PARADIGM STORE

PARADIGM STORE, 5 Howick Place, London SW1, until 5th November 2014

paula roush Installation view, Paradigm Store, Howick Place 2014 Photography Sylvain Deleu Courtesy of HS Projects

paula roush
Installation view, Paradigm Store, Howick Place 2014
Photography Sylvain Deleu
Courtesy of HS Projects

This exhibition, organised by HS Projects, is spread over various floors in this new landmark building and makes great use of the space before the new tenants move in.

Foreground: Maria Nepomuceno Background: Nike Savvas Installation view, Paradigm Store, Howick Place 2014 Photography Sylvain Deleu Courtesy of HS Projects

Foreground: Maria Nepomuceno
Background: Nike Savvas
Installation view, Paradigm Store, Howick Place 2014
Photography Sylvain Deleu
Courtesy of HS Projects

The seventeen international (including the UK) emerging and established artists chosen have the themes of art and design, the functional and decorative to look at our environment and way of life, with an emphasis on the readymade.

David Shrigley Installation view, Paradigm Store, Howick Place 2014 Photography Sylvain Deleu Courtesy of HS Projects and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

David Shrigley
Installation view, Paradigm Store, Howick Place 2014
Photography Sylvain Deleu
Courtesy of HS Projects and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

They achieve this with a powerful elegance but in an engaging, thought provoking manner. It certainly warrants a visit as it is definitely something that needs to be experienced. Simon Bedwell, Harold Offeh, Beatriz Olabarrieta, Beatriz Milhazes and David Shrigley number among the artists whose work you will see.

Tobias Rehberger Installation view, Paradigm Store, Howick Place 2014 Photography Sylvain Deleu Courtesy of HS Projects

Tobias Rehberger
Installation view, Paradigm Store, Howick Place 2014
Photography Sylvain Deleu
Courtesy of HS Projects

Centre: Simon Bedwell Right: Anne Harild Installation view, Paradigm Store, Howick Place 2014 Photography Sylvain Deleu Courtesy of HS Projects

Centre: Simon Bedwell
Right: Anne Harild
Installation view, Paradigm Store, Howick Place 2014
Photography Sylvain Deleu
Courtesy of HS Projects

Claire Barclay ‘Fault on the Right Side’, 2007 Oak, glass with mirroring paint, brass and screen-printed fabric 275 x 696 x 152cm Installation view Photography Sylvain Deleu Courtesy of HS Projects and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Claire Barclay
‘Fault on the Right Side’, 2007
Oak, glass with mirroring paint, brass and screen-printed fabric
275 x 696 x 152cm
Installation view
Photography Sylvain Deleu
Courtesy of HS Projects and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

 

 

www.hsprojects.com

http://www.howickplace.com

A Perfect Recipe!

‘Darwin’s Menagerie’, Jamb, 95-97 Pimlico Road, London SW1, until 30th October

 

Darwin's Menagerie at Jamb

Darwin’s Menagerie at Jamb

Take Jamb’s eclectic, moreish antiques and fireplaces combine with the wonderful birds and animals of Fine Taxidermy (think Dutch Old master painters such as Hondecoeter and Weenix) and finish with TM Lighting’s superb gallery-standard lighting. The result – Perfection!

As Jamb’s founder Will Fisher rightly says “We are predominantly English country house dealers but there is a decadence in Darwin, Sinke and van Tongeren’s work that feels like a direct continuity between a Baroque, bygone age and the contemporary. There is a big interest in taxidermy right now, but this is different to anything previously seen. Jaap and Ferry’s compositions transcend the considerable skill involved and become art. I am proud that Jamb should be the first to put it in front of a wider audience.”

Birdcage & Jaap Sinke of Fine Taxidermy

Birdcage & Jaap Sinke of Fine Taxidermy

The even better news is they are for sale, so start collecting now – you won’t regret it.

 

http://www.finetaxidermy.com

www.jamblimited.com

http://www.tmlighting.com

Horst: Photographer of Style

Horst: Photographer of Style, V&A Museum, London SW7, until 4th January 2015

Horst directing fashion shoot with Lisa Fonssagrives 1949 Photo by Roy Stevens /Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images

Horst directing fashion shoot with Lisa Fonssagrives
1949
Photo by Roy Stevens /Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images

This is a fittingly exhaustive exhibition celebrating the life and achievements of the celebrated German-born photographer Horst P. Horst (1906-1999). For most of his sixty year career Horst worked in Paris and New York and what a body of work he produced – fashion, society, travel photographs, nude studies, patterns from nature and surreal-inspired studies.

