‘Syrian Art: Of Today’ – Group Art Exhibition In Aid Of Oxfam, in Mayfair this week

‘Syrian Art: Of Today’ – Group Art Exhibition In Aid Of Oxfam, Mayfair, 1st – 5th April 2014

Artist: Ashraf Raheb Title: Blue Venus

Artist: Ashraf Raheb
Title: Blue Venus

This selling exhibition, organised by VC ART, shows the work of Syrian artists and part of the proceeds achieved will go towards the work Oxfam is doing for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, especially the Informal Tented Settlements programme. Over two million refugees have left Syria during the civil war.

Artist: Thaer Maarouf Title: Black Spring

Artist: Thaer Maarouf
Title: Black Spring

The exhibition shows how in times of civil unrest and humanitarian crisis art can help. The five artists, aged between 21 and 42, are Fadi Al Hamwi, Tarek Butayhi, Mohamad Khayata, Thaer Maarouf and Ashraf Raheb and this pop-up exhibition gives them an opportunity to show their work to a new audience and London a chance to help them. Some sixty works will be shown, with prices ranging between £300 and £5,000 so dig deep in your pockets for this very worthwhile cause.

Artist: Tarek Butayhi Title: Women & Dog

Artist: Tarek Butayhi
Title: Women & Dog

The internationally-known South Korean violinist Jenny Bae is giving her services to perform at the exhibition one evening. She has performed with Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Boccelli and Lionel Richie.

Artist: Mohamad Khayata Title: Dancing

Artist: Mohamad Khayata
Title: Dancing

 

DETAILS:

Gallery Location: 18 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London W1S 1PL
Exhibition Dates: April 2nd – 5th, 2014 (11AM – 7PM)
Preview: April 1st, 6PM – 9PM
Live Performance by Jenny Bae: April 3rd, 6PM

 

http://www.vc-art.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A New Antiques Hub – near Tetbury, Gloucestershire

LORFORDS AT BABDOWN AIRFIELD

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Fancy a day out from London but still have the opportunity to buy art and antiques? Then this new antiques hub, just outside of Tetbury in Gloucestershire is  the place to go.

Housed under the vast corrugated-iron roof of a former aircraft hanger, Toby Lorford and Lesley Ferguson have brought together some nineteen dealers from the UK and Europe to show a mixture of period and contemporary pieces.

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Each dealer has their own stand on which you will find a diverse, wide-ranging display of large and small objects, including furniture, objects, prints, paintings, ceramics, silver, lighting, indeed nearly everything you would need to furnish a house or garden. For those wanting to create a Collector’s Cabinet there is a wide range of curiosities and even stuffed animals.

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This is certainly the place to go for collectors, interior decorators, and those buying individual and distinctive items for their homes.

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The participating dealers are:

AD&PS,  Andrew Bewick,  Arabesque Antiques,  Arcadia Antiques, Blacks Design, Blank Canvas Antiques,
Christopher Jones Antiques,  Fontaine, Obelisk Antiques,  Hudson Grove,  Jackdawes Antiques, La Place, Laurence Oliver Lighting, Lee Wright Antiques, Lorfords Antiques, Magus Antiques, M.R. Antiques, Richard Nadin and The Trading Room

 

Details:
Lorfords at Babdown Airfield
Unit 2
Babdown Airfield
Tetbury
Gloucestershire GL8 8YL

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http://www.lorfordsantiques.com

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‘The Collector’s Cabinet’ at Anthony Outred

‘The Collector’s Cabinet’ at Anthony Outred, 72 & 74 Pimlico Road, London, SW1W 8LS, until Monday 7th April 2014, (closing 6pm)

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The phenomenon known as The Collector’s Cabinet (Kunstkammer or Wunderkammer) wherin rare and curious objects were displayed and enjoyed, emerged during the Renaissance and at first was the province of Princes and nobles but as the time went on scholars, collectors and merchants were also able to put  together their own collector’s cabinets according to their wealth and interests.
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In this new exhibition Anthony Outred have assembled over fifty unusual pieces to provide a modern day version of the Collector’s Cabinet to entice a new generation. There are rare taxidermy items, African and Far Eastern artefacts, carved ivories, objets de Vertu, cabinets and boxes and memento mori to choose from. A veritable and enticing feast for the eye and mind. And if you subscribe to Anthony Outred’s tenet that ‘A man without a collection is a man without a soul’ then this is certainly the place for you.
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http://www.outred.co.uk

THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY at Chris Beetles Gallery

THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY – FROM THE FRENCHREVOLUTION TO THE FIRST WORLD WAR, Chris Beetles Gallery, 8 & 10 Ryder Street, St James’s, London, SW1Y 6QB

 

JOHN VARLEY, OWS (1778-1842) BERRY POMEROY CASTLE, DEVONSHIRE SIGNED WATERCOLOUR 14 1/4 X 20 INCHES

JOHN VARLEY, OWS (1778-1842)
BERRY POMEROY CASTLE, DEVONSHIRE
SIGNED
WATERCOLOUR
14 1/4 X 20 INCHES

The new show ‘The Long Nineteenth Century’ fills all the gallery space and provides a dazzling journey through British Art from 1789 to 1918.  The exhibition is divided into different areas that reflect changes in fashion and society during this period.  These areas include The Experimental Drive in Watercolour, Victorian Landscapes Abroad, Victorian Figures: from Page to Wall, Aestheticism and The First World War among others. 

ARTHUR RACKHAM, VPRWS (1867-1939) THE FISH KING AND THE DOG FISH: ITS HEAD WAS PATTED GRACIOUSLY SIGNED AND DATED 04 PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR WITH BODYCOLOUR 10 3/4 X 9 INCHES PROVENANCE: ALEXANDER MANN, AND BY DESCENT TO LADY PICKTHORNE

ARTHUR RACKHAM, VPRWS (1867-1939)
THE FISH KING AND THE DOG FISH: ITS HEAD WAS PATTED GRACIOUSLY
SIGNED AND DATED 04
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR WITH BODYCOLOUR
10 3/4 X 9 INCHES
PROVENANCE: ALEXANDER MANN, AND BY DESCENT TO LADY
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 Just as the subject matter varies so does the media in which they are executed – oils, watercolours, photographs, drawings and of course book illustrations and cartoons, number among them.  Artists whose work is displayed include Gillray, Beardsley, Rackham, and Heath Robinson as well as Varley, Roberts, Allingham and Goodwin.  The exhibition is accompanied by a two volume catalogue which I heartily recommend as I do this show!

 

EDWARD LEAR (1812-1888) ST HOSPICE INSCRIBED WITH TITLE AND '39' AND DATED '11AM 29 MARCH 1868' SIGNED AND INSCRIBED WITH COLUMNS OF FIGURES ON REVERSE PEN INK AND PENCIL 7 1/2 X 10 3/4 INCHES

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INSCRIBED WITH TITLE AND ’39’ AND DATED ’11AM 29 MARCH
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SIGNED AND INSCRIBED WITH COLUMNS OF FIGURES ON REVERSE
PEN INK AND PENCIL
7 1/2 X 10 3/4 INCHES

 

http://www.chrisbeetles.com

ALBERT GOODWIN, RWS (P1I8S4A5-1932) SIGNED WITH MONOGRAM, INSCRIBED WITH TITLE AND DATED 89 WATERCOLOUR ON BOARD 8 3/4 X 13 1/2 INCHES

ALBERT GOODWIN, RWS (P1I8S4A5-1932)
SIGNED WITH MONOGRAM, INSCRIBED WITH TITLE AND DATED 89
WATERCOLOUR ON BOARD
8 3/4 X 13 1/2 INCHES

WILLIAM ALEXANDER (1767-1816) AN INFERIOR MANDARIN OF TURON BAY SIGNED WITH INITIALS WATERCOLOUR WITH BODYCOLOUR 14 3/4 X 9 1/2 INCHES

WILLIAM ALEXANDER (1767-1816)
AN INFERIOR MANDARIN OF TURON BAY
SIGNED WITH INITIALS
WATERCOLOUR WITH BODYCOLOUR
14 3/4 X 9 1/2 INCHES

WILLIAM WALCOT, RBA RE (1874-1943) THE ROYAL EXCHANGE, LONDON SIGNED WATERCOLOUR WITH PENCIL AND BODYCOLOUR 7 3/4 X 9 1/2 INCHES

WILLIAM WALCOT, RBA RE (1874-1943)
THE ROYAL EXCHANGE, LONDON
SIGNED
WATERCOLOUR WITH PENCIL AND BODYCOLOUR
7 3/4 X 9 1/2 INCHES

Eardley Knollys at Messum’s Fine Art

Eardley Knollys (1902-1991), Selected works from The Studio Estate, until 26th April, Messum’s Fine Art, 8 Cork Street, London W1

Eardley Knollys Cap Martin from Churchill's Garden oil on board 10 x 7 in (25 x 18 cm)

Eardley Knollys
Cap Martin from Churchill’s Garden
oil on board
10 x 7 in (25 x 18 cm)

Eardley Knollys was an artist, art dealer and a National Trust Regional Representative – he features in James Lees-Milne’s diaries – they were long-time friends.  He started dealing in pictures in 1936 as a director of the Storran Gallery, which was originally opposite Harrods, and he ran it for eight years.

