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Fri 14 December 2018

Winter 2018: post-event press release

LONDON ART WEEK WINTER

2018 Post-event press release

 The second edition of London Art Week Winter took place from 29 November through 7 December 2018. With 32 participating galleries and auction houses around St. James’s and Mayfair, there was a wide variety of art to be enjoyed, ranging from renaissance silver to art nouveau Italian ceramics and modern British drawings. All the dealers reported attendance from European and US clients, including private collectors and representatives of leading museums.Positioned this year as the Winter salons, several of the London Art Week Winter 2018 events were a ‘sell-out’. At these, ideas and information about art and its history were exchanged alongside the presentation of specialist selling exhibitions. A rare, perhaps unique marble portrait bust of Mary Shelley brought alive the relationship between the worlds of art and literature during a talk by Callisto Fine Arts at Peter Harrington Rare Books; Artemisia Gentileschi and her circle was the subject of both a talk and exhibition at Robilant+Voena; there was standing-room only at Trinity Fine Art for the launch of an important new book, Francesco Solimena (1657-1747) e le Arti a Napoli; and a ground-breaking discussion hosted by the National Gallery investigated the history of collecting, highlighting the importance of dealers’ scholarship, which was warmly received by the trade and public alike.Amelia Higgins, Director of London Art Week, said: “The event we initiated with the National Gallery discussing the relationship between dealers and museums emphasised just how crucial a dealer’s expertise and research capabilities are to institutions, and we hope it heralds a future series of similar talks.” She went on to add: “LAW also aims to involve the public with historic art in a more informal fashion; using a conversational format, Guy Peppiatt and Stephen Ongpin gave us an amusing insight in to an art dealer’s life, and our various Highlight Talks involved an exciting variety of art at numerous galleries.”New participants Galerie Neuse of Germany, exhibiting important renaissance silver-gilt vessels alongside the fine early tapestries of S. Franses of St. James’s, added to the broad range of historic art on offer; both were delighted with the number of visitors. Many dealers reported sales; some brisk business was done by those showing drawings and objects, including Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd (tribal works), Florian Härb (a solo-show for modern British artist John Sergeant), Guy Peppiatt Fine Art and Stephen Ongpin Fine Art (drawings, watercolours and commercial illustration). A number of important paintings enjoyed strong interest from collectors, and galleries met new clients. The Weiss Gallery also confirmed sales during the Week, as did Charles Beddington Ltd, Colnaghi, Lampronti Gallery and Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art. Raccanello Leprince was pleased to make a sale to the Ashmolean Museum, and Florian Härb sold a modern British drawing destined for the British Museum. Matthew Reeves of Sam Fogg devised a new presentation format for their medieval art exhibition, adding one work each day, with a 15-minute daily lunchtime talk; a new customer attending one of these talks went on to purchase a renaissance textile.
Lowell Libson, Chairman of the London Art Week Board, added: “I am especially delighted that a majority of our Summer exhibitors, including several of our European colleagues, chose to participate in the Winter iteration of London Art Week 2018. The fact that so many were able to mount exhibitions or focussed displays made a significant difference and attracted a serious audience – regular supporters and new enthusiasts – who assiduously made the rounds of galleries and attended the many talks. An enhanced programme in 2019 for both the Summer and Winter events will add to the activities which mark London Art Week as an important date in the international arts calendar. We are particularly grateful to our enthusiastic sponsors and partners for all they contribute to making London Art Week so interesting.”London Art Week Summer 2019 will take place from Thursday 27 June through Friday 5 July.

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Thu 20 September 2018

London Art Week announces the Winter 2018 Salons

London Art Week announces the Winter 2018 Salons

Events, Exhibitions and Discussions Exploring Art from Antiquity to the 20th Century

Thursday, 29 November to Friday, 7 December 2018

L to R: René Gruau (1909-2004), The Straw Hat, gouache, brush and black ink, 380 x 285 mm, Stephen Ongpin Fine Art; Joseph Wright of Derby, A.R.A (1734-1797), Portrait of Old John, Head Waiter at The King's Head Inn in Derby, c1780, oil on canvas, 770 X 642mm, Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd; Camillo Pistrucci (1811-1854), Portrait of Mary Shelley (1797-1851), 1843, white marble bust, 63 cm, Callisto Fine Arts; Hilda May Gordon (1874-1982), Cremation of King Rama VI of Siam, gouache, 14¼ x 10¼ in (detail), Martyn Gregory

