LONDON.- The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair
, Berkeley Square, brings together the very best in art and antiques this September, with over a hundred dealers and experts in their fields participating, representing a wide variety of disciplines.
Now in its sixth year, this highly anticipated annual event in the art and antiques calendar welcomes a host of new dealers with exciting and original items to tempt buyers.
Albemarle Gallery, specialists in contemporary paintings, sculpture and works of art, will showcase works by British and International artists. Drawing from an impressive stable of established and emerging artists, they will exhibit four of their top artists. These include South Korean artist, Lee Jaehyo, whose labour intensive use of natural materials creates immaculate and intricate objects, alongside Bae Joonsung, whose work explores the interplay between oil painting and photographic imagery to produce spectacular appropriations of Old Master paintings that encourage the viewer to look at art in a new way. Schutz Kunst & Antiquitaten will show contemporary paintings by Chinese artists Wang Xiaosong and Hua Li, while Beaux Arts will be bringing sculpture by contemporary artists Simon Allen, Anna Gillespie and Anthony Scott, as well as Dying King, an important sculpture by Modern British artist Elisabeth Frink.
Crispian Riley-Smith, will present an exceptional collection of 44 19th century Chinese works on paper, depicting various subjects including flora and fauna. Fairhead Fine Art will offer buyers an opportunity to purchase one of its latest discoveries, a red terracotta plate dated 1958 by Jean Cocteau, alongside the artists original drawing for the design. Other first time exhibitors include Walker Galleries and Sutcliffe Galleries, both experts in British and European art from the 19th and 20th century. They join a stellar group of returning exhibitors including Trinity House, specialists in Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern British and 19th century works of art, and Ashleigh House Fine Art, dealers in Victorian and 19th century European oil paintings.
Also participating for the first time is JGM Art, a leading expert in Australian contemporary art, offering aboriginal paintings and sculptures. JGM will present a variety of paintings and sculptures by Barbara Moore, Kitty Napananka Simon and Malaluba Gumana.
Antikbar, the online poster gallery, will offer original vintage posters from around the world. Subject matters include travel, advertising, sport, cinema, war and propaganda, dating mainly from the late 1800s to the 1970s. It will also bring its sought-after selection of Soviet-era posters from the 1920s and 1930s in bold and bright colours that leave a lasting impression.
Sandra Cronan and Moira Fine Jewellery will offer exquisite pieces of fine and rare antique jewellery from the 17th to the 20th century. This includes an important peacock feather necklace believed to have been made for and purchased by The Grand Duke Alexis of Russia from Frederic Boucheron in 1883, available from Sandra Cronan, as well as an Art Deco diamond bracelet by Cartier, circa. 1930, from Moira Fine Jewellery.
A. Pash & Sons, one of the most respected names in antique sterling silver, is known for its unusual and diverse selection of fine 19th century English and Continental silver, including traditional silver tableware, Georgian silver, silver plate and objets dart. It will be showcasing a variety of French and Victorian centerpieces, candelabras and comports, such as a Victorian silver centerpiece by Robert Garrard of London, dated 1875.
Holly Johnson Antiques will present a selection of 19th and 20th century signed (and designed) furniture, including pieces by Fornasetti, Mouseman and Paolo Buffa. Other furniture dealers new to the Fair include M. Charpentier Antiques who specialises in decorative furniture, mercury mirrors, garden ornaments and unique objects of charm from the 18th to the 20th century; Timothy Langston Fine Art & Antiques dealing in English, Continental and Oriental furniture, objects, paintings and decorative lighting; and Craig Carrington who will bring objects and sculpture in marble and bronze, Neo-classical period paintings and furniture and architectural items relating To The Grand Tour.
Kinghams Art Pottery, specialists in British Pottery, will be participating for the first time as will Gould Antiques, who will exhibit a selection of objets de vertu, portrait miniatures, English enamels and scent bottles including an unusual porcelain scent in the form of an Indian elephant.
Prior to the Fair opening, every piece is carefully vetted by an expert compromising of 50 highly regarded specialists to ensure buyers total assurance of authenticity and quality when purchasing from a LAPADA member.