This year, the summer edition of London Art Week (LAW) is doing things a little differently and going virtual. From 3rd - 10th July, LAW brings together 52 leading international pre-contemporary galleries and auction houses, with curated selections waiting to be discovered.. Start your journey and explore the creative collection here.
With 1,000 works spanning 5,000 years available at a click of a button, perusing will be time well spent. Encounter new dealers and artists as you meander through the virtual rooms, with many galleries also having their own exhibition page with up to 25 works for sale.
Heralded for being the heart of art in London, St James’s has an eclectic array of galleries all set within a stone’s throw of each other. Whilst they usually throw open their doors to visitors for London Art Week, this year a number of our galleries are proudly taking part virtually, including: Christie's, Colnaghi, Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd, Martyn Gregory, Florian Harb & Martin Graessle, Lampronti Gallery, Laocoon Gallery, Stuart Lochhead Sculpture, Philip Mould & Company, Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, Panter & Hall, Guy Peppiatt Fine Art, Sladmore Gallery, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, The Weiss Gallery.
The must-see list includes a piece by Sir Anthony Van Dyck – known for his stately portraits and a more delicate piece from Philip Mould & Company: this Portrait of a Young Girl in a White Apron dating to circa 1630.
Or, if a coming together of poetry and art sounds exciting, be sure to take in the sights of a spectacular Pre-Raphaelite painting that has returned following a tour of global exhibitions. Courtesy of Agnews Gallery, this work, by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898) is based loosely on Chaucer’s poem The Romance of the Rose, and was conceived in collaboration with the London legend William Morris as one of a trilogy of works on the theme.
Whilst we’ll miss strolling the streets of St James’s, taking in the sights of London Art Week this summer, we’re sure we’re in for a treat online. Stay tuned to our social channels for news on upcoming exhibitions as our galleries begin to open their doors. After all, home is where the art is. In addition to their digital inclusion, some galleries will be hanging their LAW exhibitions in-situ– sharing films from their physical spaces – and also offering in-person appointments. Please contact the galleries directly to arrange.