School may be out for summer, but London Art Week is back for it’s second run of the year. The twice annual event guides visitors through London’s fine art district for the chance to see and buy the best of pre-contemporary work.
From Ancient sculptures to Old Master drawings and post-Impressionist paintings, 29 June to 6 July will be full of opportunities to hear about pre-contemporary pieces from art historians and curators.
How to Get the Most Out of London Art Week
If you’re out and about, see if any of your appointments bring you near one of the participating exhibitors using London Art Week’s walking maps in various areas of Mayfair and St. James. Routes specific to drawings, antiquity and sculpture are also available, as is a full list of London Art Week exhibitors.
Times: Monday to Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday to Sunday 11am-5pm. On 3 July, London Art Week will hold a special late evening where some exhibitors will receive until 9pm.
Events: Events & Exhibitions can be booked throughout the seven days of London Art Week.
The line up includes Artists at Work: a breakfast and private view of the exhibition by co-curator Dr Anita Viola Sganzerla, Curator of the Katrin Bellinger collection (2 July, 8:30am).
Antonio Canova: a Painting Rediscovered: The fascinating history and story of the “Self Portrait of Giorgione”, discovered after 200 years in a private collection, will be discussed by Damiano Lapiccirella of Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art and Dr. Paolo Serafini, the renowned scholar of 19th Century Venetian paintings (2 July, 5:30pm)
Collecting Spanish Art in Britain: Jonathan Ruffer (Collector and Chair of the Trustees to Auckland Castle), Xavier Bray (Director of the Wallace Collection) and Jorge Coll (CEO of Colnaghi and an Exhibitor during London Art Week) in conversation (3 July, 6pm).
Old Master Drawings: Frances Allitt of the Antiques Trade Gazette will join eminent drawings dealers Stephen Ongpin and Guy Peppiatt to discuss the world of Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours (4 July, 6pm).
We’re making a bee line for these gems….
Caretto & Occhinegro (Nature | Symbol | Colour : Inside Flemish Art)
Didier Aaron Ltd (Master Drawings from the 17th to the 19th Centuries)
Ariadne Galleries (Texture)