Patterns from Nature Photographic Collage c. 1945 © Condé Nast / Horst Estate

Patterns from Nature Photographic Collage
c. 1945
© Condé Nast / Horst Estate

His inspirations and way of working are also shown such as in the famous Mainbocher Corset photograph. There are over 90 Vogue covers on show as well interactive screens and a three-sided projection which show some of the most beautiful homes of the rich and famous which he did for his friend, the legendary, Diana Vreeland when she was editor of House and Garden and Vogue.

Installation image of Horst - Photographer of Style (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Installation image of Horst – Photographer of Style
(c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The exhibition covers his life from the early 1930s onwards and among those we meet along the way are Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Salvador Dalí and Jean-Michel Frank. Also you will encounter stars like Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis, Vivien Leigh, Noël Coward, Ginger Rogers, Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford. Through his work we meet his models from over the decades, including Lisa Fonssagrives, Helen Bennett, Lyla Zelensky, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Muriel Maxwell and Dorian Leigh. Nor should I forget to mention the countries he visited and photographed in the 40s and 50s – Israel, Iran, Syria, Italy and Morocco.

Marlene Dietrich, New York 1942 © Condé Nast / Horst Estate

Marlene Dietrich, New York
1942
© Condé Nast / Horst Estate

It is a very “social” exhibition and truly worthy of this talented photographer and is a must for both those who know and those who do not know his work. Prepare to be caught up in his very special world of photography.

Corset by Detolle for Mainbocher 1939 © Condé Nast / Horst Estate

Corset by Detolle for Mainbocher
1939
© Condé Nast / Horst Estate

http://www.vam.ac.uk/horst | #Horst

View of ruins at the palace of Persepolis, Persia 1949 © Condé Nast / Horst Estate

View of ruins at the palace of Persepolis, Persia
1949
© Condé Nast / Horst Estate

Frieze Week 2

Other Art Fairs on during Frieze Week

No one can say that London’s art scene isn’t buzzing during Frieze Week and they are by no means the only fairs on.

 

The Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, London E1 plays host to three:

Dan Hillier  “Lark”, hand-pulled screen print,  Courtesy of The Other Art Fair

Dan Hillier
“Lark”, hand-pulled screen print,
Courtesy of The Other Art Fair

The Other Art Fair (16th – 19th October) is the seventh edition of this popular artist-led fair which features work by international artists who have been selected by an expert panel that includes Anita Zabludowicz, Founding Director of the Zabludowicz Collection, Omar Kholeif, Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, Sophie O’Brien, Senior Curator at the Serpentine Gallery, and celebrated artist Polly Morgan among their number.

www.theotherartfair.com/

 

Karolina Haletak,  Enter Me

Karolina Haletak,
Enter Me

Now in its sixth edition the Kinetica Art Fair (16th – 19th October) is a celebration of the best of contemporary kinetic art from around fifteen countries around the world. For those interested in more historic examples then the stand of Austin Desmond Fine Art, London is the one for you.

http://www.kinetica-artfair.com 

 

Justine Smith Blow, 2014 60 x 40 cm Embossed Archival Inkjet printed on 330 gsm Somerset Enhanced paper Signed and editioned by the artist TAG Fine Arts Edition of 90

Justine Smith
Blow, 2014
60 x 40 cm
Embossed Archival Inkjet printed on 330 gsm Somerset Enhanced paper
Signed and editioned by the artist
TAG Fine Arts
Edition of 90

The third one there is the Moniker Art Fair (16th to 19th Oct 2014) which is a popular place of pilgrimage for those like the more unconventional side of art and urban culture.

http://www.monikerartfair.com

Sir Peter Blake,  3D Wooden Puzzle Series: 50, 2014,  silkscreen print with glitter, embossing, glazes and 3D printed collaged elements mounted on wood,  edition of 25, 416 x 492 mm.  Courtesy of CCA Galleries.

Sir Peter Blake,
3D Wooden Puzzle Series: 50, 2014,
silkscreen print with glitter, embossing, glazes and 3D printed collaged elements mounted on wood,
edition of 25, 416 x 492 mm.
Courtesy of CCA Galleries.

