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June 2017

THREE WEEKS UNTIL THE START OF LONDON ART WEEK, SUMMER 2017

London Art Week, summer 2017 will start on 30th June (special preview evening on 29th June, by invitation only) with a glittering array of special exhibitions hosted across more than forty of the capital’s most prestigious galleries and three leading auction houses. With masterpieces from seven millennia and works ranging from priceless antiquities to the leading names in modern art, London Art Week presents the best the capital has to offer, complete with special events and art experts on hand to share their specialist knowledge and advice.

Highlights from an outstanding selection of exhibitions include Master Draughtsmen of the Venetian Settecento: Drawings by the Tiepolo at Stephen Ongpin Fine Art; a ‘once in a lifetime’ exhibition of 22 drawings by the great 18th century Venetian masters, Giambattista and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, including studies for Giambattista’s renowned ceiling frescos. To coincide with the Centenaire Rodin, Daniel Katz will present The Romantics to Rodin, a survey exhibition which looks at the development of sculpture in France through the work of leading artists, including Théodore Gericault and Auguste Rodin – the latter with one of his most celebrated sculptures of the 1880s. At Rountree Tryon Galleries Ltd an exhibition of paintings by British masters of sporting art, including George Stubbs and Alfred Munnings will be on view in Masters of The Field.

Exceptional works with remarkable stories are to be found at a host of participating galleries during London Art Week. This includes The Marriage of Bacchus and Ariadne by Guido Reni, a fragment from the monumental painting commissioned for the wife of King Charles I, the painting has survived as two fragments of the original work, one of which will be on show at Moretti Fine Art. Two delicate 18th Century wax sculptures by Patience Wright are exceptionally rare examples of work by one of America’s first female sculptors, on view at Ben Elwes Gallery. Lowell Libson Ltd will be showing The City of God a rare painting by John Martin, executed whilst working on his most important late ‘Judgement’ series – all of which are now in the Tate.

London Art Week has long been a magnet for the art world and three galleries have selected this special time to launch new spaces; those moving to new premises include Trinity Fine Art, relocating after 28 years in Bruton Street to their new space at 15 Old Bond Street (the former space of Colnaghi) and Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, who will be opening at 67 Jermyn St with Canova and his Legacy. The long-established Turin gallery, Benappi Fine Art will be opening a new London space at 27 Dover St with a display of fine paintings and sculptures from the 14th to 18th Centuries.

London Art Week 2017 will be enhanced by new special cultural partnerships, including The National Gallery, London, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, The Wallace Collection, London and the Soane Museum, London. Visitors will be able to participate in a range of exclusive activities, including expert-led talks and special workshops at participating galleries. A new highlight for 2017 is the writer Susan Moore’s Slow Art Workshop (SAW); an unmissable opportunity to look at and handle important works of art in the context of a small group, led by a specialist dealer or curator. Reservations for this and a full list of events can be found on www.londonartweek.co.uk.

London Art Week has established a reputation as one of the leading annual events in the international arts calendar and welcomes visitors from across the globe, attracted by the sheer excellence of works on view. Some of the most revered names in art history will be exhibited during London Art Week, including Boucher, Constable, Delacroix, Doré, Gauguin, Morandi, Munch, Rubens, Tiepolo and Turner.  Most of the works are offered for sale, with prices ranging from £1,000 to £5 million.

 

London Art Week 2016 welcomed representatives from fifty international museums as well as a record number of visitors from as far afield as Australia, the US, South America and Asia. London Art Week is rightly appreciated by collectors and art enthusiasts alike as a unique platform to discover and purchase rarely-seen art and artefacts, including exceptional objects sourced from private collections. 

