A great celebration of Art!

MAYFAIR ART WEEKEND, Mayfair & St James’s, London (various locations), 30th June – 2nd July 2017

 

I am grateful to John Kirkwood for attending the press conference and writing about this:

 

Max Mara
Ludovica Gioscia – Infinite Present, 2017. C-print on archival fuji matt paper
Courtesy Ludovica Gioscia

Now in its fourth year this celebration of Art in Mayfair features over 60 galleries, auction houses, fashion houses and restaurants who will all in their own way have something to offer the visitor.

Mayor Gallery
Tadaaki Kuwayama – Untitled (Yellow)1969, acrylic on canvas, 90x90cm.
Courtesy of Mayor Gallery

 

Moretti Gallery
Guido Reni, Bologna – Two Bacchantes 1639-1640.
Courtesy of Moretti Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Royal Academy of Arts will be the hub of this celebration and its courtyard will offer a place in which to relax and recover your strength to carry on through the many events planned.

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Gilbert & George
Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Photo Nikolai Saoulski

There will be temporary, site-specific artworks from up and coming artists and workshops led by groups such as the Bedroom Artists’ Collective as well as informal conversations with artists, gallerists and local Mayfair figures.

Burlington Arcade
Mathilde Nivet – Birds

The Burlington Arcade has commissioned an installation by Mathilde Nivet of 300 paper birds in-flight motion in two positions – wings fully stretched or slightly bent.  Not unsurprisingly the installation is called Birds!

GAFRA
Nelson Makamo – Cool Moments 2017
Courtesy of the Gallery of African Art (GAFRA)

 

Hignell Gallery
Ben Russell – Cactus House, Alabaster 2017
Photograph courtesy of Tanya Dolver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday there will be a workshop for kids to create their own Gallery.

Bowman Sculpture
Le Baiser (The Kiss), 2nd Reduction – Auguste Rodin.
Courtesy of Bowman Sculpture

 

David Zwirner
Lisa Yuskavage – Stoned 2016
Courtesy David Zwirner New York-London

 

Victoria Miro
Milton Avery – Young Couple (Husband and Wife), 1963. Oil on canvas. 50 x 60 in
© Milton AveryTrust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Cube
Wayne Thiebaud – Green Dress 1966 – 2017
© Wayne Thiebaud DACS, London, VAGA, New York 2017

 

Simon Dickinson Gallery
Domenico Conti – Portrait of Antonio Canova in his studio completing the La Touche ‘Amorino, 1792.
Courtesy of Simon Dickenson Gallery

 

Partners & Mucciaccia_
Cristiano Pintaldi – Untitled,2016, acrylic on canvas, 101x105cm.
Courtesy of Partners & Mucciaccia

 

Pace
Nathalie du Pasquier
© 2017 Nathalie du Pasquier. Photo by Bruno Lopes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halcyon Gallery
Dale Chihuly – Maize Persian Set with Obsidian Lip Wraps
Courtesy of Halcyon Gallery

 

Marlborough Fine Art
Victor Pasmore – The Cloud in the West,1987
Courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

 

Stoppenbach & Delestre
Andre Derain – Collioure
Courtesy of Stoppenbach & Delestre

 

Mount Street Gardens
Benjamin McMahon (2014)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.mayfairartweekend.com

 

The 2017 London Art Fair

London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1, 18th-22nd January 2017

Deborah Azzopardi Love is the Answer..., 2016 Limited Edition Silk-Screen Print with Platinum Leaf 121 x 87 cm 47 5/8 x 34 1/4 in. Edition of 15 Courtesy, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery

Deborah Azzopardi
Love is the Answer…, 2016
Limited Edition Silk-Screen Print with Platinum Leaf
121 x 87 cm
47 5/8 x 34 1/4 in.
Edition of 15
Courtesy, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery

The London Art Fair – this the 29th – to me sets the scene for the year ahead and gives some indication of what we might expect the market to be like.  It has a wide remit covering art from the early 20th century to the present day and has one hundred and twenty nine participating galleries.  More than a fifth of these come from overseas.

