So there we had it – the 23rd London art fair, the biggest yet with a remarkable 24 ooo+ visitors this year. It has proven to me that this event is the place or one of the best places to discover, see or enjoy the best of modern and contemporary British art.
Over 120 galleries exhibited this year, a decent number but still lagging behind its big sister, the Frieze art fair, with its 170+ galleries but the two events should maybe not be compared as the Frieze fair is an international fair while the London art fair focusing on British art.
Another noticeable thing was that this year again, London based galleries made the bulk of the exhibitors with 80%. Painting and sculpture were also again the two main types of arts that could be seen but this is what the London Art Fair (LAF) has been about for a while now. The regular visitor will know this, the newbies not necessarily.
Selected works from the fair below.
Acrylics on canvas | Tag Fine Arts
Oil on canvas | Thompson gallery
Acrylics on cotton duck | Beaux Arts London
Cut paper collage and aniline dye on paper | Foley gallery
Oil on canvas | Charlie Smith
Laser prints on card, red ink, bonded nylon and seed beads | Beaux Arts London