While the only UK art fair that exclusively specialises in contemporary prints, photographs, digital art, artists’ books and 3-D printing is the Multiplied Art Fair (17th-20th October) which is hosted by Christie’s South Kensington. Its forty participating galleries provide an eclectic mix of established artists as well as the emerging talent from institutions like the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal College of Art.

http://www.christies.com/multiplied

Boris Nzebo  Etat des Lieux, 2013  Signed en verso  Acrylic on canvas 230 cm x 200 cm Jack Bell Gallery

Boris Nzebo
Etat des Lieux, 2013
Signed en verso
Acrylic on canvas
230 cm x 200 cm
Jack Bell Gallery

 Following the success of last years’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair this year’s (16th-19th October) is even larger and promises some of the best in the emerging Contemporary African art market.  Definitely worth a visit to Somerset House.
  1-54.com/about

PAD LONDON

Pavilion of Art + Design London, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1, 15th-19th October 2014

Tloupas Philolaos Ensemble of six objects, bouteilles, boîte, entonnoir et saleron, en inox (stainless-steel) ciselé. C 1960. © Mathieu Ferrier Courtesy of ALB Antiquities – Antoine Broccardo

Tloupas Philolaos
Ensemble of six objects, bouteilles, boîte, entonnoir et saleron, en inox (stainless-steel) ciselé. C 1960.
© Mathieu Ferrier
Courtesy of ALB Antiquities – Antoine Broccardo

PAD London returns for its eighth year and still flies the flag as a destination for the best in 20th Century and contemporary arts and design. The sixty-two exhibitors include some who sell antiquities and ethnographical art and this year Finch & Co show a veritable cabinet of curiosities with items from around the world.

Ethnic group : SONGYE Country : Congo Period : Early 20th century Material : Wood and polychromy Height : 20 in. Origin : Formerly in a French collection Photo © Hughes Dubois Courtesy of Lucas Ratton

Ethnic group : SONGYE
Country : Congo
Period : Early 20th century
Material : Wood and polychromy
Height : 20 in.
Origin : Formerly in a French collection
Photo © Hughes Dubois
Courtesy of Lucas Ratton

An exciting newcomer to the show is the famous French porcelain factory and museum Sèvres – Cité de la céramique. Although established in 1740 it still flourishes today and will be showing commissioned modern and contemporary pieces by leading designers. Don’t miss the life-size ceramic dress by the Brazilian fashion designer Gustavo Lins.

Gustavo Lins Robe 2013 Unique piece Soft-paste porcelain biscuit, petit-feu grey glaze, gold, bronze structure and LEDs. This work was presented in January 2013 during Gustavo Lins’ spring/summer haute couture show. Copyright: Gérard Jonca for Sèvres-Cité de la céramique

Gustavo Lins
Robe
2013
Unique piece
Soft-paste porcelain biscuit, petit-feu grey glaze, gold, bronze structure and LEDs.
This work was presented in January 2013 during Gustavo Lins’ spring/summer haute couture show.
Copyright: Gérard Jonca for Sèvres-Cité de la céramique

http://www.pad-fairs.com/london/en

PAUL EVANS Faceted Cabinet Usa 1970 Paul Evans for Studio Diectional Cabinet features two bi-fold doors concealing four adjustable shelves Chrome-plated steel Laminate wood Dimension 84w x 25d x 32.25 inches, 213 w x 63.5 d x 82 cm Courtesy of Galleria Rosella Colombari

PAUL EVANS
Faceted Cabinet
Usa 1970
Paul Evans for Studio Diectional
Cabinet features two bi-fold doors concealing four adjustable shelves
Chrome-plated steel
Laminate wood
Dimension 84w x 25d x 32.25 inches, 213 w x 63.5 d x 82 cm
Courtesy of Galleria Rosella Colombari

Agostino Bonalumi (Vimercate 1935 – 2013 Milan) Rosso 1965 Shaped canvas and vinyl tempera, 110.5 x 100cm/43.3x 39.4in Signed and dated on the back Authentication number: 65-072 Courtesy of Robilant + Voena

Agostino Bonalumi (Vimercate 1935 – 2013 Milan)
Rosso
1965
Shaped canvas and vinyl tempera,
110.5 x 100cm/43.3x 39.4in
Signed and dated on the back
Authentication number: 65-072
Courtesy of Robilant + Voena