EUAN UGLOW (1932-2000) Two Peaches, 1992 oil on board 7 x 9 7/8 inches Browse & Darby

EUAN UGLOW (1932-2000)
Two Peaches, 1992
oil on board
7 x 9 7/8 inches
Browse & Darby

There are talks, tours and performances aimed at all levels of collectors and there is also ‘Photo50’ which celebrates contemporary photography. This year’s Museum Partnership is with The Lightbox, Woking who are showing works from the Ingram Collection in a special exhibition entitled ‘Ten Years: A Century of Art’.

Paul Wright 'Summer Profile' Thompson's Gallery

Paul Wright
‘Summer Profile’
Thompson’s Gallery

 

Going to the Match signed by L.S. Lowry, 1972. Edition of 300 Image Size: 52.8 x 68.0cm. Available from www.peterharrington.co.uk

Going to the Match signed by L.S. Lowry, 1972.
Edition of 300
Image Size: 52.8 x 68.0cm.
Available from http://www.peterharrington.co.uk

 

Antoine-Louis Barye, French, (1796-1875) Walking Lion, 1836 Dimensions: Height 10 in 24 cm Length 16 in 40 cm Sladmore Gallery

Antoine-Louis Barye, French, (1796-1875)
Walking Lion, 1836
Dimensions:
Height 10 in 24 cm
Length 16 in 40 cm
Sladmore Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Burford Top Films of the 20th Century Number 1, 2016 cropped Fiumano Projects

Sam Burford
Top Films of the 20th Century
Number 1, 2016 cropped
Fiumano Projects

 

Nitin Amin Selfhood Series (detail) 2006, 28 x 33 cm each, total width 272 cm, analogue photographs, edition of 12. courtesy Nunnery Gallery, copyright the artist

Nitin Amin
Selfhood Series (detail) 2006, 28 x 33 cm each, total width 272 cm, analogue photographs, edition of 12.
courtesy Nunnery Gallery, copyright the artist

 

Maria Friberg, Belonging II, 2010, pigment print, silicone mounted on aluminium, 58 x 80 cm Pi Artworks London

Maria Friberg,
Belonging II, 2010,
pigment print, silicone mounted on aluminium, 58 x 80 cm
Pi Artworks London

 

Iain Faulkner Paris Morning 2016 Oil on Canvas 91.5 x 91.5 cm (36 x 36 in) Pontone Gallery

Iain Faulkner
Paris Morning 2016
Oil on Canvas 91.5 x 91.5 cm (36 x 36 in)
Pontone Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.londonartfair.co.uk

Brown’s London Art Weekend

Brown’s London Art Weekend, Mayfair and St James’s, London, 1st– 3rd July 2016

Anne Samat ‘Tribal Chief’ sculpture Mehta Bell Projects at Vanessa Gounden, 55A Conduit Street, London WI Image courtesy of Mehta Bell Projects

Anne Samat
‘Tribal Chief’ sculpture
Mehta Bell Projects at Vanessa Gounden, 55A Conduit Street, London WI
Image courtesy of Mehta Bell Projects

Now in its third year this exciting weekend lets art lovers see the huge variety that is available to collectors from around the world. One popular feature is the series of talks by gallery owners and artists and there are also especially themed walks too.

Eternal Spring, 3rd Reduction Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) Signed Rodin Inscribed F Barbedienne Fondeur Bronze with rich brown patina Height: 15.7 inches (40cm) Conceived circa 1884, cast during the artists lifetime. Bowman Sculpture

Eternal Spring, 3rd Reduction
Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917)
Signed Rodin
Inscribed F Barbedienne Fondeur
Bronze with rich brown patina
Height: 15.7 inches (40cm)
Conceived circa 1884, cast during the artists lifetime.
Bowman Sculpture

Brown’s Hotel on Albemarle Street is the base for this weekend and the perfect place to go for a moment or two of respite and refreshment.

Peter Lowe Triangles in a dodecagon, 2001-04 Acrylic on canvas 112 x 112 cm Waterhouse & Dodd

Peter Lowe
Triangles in a dodecagon, 2001-04
Acrylic on canvas 112 x 112 cm
Waterhouse & Dodd

http://www.brownslondonartweekend.co.uk

Hampstead Heath hosts the Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, London NW3, 16th – 19th June 2016

Sol Art An Apple a Day by Duda, mixed media on canvas, 70 x 95cm

Sol Art
An Apple a Day by Duda,
mixed media on canvas, 70 x 95cm

A hundred plus galleries and work from more than a thousand artists should mean that most visitors whether established or first timers should find something to grace their homes. Not surprisingly given the recent official 90th birthday celebrations for Her Majesty the Queen there will be works with a royal flavour.

