Art London 2011 – A relaxing yet sophisticated art fair with an emphasis on helping charities.
Last year The Times described Art London as “one of the most enjoyable modern art fairs” and the year before that Wall Street Journal described it as being “a relaxed modern fair.” In combining contemporary art with blue chip historical, Art London provides a refreshingly relaxed yet cosmopolitan edge to art events in the capital.
Held from 6 – 10 October, 2011 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, this year’s fair is to include the works by some of the most important modern British artists, including Ceri Richards, LS Lowry, Graham Sutherland, and many more.
Although, far from concentrating solely on the contemporary, the Art Fair also embraces the works of significant Edwardian artists, such as Sir John Lavery, as well as concentrating on the Pre-Raphaelites era, with the works of the likes of Sir Edward Burne-Jones being shown.
This leading art event is also devoted to displaying international art, and the works of artists such as Camille Pissarro, Giorgio Morandi and Pablo Picasso will also be presented. Although this year, unlike other years, there will be an emphasis on artists from the Far East, with works from India, China, Vietnam and Australia being given a notable new prominence.
Art London works alongside several charitable organisations and this year its four official charity partners will have stands at the fair.
The British Heart Foundation, ACE Africa UK, an organisation dedicated to help children suffering from HIV and AIDS in South Africa, the Amber Foundation, which supports youths living at its residential centres that are from disadvantaged backgrounds, and the Almeida Theatre.
All four of the charities will benefit directly from the sale of the works of art from their stands.
If you want to as Elle Decoration quoted, “discover offbeat works by artists you might have not heard of before”, or muse through the works of the world’s leading artists, old and new, in a refreshingly relaxed ambience, a visit to this year’s Art London, should be marked in your diary.