike Durham, Marion’s daughter, who became archivist of the mother. Her thoughtful work of objects conservation made possible this fascinating exhibition curated by Amy de la Haye. FREE ADMISSION Tue-Sun, 9-13 and 14-17.30 Last admission half an hour before closing time.