The 26th London Art Fair showcases the best of Modern British and contemporary art alongside an exciting programme of talks, screenings and debates. Presenting around 120 carefully selected galleries with work from both established and emerging artists, the London Art Fair draws collectors and enthusiasts to the five-day event in Islington. With such a range of art on display, we narrow down some of our favourite stands for you to visit this weekend.
Now in the West End, Shoreditch and New York, Flowers Gallery was first opened by Angela Flowers in 1970. Flowers Gallery covers a wide range of interests, focusing on all forms of media by both established and emerging artists. This year’s stall features the work of Edward Burtynsky, Nadav Kander, Mona Kuhn and Michael Wolf among many others.
Danielle Arnaud aims to eradicate the pressures of the market and trends in order to encourage artists to freely develop their work. The gallery breaks down the conventions of the art space by regularly featuring exhibitions, solo shows and projects both within their premises and outside, in the public sphere. Artists on display include David Cotterrell, Louisa Fairclough, Tessa Farmer and Oona Grimes and many others.
CHARLIE SMITH london
Approaching exhibitions with an emphasis on work that challenges, seduces, confronts and consoles the audience, CHARLIE SMITH london is a dynamic and exciting gallery. Displaying work from Emma Bennett, Jelena Bulajic, John Stark and many others, the though-provoking contemporary art showcased here interrogates themes of beauty, death, horror, sexuality, the historical and the mythological.
Goodman Fine Art
With work by such celebrated artists as Francis Bacon, Terry Frost and Barbara Hepworth, the Goodman Fine Art gallery focuses on major pieces by a small group of British artists and sculptors working between 1950 and 1980. The gallery’s impressive expertise and collection means they will be showcasing some exceptional and iconic pieces from the post-war period that you can’t afford to miss.
This leading Mayfair gallery specialises in Modern British painting and sculpture and is preceded by its reputation for high quality exhibitions. Key to the collection is the work of Henry Moore and Lynn Chadwick as well as examples of some of the most influential British sculpture by artists such as Kenneth Armitage and Elisabeth Frink. Osborne Samuel is also the leading dealer in the colour linocuts of the artists of The Grosvenor School of Modern Art.
London Art Fair runs all weekend until 19 January, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH.
1. Brighton West Pier, Simon Roberts, 2011, courtesy of Flowers Gallery.