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British Art Fair moves to Saatchi Gallery 20-23 September 2018

The British Art Fair will move to the Saatchi Gallery from 20 to 23 September 2018. The fair is a new incarnation of the much loved 20/21 British Art Fair and will continue to focus on Modern British art.  

Over 30 years, the 20/21 British Art Fair has built up an enviably loyal following of collectors and a roster of dealers whose knowledge of this field is unparalleled. The new owners, Robert and Johnny Sandelson, whose parents showed at the first British Art Fair in 1988, are behind the move it to the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in the heart of Chelsea.

Antiques News & Fairs - British Art Fair moves to Saatchi Gallery

Jonathan Clark Fine Art - Ivon Hitchens House by Lake c.1940.

Some 50 galleries will present Modern and Post-War British art over all three floors of the spacious Saatchi Gallery showing works by the likes of David Bomberg, Lynn Chadwick, Alan Davie, William Gear, Elisabeth Frink, Terry Frost, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Patrick Heron, Ivon Hitchens, Henry Moore,  Victor Pasmore, Bridget Riley, William Scott, Richard Smith, Graham Sutherland, Keith Vaughan and many more. 

The new venue has attracted the participation of some of the leading galleries in the field including Richard Green, Robin Katz, Offer Waterman, Jonathan Clark, Osborne Samuel and The Mayor Gallery, some of whom are returning to the fair whilst others are regular exhibitors.

British Art Fair moves to Saatchi Gallery

Offer Waterman - Grayson Perry, Galerie Clara Scrimini.


British Art Fair moves to Saatchi Gallery

Richard Green Gallery - LS Lowry Lytham Pier 1945.

The three floors allow for a wide view of Modern British art, from the more celebrated artists through to lesser-known practitioners and a corresponding variety of price-points for collectors. Besides paintings there will be prints, drawings and sculpture, all of the highest quality and all fully vetted.   

Interest in modern British art has been consistently strong over the last few years with highlights such as the sales of the private collections of David Bowie and Leslie Waddington and record-breaking auction prices for artists such as Francis Bacon attracting headlines. Long-time followers of this once-niche field are being joined by collectors and buyers moving away from the more unpredictable contemporary market and more gallery and institutional shows on the field are taking place. To reflect the increasing serious interest in Modern British Art, the British Art Fair will this year mount focused special projects of single and dual artist presentations to complement the gallery stands.

British Art Fair moves to Saatchi Gallery

Whitford Fine Art - Clive Barker, Chariot 1974 (prototype). Chrome-plated brass and bronze 19 cm high; 23 cm long Signed, dated and titled underneath Edition of 7, 1 prototype.

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

For the first time in a generation in London visitors will be able to view an exhibition in a public space by Ivon Hitchens with over 25 works from all periods of the artist’s career on view. The presentation is mounted by Jonathan Clark, the noted Hitchen’s specialist and dedicated to the memory of Victor Sandelson (1928-2017), the father of the fair’s new owners. As an art market correspondent for the Financial Times, Victor Sandelson wrote about Hitchens in the early 1950s. He would later collect Hitchens’ works, although the artist’s request to paint Victor’s wife nude was turned down. Hitchens is now recognised as the pre-eminent landscape painter of 20th century Britain. The presentation will be a unique opportunity to view the artist’s development over the decades.

Antiques News & Fairs - British Art Fair moves to Saatchi Gallery


Piano Nobile - David Bomberg (British, 1890–1957) Oil on canvas 'The Hospital of the Knights of St. John, Bethlehem Road, Jerusalem: Moonlight, 1923'.  
Size: 45.7 x 55.9 cm. (18 x 22 in.)

A second special presentation mounted by Piano Nobile will show the works of Anthony Caro and the writer and critic John Golding. The two friends both worked to accommodate the principles of American Abstract Expressionism to a British context and each would radically reshape the history of Modern British art. Piano Nobile’s presentation will show these two artists at the moment they arrived at their full creative maturity in the early seventies. Caro’s intimate Table Pieces and Writing Pieces reclaim the plinth the artist had discarded the previous decade, whilst retaining a direct relationship with the viewer’s body. They illustrate Caro’s ability to integrate impactful sculptural forms into a domestic space on a human scale.  Golding’s paintings from the same period is similarly interested in the human body as the frame or vehicle that facilitates aesthetic experience.

"I'm delighted that we have special projects that allow visitors to explore Modern British art in depth as well as the strong selection of galleries”, says Robert Sandelson. “The Saatchi Gallery is one of the world's most visited museums and I know that our dealers are greatly looking forward to having works installed there. Modern British art is a deep, strong and time tested market where there are both blue-chip names and artists whose work will only be appreciated more over time.”

VENUE: SAATCHI GALLERY
DUKE OF YORK’S, KING’S ROAD, LONDON SW3  4RY
DATES: 20 - 23  SEPTEMBER  2018
TIMES: Thurs: 11am-9pm; Fri/Sat: 11am-7pm;  Sun: 11am-6pm
ADMISSION: £15 (concessions £10)
IMAGE CREDITS: The British Art Fair

 




News & Fairs Previews

British Art Fair moves to Saatchi Gallery 20-23 September 2018

The British Art Fair will move to the Saatchi Gallery from 20 to 23 September 2018. The fair is a new incarnation of the much loved 20/21 British Art Fair and will continue to focus on Modern British art.  

