A Global Art Fair

Art15, Olympia Grand, London W14, 21st – 23rd May 2015

Anthony Caro,  Air, 1971,  Painted Steel, 35.5 x 183 x 198 cm,  The Artist's Private Collection,  Annely Juda Fine Art, London 'Courtesy of Piano Nobile Gallery'

Anthony Caro,
Air, 1971,
Painted Steel, 35.5 x 183 x 198 cm,
The Artist’s Private Collection,
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
‘Courtesy of Piano Nobile Gallery’

It is quite appropriate that the global art fair Art15 should be sponsored by the international bank Citi Private Bank. This, its third edition, promises a good mixture of modern and contemporary art from over forty different countries. There are a series of curatorial and other projects plus a new monumental sculpture by Sokari Douglas Camp, the British, Nigerian-born, artist, who was short-listed in 2003 for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. This year’s fair will see the launch of the Global Private Museum Association, whose members will be international private museum owners.

James Ostrer 145.4  ©James Ostrer, Courtesy Gazelli Art House

James Ostrer
145.4
©James Ostrer, Courtesy Gazelli Art House

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Emily Young  'Mont Amiata Warrior' 2014 Courtesy of The Fine Art Society

Emily Young
‘Mont Amiata Warrior’ 2014
Courtesy of The Fine Art Society

Caroline Jane Harris,  Pulse, 2014,  hand-cut layered pigment prints on paper, 103 x 73.5 cm.  Image courtesy the artist and Kashya Hildebrand, London.

Caroline Jane Harris,
Pulse, 2014,
hand-cut layered pigment prints on paper, 103 x 73.5 cm.
Image courtesy the artist and Kashya Hildebrand, London.

French and other porcelains of the 18th century

The Lady Cynthia Postan Collection of French and other porcelains of the 18th century, E & H Manners, 66C Kensington Church Street, W8, 21st – 29th May 2015

Catalogue no. 43 A VINCENNES TEAPOT AND  A COVER (théière ronde), circa 1750-52

Catalogue no. 43
A VINCENNES TEAPOT AND A COVER (théière ronde), circa 1750-52

This is a great opportunity to acquire pieces from a gifted and true collector who not only bought the best from leading dealers such as Winifred Williams, Pierre de Regaini and Lévy-Lacaze, but was also equally keen to acquire slightly less perfect pieces that were both attractive and helpful in increasing her knowledge of the subject.

Catalogue no. 21 A CHANTILLY KAKIEMON FEEDING VESSEL (biberon), circa 1740

Catalogue no. 21
A CHANTILLY KAKIEMON FEEDING VESSEL (biberon), circa 1740

She first started buying in Paris in the 1950s when her husband Sir Michael Postan, professor of Economic History at Cambridge was at the Sorbonne. He was a collector of Chinese ceramics, especially Song monochrome wares, and no doubt this influenced Lady Cynthia’s interest in the Japanese-inspired decoration found on Chantilly porcelain. She was also interested in Vincennes and early Sèvres.

Catalogue no.16 A CHANTILLY KAKIEMON MUSTARD POT and associated cover, circa 1745

Catalogue no.16
A CHANTILLY KAKIEMON MUSTARD POT and associated cover, circa 1745

It is an exquisite exhibition which is complemented by the finely produced catalogue that accompanies it.

Catalogue no. 47 A VINCENNES OR EARLY SÈVRES COOLER (seau à topette), 1756

Catalogue no. 47
A VINCENNES OR EARLY SÈVRES COOLER (seau à topette), 1756

 

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PHOTO LONDON

PHOTO LONDON 2015, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2, 21st – 24th May 2015

Jacques Henri Lartigue "Bibi à Londres, Octobre" 1926 Courtesy of The Photographers' Gallery

Jacques Henri Lartigue
“Bibi à Londres, Octobre” 1926
Courtesy of The Photographers’ Gallery

This is an exciting new fair which will feature some sixty specially selected galleries from around the world. This demonstrates how both vintage and contemporary photographs are becoming a popular field of collecting in many countries and now it seems in London as well. There will also be a series of talks.

