I wish I could visit an art fair right now. I miss the buzz, the people watching, the chat – and of course, more than anything else, the art; it’s such a thrill to make new discoveries and to see the latest offerings from old favourites – plus the show stopper pieces that you can’t quite believe are there right in front of your eyes.
The art world has adjusted fairly well to life online. London Art Fair has produced a series of videos and curated content to replicate the experience as well they can and I’ve spent an enjoyable afternoon scrolling through, clicking in to the Gallery Viewing Rooms and zooming in on details.
The following are some of the pieces that stood out for me. Full details below. London Art Fair is live online now until 31 Jan 2021.
And for those who like to plan ahead – when the art fairs are back on in real life, I’ve written my top tips on how to get the most out of a fair.
‘Bubble Life’ 2020, Nick Grindrod
30 x 40cm, Acrylic on Plywood
After Nyne Contemporary
‘Hot Shot’ 1973, Ed Ruscha
15 x 21cm, Edition of 100, Lithograph
‘Ruth Smoking. 4’ 2006, Julian Opie
120.8 x 85.3cm, Screenprint
RAW Editions £14,000
‘The Round Plate’ 1986, David Hockney
21.6 X 27.9cm, Edition of 46, Homemade Print
‘High Society, The Tweets’ 2019, Leila Jeffreys
91 x 72cm, Edition of 30, Photo Print
Purdy Hicks Gallery
‘Blush’ 2019, Ally McIntyre
140 x 151cm, Acrylic on Canvas
‘Noon’ 2020, Gill Button
45 x 35cm, Oil on Linen
James Freeman Gallery
‘Measure for Measure’ 2020, Abe Odedina
122 x 122cm, Acrylic on Plywood
Ed Cross Gallery
‘Chronicles 271-X’ 2020, Sam Jackson
21 x 19.7cm, Mixed Media on paper
Charlie Smith Gallery
‘The Librarian’s Parrots’ 2020, Jack Milfoy
98 x 86cm, Mixed Media