London Art Week now a digital event

By Elspeth Pridham
June 4, 2020

London Art Week Summer 2020, will this year be a digital event, taking place from 3-10 July.

Fifty exhibitors have been confirmed including international newcomers Galerie Canesso (Pietro Ricchi Morra Players, bottom right) and Jacques Leegenhoek from Paris, Nicolás Cortés Gallery of Madrid, Daxer & Marschall (Helene Schjerfbeck landscape at Hyvinkaa shown centre right) and Arnoldi-Livie of Munich and, from Italy, dealers Walter Padovani of Milan with sculpture and Enrico Ceci Cornici Antiche of Modena with fine antique frames. Among the new London-based dealers taking part this summer is Stuart Lochhead Sculpture, Osborne Samuel Ltd, Panter & Hall, Benjamin Proust Fine Art Ltd, and Offer Waterman.

Works for sale span 5000 years of art, from ancient Egypt to Modern British, with an emphasis on Old and Modern Masters, offered by the world’s most respected fine art galleries. (Laureano Barrau, The Swing, from Colnaghi. Top  right)

In response to the global Covid-19 situation, London Art Week has created a new online space for dealers to work together, preserving the collegiate nature of the event which embraces auction houses and which is supported by museum partners and art world sponsors. A major feature is a series of mixed, curated Viewing Rooms where works from a cross-section of participants will be shown side by side, a new way for dealers to be discovered by a world-wide audience. The Viewing Rooms go live from 3-10 July, with an invitation-only Private View on 2 July.

Dealer pages on the London Art Week website will house up to 25 works per gallery and there is provision in LAW Digital for supporting material such as videos, film clips, essays and exhibition catalogues. It is hoped some of the London-based dealers may be able to open their galleries too.