Mike Seabourne "Southampton Road, Gospel Oak, Camden" 2006 Copyright Mike Seabourne courtesy of Bernard Quaritch Ltd.

Mike Seabourne
“Southampton Road, Gospel Oak, Camden” 2006
Copyright Mike Seabourne
courtesy of Bernard Quaritch Ltd.

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Ernst Haas "Picadilly Circus" 1949 © Ernst Haas , courtesy of Atlas Gallery

Ernst Haas
“Picadilly Circus” 1949
© Ernst Haas , courtesy of Atlas Gallery

Diane Arbus "Young couple on a bench in Washington Square Park, N.Y.C" 1965 © The Diane Arbus Estate, courtesy Timothy Taylor Gallery

Diane Arbus
“Young couple on a bench in Washington Square Park, N.Y.C” 1965
© The Diane Arbus Estate, courtesy Timothy Taylor Gallery

Noemie Goudal "Cascade" 2009 Courtesy of Edel Assanti

Noemie Goudal
“Cascade” 2009
Courtesy of Edel Assanti

 

 

Raymond Cauchetier "A Bout de Souffle (Jean-­Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg)" 1959 Copyright Raymon Cauchetier, courtesy James Hyman Photography, London

Raymond Cauchetier
“A Bout de Souffle (Jean-­Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg)” 1959
Copyright Raymon Cauchetier, courtesy James Hyman Photography, London

Vik Muniz "Stonehenge" 2014 Copyright of the artist, courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts

Vik Muniz
“Stonehenge” 2014
Copyright of the artist, courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts

Anja Niemi "The Chrysler" 2014 Copyright of the artist, courtesy The Little Black Gallery

Anja Niemi
“The Chrysler” 2014
Copyright of the artist, courtesy The Little Black Gallery

A Breath of Scottish Air in London

Jolomo – Away to the Hebrides, Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street St. James’s, London SW1, 18th  – 30th  May 2015

Evening Summerlight Isle of Gigha.                  oil on canvas.   24 x 24 inches.

Evening Summerlight Isle of Gigha.
oil on canvas.
24 x 24 inches.

It is not hard to believe that this is the 14th London show for the very popular Scottish artist (Dr John Lowrie Morrison OBE) who has a deserved worldwide following, including celebrities such as Sting, Rick Stein and Madonna.  His works always bring a breath of fresh Scottish air to London and who knows the SNP MP’s may do the same for the House of Commons.

Big Squall over Scalpay Lighthouse.                 oil on canvas.   20 x 20 inches.

Big Squall over Scalpay Lighthouse.
oil on canvas.
20 x 20 inches.

The exhibition’s title derives from the 19th century Scottish artist Sir William McTaggart’s painting ‘Away to the West’ and Jolomo explains “I always thought it was a very evocative title, ever since I was school. It evokes that romantic feeling which I have about the West Coast, and the Hebrides in particular. Growing up in Glasgow, it just made me want to be out there. I thought it would be really good to bring a sense of that to London, which is so far away from the Hebrides it might as well be Outer Mongolia!”

High Summer on Isle of Berneray.                    oil on canvas.   30 x 30 inches.

High Summer on Isle of Berneray.
oil on canvas.
30 x 30 inches.

There are some sixty new works, reflecting trips over the decades to the islands, including the area his father grew up in.  Jolomo adds “It’s tied in with my thoughts of the past as well, my family’s past, and what they did, cutting the peat, cutting the hay, collecting the seaweed to put down into the soil to help grow vegetables. The paintings almost always have traces of human life, a haystack, or a ladder against a wall.”
A percentage of the proceeds will go to the Carers Trust.

Summerlight Isle of Berneray looking to Harris.   oil on canvas.   30 x 30 inches.

Summerlight Isle of Berneray looking to Harris.
oil on canvas.
30 x 30 inches.

 

Hours:  Mon-Sat. 10 – 6pm. Sat 30 closes at 2pm. Sunday 11-4pm. Open Bank holiday Mon 25.