 

Galleries and auction houses taking part in London Art Week 2017 include:

Didier Aaron Ltd, Agnews, AR-PAB, Ariadne Galleries, Bagshawe Fine Art, Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd, Charles Beddington Limited, Benappi Fine Art, Brun Fine Art, Colnaghi, Simon C. Dickinson, Ltd, Ben Elwes Fine Art, Peter Finer, Sam Fogg, Fondantico di Tiziana Sassoli, Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd, Fergus Hall, Florian Härb – Martin Grässle, Kallos Gallery, Daniel Katz Gallery, Lowell Libson Ltd, Lullo Pampoulides, M&L Fine Art, James Mackinnon, Moretti Fine Art, Maurizio Nobile, Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, Benjamin Proust Fine Art Ltd, Raccanello Leprince, Artur Ramon Art, Robilant + Voena, Rountree Tryon Galleries Ltd, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, Trinity Fine Art Ltd, Galleria Carlo Virgilio & C., Rupert Wace Ancient Art, The Weiss Gallery, Bonhams, Christie’s, Christophe Joron – Derem - Drouot, Sotheby’s.

 

A fully illustrated e-catalogue and map is available to download

For further information on participants, including information on special events: www.londonartweek.co.uk

 

 

About London Art Week
London Art Week is a cooperative, non-profit event launched in 2013 as a platform that united Master Drawings London (est. 2001), Master Drawings and Sculpture Week (est. 2013) and Master Paintings Week (est. 2009). Returning for 2017, London Art Week will host two week-long events in summer and for the first time in winter (Friday 1 - Friday 8 December /Preview Thursday 30 November – by invitation only).

London Art Week looks forward to welcoming a record number of visitors from around the globe in 2017.


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May 2017

LONDON ART WEEK ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIPS FOR 2017

Launching on 30th June 2017, London Art Week will showcase an outstanding array of exceptional art and fine objects from five millennia, hosted across more than forty of the capital’s most important galleries and three leading auction houses. With participating venues all situated within easy walking distance in the heart of historic West End of London, London Art Week offers an unrivalled opportunity to discover masterpieces, with leading art experts on hand to share their knowledge and advice.

London Art Week 2017 will be enhanced by new special cultural partnerships, including The National Gallery, London, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Wallace Collection, London and the Soane Museum, London. Visitors to London Art Week will be able to participate in a range of exclusive activities, including curator-led talks by experts from these world-renowned organisations and the opportunity to hear them speak at an event hosted in one of the galleries.

The array of dedicated, special exhibitions which are such a highlight of London Art Week, will this year feature masterworks by some of the most revered names in art history, including Eugene Delacroix, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Gauguin, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Paul Rubens and Giambattista Tiepolo.  Most of the works are offered for sale with prices ranging from £1,000 to £5 million.


This eagerly anticipated event has established a reputation as one of the leading annual events in the international arts calendar and welcomes visitors from across the globe, who are attracted by the sheer excellence of works on view and the special exhibitions of painting, drawing and sculpture dating from antiquity through to the 20th Century.

London Art Week 2016 welcomed representatives from fifty international museums as well as a record number of visitors from as far afield as Australia, the US, South America and Asia. This year is an even bigger opportunity to experience the best the UK has to offer and is rightly appreciated by collectors and art enthusiasts alike as a unique platform to discover and purchase rarely-seen art and artefacts, including exceptional objects sourced from private collections. 

Galleries and auction houses taking part in London Art Week 2017 include Didier Aaron Ltd, Agnews, Ariadne Galleries, Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd, Bonhams, Christie’s, Colnaghi, Ben Elwes, Peter Finer, Sam Fogg, Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd, Daniel Katz, Lowell Libson Ltd, Moretti Ltd, Robilant and Voena, Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, Sotheby’s, Tomasso Brothers, Trinity Fine Art, Rupert Wace Ancient Art, The Weiss Gallery.