Atelier Van Lieshout | Caretaker Lamp 2014 Patinated Bronze H72 D38 Cm / H28.3 D15 In Limited Edition Of 8 + 4 Ap Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Atelier Van Lieshout | Caretaker Lamp
2014
Patinated Bronze
H72 D38 Cm / H28.3 D15 In
Limited Edition Of 8 + 4 Ap
Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Carlos Cruz Diez Chromointerférence, 2013                  18 kt yellow gold in black rhodium, impresac acrylic with UV pigment. 6 cm diameter Edition of 10 Signed and numbered Courtesy of Elisabetta Cipriani

Carlos Cruz Diez
Chromointerférence, 2013
18 kt yellow gold in black rhodium, impresac acrylic with UV pigment.
6 cm diameter
Edition of 10
Signed and numbered
Courtesy of Elisabetta Cipriani

FRIEZE MASTERS 2014

FRIEZE MASTERS 2014, The Regent’s Park, London, 15th– 19th October

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Now in its third year this fair which combines ancient and modern works from over a hundred and twenty of the world’s leading galleries is being housed in a specially created contemporary setting by the noted architect Annabelle Selldorf.

 Aegean marble seated idol Late Neolithic, c.5th millennium BC Height: 10cm Provenance: Private collection France, acquired in Bulgaria late 1960s The steatopygous female sits with her legs folded diagonally, her arms held horizontally across the body below well-spaced breasts and above a distinctly rounded abdomen. The waist is relatively narrow emphasizing her voluminous hips, legs and exaggerated bottom. The neck and head come to a simple tapering point, the face concave with strong chin and pronounced nose, most evident in profile. This rare idol is in an excellent state of preservation retaining, in parts, its original polished surface. Carved about 7000 years ago, the figure celebrates an extreme female form and served as a symbol of abundance and fecundity.  Rupert Wace Ancient Art

Aegean marble seated idol
Late Neolithic, c.5th millennium BC
Height: 10cm
Provenance: Private collection France, acquired in Bulgaria late 1960s
The steatopygous female sits with her legs folded diagonally, her arms held horizontally across the body below well-spaced breasts and above a distinctly rounded abdomen. The waist is relatively narrow emphasizing her voluminous hips, legs and exaggerated bottom. The neck and head come to a simple tapering point, the face concave with strong chin and pronounced nose, most evident in profile.
This rare idol is in an excellent state of preservation retaining, in parts, its original polished surface. Carved about 7000 years ago, the figure celebrates an extreme female form and served as a symbol of abundance and fecundity.
Rupert Wace Ancient Art

Among exhibitors is Rupert Wace whose antiquities provide the perfect foil to modern works while Daniel Crouch Rare Books takes part for the first time.

 ‘A free-standing atlas of Europe’, by George Willdey and Thomas Jefferys,  C. 1750. (image credit to Daniel Crouch Rare Books)

‘A free-standing atlas of Europe’, by George Willdey and Thomas Jefferys, C. 1750.
(image credit to Daniel Crouch Rare Books)

Once again there will be a series of solo presentations which will include Francis Bacon (Marlborough Fine Art, London), Alighierio Boetti (Ben Brown Fine Arts, London), William Hogarth (Andrew Edmunds, London), David Smith (Mnuchin Gallery, New York) and Antoni Tàpies (Timothy Taylor Gallery, London).

From left to right: David Smith, Forging VI, 1955, Forging VIII, 1955, Forging VII, 1955, Yellow Vertical (Construction in Three Elements), 1955, The Woman Bandit (unfinished), 1956- 58, and Construction with Forged Neck, 1955 Photograph by the artist at Bolton Landing Dock, Lake George, New York, c. 1956 © Estate of David Smith/Licensed by VAGA, New York Mnuchin Gallery, New York

From left to right: David Smith, Forging VI, 1955, Forging VIII, 1955, Forging VII, 1955, Yellow Vertical (Construction in Three Elements), 1955, The Woman Bandit (unfinished), 1956- 58, and Construction with Forged Neck, 1955
Photograph by the artist at Bolton Landing Dock, Lake George, New York, c. 1956
© Estate of David Smith/Licensed by VAGA, New York
Mnuchin Gallery, New York

Don’t forget that there will be a programme of talks too.

