I am bringing you these two blogs today because they update the story of London as a key art market and between them celebrate art from antiquity to the present times and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn and buy.
Many thanks to my patient readers for putting up with the number of blogs I have published in recent weeks but they represent the vibrancy of London as a world centre of art and antiques, especially at this time of year.
Brown’s London Art Weekend, 3rd – 5thJuly 2015
Now in its second year this exciting weekend not only provides the opportunity to visit the various exhibitions taking place in galleries and auction houses in Mayfair and St. James’s but also to attend some of the specialist lectures at Brown’s Hotel, which include topics from ‘How to start your art collection’ to ‘Fashion in Art’ and ‘The history of art in Mayfair’. Each talk will be hosted by a leading art expert and will last 45 minutes at £30(including refreshments).
This year the Royal Academy will host the Burlington Gardens Festival on 4th July. It is a street party to celebrate the history and future of the building before is redevelopment. The street will be pedestrianised and a special forecourt will be constructed. Among the hosts will be Royal Academicians Will Alsop, Yinka Shonibare, Bob and Roberta Smith and Richard Wilson.
The participating galleries are:
Aktis Gallery | Albemarle Gallery | Almine Rech | Ayyam Gallery | Beaux Arts | Beetles & Huxley | Belgravia Gallery | Belmacz | Ben Elwes Fine Art | Benjamin Proust Fine Art Ltd | Berwald Oriental Art | Blain Southern | Bonhams | Bowman Sculpture | Browse and Darby | Brun Fine Art | Carl Kostyál | Connaught Brown | Contini Art UK | Daniel Crouch Rare Books | Daniel Katz Gallery | David Zwirner | Deborah Gage (Works of Art) Ltd |Delahunty Fine Art |Dominique Lévy | Erarta | Fine Art Society | Flowers Gallery | Gagosian Gallery | Galerie Kreo | Gallery of African Art | Gazelli Art House | Gimpel Fils | Grimaldi Gavin | Grosvenor Gallery | Halcyon Gallery | Haldane Fine Arts | Hanina Fine Arts | Hauser and Wirth, James Hyman, James Mackinnon At Grosvenor Gallery |John Martin Gallery | John Mitchell Fine Paintings | Joost van den Bergh | Kallos Gallery |Luxembourg & Dayan | Marlborough Fine Art | Mallett | Martyn Gregory | Massimo de Carlo | Max Rutherston | Mazzoleni Art | Mead Carney Fine Art | Messum’s | Nicholas Pitcher Oriental Art | Ordovas | Osborne Samuel | PACE | Paul Smith |Pippy Houldsworth Gallery | Rafael Valls | Redfern Gallery | Riflemaker | Robilant + Voena | Ronchini | Rossi &Rossi | Rupert Wace Ancient Art | Sadie Coles HQ | Sam Fogg | Sarah Myerscough Gallery | Simon Dickinson | Simon Lee | Sims Reed Gallery | Skarstedt Gallery | Sladmore Contemporary | Sotheby’s | Sprüth Magers | Stair Sainty Gallery | Stephen Ongpin Fine Art | Stern Pissarro Gallery | The Illustration Cupboard | The Sladmore Gallery | Timothy Taylor Gallery | Victoria Miro | Waterhouse & Dodd | White Cube | Whitford Fine Art | William Weston Gallery | Willow Gallery.