Linda Blackstone God Save the Queen by Dganit Blechner, mixed media on canvas with paint, edition of 8 with 4 artist proof

Linda Blackstone
God Save the Queen by Dganit Blechner,
mixed media on canvas with paint, edition of 8 with 4 artist proof

Made in Arts London makes a welcome return to the Fair with works from graduates and students from London’s art colleges and reminds us how important it is to support and encourage new generations of creative talent.  The Fair’s charity partner this year is Anthony Nolan who work to help save those with blood cancer.

 

Made in Arts London Motion and Emotion by Kuniko Maeda, foam, plastic and metal wire, 40 x 30 x 15cm

Made in Arts London
Motion and Emotion by Kuniko Maeda,
foam, plastic and metal wire, 40 x 30 x 15cm

 

Manifold Editions SiD (green) by Dennis Morris, screen print, 96 x 75cm

Manifold Editions
SiD (green) by Dennis Morris,
screen print, 96 x 75cm

 

REN Fine Art In Safe Adventurous Hands by Kristin Vestgard, oil on canvas, 120 x 120cm

REN Fine Art
In Safe Adventurous Hands by Kristin Vestgard,
oil on canvas, 120 x 120cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mint Art Gallery Where Memories Linger by Laura Fishman, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80cm

Mint Art Gallery
Where Memories Linger by Laura Fishman,
acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80cm

 

Hybrid Gallery Cinderella's Tails by Irene Jones, acrylic on panel, 26 x 22cm

Hybrid Gallery
Cinderella’s Tails by Irene Jones,
acrylic on panel, 26 x 22cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://affordableartfair.com/hampstead/

Two at the Serpentine Gallery

Michael Craig-Martin, Serpentine Gallery, until 14th February 2016

MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN: TRANSIENCE; INSTALLATION VIEW; SERPENTINE GALLERY, 25 NOVEMBER 2015 - 14 FEBRUARY 2016 PHOTOGRAPH © 2015 JERRY HARDMAN-JONES

MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN: TRANSIENCE; INSTALLATION VIEW; SERPENTINE GALLERY, 25 NOVEMBER 2015 – 14 FEBRUARY 2016 PHOTOGRAPH © 2015 JERRY HARDMAN-JONES

It is hard to believe that this is the first showing of Craig-Martin’s work in a public gallery since 1989, still most will agree that it has been worth the wait.  His way of capturing changing times through strong representations of the passage of technology remains potent and powerful as well as thought provoking.

MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN: TRANSIENCE; INSTALLATION VIEW; SERPENTINE GALLERY, 25 NOVEMBER 2015 - 14 FEBRUARY 2016 PHOTOGRAPH © 2015 JERRY HARDMAN-JONES

MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN: TRANSIENCE; INSTALLATION VIEW; SERPENTINE GALLERY, 25 NOVEMBER 2015 – 14 FEBRUARY 2016 PHOTOGRAPH © 2015 JERRY HARDMAN-JONES

 

Simon Denny: Products For Organising, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, until 14th February 2016

SIMON DENNY: PRODUCTS FOR ORGANISING; INSTALLATION VIEW; SERPENTINE SACKLER GALLERY, 25 NOVEMBER 2015 - 14 FEBRUARY 2016; PHOTOGRAPH © 2015 readsreads.info

SIMON DENNY: PRODUCTS FOR ORGANISING; INSTALLATION VIEW; SERPENTINE SACKLER GALLERY, 25 NOVEMBER 2015 – 14 FEBRUARY 2016; PHOTOGRAPH © 2015 readsreads.info

This is this New Zealand- born artist’s first London solo exhibition. His engrossing installations examine the more radical management practices used today by also looking at the more historical ‘hacker organizational forms’ which could arguably have been said to be a part of their inspiration.

