News-Antique.com - Jun 20,2010 - The eclectic mix of art on sale offers visitors works by internationally renowned names, as well as accomplished emerging artists. The art comes in many forms and media, including: paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography. These all sell from a few hundred pounds to six figures sums.
Art London 2010 sees a number of new international contemporary galleries exhibiting including Comodaa (Australia) and Villa Del Arte (Spain) as well as other galleries from France, Argentina and the Czech Republic. Returning exhibitors include Whitford Fine Art, John Martin Gallery and The Albemarle Gallery.
Confirmed so far:
Historical Works at Art London:
This year the fair sees an increased number of exhibitors showing and selling historical works, including Derby based Neptune Fine Art, a newcomer to the fair, which is bringing a ‘Street Scene’, 1953, and a ‘River Scene’, 1944, by L. S. Lowry and ‘Still Life with Lemon’, 1977, by Mary Fedden.
The Court Gallery in Somerset is bringing two extremely rare items: an early Picasso drawing, ‘Personnages et Deux Chiens’ from 1901, and a bronze by the celebrated English sculptor Frank Dobson ‘Wading Female Figure’, a study for Cornucopia, possibly a one-off cast relating to his most important carving, c 1925.
Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones’ ‘Head Study of Margaret Drummond’ is an initialled pencil drawing, dated Oct 2 1879, selling for £9,500 with Campbell Wilson, which is also exhibiting for the first time.
Whitford Fine Art has works by Pop artist Clive Barker, and painters William Gear and Kudditji Kngwarreye. ‘Landscape, Blue Element’ by William Gear, 1959, was painted at the time when this Scottish artist was curator of the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne. Aboriginal artist Kudditji Knwarreye’s landscapes include ‘My Country 06’. In September 2009, Prue Gibson wrote in Australian Art Review, “Although Kngwarreye’s paintings are personal, they are also collective. They document the stories of an entire people. They are closer to narrative than traditional landscape scenes.”
Contemporary Painting & Photography at Art London:
New exhibitor Josie Eastwood Fine Art is exhibiting two very strong young figurative artists, one of whom has been tipped in the Financial Times as an artist to follow - Emily Gregory Smith from Wales. The other Oliver Akers Douglas, has had three sell-out one man shows in London.
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery presents photography by Tom Leighton for the first time at Art London, as well as work by Klari Reis, light sculptures by Nicolas Saint Gregoire and paintings by Deborah Azzopardi. Tom Leighton’s deconstructed and digitally reconstructed urban landscapes are vibrantly transformed into unrecognisable architectural and metropolitan scenes.
Photographs by Mikael Lafontan are amongst the exhibits on Parisian gallery Envie d’Art’s stand. He highlights natural textures and details of wood, water and leaves. Envie d’Art is also bringing work by Edouard Buzon, Peter Hoffer, Peter Keizer, Yves Krief, Patrick Smith, Joseph and Robert Bradford.
Galerie Olivier Waltman, also from Paris, presents photography by Jean-Pierre Attal with his lambda prints mounted on aluminium, Spanish photographer Aleix Plademunt from Spain and Israeli