Antiques News & Fairs Previews
all about antiques design & fairs since 1998
ANTIQUES NEWS & FAIRS - a one stop resource from the world of antiques, art and design, with a top ranked antiques fairs calendar and previews of upcoming antiques and art fairs.

News & Fairs Previews

London Art Week - 29 June - 6 July 2018

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.

Antiques News & Fairs - London Art Week - 29 June - 6 July 2018

Ariadne Galleries - Fulcrum Terminal in the Form of a Horse’s Head, Greek, Hellenistic, c2nd-1st century BC, bronze, Ht: 14 cm.


SIGNIFICANT EXHIBITIONS

Texture at Ariadne Galleries
Objects from the ancient world will be presented in a new way, and with a specific focus on the artworks’ texture, alongside original paintstick drawings by Richard Serra (b.1938), the renowned contemporary American sculptor and artist.

Watteau to Gauguin: French Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries at Stephen Ongpin Fine Art
A selling exhibition of 60 drawings by 18th and 19th century French artists, including works by Boucher, Fragonard, Gericault, Huet, Ingres, Millet, Renoir, Robert, Tissot, Watteau and many others. Many of the drawings come from private collections, and several will be published for the first time in the scholarly catalogue that accompanies the exhibition.

Life and Death at Jan Muller Antiques (new participant from Ghent)
Jan Muller, who joins LAW for the first time, is a specialist in Flemish and Dutch Old Master paintings. Amongst the works to be displayed is a collection of exquisite flower paintings, which will be juxtaposed with rare and early 17th century vanitas still lifes and ‘witches’ kitchen’ works. [See illustrations below] 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 (Antwerp) masters, and a particular interest in the works of Peter Paul Rubens.



London Art Week - 29 June - 6 July 2018

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art - Nicolas II Huet (c.1770-1828), Indian Elephant, 1810, pen & brown ink & watercolour, touches of gouache on vellum, 312 x 446 mm.


Antiques News & Fairs - London Art Week - 29 June - 6 July 2018

Klaas Muller - Erasmus II Quellinus (1607-1678), Three Putti around a Fruit Basket with Parrots, oil on canvas, 104 x 159 cm.


Important Highlight Works

Robilant + Voena will be showing a very rare signed male portrait of Antoine de Ville, a military engineer, by Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most highly regarded female artists of the Baroque. This recently attributed work is a very important addition to the few portraits known in the oeuvre of this 17th century artist who is mainly known for her powerful depictions of Old Testament heroines, though contemporary sources testify that she was also celebrated for her portraits.

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 and now in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.

Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art also brings Susanna, a rare painting by Tintoretto, the famous Venetian artist, who was born 500 years ago in 1518. Many important international museums are dedicating exhibitions to the artist; the present painting was recently exhibited in Cologne for the touring exhibition Tintoretto – The Birth of a Genius (Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, 6 October 2017-28 January 2018) and which is now on view in Paris (7 March-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.

Antiques News & Fairs - London Art Week - 29 June - 6 July 2018

Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art - Jacopo Robusti, known as il Tintoretto (1518-1594), Susanna, oil on panel, 27 x 38 cm.

Visitors to Burzio (38 Dover Street, Mayfair, W1S 4NL), dealers in the decorative arts, will encounter the diversity of works offered at London Art Week, in particular a spectacular and important late Baroque inlaid table top crafted in Venice around 1700. As Laura and Luca Burzio say, “we believe that everything in its time was contemporary and in this context, all good things from the past can live in today’s interiors”.

Related Exhibitions

There are many general and topical themes running through the works at LAW, such as those relating to matrimony, birth, life and death, landscapes, portraits and fashion, 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 (The Courtauld Gallery, 3 May 2018 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.

Several dealers including Charles Beddington, James Mackinnon, Maurizio Nobile Gallery, Romano Fine Art (new Italian art specialists from Florence), and Galerie Lowet de Wotrenge all 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.

Antiques News & Fairs - London Art Week - 29 June - 6 July 2018

Romano Fine Art - Emilio Vedova (1919- 2006), Interior of the Church of the Madonna della Salute, Venice, 1931, ink & wash on paper, 251 x 232 mm.

In addition to Martyn Gregory's exhibition, dealers such as 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 celebratory 250th anniversary. Grayson Perry, curator of this year’s RA Summer Exhibition, will no doubt be intrigued by the ceramics at Forge & Lynch (ancient Greek and Roman pottery), and Raccanello Leprince (Renaissance and later pictorial istoria ceramics).

During London Art Week more than 40 leading international art dealers will present exciting selling exhibitions, engaging events and art talks, at private galleries in Mayfair and St. James’s. London’s three major auction houses, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams, will be staging their most important sales. 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. Also on show will be watercolours from the 18th to 20th centuries, master sculptures in bronze, marble and terracotta, and modern art. Prices range from under £1,000 to several million pounds.

