This year, and probably only this year, London Art Fair will run from 20-24 April 2022, highlighting a selection of the best galleries from the UK and beyond. The Fair will offer both seasoned and aspiring collectors a diverse presentation of modern and contemporary art, alongside curated displays, and an inspiring programme of talks, panel discussions and artists insights.
In addition, London Art Fair continues to champion and support regional museums through its annual Museum Partnership, which this year invites the New Hall Art Collection at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, to showcase their collection of modern and contemporary art by women at the Fair, the largest of its kind in Europe.
Visitors will see the participation of over 100 galleries from around the world, including Austria, Japan, Portugal, Sweden, and Australia, with new exhibitors Tanya Baxter Contemporary,, Mothflower and David Kovats; alongside returning names such as Piano Nobile, James Hyman and Purdy Hicks. The Fair will feature work by some of the world’s most renowned artists working across a variety of media, including Henry Moore, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego.
London Art Fair’s specialism in Modern art continues to be strongly represented through the participation of some of the UK’s leading galleries in the field. Thomas Spencer Fine Art will be presenting a selection of Modern British works on paper, including a previously unseen work by John Nash RA and a large 1970s gouache by Mary Fedden. Gilden’s Fine Art Gallery will showcase a selection of works by American and European Modern Masters, including etchings by Joan Miró and linocut prints by Pablo Picasso. Christopher Kingzett Fine Art will focus on British art of the 50’s and 60’s and will exhibit a pencil drawing by Elizabeth Frink that features two of the artist’s favourite motifs, The Running Man and a Baboon, combined to make a narrative.
Meanwhile, Waterhouse & Dodd’s display is focused on the work of David Bomberg and his students, such as Dennis Creffield and Dorothy Mead. Mead’s recently re-discovered oil paintings, which have not been shown publicly for over 40 years, will be on display alongside previously unseen works by Martyn Brewster.
New contemporary art on show at the Fair includes the multidisciplinary work of Jordi Alcaraz, courtesy of Alzueta Gallery, a reflection on volume, artistic language and time. Exclusive releases from print studio Jealous Gallery include a new edition by David Shrigley and Stoney Road Press will exhibit a number of Leah Hewson monotypes, which have not been shown previously. Elsewhere, Elizabeth Xi Bauer will share works by three emerging artists Theodore Ereira-Guyer, Abraham Kritzman, and Cătălin Marius Petrișor Hereșanu in a range of techniques consisting of printmaking, painting and sculpture. Gala Fine Art will present contemporary artists including Dan Parry-Jones whose unique mixed-media pieces explore his fascination with the relationship between nature and the man-made, juxtaposing mountain ranges and palm trees with modernist buildings and brightly painted walls.
For those interested in textiles and sculpture Thompson’s Gallery will present new and unseen works specifically created for the Fair, including work by Athena Anastasiou who uses bright acrylic wool to extend her painted image from the boundaries of the canvas. Another new and unseen work will be on display at Candida Stevens Gallery by contemporary textile/fibre artist Alice Kettle, titled Poppy. Meanwhile, James Hyman Gallery will be showing a rare and unique hand woven tapestry by RB Kitaj.
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