Alighiero Boetti Aelleigiaccaieerreobioetitii, 1973 Ballpoint pen on paper 70 x 100 cm. (27 1/2 x 39 3/8 in.) Provenance: Zaira Mis, Brussels Private Collection, London Exhibitions: Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía; London, Tate Modern; New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan, October 2011 - October 2012 (exhibited at Museo Reina Sofía and Tate), p. 101, illustrated in colour Hong Kong, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Alighiero Boetti + Pier Paolo Calzolari, Mario Merz, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, 15 May - 28 July 2012 Doha, Katara Cultural Village Foundation, Alighiero Boetti, 17 March - 2 May 2013 Bibliography: Exhibition Catalogue, London, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Alighiero Boetti, Un pozzo senza fine, Embroideries, 2006, p. 17, illustrated in colour Jean-Christophe Ammann, Alighiero Boetti, Catalogo generale, Opere 1972 – 1979, Milan 2012, vol. II, p. 89, no. 475, illustrated in colour This work is registered in the Archivio Alighiero Boetti, Rome under number 2773.

Alighiero Boetti Aelleigiaccaieerreobioetitii, 1973 Ballpoint pen on paper 70 x 100 cm. (27 1/2 x 39 3/8 in.)
Provenance:
Zaira Mis, Brussels
Private Collection, London
Exhibitions:
Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía; London, Tate Modern; New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan, October 2011 – October 2012 (exhibited at Museo Reina Sofía and Tate), p. 101, illustrated in colour
Hong Kong, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Alighiero Boetti + Pier Paolo Calzolari, Mario Merz, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, 15 May – 28 July 2012
Doha, Katara Cultural Village Foundation, Alighiero Boetti, 17 March – 2 May 2013
Bibliography:
Exhibition Catalogue, London, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Alighiero Boetti, Un pozzo senza fine, Embroideries, 2006, p. 17, illustrated in colour
Jean-Christophe Ammann, Alighiero Boetti, Catalogo generale, Opere 1972 – 1979, Milan 2012, vol. II, p. 89, no. 475, illustrated in colour
This work is registered in the Archivio Alighiero Boetti, Rome under number 2773.

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WILLIAM HOGARTH (1697-1764) The Bathos, or Manner of Sinking, in Sublime Paintings, inscribed to the Dealers in Dark Pictures 3 March 1764 Etching & engraving Exceptional impression, the fine lines in the sky above the gallows still printing P.216 only state Andrew Edmunds

WILLIAM HOGARTH (1697-1764)
The Bathos, or Manner of Sinking, in Sublime Paintings,
inscribed to the Dealers in Dark Pictures
3 March 1764
Etching & engraving
Exceptional impression, the fine lines in the sky above the gallows still printing
P.216 only state
Andrew Edmunds

Frieze Week 1

There are a great number of exhibitions during the Frieze period too and I thought I would share some that caught my eye.

The Naked and the Nude, 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, London W11, 16 – 21 October

Rodolfo Villaplana SIBERIAN,  Oil on Canvas,  122x91 cm,

Rodolfo Villaplana
SIBERIAN,
Oil on Canvas,
122×91 cm,

The Museum of Contemporary Art supports this solo selling exhibition of works by the young Venezuelan painter, Rodolfo Villaplana who completed his MA studies at the Chelsea College of Art in 2013. He is obviously destined for high places as the director of MOCA writes of him “He is a young artist and in slaying the dragons of his past, both his artistic and religious fathers, so to speak, he frees himself to attempt even more difficult works. He is one to gaze upon with interest.”

http://www.mocalondon.co.uk/

Duane Hanson: Reality Check, Sotheby’s S│2 Gallery, 31 St. George Street, London W1, until 7th November

Man on a Mower, 1995 Bronze, polychromed in oil, with mower – Lifesize © Estate of Duane Hanson / Licensed by DACS, London, UK

Man on a Mower, 1995
Bronze, polychromed in oil, with mower – Lifesize
© Estate of Duane Hanson / Licensed by DACS, London, UK

Middle America comes to Mayfair might be an alternative title of this exhibition which features the sculpture of Duane Hanson (1925 – 1996). He is well-known for these works which transform ordinary people into memorable works of art.

http://www.sothebys.com/en/gallery/s2.html

 

Creative Saskatchewan presents ‘Saskatchewan, Blackall Studios, 73 Leonard Street Shoreditch, London EC2, 14th – 18th October.

Leah Dorion - Spirit Dancers

Leah Dorion – Spirit Dancers

Appropriately curated by world-renowned artist Adrian Stimson this exhibition celebrates the artistic history and diversity of Saskatchewan, including as it does works in differing media of twenty-seven artists from the Métis, Cree and European peoples of Canada.