Further details, including information on special events, will be announced in the coming months. For additional information on participants, exhibitions and tours, a catalogue and a map can be supplied on request, and can also be found at www.londonartweek.co.uk

May 2017

LONDON ART WEEK REVEALS SUMMER EVENTS CALENDAR

Events include guided tours at The Groucho Club, ‘Art of Cocktail Mixology’ introduction at Sartoria, rare whisky tastings and art workshops across the week

 

June 2017: London Art Week, where over forty galleries across London throw open their doors to celebrate seven millennia of art, has today announced a calendar of free events for art amateurs and aficionados alike. From limited edition art-inspired cocktail menus, to talks on the collectability of art and wine, whisky-tasting events hosted in unique gallery spaces and a curated art tour at one of London’s most exclusive members’ clubs, there are more opportunities than ever before to enjoy London Art Week.

 

Welcoming visitors from around the world to experience some of the capital’s most exclusive galleries, bars and members’ clubs, London Art Week provides the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in art. The busy events calendar kicks off at Colnaghi gallery on 22nd June and runs until the close of London Art Week on Friday 7th July.

 

Events:

 

Exclusive Art Tour of The Groucho Club

Spend an evening exploring The Groucho Club’s unrivalled contemporary art collection with Nicky Carter, former Art Director and longtime member of the original arts & media private members’ club. Found in the bohemian heart of London, The Groucho Club has been home to the creative elite since 1985. The walls of the club are adorned with pieces of art from more than 140 acclaimed artists, including Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and David Shrigley. From ‘The Backroom’ to the bedrooms and the beautifully-presented private rooms and bars in between, art from world-renowned artists can be found in every corner of The Groucho Club. Guests will be taken on an intimate tour of the club by Nicky, for an exclusive and rare insight into this bespoke, unparalleled collection of art. The tour will end with a limited edition cocktail in the Soho Bar, with serve having been created by The Groucho Club in celebration of London Art Week.

Location: 45 Dean Street, London, W1D 4QB

Date: During London Art Week, exact date to be confirmed on website

Tickets: Visit www.londonartweek.co.uk to apply for a chance to attend this free event. Successful entrants will be notified nearer the time.

 

 

The Art of Cocktail Mixology with Simone Caporale @ Sartoria Libare Bar

An evening with world-renowned mixologist Simone Caporale, exploring the ‘art' of cocktail creation, in celebration of London Art Week.  A journey of the senses, Simone partners with luxury London perfumer Miller Harris  and Tanqueray 10 to present a menu of delectable drinks that combine fragrance and flavour, creating a ‘work of art’ in a cocktail glass. Guests will also be invited to sample the latest cicchetti menu from the ‘artist' in the kitchen, Francesco Mazzei.  

 

Location: Sartoria, 20 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PR

Date & Time: Tuesday 4th July, in the evening

Tickets Visit www.londonartweek.co.uk to apply for a chance to attend this free event. Successful entrants will be notified nearer the time.

 

Rarities in Worlds of Whisky and Art 

An evening with The Last Drop Distillers, the world’s most exclusive spirits company. Hosted in one of the world’s leading Old Master’s galleries Robilant & Voena on 5th July, the evening will see the team from the exclusive spirits company sample their rare and exquisite 1971 Vintage Blended Scotch Whisky – of which only 1,352 bottles exist. The Last Drop Distillers and London Art Week teams will talk through how the exceptional rarities found in the worlds of art and whisky can make certain pieces more coveted and how this has impacted the culture of the luxury goods market, whilst sipping a rare whisky serve.

Location: Robilant + Voena, 38 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NL

Date & Time: Wednesday 5th July, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Tickets: Visit www.londonartweek.co.uk to apply for a chance to attend this free event. Successful entrants will be notified nearer the time.

 

Get hands-on with art at the (free) Slow Art Workshops

In a world of sell-out and packed-out gallery shows, where people (apparently) spend an average of just 17 seconds looking at a piece of art, the London Art Week SAW sessions have been set up to give people of any age who are curious about art the opportunity of looking at it and, more importantly, handling it, within a small group led by a specialist dealer or curator. The free workshops will be hosted at a number of galleries throughout London Art Week.

