SHOWS, AUCTIONS & EXHIBITIONS
Art Antiques London Second Annual Fair Offers Superlative Works Of Art From the Ancient to Contemporary
At the inaugural Fair sales were strong and the total visitor figure of 14,500 gave a visitor ratio of 230 visitors per stand, the highest of any of the June Fairs. The Fair’s undoubted success has attracted keen interest from both the UK and abroad. Brian Haughton comments that ‘We were delighted with the launch of Art Antiques London last year.. the aspects of the Fair that people most enjoyed were its size, location and its wide range of objects. The 2011 fair has built on the successes of last year’s fair by adding exciting new dealers and collecting areas. Our expanded lecture program and partnerships will further enhance the experience for collectors, curators and dealers.”
Jane Kahan Gallery of New York will be showing a stunning Aubusson tapestry by ROMARE BEARDEN "Recollection Pond" 1974 61 x 79 1/2 inches (155 x 202 cm) Recollection Pond was created in collaboration with Gloria Ross Tapestries, Inc., and was one of dozens of Ross' collaborations with artists. York College’s tapestry is the fourth of an edition of seven (plus one artist's proof) woven by Gloria F. Ross. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum (#2) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (#7) are among the owners of the tapestries. The Recollection Pond tapestry on display at the World Trade Center (#3) was destroyed on September 11, 2001. In 2004-05, the Metropolitan Museum of Art held an exhibition of Bearden's work that featured his collage of Harlem street life and Recollection Pond, together with some early studies.
Guy Peppiatt Fine Art, London, a specialist in 18th and 19th century British watercolours and drawings, will be showing a rare and beautiful drawing with a distinguished provenance by Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (1727-1788), Wooded Landscape with a Country Cart and Faggot Gatherers in pen and brown ink and grey, green and pink washes, heightened with touches of white, on prepared paper, varnished, 22.1 by 31.0 cm., 8 ½ by 12 ¼ in.
New Exhibitor Lucas Rarities a jewelry specialist based in Mayfair, London is well-known expert in period jewelry particularly from the Art Deco era. They will be bringing an extraordinary array of jewelry including an Emerald, Sapphire and Pearl Turban Brooch by Paul Iribe, circa 1911, priced £525,000. Paul Iribe, was a pioneer of the Art Deco movement who introduced Art Deco to America. The emerald and pearl aigrette (right) is characteristic of Art Deco design in every way yet this was designed by Iribe in 1911, some 15 years before Art Deco really became established. Having been introduced to Coco Chanel by Paul Poiret, Chanel and Iribe were to become collaborators in both their personal and professional lives, becoming engaged to be married in 1933. Iribe died tragically on Chanel’s tennis court in 1935 at the age of 52.
Two beautiful drawings by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (Birmingham 1833-1898 London) will be exhibited at Art Antiques London -- one from London exhibitor Stephen Ongpin, , The Head of a Young Girl, pencil. Signed and dated EBJ 1874 in pencil at the lower right. 88 x 212 mm. (11 1/4 x 8 3/8 in.) Stephen Ongpin Fine Art specializes in master drawings and oil sketches from the 16th through the 20th centuries.
The other exceptional Burne-Jones picture is a slightly later drawing, Portrait of a Girl, circa 1880, in red chalks, 20 x 16 inches, to be shown by exhibitor Julian Hartnoll of London. Julian Hartnoll has been specializing in Victorian and Modern British Art since 1968. He is an expert on PreRaphaelite and Kitchen Sink art and also offers a personal selection of Contemporary Art as part of his continually changing gallery display.
Ceramics of course are at the very heart of Art Antiques London as the eminent dealers of the International Ceramics Fair & Seminar continue to participate in the fair as a core group. Fair organizer and dealer Brian Haughton Gallery is presenting a cohesive exhibition entitled Nature’s Triumph: Botanical Themes on Porcelain. One of the highlights of this group is an extremely rare and Important Meissen Yellow Ground Rectangular Tea Caddy and Cover, circa 1735-40. Height: 4 ins. (10cms.)
In addition to his well-known coterie of contemporary ceramic artist’s including Kate Malone, Michael Eden and Robin Best, UK exhibitor Adrian Sassoon deals in porcelain from the French Royal Porcelain Factory at Sèvres. He will be showing an rare Soft-Paste Sèvres Porcelain Vase Hollandois, 1757-60, with the rare pink ground and flowers painted by Vincent Taillandier. It is from the collection of Baron Alphonse de Rothschild, Paris.
First night benefit party, Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Albert Memorial West Lawn, Kensington Gardens, Queen's Gate, Kensington Gore, London, SW7, UK