This specialised Art Fair returns to the Royal Geographical Society on the 1st of February, 2018 with many fine exhibits of early, modern and contemporary artwork on paper. Drawings, water colours, manuscripts, collages, prints and photographs will be included.
The Exhibition is unusual because it does not focus on any one period. It provides an opportunity to buy ‘big names’ at affordable prices because works on paper are cheaper than oils on canvas. The spontaneity transmitted by drawings and watercolours is popular with buyers. Prices range roughly from £250 to £75,000.
It is a particularly stimulating Exhibition owing to historical and contemporary art being displayed in juxtaposition.
Paper was invented in China during the 2nd Century and has been used for varied art works. Much paper was produced in 15th century Europe and used for manuscripts and prints.
At this time Leonardo da Vinci pioneered drawing on paper. Later Pablo Picasso explored collage, the layering of numerous fragments of paper on paper to create a denser image. Other artists inter spaced collage with painting.
The following Lectures will take place at the Exhibition:
‘Edward Lear: Art and Nonsense’. By Jenny Uglow. 3rd February. 11.30 am.
‘Yoshijiro Uushibara and Frank Brangwyn’ By Libby Horner. 3rd February. 2.30. pm. ( she is a leading authority on Brangwyn).
‘The Story of the Guinness Lithographs’. By Emma Mason. 4th February at 2.30 pm.
‘Drawn From Life. Augustus John’ By David Boyd Haycock. 2nd February. 2.30 pm. This lecture is based on his forthcoming book.
This exciting Exhibition will be a splendid opportunity to see and buy fine artworks presented by specialists who are famous in their own fields of expertise. Among them, just to name a few, will be:
Elizabeth Harvey- Lee will be exhibiting an original etching by Giovanni Canaletto, named ‘La Libreria V. ( The Library at Venice’. c 1740. Gwen Hughes will present ‘The Bus Stop’ 1938 by Edward Ardizzone. Sarah Colegrave will exhibit a water colour by Robert Banks, named ‘ The Bell Tower Lecce’. Kiki Worth will be showing a wonderful collection of Vintage original posters by Mark Von Arenburg. Flower Gallery will be showing a striking reduction wood cut by Tom Hammick called ‘ Wanderer’. Do not miss Harry Moore Gwyn’s exhibit, a charcoal drawing by Walter Sickert. R.A.
Many other fine works will be on view including lithographs by Richard Platt which have not been seen for half a century. These include ‘ Boiling Crabs’, ‘Pearly Kings and Queens’ and ‘The George Vulture Chop House’
31st Jan. Preview ( By invitation only ). 3.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Thurs. 1st Feb. 11.00 am to 9.00 pm
Fri. 2nd Feb. Sat. 3rd Feb and Sun 4th Feb 11 am to 6.00 pm.
£20 per adult. 14 years to 21 years £10
Lectures must be booked and cost extra. It is necessary to have an admission ticket to the Fair as well as lecture tickets.
Discount is offered for readers of Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Today newspaper.
Royal Geographical Society.
London. SW7 2QJ
1st February – 4th February. 2018
Organised by Hodgson Events Ltd.
Tel. 01798 215 007