London Art Week Set for a Classic Event

Hignell Gallery - Sophie Ryder (b. 1963), Minotaur and Lady Hare Torsos

London Art Week Summer 2023 runs from Friday 30th June to Friday 7th July. The UK’s leading fine arts selling event is held both in galleries around central London and as exhibitions online.

This summer it features 53 participants, all internationally-acknowledged specialists in their chosen fields. 

Expert dealers offer museum-quality examples of decorative arts, paintings, sculpture, and works on paper of all periods from antiquity to contemporary, as well as – for the first time this year – rare books, maps and manuscripts.

The week coincides with the summer series of Old Master and Classic auctions held by Christie’s, Bonhams and Sotheby’s.

Antonacci – Busse, Fountain of the Sea horses at Villa Borghese

London Art Week provides a happy art-filled opportunity to explore the city’s major gallery areas such as St. James’s, Mayfair and South Kensington, whilst browsing, admiring and learning about works of all periods from antiquity to the present day.  All works on show are for sale.

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Soak up the unique flavour of each locality and individual gallery, whilst enjoying unparalelled access to view works of museum calibre as well as entry-level examples and rediscovered masters.

Major exhibitions to seek out: 

  • A remarkable group of five works by the legendary renaissance sculptor Giambologna, for sale as a group (at Stuard Lochhead Sculpture)
  • An extraordinary body of work – prints and large oil paintings – by Bolivian revolutionary and self-taught artist Alejandro Mario Yllanes (1913-c. 1960) at Ben Elwes Fine Art
  • Renoir & Pisarro: Different Views – the giants of French impressionism on show at Connaught Brown
  • A group of works by Winifred Nicholson (1893-1981) from a private collection, for the first time on the market, including a portrait of her husband Ben Nicholson (at Patrick Bourne & Co)
Karen Taylor – L. Knight portrait
  • A wide-ranging assessment of works on paper by women artists of the 20th and 21st century at Stephen Ongpin Fine Art. Featured artists include Gillian Ayres, Lynne Drexler, Helen Frankenthaler, Gluck, Gwen John, Dora Maar, Joan Mitchell, Jenny Saville and Vivian Springford.
  • Philip Mould & Company reintroduces Stephen Tomlin, the Bloomsbury group’s primary sculptor, who died tragically young. He immortalised the faces of Duncan Grant, Lytton Strachey and Virginia Woolf. This important exhibition will lay bare the life and work of Bloomsbury’s forgotten iconographer.
Paul Mitchell – Sir Godfrey Kneller (after; 1646-1723), Anne, Queen of Great Britain, in coronation robes (r. 1702-14), c. 1710
  • The Cline Collection at Daniel Crouch Rare Books – the story of London told in 40,000 books, maps, and prints spanning 400 years – the largest such collection in private hands.
  • And among the digital-only exhibitions, Paolo Antonacci Roma presents ANIMALIA | Drawings on paper from the 18th to the 21st Century from the private collection of a Roman gentleman and Reve Art features Venetian works from the first half of the 20th century

A full list of exhibitors can be found here

The London Art Week map, drawn by artist Adam Dant, can be seen here.

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