A quick ushering through by the fair staff and we were in. Thursday evening is a good day to go at the fair as you are sure to find on your path some waiting staff eagerly willing to hand you over free bottles of beers.
We thought we’ll go around the ground floor as well as the first floor today where you normally find the “mammoths”. By this I mean the heavy-weight art galleries which mainly deal “fine art”. As we were hopping from one booth to the other, it was becoming obvious to our eyes: abstract art we were seeing was awesome and stood out from almost anything else.
We have included below the best pieces we thought we saw.
The third edition of the contemporary art in editions fair, Multiplied, returns to Christie’s South Kensington this October. Christie’s is pleased to announce forty-one international contemporary galleries will be participating, in what continues to be the UK’s only contemporary print fair.
Once again the salerooms in South Kensington will be transformed during Frieze week. The fair will be open to the public with free admission from 12-15 October 2012.
We have included below a few examples of what you will be able to purchase –
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
Here is the second set of selected works from this year’s London Art fair which for the sixth year includes Art Projects, now a major part of London Art Fair.. 31 Galleries feature emerging artists and new work.