There is no charge to visit the exhibitions. For further details and a full programme please visit  London Art Week



News & Fairs Previews

London Art Week - 29 June - 6 July 2018

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.

Antiques News & Fairs - London Art Week - 29 June - 6 July 2018

Ariadne Galleries - Fulcrum Terminal in the Form of a Horse’s Head, Greek, Hellenistic, c2nd-1st century BC, bronze, Ht: 14 cm.


SIGNIFICANT EXHIBITIONS

Texture at Ariadne Galleries
Objects from the ancient world will be presented in a new way, and with a specific focus on the artworks’ texture, alongside original paintstick drawings by Richard Serra (b.1938), the renowned contemporary American sculptor and artist.

Watteau to Gauguin: French Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries at Stephen Ongpin Fine Art
A selling exhibition of 60 drawings by 18th and 19th century French artists, including works by Boucher, Fragonard, Gericault, Huet, Ingres, Millet, Renoir, Robert, Tissot, Watteau and many others. Many of the drawings come from private collections, and several will be published for the first time in the scholarly catalogue that accompanies the exhibition.

Life and Death at Jan Muller Antiques (new participant from Ghent)
Jan Muller, who joins LAW for the first time, is a specialist in Flemish and Dutch Old Master paintings. Amongst the works to be displayed is a collection of exquisite flower paintings, which will be juxtaposed with rare and early 17th century vanitas still lifes and ‘witches’ kitchen’ works. [See illustrations below] 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 (Antwerp) masters, and a particular interest in the works of Peter Paul Rubens.



London Art Week - 29 June - 6 July 2018

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art - Nicolas II Huet (c.1770-1828), Indian Elephant, 1810, pen & brown ink & watercolour, touches of gouache on vellum, 312 x 446 mm.


Antiques News & Fairs - London Art Week - 29 June - 6 July 2018

Klaas Muller - Erasmus II Quellinus (1607-1678), Three Putti around a Fruit Basket with Parrots, oil on canvas, 104 x 159 cm.


Important Highlight Works

Robilant + Voena will be showing a very rare signed male portrait of Antoine de Ville, a military engineer, by Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most highly regarded female artists of the Baroque. This recently attributed work is a very important addition to the few portraits known in the oeuvre of this 17th century artist who is mainly known for her powerful depictions of Old Testament heroines, though contemporary sources testify that she was also celebrated for her portraits.

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 and now in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.

Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art also brings Susanna, a rare painting by Tintoretto, the famous Venetian artist, who was born 500 years ago in 1518. Many important international museums are dedicating exhibitions to the artist; the present painting was recently exhibited in Cologne for the touring exhibition Tintoretto – The Birth of a Genius (Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, 6 October 2017-28 January 2018) and which is now on view in Paris (7 March-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.

Antiques News & Fairs - London Art Week - 29 June - 6 July 2018

Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art - Jacopo Robusti, known as il Tintoretto (1518-1594), Susanna, oil on panel, 27 x 38 cm.

Visitors to Burzio (38 Dover Street, Mayfair, W1S 4NL), dealers in the decorative arts, will encounter the diversity of works offered at London Art Week, in particular a spectacular and important late Baroque inlaid table top crafted in Venice around 1700. As Laura and Luca Burzio say, “we believe that everything in its time was contemporary and in this context, all good things from the past can live in today’s interiors”.

Related Exhibitions

There are many general and topical themes running through the works at LAW, such as those relating to matrimony, birth, life and death, landscapes, portraits and fashion, 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 (The Courtauld Gallery, 3 May 2018 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.

Several dealers including Charles Beddington, James Mackinnon, Maurizio Nobile Gallery, Romano Fine Art (new Italian art specialists from Florence), and Galerie Lowet de Wotrenge all 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.

Antiques News & Fairs - London Art Week - 29 June - 6 July 2018

Romano Fine Art - Emilio Vedova (1919- 2006), Interior of the Church of the Madonna della Salute, Venice, 1931, ink & wash on paper, 251 x 232 mm.

In addition to Martyn Gregory's exhibition, dealers such as 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 celebratory 250th anniversary. Grayson Perry, curator of this year’s RA Summer Exhibition, will no doubt be intrigued by the ceramics at Forge & Lynch (ancient Greek and Roman pottery), and Raccanello Leprince (Renaissance and later pictorial istoria ceramics).

During London Art Week more than 40 leading international art dealers will present exciting selling exhibitions, engaging events and art talks, at private galleries in Mayfair and St. James’s. London’s three major auction houses, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams, will be staging their most important sales. 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. Also on show will be watercolours from the 18th to 20th centuries, master sculptures in bronze, marble and terracotta, and modern art. Prices range from under £1,000 to several million pounds.

There is no charge to visit the exhibitions. For further details and a full programme please visit  London Art Week