SIMON DENNY: PRODUCTS FOR ORGANISING; INSTALLATION VIEW; SERPENTINE SACKLER GALLERY, 25 NOVEMBER 2015 - 14 FEBRUARY 2016; PHOTOGRAPH © 2015 readsreads.info

SIMON DENNY: PRODUCTS FOR ORGANISING; INSTALLATION VIEW; SERPENTINE SACKLER GALLERY, 25 NOVEMBER 2015 – 14 FEBRUARY 2016; PHOTOGRAPH © 2015 readsreads.info

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Eileen Gray

Eileen Gray: The Private Painter, Osborne Samuel, 23A Bruton St, London W1, until 7th November 2015

 Eileen Gray, Still Life with Kpan Mask, 1920s Vintage silver gelatin print 11.2 × 11.3 cm (43 /8 × 41 /2 in)

Eileen Gray,
Still Life with Kpan Mask, 1920s
Vintage silver gelatin print 11.2 × 11.3 cm (43 /8 × 41 /2 in)

It is a surprise that this is the first UK exhibition of paintings by the notable Irish designer and architect Eileen Gray (1878 – 1976) and thankfully the publication of an eponymous book allows us to experience this great treat.  Although she was first an exponent of Art Deco by the mid-1920s she was one of the leading pioneering figures of Modernism.  Painting was a pastime to relax from the stresses of everyday life, although some served as inspirations for her carpets. As well as her pictures there are some of her letters and other ephemera as well as objects from her studio.

 Eileen Gray L’Art Noir (Study for Rug), 1920s, Gouache on paper, 27.2 × 27.2 cm (105/8 in × 105/8 in)

Eileen Gray
L’Art Noir (Study for Rug), 1920s,
Gouache on paper, 27.2 × 27.2 cm (105/8 in × 105/8 in)

One can easily appreciate why Yves St Laurent’s interest in her works in the early 1970s deservedly revived interest in her work.

Table with blue glass vase, beach pebble on stand, African sculpture on lacquered base, Greek torso on marble base, two ceramic bowls and one small wooden easel

Table with blue glass vase, beach pebble on stand, African sculpture on lacquered base, Greek torso on marble base, two ceramic bowls and one small wooden easel

Book Details: Eileen Gray: The Private Painter by Peter Adam and Andrew Lambirth Published by Lund Humphries and Osborne Samuel gallery. UK Publication October 2015, US Publication November 2015 60 colour and 10 b&w illustrations; 104pp, 265 x 228mm. Hardback: 978-1-84822-183-3 R.R.P. £30.00 / $60.

Eileen Gray, Untitled, 1920, Gouache, pencil & collage on paper, 17.3 x 17 cms (63⁄4 x 63⁄4 in)

Eileen Gray,
Untitled, 1920,
Gouache, pencil & collage on paper, 17.3 x 17 cms (63⁄4 x 63⁄4 in)

http://www.osbornesamuel.com

London Art Week

London Art Week 2015, 3rd – 10th July 2015

Nicolas Spheyman (before 1751) A Rough-Legged Buzzard Oil on Canvas Signed, Inscribed and Dated: "BUZE . DE. LAPONIE. 1735. Spayeman . 1735" 28 9/16 x 23 1/4 inches, 72.5 x 59 cm Provenance: Private Collection, France Rafael Valls

Nicolas Spheyman (before 1751)
A Rough-Legged Buzzard
Oil on Canvas
Signed, Inscribed and Dated: “BUZE . DE. LAPONIE. 1735. Spayeman . 1735”
28 9/16 x 23 1/4 inches, 72.5 x 59 cm
Provenance: Private Collection, France
Rafael Valls

This very special celebration of art in Mayfair and St James’s is in its third year and attracts people from around the world. Last year more than forty international museums sent representatives to visit the many treasures – paintings, drawings, sculpture and works of art – on view. As the selection of images here shows this year promises to be as good if not better.

Charles Jervas 1675 – 1739  Charles I (1600 – 1649) in armour, Painted circa 1738,  Oil on canvas, 95 x 57 inches, 241 x 145 cm  The Weiss Gallery

Charles Jervas 1675 – 1739
Charles I (1600 – 1649) in armour, Painted circa 1738,
Oil on canvas, 95 x 57 inches, 241 x 145 cm
The Weiss Gallery

The Crown Estate, who own about half of St James’s, are sponsoring the event. Their Head of the St James’s Portfolio, James Cooksey said: “The Crown Estate is delighted to support this important event in London’s art calendar which unites the art galleries of Mayfair and St. James’s, and helps to promote the extraordinary range of knowledge, expertise and heritage on offer in the art market’s historic home.”

