Tribal Perspectives, Gallery 28, 2-5 October 2013

Tribal Perspectives

Gallery 28, Cork Street, Mayfair, London, 2-5 October 2013

This pop-up show is the only one of its type in the UK and brings together a group of international dealers specialising in tribal and ethnographic art, including African and Aboriginal.

Chris Boylan Maori Fish Hook, New Zealand 19th Century Collected 1875. ex-private museum South Australia PRICE: 18,000 POUNDS

Chris Boylan
Maori Fish Hook, New Zealand
19th Century
Collected 1875. ex-private museum South Australia
PRICE: 18,000 POUNDS

There is a wide variety of textiles, tribal masks and many other objects to see.  Many of these were specially made for ceremonial or ritual use.  Jewellery, arms and armour and headpieces are also featured.  It is an interesting fact that some of the larger pieces are also highly regarded by some collectors for their significant decorative qualities alongside their important historic and cultural values.

Adam Prout Tahitian Bark cloth 19th Century 60cm x 60cm £3,500

Adam Prout
Tahitian Bark cloth 19th Century 60cm x 60cm £3,500

This is an important exhibition with talks and lectures also taking place.

www.tribalperspectives.com

 

Tribal Gathering (Bryan Reeves) Altar or fetish piece. Used by a tribal chief. Early missionary contact and influence. Luba culture  - DRC. Circa - Early 1900's. £1800

Tribal Gathering (Bryan Reeves)
Altar or fetish piece. Used by a tribal chief. Early missionary contact and influence.
Luba culture – DRC.
Circa – Early 1900’s.
£1800

Opening Times Wednesday 2nd October 6.30pm – 9pm

Thursday 3rd October 11am – 9pm

Friday 4th October 11am-7pm

Saturday 5th October 11am-5.30pm

Admission is free.

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THE DECORATIVE ANTIQUES & TEXTILES FAIR, until 6th October

THE DECORATIVE ANTIQUES & TEXTILES FAIR

Autumn Edition, 1st to 6th October 2013

Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

 

 

Some 140 dealers, from overseas and the UK, take part in this stimulating, popular fair.  It provides a combination of 20th century design, antiques, textiles and works of art, many of which are displayed in a way that gives an idea how they would look in your home.RBarley-croppedRobert Barley (Norfolk/By Appointment)

 

So whether you want an “industrial” look or a modern twist on the traditional or a more period look this is the place to come for ideas and to achieve your decorating ambitions.275-22Apr13M.R. Antiques (Germany)

 

On Wednesday 2nd October the leading interior designer Alidad, will give a short talk on ‘Decorating with Antiques and Antique Textiles’, which will be followed by a book-signing of his new book Alidad: The Timeless Home (Rizzoli). A regular attendee at the Fair he says of it ‘I always enjoy coming to the Decorative Fair at Battersea as its fun, varied, very pretty and well worth a visit. I come to look for the finishing touches”. (See the website for details of this event as pre-booking is required).

 299-22Apr13Kavanagh-Long (Newark)

 

Visitor Information:

Admission: £10.00 inc. catalogue, which gives free re-admission throughout the week

Open: Tuesday 12pm – 8pm

Wednesday & Thursday 11am – 8pm

Friday & Saturday 11am – 7pm

Sunday 11am – 6pm

Transport: from Sloane Square Tube take the free shuttle service from Sloane Square Hotel direct to the Battersea Evolution marquee, which runs approximately every 10-15 minutes during opening hours. Vehicle access via Chelsea Bridge Gate only.

Organisers: Harvey (Management Services) Ltd

Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7616 9327

Website: www.decorativefair.com

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Waterhouse & Dodd’s new London exhibition

Modern British Art, Waterhouse & Dodd, until 18th October 2013

This is a strong celebration of 20th Century British Art – paintings and sculpture – and is a perfect way for them to mark the opening of their new Albemarle Street Gallery.

 HENRY MOORE (English 1898-1987)  Reclining Figure – Points Signed and numbered 6/9 on base Conceived in 1969 Bronze 6.5 x 4 x 4.25 in / 16.5 x 10 x 11 cm


HENRY MOORE
(English 1898-1987)
Reclining Figure – Points
Signed and numbered 6/9 on base
Conceived in 1969
Bronze
6.5 x 4 x 4.25 in / 16.5 x 10 x 11 cm

There are some forty works on view garnered in many cases from either the artist’s studio or estate and, of course, some come from private collections. Indeed, some of the works have not been seen publicly for three decades such as the Joe Tilson landscape.  

