Galleries of Mayfair and St. James’s unite in July for London Art Week 2015


3 to 10 July 2015

The capital’s foremost experts gather in the historic heartland of the art market to unveil new discoveries and showcase works of art from antiquity to the 20th century

Images (left to right): Jean-Léon Gerôme (1824–1904) Corinth Gilt bronze with semi-precious
stones 73.5 cm high  / R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007) Portrait of Philip Roth Charcoal on handmade paper 775 x 570 mm / Sir Peter Lely (1618–1680) Portrait of a Lady (Identified as Anne Killigrew 1660–1685) Oil on canvas 122.3 x 98 cm.

London Art Week 2015 will take place from 3 to 10 July, celebrating the exceptional riches and unparalleled expertise available within the galleries of Mayfair and St. James’s. Over 40 leading art galleries and three auction houses, including a selection of international galleries, will showcase an impressive array of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and works of art, from antiquity to the 20th century.
With all participants within walking distance, highlighting the distinctive nature and global importance of the capital’s art neighbourhood, London Art Week offers an important platform for international curators, collectors and enthusiasts at every level to explore the galleries and meet with specialist dealers. Now in its third year, the attraction and convening power of the event was evidenced at the 2014 edition of London Art Week, which recorded significant sales and attracted thousands of visitors from around the world, including representatives from over 40 international museums. A notable sale was A Young Woman Kneeling at a Prayer Desk, 1813, by Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841), which was discovered and exhibited by London dealer Ben Elwes after its whereabouts had been unknown for more than 140 years, and which was subsequently acquired by the National Gallery, London. At London Art Week the previous year, a highlight was the rediscovered and highly important Venus by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) which was sold by Colnaghi to the Princely Collections of Liechtenstein.
New participants for 2015 include London dealers Agnew’s and Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd, and international galleries Martin Hirschboeck (Berlin), Maison d’Art (Monaco), Maurizio Nobile (Bologna, Paris) and Fondantico di Tiziana Sassoli (Bologna).
A complete list of confirmed participants is below.  Further details will be announced in coming months and highlights and a map will be available at An app will be available in April, and a complimentary catalogue for the event will be published in May.
The Crown Estate is delighted to sponsor London Art Week in 2015. The participants are all situated a short walk from one another in the heart of London’s Mayfair and St James’s. The Crown Estate owns approximately 50% of St James’s and is implementing a £500m investment programme to sensitively refine and enhance the area, which forms part of its core holdings in London’s West End. James Cooksey, Head of the St James’s Portfolio, said: “The Crown Estate is delighted to support this important event in London’s art calendar which unites the art galleries of Mayfair and St. James’s, and helps to promote the extraordinary range of knowledge, expertise and heritage on offer in the art market’s historic home.”

London Art Week was launched in 2013 as a platform that united Master Drawings & Sculpture Week (est. 2001) and Master Paintings Week (est. 2009).

Opening hours:
Galleries:                                                         Auction houses:
Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm                   Monday to Friday: 9am to 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm                                  Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 12 noon to 7pm                                Sunday: 12 noon to 5pm



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