LONDON, January 07, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- As 2015 gets underway, London will kick off the year with the London Art Fair, the UK's premier fair for Modern British and contemporary art. This event will take place at the Business Design Centre, Islington, from 21-25 January 2015. Islington is one of London's most exciting area, packed with great shops and restaurants as well as numerous London hotels for anybody attending the fair. Details of prices and availability can be found at LondonTown.com.
The London Art Fair presents a unique overview of the art world, with 128 exhibitors ranging from established UK-based Modern British and contemporary galleries to innovative emerging spaces and international gallery presentations from Milan, Paris, Toronto and New York. With an engaging programme of curated exhibitions, talks, tours, films and performances, the fair provides an inspiring and supportive environment for collectors of all levels.
Fair sponsor Lund Humphries will be celebrating the work of Eduardo Paolozzi and at the entrance to the Business Design Centre, visitors will be greeted by two unique monumental sculptures by Paolozzi presented by Bowman Sculpture. The sculptures, Kalasan (1973-4) and Trishula (1966), were originally commissioned by Terence Conran, a former student of Paolozzi, as part of a sculptural children's playground for his Habitat store in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
Contemporary highlights include The Multiple Store's new edition by Yinka Shonibare MBE, ‘Kaleidoscope', which playfully explores gender stereotypes and power relations; while Redfern Gallery will bring a new edition of prints by American artist Linda Karshan. Contemporary designer makers include Joseph Walsh, whose exquisite woodwork is on show with Oliver Sears Gallery, Edmund de Waal's ceramics at Crane Kalman Gallery and other leading ceramicists at Erskine, Hall & Coe. Beers Contemporary will celebrate many of the contemporary painters highlighted in their recent Thames & Hudson publication ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow', including G L Brierley and Andrew Salgado. The Reel Poster Gallery will exhibit a collection of rare original film posters including those from Scorsese, Hitchcock and one of only two surviving posters from the Marx Brothers ‘A Day At The Races' (1937).
There will also be exhibitions celebrating film and photography and performance art, including artist duo Henry/Bragg's exploration of the rituals of bingo through a live, interactive game courtesy of C&C Gallery, on Sunday 25 January. An extensive programme of talks, tours and critical debates takes place throughout the week. For more information about how to secure admission times and ticket prices, see LondonTown.com.
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