This year's London Art Week will be held in a dual format, with exhibitions taking place in participating galleries all over London and around Europe as well as on the digital platform from 2-16 July 2021. LAW offers the best paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and objects, dating from Antiquity to the 21st Century currently on the art market. This year the leading international galleries and auction houses are not just showing highlights in the traditional art centre of St. James’s and Mayfair, but also in locations spanning Richmond to Holland Park, Bloomsbury to Soho, and for the first week at Cromwell Place in Kensington.
Amelia Higgins, LAW Director, says: "We are delighted to be partnering with Cromwell Place this year. We feel that both organisations have similar aims in bringing pre-contemporary art to the attention of a new generation of collectors. It's a great opportunity for all our participants to show one work each in a combined exhibition, which underlines the spirit of London Art Week. My favourite highlights are a beautiful landscape by Algernon Cecil Newton from Agnews and Raccanello Leprince are showing a stunning Maiolica charger from the Medici Grand Ducal workshop."
Among the highlights on view at the Showcase is Valerio Castello's Lot and his daughters (Benappi Fine Art), which used to be part of Lady Louisa Ashburton's (1827-1903) collection displayed just down the road in her house in Knightsbridge and was famously shown in the RA exhibition, Italian Art and Britain, in 1960. James Mackinnon will be showing a Delacroix drawing, Bowman Sculpture is including an Auguste Rodin sculpture called L'Éternel Printemps (Eternal Spring) and Galerie Canesso is sending its highlight painting, Agrippina departing for Rome with the ashes of Germanicus by François de Nomé (1593 - c. 1640). The William Weston Gallery is bringing a lithograph by Alan Jones from 1966 titled A Fleet of Buses. London Bus, while Stephen Ongpin Fine Art are showcasing a drawing by Pablo Picasso, Artist and Model (Le peintre et son modèle I).
May Calil, Membership Director at Cromwell Place adds: “This satellite Showcase by London Art Week - its first physical exhibition and a partnership between over 30 participating galleries - really chimes with the cornerstones of Cromwell Place; collaboration, community, and a new approach to presenting art. We are thrilled to be a venue partner for LAW, and host such an eclectic collection of works, from painting and drawing, through to sculpture and objects. We are excited by the breadth of works and dealers represented in this exhibition.”
LAW Showcase at Cromwell Place is open to the public from Friday, 2nd July through to Friday, 9th July, with opening times Wednesday through Saturday 10am – 6pm, and 10am - 4pm on Sundays. Monday and Tuesday are by appointment only.
Book to visit London Art Week Showcase at Cromwell Place: https://cromwellplace.artsvp.co/07eff9
We feel that both organisations have similar aims in bringing pre-contemporary art to the attention of a new generation of collectors. It's a great opportunity for all our participants to show one work each in a combined exhibition, which underlines the spirit of London Art Week.Director, London Art Week
Stephen Ongpin Fine Art presents, A Sense of Place: Landscapes of the 19th and 20th Centuries from 30 June through 11 July.
Spanning movements from the Barbizon School through Impressionism to Post-Impressionism and beyond, A Sense of Place includes nearly fifty landscape drawings, watercolours and oil sketches dating from c.1820 to c.1960, at a wide range of price points for all manner of collectors. Drawings included are by such artists as Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Eugène Boudin, Paul Cézanne, Lucian Freud, Gluck, Tristram Hillier, Victor Hugo, Paul Klee, Henri Le Sidaner, Arthur Melville, Jean-François Millet, John Minton, Samuel Palmer, Hippolyte Petitjean, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Alan Reynolds, Walter Sickert, and many others. The exhibition is accompanied by a 220-page, fully illustrated scholarly catalogue.
This exhibition was planned for quite some time prior to the beginning of the pandemic. Although the catalogue was completed during the lockdown, the gallery held back on showing it until visitors could again be welcomed into the gallery - Stephen Ongpin Fine Art expresses their great pleasure to physically present the exhibition here in London.
Concurrently with the exhibition at Cromwell Place, the gallery is also mounting their 15th annual Master Drawings exhibition, including a selection of Old Master, 19th and 20th Century drawings, at their gallery in St. James’s.
Book to visit A Sense of Place: Landscapes of the 19th and 20th Centuries at Cromwell Place: https://cromwellplace.artsvp.co/5207f2