London Art Week announces a series of Salons for Winter 2018, combining special selling exhibitions and auctions with one-off events, discussions and talks that will explore 5,000 years of fine art. Running from Thursday, 29 November to Friday, 7 December, there is a late night on Monday 3 December and a number of galleries will open the weekend of 1 and 2 December. Opening times for LAW Winter 2018 vary, full details will be on the website.

LAW Winter 2018 Salons invite new audiences to connect with pre-contemporary art, and provide a platform for eminent UK and international art dealers and auction houses to engage with curators, connoisseurs and collectors. The salons will be held at public and private locations across Mayfair and St. James's, the celebrated heartland of London's gallery scene for over 200 years and home to many of the world's greatest art dealerships.

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

Callisto Fine Arts will discuss an extremely rare marble portrait bust of Mary Shelley by Camillo Pistrucci (1811-1854) in this 200th year since Frankenstein, her masterpiece, was published. Callisto Fine Arts will create an evening event to celebrate one of the world's most famous women writers and her enduring work.

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art will hold a talk on the rise of commercial illustration and the genesis of advertising. The gallery's LAW Winter exhibition is The Influencing Image: A Century of Commercial Illustration and Design, showing works that span 100 years from around 1880 to 1970. The gallery also hosts, with Guy Peppiatt Fine Art, a Christmas Exhibition of 100 Watercolours.

The Fashionable Gentleman: a special event with Henry Poole, the eminent Savile Row tailors, at Robilant + Voena, combining a tour of the Henry Poole atelier followed by a talk about portraits and fashion at the Dover Street gallery. Antique garments will be displayed illustrating the artistry of Savile Row's finest sartorial style.

Martyn Gregory will reveal, in a talk and exhibition, the remarkable travels and artistic success of Hilda May Gordon (1874-1982), who set off one day on a four-month holiday to paint the Dalmation coast. She didn't return home for more than six and a half years, having inadvertently circumnavigated the globe, solo, supported entirely by funds from selling her paintings. In 1928 Hilda explained: “I lingered wherever I saw something I wanted to paint and whenever I had accumulated a fair sized collection, I made for the nearest big city and had an exhibition. In this way, all around the world, I painted scenes and natives on the spot, and by selling my work paid for my expenses and had something to invest as well'. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the culmination buy ativan medic online https://ativanusa.com/ ativan product is available online in New York of her round-the-world tour.

A significant private collection of Oceanic and African indigenous art works will be offered by Forge & Lynch Ltd, featuring fine sculptural pieces such as a Tongan headrest, a mother-of-pearl inlaid Cook Island bowl and a ceremonial cava bowl from Fiji. The renowned tribal art collections of General Augustus Pitt-Rivers (1827-1900), James Hooper (1897-1971) and Kenneth Webster (1906-1967) are represented.

Sam Fogg will present an exhibition of seven objects over seven days, starting with a single piece and evolving over the course of the week with a new work of art added to the display each day. A fifteen minute daily lunchtime talk will focus on each new object in turn. All seven objects, together encompassing the genres of metalwork, sculpture, painting and stained glass, will be united by the theme of design, yet will evoke the varied and sometimes surprising nature of artistic design, and challenge the commonly held belief that the art of the Middle Ages was governed only by convention and tradition.

Further exhibitions and events will focus on Art Nouveau ceramics (Raccanello Leprince) and changing views of Venice (Charles Beddington Ltd). Details will be announced soon.

HIGHLIGHT WORKS

At Lullo Pampoulides - a beautiful Holy Family circa 1770 by Gaetano Gandolfi (1734-1802). A skilled draughtsman, sculptor, etcher and one of the most acclaimed painters of 18th century Bologna, between the 1760s and 1780s the artist's free and accomplished style took inspiration both from the Venetian and Emilian figurative traditions to reveal an extremely complex and sophisticated use of light and colour.