Eardley Knollys Dahlias oil on canvas 61 x  51 cm (24 x 20 1⁄8 in)

Eardley Knollys
Dahlias
oil on canvas
61 x 51 cm (24 x 20 1⁄8 in)

He started painting in the late 1950s and although rather independent in style – he did not train as an artist – one can see elements of the Bloomsbury School in some of his works. He had his first solo show in 1960.  His works have a bravado use of colour and Duncan Grant said they showed “such courageous enthusiasm… [Knollys] is one of the purest painters I know.”

Eardley Knollys Hampshire Landscape with Barns oil on canvas 21 x 16 in (53 x 41 cm)

Eardley Knollys
Hampshire Landscape with Barns
oil on canvas
21 x 16 in (53 x 41 cm)

http://www.messums.com

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Antique Fairs in Chelsea – II

The Chelsea Antiques Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3, 19th – 23rd March.

 Thirty-two dealers from around the country are showing at this Fair, started in 1950, but re-launched last year.  There will also be a second Fair in September.

 The Fair for a second time is supporting the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and the Fair will be opened by a group of Chelsea Pensioners, led by Mike Shanahan, aged 67, who is a volunteer for the Charity.  He lost his right hearing and perforated his left ear in a bomb blast while he was serving in Northern Ireland in 1973.  By the way should you purchase a canine-related object at the Fair then a percentage of the sale price will go to the charity.

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It is fitting therefore that this portrait of General Sir Thomas Bowser (1749-1833) by the Irish artist Thomas Hickey and shown by Nicholas Bagshawe Fine Art is among the Fair’s highlights.

 Others include these fine and very rare Meissen figures, modelled by Kändler and Meyer circa 1750, and mounted on gilt bronze stands adorned with French porcelain flowers and are among the porcelain items being shown by Jupiter Antiques.

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 Richard Midwinter Antiques offers this 17th century ebony-cased eight-day verge bracket clock.  It strikes the hours and quarters on six bells and I don’t know how many of you agree that the sound of clocks striking in a house is comforting, although sadly all I ever get to hear is my alarm clock!

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 Some of you may have read my review of the new book on Baccarat last year, well now here is a chance to purchase a piece possibly made by that renowned firm. Richard Hoppé Fine Antiques brings a very stylish French Empire style cut crystal caviar bowl and cover with ormolu mounts.  Whether it was for bonbons or caviar is open to conjecture, but many may plump for the latter use due to the three gilded ormolu fish that support it.

Richard Hoppe Caviar Bowl

 

 

http://www.penman-fairs.co.uk

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Antique Fairs in Chelsea – I

BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, The Duke of York Square, London SW3, 19th – 25th March.

 

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All dealers showing at this prestigious Fair are members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) which represents the country’s leading dealers.  The Fair provides a mixture of period and contemporary items of great quality and beauty.  

 Loan Exhibition Wellington

Each year there is always a special loan exhibition.  This year a rather special collection of fifty miniatures are being shown in In Love and War: The Story of the Military Miniature Portrait. Numbered among them is this c.1787 portrait. The sitter that has recently been identified as depicting the future Duke of Wellington aged 19 and it is the earliest known image of him.

 Harris Lindsay Ebony armchair

This fine and rare late 17th century ebony armchair was made in either South India or Ceylon and was originally at Longleat House, Wiltshire.  It is shown by Harris Lindsay.

Sandra Cronan Feather Necklace

It is believed that this scintillating peacock feather necklace, on Sandra Cronan’s stand, was made for and purchased by the Grand Duke Alexis from the Parisian firm of Boucheron in 1883 at a cost of 14,000 francs.  The feather is detachable and can be worn as either a hair ornament or as a brooch.

Elison Fine Art Princess Charlotte

Ellison Fine Art is showing this beautiful but moving miniature of the Prince Regent’s daughter, Princess Charlotte during her pregnancy, she sadly died in childbirth in November 1817.  It is signed ‘Charlotte Jones Pinxit Miniature Painter to Her Late Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte of Wales’ indicating that it was completed after the Princesses’ untimely death.

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 The above just gives a taste of what you may find at this show which is always a delight to visit.

www.bada-antiques-fair.co.uk

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