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The 20|21 International Art Fair, which took place at the Royal College of Art in Kensington Gore, shows Modern and Contemporary art from Britain and around the world, providing a truly eclectic selection of works. A.A. Gill, who opened the fair, said that “This is where the true heart of art still lies. If you like your art with craft in it, then you’ve come to the right place”. Below is a selection of our favourite works.
The inaugural Photo Art Fair featured the work of 50 established and up-and-coming photographers from around the world. Among the exceptional collectible photographic art, spanning decades, territories and disciplines, here is a list of our favourite works.
With 50 specialist exhibitors from around the world, the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Art is Europe’s longest running fair dedicated to print-making. Following its success, we have compiled a list of our favourite works.
The Other Art Fair, to which our members got access, took place from 25th-28th April. Featuring 100 of the most exciting unrepresented artists from across the globe, it is London’s leading artist-led fair – compiling a list of favourite works was not an easy endeavour. Here it goes…
The Truscott Arms has recently opened its doors in Maida Vale. Housing a pub, restaurant and gallery in a superbly renovated Victorian building, The Truscott Arms is a creation of successful theatre producer Andrew Fishwick and his wife Mary Jane Roberts-Fishwick.
Goat, a new exciting addition to the Chelsea scene, has conquered our food-loving and design-discerning hearts. This re-launch of old pub The Goat in Boots offers an entirely different concept with an industrial meets antique look and delightful New York Italian-style food. The old-fashioned three-storey building has been successfully converted into an informal restaurant, private dining area, elegant cocktail bar and comfortable all-day lounge.
We have had the chance to preview INN London’s first ever exhibition, which explores the exciting city of Istanbul. INN London is a new organization that aims to bring the best of a foreign city’s culture, creativity and commerce to the heart of London. This year, Turkey’s cultural and business capital Istanbul reveals its fascinating contemporary art, fashion, architecture and food.
Reason & Mankind has recently opened in Fitztrovia, as part of new club Libertine. Taking its name from one of Britain’s most famous libertines, Lord Rochester, who wrote ‘A Satyr Against Reason and Mankind’, this luxurious nest nods to the era, including embossed wallpaper and lavish velvet banquettes. Behind the bar, a screen projects long-forgotten visuals of 1920s silent movies alongside subtle jazz music.
A new blockbuster exhibition is taking place at the Victoria and Albert Museum: David Bowie is. Focusing on one of the most iconic figures of our time, the show is the first international retrospective of David Bowie’s extraordinary career. Through this show the V&A explores Bowie’s music and radical individualism, and how it has both influenced and been influenced by wider movements in art, design and contemporary culture.
The Design Museum is currently holding an exhibition showing works by this year’s Designs of the Year nominees. This includes the most original and exciting designs from around the world in the last 12 months across 7 categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport.
Sotheby’s London is offering for sale the collection of distinguished London club owner Mark Birley (1930-2007), on 21st March 2013. The auction will comprise property from Thurloe Lodge, Birley’s home in Kensington for nearly 30 years, which encapsulated much of the elegance and charm of his celebrated clubs, from Annabel’s to Harry’s Bar. With over 500 lots spanning 12 different collecting disciplines, the estimates range from £50 to £250,000.
The White Cube Bermondsey presents ‘Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration’, a touring exhibition of the artist’s graphic oeuvre.