WILLIAM GEAR (British 1915–1997) Composition  Signed & dated '49 Painted in Paris, May 1949 Oil on Canvas 65 x 92 cm / 25.5 x 36 in

WILLIAM GEAR
(British 1915–1997)
Composition
Signed & dated ’49
Painted in Paris, May 1949
Oil on Canvas
65 x 92 cm / 25.5 x 36 in

Some of the artist’s names are instantly recognisable while others are only now being recognised properly.  Among them are Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Lynn Chadwick, Alan Davie, Terry Frost, David Hockney, Alan Lowndes and Ben Nicholson

http://www.waterhousedodd.com

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David Spiller – The Portland Gallery

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE David Spiller at The Portland Gallery, until 18th October 2013

 

Kentish born artist David Spiller’s art is a mix of Pop Art with a subtle hint of Expressionism.  Taught by Frank Auerbach, his work also shows the influences of artists such as Picasso, Rauschenberg and Jackson Pollock and has a universal appeal to all generations

‘I can’t give you anything but love and murder baby’ by David Spiller 1963-1991 50x40cm. Portland Gallery

‘I can’t give you anything but love and murder baby’ by David Spiller 1963-1991 50x40cm. Portland Gallery

 What brought his art to the forefront in the 1960s was his use of text alongside contemporary cultural images such as Disney characters and song lyrics, such as Moon River and works by the Beatles.  This show concentrates on the works in which he uses text, ranging from his ‘I can’t give you anything but love and murder baby’(1963-1991) to this year’s ‘You must be an angel’. One of his first stencil works is in the exhibition too.

‘Tell it to the stars’ by David Spiller 2009 122x106cm. Portland Gallery

‘Tell it to the stars’ by David Spiller 2009 122x106cm. Portland Gallery

Interestingly enough he still continues to use many of the original fonts he created and when I asked him he said that he does sometimes change the pencil written song lyrics that adorn these striking images.

‘Let’s take a walk on the wild side’ by David Spiller 2013 148x148cm. Portland Gallery

‘Let’s take a walk on the wild side’ by David Spiller 2013 148x148cm. Portland Gallery

http://www.portlandgallery.com

Goldsmiths’ Fair 2013

GOLDSMITHS’ FAIR 2013 at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London EC2

Week One: Monday 23 to Sunday 29 September

 Week Two: Tuesday 1 to Sunday 6 October

 Admission by catalogue purchasable on the door (£10 for one week – £15 for two weeks)

 

It is hard to believe that this deservedly popular jewellery and silver fair has been running for thirty-one years.  Spread over two weeks (different designer-makers exhibiting each week) it has become a must visit destination to either buy or commission pieces for many people.

Silver and gilt – bee honey pot by Graham Stewart £12,000 (Week 1)

Silver and gilt – bee honey pot by Graham Stewart £12,000
(Week 1)

It is a festival of individual talent, a move away from the concept of mass-production. Here you can get something special be it a necklace, bangle, ring, cufflinks or earrings for personal wear or striking silver candlesticks, dishes or vases for the home. 

Round tribal neck sculpture & ear sculpture in 18 carat Fairtrade gold by Ute Decker £10,500 (necklace) £1,800 (earring) (Week 2)

Round tribal neck sculpture & ear sculpture in 18 carat Fairtrade gold by Ute Decker
£10,500 (necklace) £1,800 (earring)
(Week 2)

The exhibitors are invited to the Fair by the Goldsmiths’ Company and each piece is hallmarked, a sign of its authenticity and quality.  There is something for every budget as prices range from £60 to £16,000. It really is worth a visit!

www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk

Sculpture at Canary Wharf and in Victoria

Sculptures from The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art to exhibit at Canary Wharf, until 15th November

 This exhibition of bronzes comes from the collection of Modern British Art put together by media entrepreneur Chris Ingram.  Focusing on the figurative, his paintings, drawings, prints and as we see here, sculpture reflect both the evolving tale of life and also art from the 1900s to the 1960s.  It is also a story of the relationships between artist and the materials, themes and subjects they explored and created.