1) Vase, First to Second Dynasty, 296-2750 BC, 45.5 cm H. 2) Crystalline Jar, Early Dynastic Period, Second to Third Dynasty, circa 3050-2686 BC, 34.9 cm H. 3) Alabastron, Late Period, twenty-sixth to thirtieth dynasty, circa 664-343 BC, 44 cm H. Egypt Ariadne Galleries

1) Vase, First to Second Dynasty, 296-2750 BC, 45.5 cm H. 2) Crystalline Jar, Early Dynastic Period, Second to Third Dynasty, circa 3050-2686 BC, 34.9 cm H. 3) Alabastron, Late Period, twenty-sixth to thirtieth dynasty, circa 664-343 BC, 44 cm H. Egypt
Ariadne Galleries

Here is a list of participating galleries:

Didier Aaron Ltd / Agnew’s / Aktis Gallery / Ariadne Galleries / Charles Beddington Ltd. / Katrin Bellinger at Colnaghi / C.G. Boerner LLC (New York) / Bonhams / Brun Fine Art / Christie’s / Coll & Cortés Fine Arts / Colnaghi / Ben Elwes Fine Art / Sam Fogg / Fondantico di Tiziana Sassoli (Bologna) / Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch / Deborah Gage (Works of Art) Ltd / Richard Green / Martyn Gregory / Johnny Van Haeften Ltd / Fergus Hall / Florian Härb / Hill-Stone Inc. (New York) / Martin Hirschboeck (Berlin) / Daniel Katz Gallery / Lampronti Gallery / Lowell Libson Ltd / James Mackinnon / Maison d’Art (Monaco) / Moretti Fine Art Ltd / Philip Mould & Company / Mullany Haute Epoque Fine Art / Maurizio Nobile (Bologna, Paris) / Stephen Ongpin Fine Art / Benjamin Proust Fine Art Ltd / Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Arts Ltd / Galerie Sismann (Paris) / Sotheby’s / Sphinx Fine Art / Stair Sainty Gallery and Robilant + Voena / Stoppenbach & Delestre Ltd / Tomasso Brothers Fine Art / Trinity Fine Art Ltd, Carlo Orsi (Milan) and Walter Padovani (Milan) / Rafael Valls Ltd / Rupert Wace Ancient Art / The Weiss Gallery 

Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist,  by Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, known as Il Sodoma.  Coll and Cortes

Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist,
by Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, known as Il Sodoma.
Coll and Cortes

 

Study for a Triton playing the Harp by Adolf Hiremy Hirschl.   Florian Harb

Study for a Triton playing the Harp by Adolf Hiremy Hirschl.
Florian Harb

Drapery Study for a Seated Figure by Cesare Magni.   Martin Hirschboeck

Drapery Study for a Seated Figure by Cesare Magni.
Martin Hirschboeck

Lucretia.  Attributed to Philippe Bertrand, circa 1704.  Galerie Sismann

Lucretia.
Attributed to Philippe Bertrand, circa 1704.
Galerie Sismann

 

Claude Joseph Vernet (French, 1714 - 1789) Noon, Return from Fishing, c1750-1, 98 x 137cm Ben Elwes Fine Art

Claude Joseph Vernet (French, 1714 – 1789) Noon, Return from Fishing, c1750-1, 98 x 137cm
Ben Elwes Fine Art

 

JONATHAN KENWORTHY (b. 1943) SEATED SILVERBACK, 2007 BRONZE, 1 of 9 39.4 cm (15 ½ in.) high, including base 18.4 cm (7 ¼ in.) wide, including base Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

JONATHAN KENWORTHY (b. 1943)
SEATED SILVERBACK, 2007
BRONZE, 1 of 9
39.4 cm (15 ½ in.) high, including base
18.4 cm (7 ¼ in.) wide, including base
Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

 

 

www.londonartweek.co.uk