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Thursday, 10th July, 2104.
London Art Week (LAW) was launched last year. It is the platform that unites Master Drawings and Sculpture Week and Master Paintings Week. This collaboration proved to be successful in 2013 resulting in major sales. It brings together some fifty specialist dealers across the fine art disciplines and three major London auction houses. London Art Week illustrates the extraordinary range and quality of fine art from the 15th to 20th centuries available on the market and strongly underlines the unrivalled connoisseurship and expertise to be found in the city.
During LAW special exhibitions and other events will be staged by all the participants. The 2014 event will be held from 4 to 11 July, a date that should be in the diaries of collectors, curators and enthusiasts from all over the world. Master Drawings and Sculpture Week (MDSW) welcomes four newcomers, swelling their numbers to twenty-six: Ariadne Galleries, focusing on Greek and Roman sculpture, pottery, ceremonial and luxury goods, as well as early Christian artifacts and liturgical objects; Galerie Sismann, specialising in European sculpture; Martyn Gregory, a leading dealer in ‘China Trade’ pictures; and Richard Nathanson, who will present drawings by Amedeo Modigliani. These four join Didier Aaron Ltd, Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd, Katrin Bellinger at Colnaghi, C.G. Boerner LLC, Antichità Alberto Di Castro srl, Day & Faber, Sam Fogg, Florian Härb, Hill-Stone Inc., Daniel Katz Gallery, August Laube, Lowell Libson Ltd, James Mackinnon, José de La Mano Galería de Arte, Mullany Haute Epoque Fine Art, Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, Benjamin Proust Fine Art Ltd, Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Arts Ltd, Stoppenbach & Delestre Ltd, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, Trinity Fine Art Ltd, Carlo Orsi and Walter Padovani and Rupert Wace Ancient Art.
Master Paintings Week 2014 (MPW), supported by The Crown Estate, welcomes newcomer Aktis Gallery, which specialises in Modern European art with a focus on Russian émigré art of the 20th century, whilst Brun Fine Art, originally from Milan and offering paintings from the 15th to 20th centuries, and William Thuillier, a dealer in Old Master paintings, return after a break. These three join Charles Beddington Ltd, BNB Art Consulting, Bonhams, Cesare Lampronti Gallery, Christie’s, Coll & Cortés Fine Arts, Colnaghi, Ben Elwes Fine Art, Deborah Gage (Works of Art) Ltd, Richard Green, Johnny Van Haeften Ltd, Fergus Hall Master Paintings, Theo Johns Fine Art, John Mitchell Fine Paintings, Moretti Fine Art, Philip Mould & Company, Piacenti Art Gallery Ltd, Stair Sainty Gallery and Robilant + Voena, Sotheby’s, Sphinx Fine Art, Rafael Valls Ltd and The Weiss Gallery.
The Crown Estate is delighted to be renewing its support for Master Paintings Week in 2014. The twenty-two leading dealers and three international auction houses are all situated a short walk from one another in the heart of London’s Mayfair and St James’s, the latter forming a core part of The Crown Estate’s holdings. James Cooksey, Head of St James’s Portfolio, said: “The Crown Estate is delighted to support for the second time this important event in London’s art calendar which makes such an important contribution to the art community in St James’s and helps to promote the area’s unique culture and heritage”.
Johnny Van Haeften, one of the co-founders of MPW, commented: “We are delighted that The Crown Estate has renewed its support of MPW, recognising its value in maintaining the cultural traditions and expertise to be found in London, and particularly in St James’s”.
London Art Week will be in London from 4th until 11th July 2014, in various location please check www.londonartweek.co.uk