At Brun Fine Art – an important and large glazed polychrome terracotta by Giovanni della Robbia (1469–1529/30), Eucharistic Tabernacle with Jesus as a Child blessing Angels and Cherubs.

At Charles Beddington – an exuberant depiction of revellers in Venice: The Piazza San Marco during Carnival by Moonlight, dated 1878, by Leone Colle (active in Venice in the 1870s), shortly after the installation of gas lighting.

At Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd – a sensitive portrait by Joseph Wright of Derby, A.R.A (1734-1797) of Old John, Head Waiter at The King's Head Inn in Derby, circa 1780.

London Art Week shines a spotlight on the finest pre-contemporary art available on the world market. The exhibitions, events and talks will showcase objects and sculpture from ancient Greece and the Far East to European Neoclassical; works of art from the Medieval to Modernist, and master paintings, watercolours and drawings from the 17th to 20th centuries. Popular tours around the galleries are part of the London Art Week experience. A full programme of events, exhibitions map and opening times will be available at www.londonartweek.co.uk. There is no charge to visit the exhibitions, and most of the events and talks are free.

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Fri 22 June 2018

London Art Week invites collectors and art lovers to take part in discovery tours around Mayfair & St James's

London Art Week invites collectors and art lovers to take part in discovery tours around Mayfair & St James's

London Art Week provides a platform for more than 40 leading international art dealers to present exciting selling exhibitions, engaging events and art talks at private galleries in Mayfair and St. James's from Thursday, 28th June to Friday, 6th July 2018. These exhibitions and activities illustrate the extraordinary range and quality of art dating from antiquity to the 20th century currently available on the market, and strongly underline the unrivalled connoisseurship and expertise to be found in London.

The exhibitions coincide with important Old Master paintings and drawings sales at the major auction houses, and attract countless collectors, connoisseurs and museum curators to the capital. Discover passion, power and politics through the lens of historic works of art.

There will be free Gallery Hops every day. On weekdays they take place from 12.30pm to 1.30pm and are personally guided by the London Art Week team who will take you to four London Art Week participants in one hour. The first one, on Friday, 29th June will be in conjunction with Asian Art in London and during the weekend (30th June & 1st July), tours will last two hours and they start at 11am and 2pm.

Art lovers will visit the Galleries of St James's and Mayfair, meet the participating dealers and learn first hand about highlight Works of Art. The tours are free, but booking is essential – for details visit www.londonartweek.co.uk.

A talk about the long lost Canova painting 'Self-portrait of Giorgione' promises to look into the fascinating story behind this work, which Canova painted to fool his fellow artists and which has not been seen in public since 1792. Dealers Antonacci Lapicirella have asked Professor Paolo Serafini, the renowned scholar of 19th Century Venetian paintings, to talk about the xenical online 120 https://xenicaltop.com/ xenical online no pancreatic cancer discovery of one of art history's mystery paintings. The talk will be held on Monday, 2nd July at 6pm and is free to attend, but booking is essential.

Old Master & Contemporary Sculpture is the focus of Emanuela Tarizzo of Tomasso Brothers Fine Art's conversation with James Webster. Webster is a British contemporary sculptor, inspired by the Old Masters; Tomasso Brothers Fine Art is recognised internationally for specialising in important European sculpture from the early Renaissance to the Neoclassical periods, with a particular knowledge of European Renaissance bronzes. The free event is held on Monday, 2nd July starting at 5.30pm with drinks followed by the talk at 6pm.

For all those interested in interior design for art collectors there is a one day course in association with London Art Week and organised by interior designer René Barownick and art advisor Terence Rodrigues. It will be held on the 2nd July from 10am to 4pm and needs to be pre-booked at a price of £150.

At 6pm on Tuesday, 3rd July and as part of London Art Week's LATE EVENING Colnaghi is hosting a discussion on 'Collecting Spanish Art in Britain' between Jonathan Ruffer, Collector and Chair of the Trustees to Auckland Castle (County Durham); Xavier Bray, Director of the Wallace Collection; and Jorge Coll, CEO of Colnaghi and one of London Art Week's participants. This coincides with Colnaghi's exhibition A Tale of Two Kingdoms: The Art of Spain and Naples - tickets are £14 and can be booked online and include drinks prior to the talk at 6pm and a reception afterwards.