Enquiries: corrymella@corrymellascottgallery.co.uk,   07763 789112

 

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Stafford Gallery at Wimbledon Fine Art

John C Brown, Stafford Gallery at Wimbledon Fine Art, 41 Church Road, Wimbledon Village, London, SW19, 18th – 31st May 2015

Blue Balconies, Havana  Mixed media on board  34 x 46 inches

Blue Balconies, Havana
Mixed media on board
34 x 46 inches

There is little doubt that John Brown has an eye for capturing brief, real-life scenes in his paintings whether they take place overseas or in his native Scotland.  Having caught these scenes in his sketchbook, he translates them into paintings in his studio using both paint and mixed media.  He gradually adds layers to the picture until the colourful, light-infused final image is achieved.

Corrales Street Vendors,Havana   Mixed media on board  24 x 32 inches

Corrales Street Vendors,Havana
Mixed media on board
24 x 32 inches

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Street Stall, Havana  Mixed media on board  10 x 10.75 inches

Street Stall, Havana
Mixed media on board
10 x 10.75 inches

 

Paris evoked in London

Galerie de l‘Epoque, Stephen Friedman Gallery,  Gallery One, 25-28 Old Burlington Street, London W1
Installation view of Galerie de l'Epoque, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2015).  Photography Mark Blower.

Installation view of Galerie de l’Epoque, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2015).
Photography Mark Blower.

This something really different because London becomes Paris.  The moment you go through the gallery’s door you are taken into an imaginary Paris gallery, established in 1948.  The 1950s have been evoked by the  French interior designer Emilie Bonaventure who has incorporated period colour palettes and wallpapers alongside furniture by Jacques Dumond and Alain Richard to create a perfect ambiance to combine art and design from the 20th and 21st centuries perfectly.

Installation view of Galerie de l'Epoque, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2015).  Photography Mark Blower.

Installation view of Galerie de l’Epoque, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2015).
Photography Mark Blower.

It is a timely reminder by the gallery, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer, of how great contemporary and historical works whether from Europe, America, Japan or South America can be brought together to create a harmonious whole.
Installation view of Galerie de l'Epoque, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2015).  Photography Mark Blower.

Installation view of Galerie de l’Epoque, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2015).
Photography Mark Blower.

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    R.H. Quaytman
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Installation view of Galerie de l'Epoque, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2015).  Photography Mark Blower.

Installation view of Galerie de l’Epoque, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2015).
Photography Mark Blower.

Installation view of Galerie de l'Epoque, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2015).  Photography Mark Blower.

Installation view of Galerie de l’Epoque, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2015).
Photography Mark Blower.

 

A European Private Collection

From Roentgen to Fabergé: A European Private Collection, Christie’s, King Street, London, 20th May 2015

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There can be little doubt that Monsieur de C, who formed this remarkable collection over more than three decades is a man of great taste and connoisseurship. He focused on the 18th century with particular interest in the furniture of Abraham and David Roentgen, the celebrated Neuwied- based cabinetmakers. While the father’s furniture forms reflected rococo shapes David’s pure lines and veneers were superb examples of neoclassical taste and it is no surprise that Catherine the Great and Louis XVI were among his patrons.

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The collection is rich in other treasures of German craftsmanship, including an exceptional pair of Berlin gilt-bronze wall-lights, circa 1745 made for the Goldene Gallerie at Schloss Charlottenburg (estimate: £50,000-80,000), and 17th and 18th century Augsburg silver, including figures and a pair of silver tureens from the Perm Service made for Catherine the Great. Meissen is also represented well, including a group of pieces with Augsburg Hausmaleri decoration. Another ceramic delight in the auction is a Chinese mid-18th century porcelain serving dish decorated with the arms of Frederick the Great which comes from a service that is believed to have been presented to him (£6,000 – 10,000).

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A further area of interest lay in the creations of Fabergé and others in Imperial Russia and there is a fine selection of pieces as can be seen here and also a beautiful silver and silver-gilt table service (estimate:£40,000-60,000). The silver and porcelain (there is a Russian Imperial service too) were used by Monsieur de C when he entertained in the treasure-filled enfilade of rooms of his home. I fully expect that there will be fierce competition to acquire these treasures on the day.

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