Over 30 years, the 20/21 British Art Fair has built up an enviably loyal following of collectors and a roster of dealers whose knowledge of this field is unparalleled. The new owners, Robert and Johnny Sandelson, whose parents showed at the first British Art Fair in 1988, are behind the move it to the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in the heart of Chelsea.

Antiques News & Fairs - British Art Fair moves to Saatchi Gallery

Jonathan Clark Fine Art - Ivon Hitchens House by Lake c.1940.

Some 50 galleries will present Modern and Post-War British art over all three floors of the spacious Saatchi Gallery showing works by the likes of David Bomberg, Lynn Chadwick, Alan Davie, William Gear, Elisabeth Frink, Terry Frost, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Patrick Heron, Ivon Hitchens, Henry Moore,  Victor Pasmore, Bridget Riley, William Scott, Richard Smith, Graham Sutherland, Keith Vaughan and many more. 

The new venue has attracted the participation of some of the leading galleries in the field including Richard Green, Robin Katz, Offer Waterman, Jonathan Clark, Osborne Samuel and The Mayor Gallery, some of whom are returning to the fair whilst others are regular exhibitors.

British Art Fair moves to Saatchi Gallery

Offer Waterman - Grayson Perry, Galerie Clara Scrimini.


British Art Fair moves to Saatchi Gallery

Richard Green Gallery - LS Lowry Lytham Pier 1945.

The three floors allow for a wide view of Modern British art, from the more celebrated artists through to lesser-known practitioners and a corresponding variety of price-points for collectors. Besides paintings there will be prints, drawings and sculpture, all of the highest quality and all fully vetted.   

Interest in modern British art has been consistently strong over the last few years with highlights such as the sales of the private collections of David Bowie and Leslie Waddington and record-breaking auction prices for artists such as Francis Bacon attracting headlines. Long-time followers of this once-niche field are being joined by collectors and buyers moving away from the more unpredictable contemporary market and more gallery and institutional shows on the field are taking place. To reflect the increasing serious interest in Modern British Art, the British Art Fair will this year mount focused special projects of single and dual artist presentations to complement the gallery stands.

British Art Fair moves to Saatchi Gallery

Whitford Fine Art - Clive Barker, Chariot 1974 (prototype). Chrome-plated brass and bronze 19 cm high; 23 cm long Signed, dated and titled underneath Edition of 7, 1 prototype.

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

For the first time in a generation in London visitors will be able to view an exhibition in a public space by Ivon Hitchens with over 25 works from all periods of the artist’s career on view. The presentation is mounted by Jonathan Clark, the noted Hitchen’s specialist and dedicated to the memory of Victor Sandelson (1928-2017), the father of the fair’s new owners. As an art market correspondent for the Financial Times, Victor Sandelson wrote about Hitchens in the early 1950s. He would later collect Hitchens’ works, although the artist’s request to paint Victor’s wife nude was turned down. Hitchens is now recognised as the pre-eminent landscape painter of 20th century Britain. The presentation will be a unique opportunity to view the artist’s development over the decades.

Antiques News & Fairs - British Art Fair moves to Saatchi Gallery


Piano Nobile - David Bomberg (British, 1890–1957) Oil on canvas 'The Hospital of the Knights of St. John, Bethlehem Road, Jerusalem: Moonlight, 1923'.  
Size: 45.7 x 55.9 cm. (18 x 22 in.)

A second special presentation mounted by Piano Nobile will show the works of Anthony Caro and the writer and critic John Golding. The two friends both worked to accommodate the principles of American Abstract Expressionism to a British context and each would radically reshape the history of Modern British art. Piano Nobile’s presentation will show these two artists at the moment they arrived at their full creative maturity in the early seventies. Caro’s intimate Table Pieces and Writing Pieces reclaim the plinth the artist had discarded the previous decade, whilst retaining a direct relationship with the viewer’s body. They illustrate Caro’s ability to integrate impactful sculptural forms into a domestic space on a human scale.  Golding’s paintings from the same period is similarly interested in the human body as the frame or vehicle that facilitates aesthetic experience.

"I'm delighted that we have special projects that allow visitors to explore Modern British art in depth as well as the strong selection of galleries”, says Robert Sandelson. “The Saatchi Gallery is one of the world's most visited museums and I know that our dealers are greatly looking forward to having works installed there. Modern British art is a deep, strong and time tested market where there are both blue-chip names and artists whose work will only be appreciated more over time.”

VENUE: SAATCHI GALLERY
DUKE OF YORK’S, KING’S ROAD, LONDON SW3  4RY
DATES: 20 - 23  SEPTEMBER  2018
TIMES: Thurs: 11am-9pm; Fri/Sat: 11am-7pm;  Sun: 11am-6pm
ADMISSION: £15 (concessions £10)
IMAGE CREDITS: The British Art Fair