Alternatively, Christie's are hosting a Slow Art Workshop on Chippendale by Orlando Rock, Christie's UK Chairman, on the same night at 6pm, booking essential.

Old Master Drawings aficionados will enjoy two eminent drawings dealers, Stephen Ongpin and Guy Peppiatt, joined by Frances Allitt of the Antiques Trade Gazette, to discuss the world of Old Masters, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours on Wednesday, 4th July from 6pm to 7.30pm. Tickets are also £14.

Visitors will be able to see, learn about and buy an extraordinary range and quality of art encompassing Classical antiquities, Medieval and Renaissance textiles, master paintings and drawings from the Elizabethan and Baroque to Neoclassical and Post-Impressionist eras. There will be 18th and 20th centuries watercolours, sculptures in bronze, marble and terracotta, and modern art. Prices range from under £1,000 to several million pounds.

Exhibition highlights include: Late-Medieval and Renaissance Textiles at Sam Fogg; A Taste for Sculpture (antiques to twentieth century) at Brun Fine Art; Alessandro Rosi: The Exhibition of a Masterpiece at Maurizio Nobile; Nature | Symbol | Colour - Inside Flemish Art at Caretto & Occhinegro; Italian art over the Centuries at Galleria del Laocoonte & Galleria W. Apolloni; Defining Elegance, works of art from antiquity to the twentieth century at Daniel Katz Gallery; Three Centuries of British Art at Martyn Gregory; Faces and Fashion at The Weiss Gallery; Paintings and Drawings from 1780-1860 at James Mackinnon; The Italianate landscape: travels of Northern artists in Italy at Lampronti; By The Book: European Ceramics from Engraved Sources at Raccanello Leprince; Four Centuries of Spanish and Italian Drawings 1550-1950 at Artur Ramon Art; Life and Death at Jan Muller Antiques.

A full programme of events and a fully illustrated digital catalogue, with an introduction by Luke Syson, from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, plus an exhibition map is now available at www.londonartweek.co.uk where opening times and contact details are also to be found. There is no charge to visit the exhibitions; talks and tours can be pre- booked online.

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Wed 20 June 2018

This Year's Significant Exhibitions, Highlights and Themes London Art Week Summer 2018

This Year's Significant Exhibitions, Highlights and Themes London Art Week Summer 2018

29 June to 6 July 2018, Opening Night 28 June

Works by Artemisia Gentileschi, Tintoretto and Gainsborough headline London Art Week, opening Thursday 28 June (evening) through Friday 6 July, with a new Late Night Opening Tuesday 3 July. One of the most important weeks in the UK's art market calendar, LAW features notable exhibitions by 40 pre-eminent art dealers, Old Master auctions and a host of events attracting collectors, connoisseurs and museum curators to the capital, and underlining the central role that London plays in the international art world.

Participants will be unveiling important works and staging one-off exhibitions which demonstrate the unrivalled connoisseurship and expertise to be found in St. James's and Mayfair, traditional home to the finest art and art dealerships for more than 250 years. Some exhibitions have been years in the making, others are the first of their kind for decades. A number will continue on display to the end of July.

Works are priced from under £1,000 (Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker will have several drawings at that level); under £5,000, such as a colourful ink study of a cricket by the Dutch artist Johannes Bronckhorst from Galerie Lowet de Wotrenge; to around £1,000,000 (Canova's ‘Self-Portrait of Giorgione' with Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art) and to well over a million, such as Robilant+Voena's Boldini Portrait of Mme Eugene Doyen, 1910.

New discoveries, works appearing on the market for the first time in many generations, and great rarities are to be found. Outlined here is a taste of the variety of academic and celebratory exhibitions, just a few of the many significant works of art to be offered for sale, and a number of feature ideas and themes.