Locations: Robilant + Voena, 38 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NL / Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, 6 Masons Yard, London, SW1Y 6BU / Tomasso Brothers, 12 Duke Street, London, SW1Y 6BN / Moretti Fine Art 4 Ryder St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6QB / Peter Finer, 38-39 Duke St, St. James's, SW1Y 6DF / Trinity Fine Art, 29 Bruton St, Mayfair, London W1J 6QP / Lowell Libson Ltd, 3 Clifford St, Mayfair, London W1S 2LF / Sam Fogg,15D Clifford St, Mayfair, London W1S 4JZ / Kallos Gallery, 14-16 Davies St, Mayfair, London W1K 3DR

Date: Workshops happening throughout London Art Week

Tickets: Visit www.londonartweek.co.uk to apply for a chance to attend this free event. Successful entrants will be notified nearer the time.

 

‘Raphael and the eloquence of drawing’

Delve into the world of perhaps one of the best-known Old Masters, the Italian painter, draftsman and architect of the High Renaissance. The talk will be presented by The Ashmolean Museum, who from June 1st open the doors to a ‘once in a generation’ show, exhibiting 125 Raphael drawings.

Location: Colnaghi, 26 Bury St, St. James's, London SW1A

Date & Time: Thursday 22 June, 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Tickets: Visit www.londonartweek.co.uk to apply for a chance to attend this free event. Successful entrants will be notified nearer the time.

 

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About London Art Week


London Art Week is a cooperative, non-profit event launched in 2013 as a platform that united Master Drawings London (est. 2001), Master Drawings and Sculpture Week (est. 2013) and Master Paintings Week (est. 2009). Returning for 2017, London Art Week will host two week-long events in summer and for the first time in winter (Friday 1 - Friday 8 December /Preview Thursday 30 November – by invitation only).

London Art Week looks forward to welcoming a record number of visitors from around the globe in 2017.

 

April 2017

DISCOVER THE GREATEST ART IN THE UK AT LONDON ART WEEK 2017

Friday 30th June 2017 marks the start of London Art Week, the most exciting week of the year for art enthusiasts all over the globe.

Hosted across more than 40 of the capital’s most distinguished galleries – including Colnaghi, Peter Finer and Agnews  this highly anticipated, week-long event will showcase an exceptional collection of art, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world. This is a unique opportunity for those interested in art to experience first-hand an impressive array of extraordinary exhibitions, and the best the UK has to offer in terms of paintings, drawings and sculptures dating from antiquity to the 20th century.

London Art Week will shortly announce a calendar of talks, discussions and exclusive events; bringing together exceptional pieces of art from across five millennia, in the heart of London’s art district.

The participating galleries and auction houses will reveal an abundance of art with masterpieces ranging from eras such as Renaissance sculpture, Greek antiquities and British Impressionism. With featured works including exclusive previews of previously unseen paintings, London Art Week is a must-visit for art lovers across the city.

 

With many of the works sourced from private collections and some of the capital’s leading experts on hand to offer advice, London Art Week presents an exceptional platform to discover and purchase rarely seen art and artefacts.  This year’s event follows on from the success of London Art Week 2016, which welcomed representatives from fifty international museums as well as a record number of visitors from as far afield as Australia, the US, South America and Asia, consolidating its reputation as one the most eagerly anticipated events in the international art calendar. 

 

The array of dedicated, special exhibitions will feature masterworks by some of the most revered names in art history, including Eugene Delacroix, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Gauguin, Amedeo Modigliani and Sir Peter Paul Rubens.  Many of the works are offered for sale with prices ranging from £200 to £5 million.

 

Galleries confirmed include Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd., Colnaghi, Daniel Katz, Lowell Libson Ltd, Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, Trinity Fine Art, Tomasso Brothers and Rupert Wace Ancient Art. In addition to the summer showcase, London Art Week will also host their first December event in 2017, with further details to follow over the summer.

                                                          

For additional information on participants, exhibitions and tours, a catalogue and a map can be supplied on request, and can also be found at www.londonartweek.co.uk
 

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