LONDON – After last year’s successful relaunch of the new Chelsea Art Fair under the directorship of Ben Cooper, it will be returning to the Chelsea Old Town Hall and open to the public from Thursday, April 10, to Sunday, April 13. Offering an equally wide selection of well-known artists and some new discoveries, 40 of the most respected modern and contemporary art galleries from around the country will bring their highlights – many shown on the London Fair scene for the first time.
Flat and three-dimensional works of art with prices up to £50,000, making this the perfect fair for keen collectors and first-time buyers alike. The chic boutique fair encourages visitors to take their time to look around and talk to dealers in a relaxing, contemporary atmosphere.
This year, the fair sees some of the best galleries from Cornwall and Devon exhibiting on the King’s Road, including Falmouth-based Beside the Wave, Lighthouse Gallery and Stoneman Gallery from Penzance and Totnes dealer White Space Art. They are bringing a wide range of art depicting the South West of England and artists from the region.
For the first time Didier Ltd. will be selling iconic jewelry by leading 20th-century painters, sculptors, designers and architects, and as such bringing a new dimension to the fair, which will work well with some jewelry by other contemporary artists sold by some of the exhibiting galleries.
Several galleries will be exhibiting sculptural art as well, but the leaders in life-size sculptures are Muse, The Sculpture Gallery. Muse’s key sculptor Philip Jackson will be joined by several other established and emerging UK and European sculptors. While the Sheridan Russell Gallery focus on UK artists, among them Shaun Brosnan, Stephen Page and Mel Fraser, who will create a life-size sculpture especially for the Chelsea Art Fair.
Other top end galleries and contemporary art dealers exhibiting include Francis Iles Gallery, Camburn Fine Art, Carina Haslam Art, Woodbine Contemporary Arts, Wren Gallery and the Russell Gallery, who will bring works by artists collected by well-known art collectors, museums and celebrities around the world.
There will be some exciting talks on various aspects of modern and contemporary art to give visitors the opportunity to engage more with the art on view. The Chelsea Art Fair will support the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Charity again this year and a percentage of specific works of art will go directly to the charity.
Show hours are Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: £6 Up-to-date information and E-Tickets: can be found on www.chelseaartfair.org or on Twitter and Facebook.
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