SIGNIFICANT EXHIBITIONS

Late-Medieval and Renaissance Textiles at Sam Fogg

Opens 14 June-13 July: 36 examples of European textiles from 1400-1600 with a focus on embroideries such as opus anglicanum, Renaissance velvets, lavish household linens, ‘Perugia tablecloths' and luxury Ottoman textiles created for the European market. The catalogue [now available] uses contemporaneous paintings by artists such as Carlo Crivelli to show the textiles in ‘real life'. Highlights include a c1460 tapestry fragment depicting The Marriage of Blancheflower from a famous 12th century epic poem, part of a set possibly displayed at the marriage of Charles the Bold (1433-1477) and Margaret of York (1446-1503) in 1468.

  By The Book: European Ceramics from Engraved Sources at Raccanello Leprince

Showing a selection of 16th century Italian maiolica with links to engravings and woodcuts, as well as later ceramics with decoration derived from printed and other sources. [This exhibition is directly related to the current National Gallery, Washington DC show Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze, through 5 August]

From Classicism to Futurism - Italian art over the Centuries at Galleria del Laocoonte & Galleria W. Apolloni (new participants from Rome)

Highlights include a vivid Futurist work by Marisa Mori (Florence 1900-1985), a talented pupil of Felice Casorati. Not only a daring non-conformist painter, she was also a fearless aeronautical acrobatic pilot, and flew over Turin with Filippo Marinetti. An actor, theatre costume and set designer, Mori sculpted and was a supremely skilled draughtsman, as many remarkable drawings from her early training in Casorati's studio demonstrate. The first drawing she made, on the very first day she attended her master lessons, will be exhibited alongside her visionary, dreamlike futurist paintings.

Spirit and Force of Art: Drawing in Britain 1600-1730 at Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd

An unprecedented selling exhibition of 100 British drawings dating from before 1730 and spanning the Stuart age, has been co-curated by Jonny Yarker and Dr Richard Stephens, and is the result of ten years of collecting. Accompanied by an impressive catalogue, this show will offer important new scholarship on a neglected area of research. Highlights include major unpublished drawings by Isaac (father) and (son) Peter Oliver, Sir Peter Lely, Godfrey Kneller, and William Kent; and by less familiar figures such as William Byron, 4th Baron Byron (1669-1736), grandfather to the famous romantic poet, as well as rare life drawings made at the Great Queen Street Academy in the first decade of the 18th century (sixty years before the foundation of the Royal Academy). [Press release available]

Nature | Symbol | Colour - Inside Flemish Art at Caretto & Occhinegro (new participants from Turin) Massimiliano Caretto and Francesco Occhinegro from Turin are two of the youngest dealers at London Art Week with a conceptual approach to revealing the characteristics that distinguish the masters of Northern Europe from other artistic schools. Flemish painters of the 16th and 17th centuries such as Jan van Kessel the Elder and Jan Brueghel the Younger will be investigated through their use of nature, symbolism and colour. [Press release available]

Three Centuries of British Art at Martyn Gregory

In honour of #RA250, three centuries of British painting and drawing: this exhibition will include works by Royal Academicians William Daniell (with an exceptionally rare, newly discovered work), James Ward, Henry Fuseli, Edwin Landseer and John Nash, as well as John Sell Cotman, James Seymour and John Piper. The broad range of genres, subjects and media from the 18th century to the (almost) present day will highlight Britain and the RA's remarkable contribution to art history.

Watteau to Gauguin: French Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries at Stephen Ongpin Fine Art

60 drawings by 18th and 19th century French artists including Boucher, Fragonard, Gericault, Huet, Ingres, Millet, Renoir and Watteau: many of the drawings come from private collections; several will be published for the first time in the scholarly catalogue that accompanies the exhibition. [Press release available]

From Bloemaert to Brueghel: a Selection of Northern Paintings, Sculptures & Works on Paper at Galerie Lowet de Wotrenge (a new participant from Brussels)

Including a newly-discovered 16th century portrait of an unknown man by Frans I Pourbus the Elder (1545- 1581), father to the great international court painter Frans Pourbus the Younger (1569-1622) [see The Weiss Gallery, below, for another work by Pourbus the Younger], an astute psychological study of a man in his prime; a botanical work by a rare Dutch female artist of the 17th century, Alida Withoos (1659/60-1730), and a work by Marten Ryckaert (1587-1631), registered in Antwerp as the one-armed painter, the result of a birth defect, which did not prevent him from becoming a successful artist in his lifetime.