Jacob Epstein (1880-1959) Second Portrait of Deirde 1941-2

Jacob Epstein (1880-1959) Second Portrait of Deirde 1941-2

Numbering among the artists whose bronzes are on show are Jacob Epstein, Elisabeth Frink, Eduardo Paolozzi and Lynn Chadwick.

Elisabeth Frink (1930 - 1993) Goggle Head, 1969

Elisabeth Frink (1930 – 1993) Goggle Head, 1969

This is a show that marks a departure from the more contemporary works usually shown at Canary Wharf.  As the exhibition curator, Ann Elliott, says “Since 2001 our temporary exhibitions programme at Canary Wharf has focused largely on the work of living – mostly British – artists. It is therefore very timely to look at the work of earlier artists whose progressive, even radical ideas and unique creativity opened up more possibilities for future generations.”

Reg Butler (1913 - 1981) Woman on a Boat, 1953

Reg Butler (1913 – 1981) Woman on a Boat, 1953

They can be seen in the Lobby of One Canada Square.

www.canarywharf.com.

 

ALEX HODA: D-CONSTRUCTION, Edel Assanti, 272-274 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1BB,   until 26th October

Did you ever think that you would see sculptures that were scaled-up from banana skins and chewed gum? No? Well now is your chance. 

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Talented sculptor Alex Hoda uses his teeth to shape the gum to the form he wants and then freezes the resulting shapes overnight.  He then scans the chosen maquettes in 3D space for their translation into marble.  A similar transformation occurs with the dry banana skins which are transformed into bronze sculptures.

DSC_0004The resulting sculptures manage to be ambiguous but familiar, classical but abstract and somewhat intriguing given the throw-away materials they come from.

www.edelassanti.com

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LAPADA ART & ANTIQUES FAIR

LAPADA ART & ANTIQUES FAIR, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, 25 – 29 September.

Simon Hennessey An Alternative View of Tower Bridge 35 x 122 cm Acrylic on canvas Plus One Gallery B46

Simon Hennessey
An Alternative View of Tower Bridge
35 x 122 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Plus One Gallery B46

 Now in its fifth year at this popular central London location the fair once again displays a treasure-load of art and antiques to collectors and first-time buyers. Paintings, furniture, silver and jewellery are just some of the disciplines offered by the hundred dealers showing there.  Purchases can be made with confidence as each piece will have been vetted by an expert committee of fifty specialists.

Ejection seat by Martin Baker from Hatchwell Antiques

Ejection seat by Martin Baker from Hatchwell Antiques

Among new exhibitors at this year’s fair are GRIMA, Philip Mould Portrait Miniatures, Raffaello Pernici, Mayflower Antiques, the Japanese Gallery, and Hamptons Antiques.

AnEnglish 18 karat textured yellow gold wide bracelet set with citrines, emeralds and diamonds by Andrew Grima, 1967. From Lucas Rarities

AnEnglish 18 karat textured yellow gold wide bracelet set with citrines, emeralds and diamonds by Andrew Grima, 1967. From Lucas Rarities

The Fair entrance, restaurant and café have been decorated by the interior designer Guy Goodfellow.  He has drawn inspiration from the Georgian architecture (facades, rusticated stonework and street lighting) in the square and surrounding area.

     Manuel Lopez Herrera Title: ‘The Boss’ Medium: Oil on Board Size: 27 ½ x 51 ¼ ins / 70 x 130 cm Lucy B Campbell Fine Art


Manuel Lopez Herrera
Title: ‘The Boss’
Medium: Oil on Board
Size: 27 ½ x 51 ¼ ins / 70 x 130 cm
Lucy B Campbell Fine Art

For more details see the LAPADA Fait Website www.lapadalondon.com.

Rare Gentleman’s Art Deco “Hunting” Cased wristwatch C.1928, in 18ct. from Anthony Green Antiques

Rare Gentleman’s Art Deco “Hunting” Cased wristwatch C.1928, in 18ct. from Anthony Green Antiques

George III period mahogany four-poster bed from W.H. Harvey

George III period mahogany four-poster bed from W.H. Harvey

Rare Spitalfields silk engraved tea caddies, the one on the left is by John Touliet in 1790 and on the right is by Emick Romer in 1776 from Mary Cooke Antiques

Rare Spitalfields silk engraved tea caddies, the one on the left is by John Touliet in 1790 and on the right is by Emick Romer in 1776 from Mary Cooke Antiques

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