Spotlight on London Art Fair 2014

Artfully ring in the new year by exploring all that the London art fair has to offer.

Balance by Rita McBride

Wolfgang Stiller, Matchstickman VIII, 2011, holz, polyurethan, PYTHON GALLERY, Erlenbach, Switzerland

Artfully ring in the New Year by exploring all that the London Art Fair has to offer. A new partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield brings an exhibition curated by Frances Guy, head of collections at the museum. Held in a new pavilion located at the entrance to the fair, the exhibition Barbara Hepworth and the Development of British Modernism examines a pivotal time in British art history, highlighting works in the museum’s collection by Barbara Hepworth (British, 1903–1975), Terry Frost (British, 1915–2003), and Patrick Heron, among others. Rounding out the new pavilion will be three Modern British galleries, including Jonathan Clark Fine Art.

Yellow Moon by Susan Derges

Susan Derges, Yellow Moon, 2012, digital chromogenic type print, Purdy Hicks, London, UK

At the main fair, there will be a range of works from the 21st century, with a focus on Modern and Contemporary British artists. Look out for the collection of masterful Contemporary works at Purdy Hicks, who will be exhibiting Susan Derges (British, b.1955) and Tom Hunter (British, b.1965), among others. For work by promising Contemporary artists Wolfgang Stiller, Li Yan (Chinese, b.1977), and Jose Castiella, head over to PYTHON GALLERY. Prints from Modern masters Francis Bacon (Irish, 1909–1992) and Marc Chagall (French/Russian, 1887–1985) can be found at Gilden’s Arts UK.
Triptych inspired by Orestia of Aeschylus by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, Triptych inspired by Orestia of Aeschylus, 1981, lithograph on Arches paper, Gilden’s Arts UK, London, UK

Photo50, curated this year by Charlie Fellowes and Jeremy Epstein, is featuring an exhibition titled Immaterial Matter. The exhibition features 50 photographs, videos, and web-based works that scrutinize the boundary between the digital and the material.
The Cove by Tom Hunter

Tom Hunter, The Cove, 2013, digital chromogenic type print, Purdy Hicks, London, UK

Be sure to enrich your art fair experience by participating in the full roster of tours and talks, including Sight Unseen: Buying Art Online, a panel discussion on the rise of online art sales, in association with Hiscox. The panel includes artnet’s own Simon Todd, as well as Georgina Adam, a journalist and art market correspondent for The Financial Times, and art market editor-at-large at The Art Newspaper, and Rachael Barrett, founder of Three Sixty, and primary consultant for Quintessentially Art.
Stilleben 3/IX Bucher by Ralph Fleck

Ralph Fleck, Stilleben 3/IX Bucher, 2012, oil on canvas, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK

London Art Fair
January 15–19, 2014
52 Upper Street
London N1 0QH, UK

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