  Texture at Ariadne Galleries

Ancient objects with a specific focus on the artworks' texture will be presented alongside original paintstick drawings by Richard Serra (b.1938), the renowned contemporary American sculptor and artist.

Faces and Fashion at The Weiss Gallery

Among highlights at this specialist in Tudor, Stuart and Northern European Old Master portraiture is an imperious three-quarter-length portrait of An Unknown Spanish Noblewoman by Frans Pourbus the Younger (1569-1622) bedecked in flowing strings of pearls and elaborate lace ruffs, c1603-1604.

Life and Death at Jan Muller Antiques (new participant from Ghent)

Jan Muller is a specialist in Flemish and Dutch Old Master paintings. Amongst works to be displayed is a collection of exquisite flower paintings, juxtaposed with rare, early 17th century vanitas still lifes and ‘witches' kitchen' works. Jan's cousin Klaas Muller is also new this year, from Brussels. He focuses on painting, drawing and sculpture dating from the 16th and 17th centuries with an emphasis on Italian and Flemish, especially Antwerp, masters, and a particular interest in the works of Peter Paul Rubens.

Tomasso XXV at Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

For London Art Week Summer 2018, the gallery will launch TOMASSO XXV, a celebratory catalogue marking many notable sales made over the years to museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

IMPORTANT HIGHLIGHT WORKS

Robilant + Voena will show a very rare signed male portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most highly regarded female artists of the Baroque, depicting French military engineer Antoine de Ville. Research by the gallery has recently attributed the work and revealed the identity of the sitter, making the painting a highly important addition to the oeuvre of this 17th century artist, known mainly for her powerful depictions of Old Testament heroines, although contemporary sources testify that she was also celebrated for her portraits.

Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art (new participants from Rome) will present a sensational rediscovery, a daring trick played by Antonio Canova on the greatest artists in Rome. Canova showed a work, Self-portrait of Giorgione, to his fellow artists as an original. His peers adored it. Thanks to the mastery with which Canova had painted it, the ‘portrait' was acclaimed as an authentic work by Giorgione, the revered Venetian 16th- century painter. Famed in art history circles, the work had been thought lost forever. [Catalogue available]

A highly important documentary group, at Trinity Fine Art, of the Monument to Ferdinando I de'Medici by Ferdinando Tacca (1619-1686), after the marble monument in Livorno, also features the famous bronze ‘captive Moors' of Pietro Tacca (1577-1640), Ferdinando's father. Recent research by Trinity Fine Art reveals this group to be a ricordo commissioned directly by the Medici family: indeed, the 1716 inventory of Palazzo Pitti pinpoints the exact room in which the work resided after its commission, until it was sold.

 Ben Elwes Fine Art offers a major rediscovery from the mature period of Joseph Wright of Derby. Having returned from his Italian sojourn in 1775, Wright's art, across the genres, brimmed with confidence. This fine painting (c1780) depicts a young boy with a drum and a landscape beyond. It shows Wright's virtuosity as a masterful and empathetic portrait painter - he excelled at children - and a superb landscape artist.

Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd will be unveiling Study for ‘Nude Pattern: The Holy Well', by Sir William Orpen, R.H.A., R.A. Orpen's assured and subtly drawn large-scale study for the figure of a young peasant undressing to bathe relates to the painting of The Holy Well finished in 1916, now in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.

Once destined for the priesthood, the highly gifted Mark Symons (1887-1935) remains one of the more enigmatic figures in the field of British art and, along with Stanley Spencer, can be counted as one of the very last inheritors of the late pre-Raphaelite or romantic tradition. Two large works by Symons have been acquired by a major new museum opening in the USA which will draw greater attention to his oeuvre, and Bagshawe Fine Art offers an amazingly complex composition, Lauda Sion, exhibited at the RA in 1928. “With his completely unique philosophical and religious beliefs, Symons is a real genuine English eccentric.”

Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art also brings Susanna, a rare painting by Tintoretto, the famous Venetian artist, born 500 years ago in 1518. Many international museums are dedicating exhibitions to the artist; the present painting was recently exhibited in Cologne for the touring exhibition Tintoretto - A Star was Born (Wallraf- Richartz-Museum, 2017-2018) and which is now on view in Paris (to 1 July 2018) at the Musée du Luxembourg. Susanna will be leaving the Paris exhibition early in order to be displayed at London Art Week.