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WE COULD NOT AGREE, Q Park, Level 3, Cavendish Square, London W1, 14th – 19th October

Michal Cole -  'Home Sweet Home'

Michal Cole – ‘Home Sweet Home’


This is a show of over a hundred artists whose work, chosen by ten curators, will be displayed in this central London underground car park. It offers sculpture, film, photography, painting and site specific interventions, including performative talks and live presentations, with a deliberate feeling for unpredictability and curiosity by new and established artists. Should be different!

Daily 12 – 8pm

 

“Alchemic Ceremony”, Mallett London, Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London, W1, until 19th October

Simone Pheulpin  Textile Sculpture Anfractuosités (Crevice) 40 x 40cm

Simone Pheulpin
Textile Sculpture
Anfractuosités (Crevice)
40 x 40cm

“Alchemic Ceremony” is brought to London by the nomadic French firm Maison Parisienne who set up camp, so to speak, in European capitals to promote French contemporary crafts. Some forty artisans are showing unusual furniture and sculptures, made in a variety of media (textiles and wood, ceramics, porcelain, copper and glassware). Displayed in the 18th century interiors of Ely House and combined with Mallett’s fine period furniture and works of art the result is amodern take of a collector’s cabinet of curiosities. An exciting prospect!

http://www.mallettantiques.com

 

Betrand Lavier Fountain, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, London W2

Image © Bertrand Lavier Bertrand Lavier Fountain is supported by the LUMA Foundation and AECOM and part of the Serpentine Autumn Season sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies

Image © Bertrand Lavier
Bertrand Lavier Fountain is supported by the LUMA Foundation and AECOM
and part of the Serpentine Autumn Season sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies

Although it will be in situ for a year this engaging fountain by the leading French artist Bertrand Lavier is being unveiled this week. Known for his use of found objects in his sculptures this work is heralded by Julia Peyton-Jones, Director, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, of the Serpentine Galleries, who said: “In 2009, Bertrand Lavier created two fountains in the parterre du midi of Versailles and we are thrilled to have Lavier re-create the design of his excitingly wonderful and playful fountain on the front lawn of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.”

www.serpentinegalleries.org

FRIEZE LONDON 2014

FRIEZE LONDON 2014, The Regent’s Park, London, 15th-18th October 2014

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This is always a very special experience gathering as it does galleries from around the world and this year promises to be a no less exciting and stimulating experience. Visitors should not forget either the sculpture park a few minutes away in the English Garden, where this year’s works are curated by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Here is a small selection of some of the galleries that you can see when visiting – something I do recommend you try and do.

The Thomas Dane Gallery (Stand E6) brings sculpture indoors by concentrating on British sculpture with works by Michael Landy, Phillip King and Alexandre da Cunha.

George Condo Portrait with Green Shapes, 2014 Oil on linen 170,2 x 165,1 cm 67  x 65  inches Courtesy the artist and Sprüth Magers

George Condo
Portrait with Green Shapes, 2014
Oil on linen
170,2 x 165,1 cm 67 x 65 inches
Courtesy the artist and Sprüth Magers

Sprüth Magers (Stand C5) have shown at every Fair since the first one in 2003 and once again make a welcome return with works by Thomas Demand, John Baldessari and John Bock among others.

Ellen Gallagher Abu Simbel, 2005 Photogravure, watercolour, colour pencil, varnish, pomade, plasticine, blue fur, gold leaf and crystals 62 x 90 cm / 24 3/8 x 35 3/8 in 91 x 120 x 4.5 cm / 35 7/8 x 47 1/4 x 1 3/4 in (framed) © Ellen Gallagher Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Barbora Gerny

Ellen Gallagher
Abu Simbel, 2005
Photogravure, watercolour, colour pencil, varnish, pomade, plasticine, blue fur, gold leaf and crystals
62 x 90 cm / 24 3/8 x 35 3/8 in
91 x 120 x 4.5 cm / 35 7/8 x 47 1/4 x 1 3/4 in (framed)
© Ellen Gallagher
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Photo: Barbora Gerny

On Hauser & Wirth’s stand (D6) they celebrate artist Mark Wallinger’s joining them by asking him to curate their stand. Wallinger has taken Sigmund Freud’s study in his Hampstead home (now a museum) as the inspiration for the thematic installation, featuring the gallery’s artists, which is based on Freud’s theories on conscious and unconscious. Should be interesting!

Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin (S, M & L), 2013 Bronze 110 x 120 x 120 cm 43 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in Edition of 8 plus 2 APs Courtesy KUSAMA Enterprise, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore and Victoria Miro, London © Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama
Pumpkin (S, M & L), 2013
Bronze
110 x 120 x 120 cm
43 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in
Edition of 8 plus 2 APs
Courtesy KUSAMA Enterprise, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore and Victoria Miro, London
© Yayoi Kusama

Victoria Miro (Stand B3) brings an array of pieces by their established artists who include Chantal Joffe, Idris Khan, Chris Ofili, Grayson Perry, Adriana Varejão and Tal R while paintings by Celia Paul will be displayed in a specially installed room. You may well be inspired by the work of Yayoi Kusama and make a trip to see her exhibition of bronze pumpkins at the gallery’s Wharf Road space.

TRACEY EMIN Untitled (Purple Virgin Sketch), 2004 acrylic on paper 22.5 x 32 inches (paper) 57.2 x 81.3 cm 25 x 34 inches (framed) 63.5 x 86.4 cm Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

TRACEY EMIN
Untitled (Purple Virgin Sketch), 2004
acrylic on paper
22.5 x 32 inches (paper)
57.2 x 81.3 cm
25 x 34 inches (framed)
63.5 x 86.4 cm
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

For Lehmann Maupin (Stand A18) the theme is multimedia works by artists who hold a shared interest in the understanding, both physical and psychological, of constructed environments. Among artists included are Lee Bul, Alex Prager and Tracey Emin.

Anna Maria Maiolino De... Para... (From.. To...), from the series Fotopoemação (Photopoemaction) 1974 black and white digital photographs. Edition of 5 Edition: 1/5 63,5 x 48 cm Courtesy of Galeria Luisa Strina

Anna Maria Maiolino
De… Para… (From.. To…), from the series Fotopoemação (Photopoemaction)
1974
black and white digital photographs. Edition of 5
Edition: 1/5
63,5 x 48 cm
Courtesy of Galeria Luisa Strina

As part of Latitude: Platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad – which celebrates contemporary art both established and emerging – Galeria Luisa Strina (Stand D8) will include among other artists photographs by the seminal modern Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino.

Enjoy!

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Panter & Hall

Luke Martineau – Across the Water, Panter & Hall, 11-12 Pall Mall, London, SW1, until 24th October 2014

Luke Martineau Hammersmith Bridge oil on canvas 24 x 0 x 40 ins (61 x 0 x 0 cms)

Luke Martineau
Hammersmith Bridge
oil on canvas
24 x 0 x 40 ins (61 x 0 x 0 cms)

Take elements of the eastern seaboard of the United States and combine them with views of the Thames in London, Exmoor rivers and North Devon beaches and you will understand why this new show of pictures by the talented artist Luke Martineau is called Across the Water. There are street and flower studies as well to tempt you.

Luke Martineau Blossom in the park oil on canvas 18 x 24 ins (46 x 61 cms)

Luke Martineau
Blossom in the park
oil on canvas
18 x 24 ins (46 x 61 cms)

Many of his scenes start en plein air and are then further developed in the studio.  The appeal of his work is perhaps best summed up by what the novelist Joanna Trollope wrote in her introduction to the catalogue: “These are paintings to live with. Luke’s skill with light, and light on water, and his eloquent impressionistic rendering of figures, as well as his remarkable ability to define landscapes and townscapes, make him as accessible as he is distinguished. To find a contemporary painter of this versatility and humanity is rare indeed, and if you don’t own one already, I warmly suggest that you should start.”

Luke Martineau Last of the day's work oil on canvas 18 x 24 ins (46 x 61 cms)

Luke Martineau
Last of the day’s work
oil on canvas
18 x 24 ins (46 x 61 cms)

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NEWSFLASH – BALFRON TOWER

Just heard –

NT London Goldfinger bus tour goes to Balfron Tower, courtesy Sophia Schorr-Kon

NT London Goldfinger tour goes to Balfron Tower, courtesy Sophia Schorr-Kon

“Tickets are being released for 6 more days of tours, Friday to Sunday 17-19 and 24-26 October. Tours are on the hour, 11am to 4pm. Please note places on tours are ONLY available by booking in advance at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/london. To register interest in visiting with a local community or educational group please contact london@nationaltrust.org.uk.”