London Art Week, the world’s most important gallery-based celebration of pre-contemporary art, will take place in Mayfair and St. James’s from 1 to 8 July 2016 (preview on 30 June from 3pm to 8pm). Bringing together almost 50 leading specialist dealers and three auction houses, this year will present more dedicated exhibitions than ever before, and will also include nine new participants, a Thursday evening preview on 30 June, and an exclusive partnership with Art History UK, a cultural tours company specialised in the history of the capital’s art and architecture.
Further details on the event, including information on participants, exhibitions, tours, a catalogue and a map, can be supplied on request, and can also be found at www.londonartweek.co.uk.
Presenting a wide array of art from antiquity to the 20th century, including a number of rediscoveries and works rarely, if ever, seen in public, highlights this year include exhibitions dedicated to a wide range of specialist subjects including ancient arms and armour, 16th century stained glass, Dutch flower paintings, ancient Greek coins, artist’s sketches and sketchbook pages, neoclassicism through the centuries, medieval and Renaissance sculpture, British Impressionism, and European portraiture.
London Art Week 2016 will present the opportunity to explore a wealth of works by celebrated figures from art history including, among many others, Jacopo Amigoni, Alberto Burri, John Constable, Antonio Canova, Eugène Delacroix, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Sir Alfred Munnings, Sir Winston Churchill, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Gauguin, Jean-Etienne Liotard, Guercino, Amedeo Modigliani, Jusepe de Ribera, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Paolo Uccello.
Dedicated exhibitions include:
Art History UK:
The breadth and variety of works on offer can seem overwhelming, so this year we have teamed up with Art History UK to offer a bespoke series of tours giving insight into themes of the event and the area. ‘Who’s Afraid of Old Master Art?’, ‘How to Start an Old Master Collection’ and ‘Antiquities Revitalised’ are just some of the tours on offer. For more information and booking details please visit: www.londonartweek.co.uk/info/book-tour
London Art Week is sponsored by The Crown Estate as part of its St James’s portfolio. The Crown Estate owns approximately 50% of St James’s and is implementing a £500m investment programme to sensitively refine and enhance the area, which forms part of its core holdings in London’s West End. James Cooksey, Director of Central London, said: “The Crown Estate is delighted to continue with our support of this important event which unites the art galleries of Mayfair and St. James’s, and which helps to promote the extraordinary range of knowledge, expertise and heritage on offer in the art market’s historic home.”
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Preview -Thursday: 3pm to 8pm
Friday 1st July – Friday 8th July: 10am to 6pm
Weekends: 12 noon to 5pm
Friday 1st July – Friday 8th July: 9am to 5pm
Saturday 2nd July: 12 noon to 5pm
Sunday 3rd July: 11 noon to 5pm
London Art Week is a cooperative, non-profit event launched in 2013 as a platform that united Master Drawings & Sculpture Week (est. 2001) and Master Paintings Week (est. 2009).
Rene Lalique art and other Art Deco & Art Nouveau Glass at Art and Antique Fair today till the 3rd of July.
René Jules Lalique (6 April 1860 — 1 May 1945, Paris) was a French glass designer known for his creations of glass art, perfume bottles, vases, jewellery and more.
There are more of beautiful glass and metal work from the period to see at the fair:
7th edition sees exceptional rise in Curated Presentations, Mid-20th Century Masters and Classical Works
Masterpiece London is the leading international Fair for art and design from antiquity to the present day. The Fair is an unparalleled opportunity for collectors and curators to discover rare and museum-quality work from 154 worldrenowned exhibitors showcasing over 5,000 years of art history. The Fair’s seventh edition presents influential new exhibitors alongside a strong presence of curated stands, 20th century and Classical art, sculpture and Old Master paintings. All works are for sale and independently vetted by international experts to ensure provenance and quality. The Royal Bank of Canada returns as the Fair’s principal sponsor.
Curated presentations are a continuing trend at the Fair. Richard Greenpresents an exhibition inspired by Patrick Heron’s 1953 show to celebrate ‘The liberation of colour’ after the Second World War, including work by Ivon Hitchens, Peter Lanyon and Ceri Richards. A Salon exhibition dedicated to the work and legacy of Zaha Hadid is curated by Francis Sultana. The exhibition, courtesy of David Gill, the late architect’s longstanding gallerist, includes her first commissioned piece for the gallery, Crater Coffee Table 2007. Axel Vervoordt juxtaposes ancient Roman and Egyptian sculptural works alongside modern art and design. The earliest work on show is a black granite Fragment of a Seated Pharaoh c. 1900 B.C. Linley showcases a treasure chest inspired by founder David Linley’s travels in the Middle East, housed in a mirror-design booth surrounded by sketches and drawings. Designers from Linley will be on site to draw up bespoke designs for visiting collectors.
The importance of Antiquities is emphasised with nine exhibitors, four of whom are new, presenting works spanning 3,000 years of ancient art history. Galerie Harmakhis shows an unusual bronze Egyptian statue Horus of Edfu Harpooning and Trampling Crocodiles from 664–525 B.C. Ariadne Galleries brings a fully in-tact Mummy Mask from Western Thebes c. 760–525 B.C. Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh shows ancient Egyptian and Fijian ancient jewellery. Valerio Turchi shares a stand with 18th–19th century specialist Alessandra di Castro and shows a carved marble chariot crash from c. 200 A.D. Rome. Further sculpture, paintings and cultural artefacts from the period are presented by Charles Ede, Rupert Wace Ancient Art, Safani Gallery, David Ghezelbash Archéologie, and Galerie Chenel.
Discovery is always an important feature of Masterpiece. Dickinson shows the monumental Madonna, Child and St John by Sir Anthony van Dyck c.1627 whose authorship is newly confirmed and which has not been seen in public since 1887. Christopher Kingzett Fine Art brings a deeply personal painting by Lucian Freud c.1960 of his daughter Annie, unseen in 20 years, alongside a rare surviving study of Sir Winston Churchill by Graham Sutherland 1954, made shortly before the artist’s painting of the subject went missing. Richard Green displays an 1810 landscape painting by John Constable that has not been seen in public since 1877.
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Masterpiece London is the leading art fair of the year, antiques and design - and great place to share knowledge and experience.
Now firmly establishes as London’s leading art fair, Masterpiece has a lot to offer and the list of highlights is really endless. There are so much to find and admire here... Come and enjoy it from 30 June till 6 July!
Update on The National Gallery must see exhibition this summer,