RELATED EXHIBITIONS

There are many general and topical themes running through the works at LAW, relating to matrimony, life and death, landscapes, portraits, as well as works connected to major exhibitions in 2018, for example:

Didier Aaron has a group of paintings depicting artists and self-portraits relating to The Artist at Work (at The Courtauld Gallery, to 15 July 2018) while new dealer Galerie Lowet de Wotrenge has a fine 16th-century ink drawing by Friedrich Sustris (1540-1599) showing a sketch of Jupiter and Semele on the verso and the finished study on the recto.

Charles Beddington, James Mackinnon, Maurizio Nobile Gallery, Romano Fine Art (new Italian art specialists from Florence), and Galerie Lowet de Wotrenge have fine examples of architectural interiors and views, with reference to Monet & Architecture, until 29 July 2018 at the National Gallery.

All the works at Lowell Libson and Jonny Yarker Ltd's exhibition which spans the Stuart age are related directly to the recent Charles I exhibition at the RA. A Tale of Two Kingdoms: The Art of Spain and Naples at Colnaghi will feature artists and works connected to the forthcoming exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Ribera: Art of Violence, 26 September 2018 to 27 January 2019.

In addition to Martyn Gregory's ‘British' exhibition, many dealers including Bagshawe Fine Art, Ben Elwes Fine Art, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art and Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd have historic works by past RA members, with reference to the Royal Academy's 250th anniversary.

A map, full programme of public events and suggested Gallery Hops is available at www.londonartweek.co.uk where opening times and contact details are also to be found. There is no charge to visit the exhibitions.

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Tue 01 May 2018

Significant Exhibitions, Highlights and Themes London Art Week Summer 2018

Unveiling This Year's Significant Exhibitions, Highlights and Themes London Art Week Summer 2018

29 June to 6 July 2018, Opening Night 28 June

London Art Week Summer 2018, which opens on the evening of Thursday 28 June and runs through Friday 6 July with a new Late Night Opening on Tuesday 3 July, marks one of the most important weeks in the UK's art market calendar. Notable exhibitions by some 40 pre-eminent art dealers, major Old Master sales at the auction houses and a raft of events attract collectors, connoisseurs and museum curators to the capital, underlining the central role that London plays in the international art world.

Participants will be unveiling important works and staging exhibitions which demonstrate the unrivalled connoisseurship and expertise to be found in St. James's and Mayfair, traditional home to the finest art and art dealerships for more than 250 years. Some dealer exhibitions have been years in the making, others are the first of their kind for decades.

New discoveries, works appearing on the market for the first time in many generations, and great rarities are to be found. Here we outline the variety of academic and celebratory exhibitions, share significant works of art on display, and offer a number of feature ideas and themes.

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Tue 01 May 2018

London Art Week Summer 2018 Reveals 5,000 Years of Historic and Remarkable Works of Art

PASSION, POWER AND POLITICS

London Art Week Summer 2018 Reveals 5,000 Years of Historic and Remarkable Works of Art Visit a Host of Selling Exhibitions, Auctions and Events in Mayfair and St. James's

Friday 29 June to Friday 6 July 2018

Opening Night: Thursday 28 June

London Art Week illustrates the extraordinary range and quality of art dating from antiquity to the 20th century available on the market and strongly underlines the unrivalled connoisseurship and expertise to be found in the city. Each summer, London Art Week provides a platform for more than 40 leading international art dealers to present exciting selling exhibitions, engaging events and art talks, at private galleries in Mayfair and St. James's. The exhibitions coincide with the Old Master paintings and drawings sales at the major auction houses, and attract countless collectors, connoisseurs and museum curators to the capital. Discover passion, power and politics through the lens of historic works of art.

The range of art to be featured during LAW is broad and includes Classical antiquities, Medieval and Renaissance textiles, master paintings and drawings from the Elizabethan and Baroque to Neoclassical and Post-Impressionist eras, watercolours from the 18th to 20th centuries, master sculptures in bronze, marble and terracotta, and modern art works up to the turn of the 20th century. Special subjects span portraiture, fashion, Symbolism and Futurism, as well as several centuries of British, French, Flemish and Italian art.

Highlights and major works being offered for sale include:

– an important Abolitionist work by Henry Hoppner Meyer (1780-1847) exhibited at the Society of British Artists in 1827 accompanied by a poem, The Young Catechist, by Charles Lamb. A portrait of Lamb by Meyer was exhibited at the RBA (previously collection of the India Office, now Government Art Collection) in the same year. The painting was also engraved by Meyer and published as a “Poetical Illustration” in the annual Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap Book, 1832, for a poem called The African by Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802- 1838) (Ben Elwes Fine Art);

– an impressive early 16th century head, carved in white marble in medallic profile, of a ‘Saracen' wearing a bandana. It may be a heraldic device of the famed Florentine Pucci family, supporters of the Medici, or alternatively a portrait, real or imaginary, of a Moor from Venice, in whose maritime environment sailors, merchants – even pirates – from Africa were frequently seen (Gallery Desmet);

– a stylish portrait of Jacques Fath (1912-1954), the legendary Parisian fashion designer and tutor to the young Hubert de Givenchy (1927-2018), by Serge Ivanoff (1893-1983). Fath designed costumes for films, including for Moira Shearer in Powell & Pressburger's ‘The Red Shoes' (1948), and for Kay Kendall in the 1953 film ‘Genevieve' (Bagshawe Fine Art);

– a rare Portrait of a Venetian Nobleman by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), one of the all-time greats of Western art, unseen on the market for 60 years, that will spearhead Sotheby's Old Master Paintings sale in London on 4 July 2018.

A series of special events and masterclasses in art appreciation are part of the London Art Week gallery experience. Popular past events have explored the Renaissance works of Raphael, Lotte Laserstein and the women she painted during the inter-war years, and the fascination of Sir John Soane for the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I. A full programme of events, exhibition map and opening times will be available shortly at www.londonartweek.co.uk. There is no charge to visit the exhibitions. Take a lunchtime or post-work gallery hop around two or three neighbouring events, or spend a leisurely day exploring the history of art in Mayfair and St. James's, the celebrated heartland of London's gallery scene for over 200 years and home to many of the world's greatest art dealerships.

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December 2018

London Art Week Partners with ArtTactic

London Art Week has partnered with ArtTactic, an art market research and analysis firm based in London, to produce an Old Master Paintings market report, which was published in November 2018. Available free of charge to London Art Week visitors by clicking on the button below, the report pulls together auction data, focused interviews and crowd-sourced data from dealers in the industry and give readers a holistic view of the state of the market from the big picture to the granular details.

ArtTactic is a pioneer in the art market. Over the last 17 years it has been a leader in providing data and analysis on the global art market, offering dynamic and bespoke market intelligence and research. The company is a global market leader in producing research and intelligence reports and covers a wide range of global art markets and art industries.

ArtTactic, which was founded in 2001 by Anders Petterson, is the first art market research company to use crowd-sourcing as one of its main tools for collecting qualitative and quantitative data on the art market. From the outset, the goal was to build a global art market intelligence network of thousands of knowledgeable, experienced and talented individuals.

As a proud partner of London Art Week, ArtTactic is pleased to begin this Winter’s events by offering all participants a 40% discount on all ArtTactic reports (incl. our one-year memberships), to be distributed at their discretion, using the coupon code LAW2018. As an introduction to our products, we have produced a free supplement for all London Art Week visitors, sharing samples of our three latest market reports for the Old Master Paintings Evening Sales, covering December 2017 through July 2018. In addition, ArtTactic publishes auction analysis for Post-War & Contemporary Evening and Day Sales and Impressionist & Modern Evening Sales. Further to specialised auction reports, ArtTactic also publishes market reports including Photography Auctions as well as African and Middle Eastern Modern & Contemporary auctions.

From the team at ArtTactic, we hope you enjoy this special edition Old Master Paintings Market Report, presented in collaboration with London Art Week. Our next Old Master Paintings Market Report will be published following the upcoming evening sales in London in December 2018.

Please visit arttactic.com/market-analysis to view available reports.

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