Osborne Samuel - Modern and Contemporary Art - Newsletter, January 2014

London Art Fair 4 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
John Blackburn / Brendan Stuart Burns
John Golding / Anthony Whishaw

+ A selection of Modern British Art

15 – 19 January 2014


Preview Evening:
Tuesday 14 January, 6pm - 9pm

15 & 16 January: 11am - 9pm
17 & 18 January: 11am - 7pm
19 January: 11am - 5pm
Business Design Centre
(Stand No 32)
52 Upper Street
London
N1 0QH

We are delighted to be participating once again at the London Art Fair at the Business Design Centre in Islington. As many of you will know as previous visitors, this fair begins the new art fair season in mid-January each year with an eclectic mix of Modern British and contemporary art and photography. This year LAF have invited The Hepworth Wakefield who will present an exhibition focusing on Barbara Hepworth and her contemporaries and the development of British Modernism.

Each year at LAF we have exhibited a selection from our collection of Modern British paintings and sculpture. However, this year we will be focusing on work by four contemporary artists; John Blackburn, Brendan Stuart Burns, the late John Golding and Anthony Whishaw RA plus a selection of Modern British paintings and sculpture. Additional works by each of these four artists will be shown in the gallery from Monday 13th January to Saturday 15th February.

JOHN BLACKBURN - Four White Squares I
JOHN BLACKBURN
Four White Squares I, 2013
Mixed media on canvas laid on board
122 x 106 cm
JOHN BLACKBURN - Two Totems
JOHN BLACKBURN
Two Totems, 2010
Mixed media on canvas laid on board
144 x 122 cm

John Blackburn needs no introduction; in 2013 he had his fourth and most successful exhibition since joining us in 2005 with sales of a new large triptych to an important collection in Abu Dhabi, another large important 1961 painting sold to a Taiwanese collection, other works to the USA including two recent paintings sold at last December’s Art Miami and to a loyal base of UK collectors.

BRENDAN STUART BURNS - Quiver
BRENDAN STUART BURNS
Quiver, 2013
Oil and wax on linen
178 x 203 cm
BRENDAN STUART BURNS - Ache
BRENDAN STUART BURNS
Ache, 2013
Oil and wax on linen
178 x 203 cm

Brendan Stuart Burns is almost completely new to us apart from being part of the collection we exhibited in January 2008 titled Masterpieces of Modern British Art Selected works from The Derek Williams Trust and Amgueddfa Cymru – The National Museum Wales.

The Pembrokeshire coast has been his central inspiration and influence for the past fifteen years, where light, reflection, refraction, colour, journey, surface texture and the ambiguity of space, coupled with a personal correspondence with belief, identity and upbringing have created a distinctive personal visual language. The results are outstanding painterly works with heavily applied impasto on natural linen with an ethereal quality that resonates. Burns has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including America, France, Belgium, Australia and Spain.

JOHN GOLDING (1929–2012) - J 21 (Bibemus)
JOHN GOLDING (1929–2012)
J 21 (Bibemus), 1980
Acrylic on canvas
Signed and dated 1990 S Golding on reverse
162.5 x 223.5 cm
JOHN GOLDING (1929–2012) - Untitled 2
JOHN GOLDING (1929–2012)
Untitled 2, 1987
Pastel on paper
54 x 75 cm (21 x 29 ½ in)


John Golding (1929-2012) was an eminent art historian, best known for his seminal work on Cubism and as curator of important Picasso exhibitions, including two ground-breaking shows Picasso: Sculptor/Painter in 1994 for the Tate and Matisse/Picasso in 2002-03 also for the Tate, the Grand Palais in Paris and MoMA in New York. He is also one of the most underrated, intellectual and interesting painters of his generation. Born in Britain, brought up in Mexico, he began painting in the late 1950s and also taught history of art at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College and was Slade professor at Cambridge. His paintings are typically large in format, with broad expanses of glowing colour; he described them as ‘basically reflective or contemplative’. Until recently the importance of Golding the artist has been overshadowed by his reputation as an eminent art historian.

ANTHONY WHISHAW RA - Celestial
ANTHONY WHISHAW RA
Celestial, 2007-2008
Acrylic on canvas
Signed, titled and dated verso
168 x 229 cm
ANTHONY WHISHAW RA - Downstream Thaw
ANTHONY WHISHAW RA
Downstream Thaw, 2007-2009
Acrylic on canvas
Signed, titled and dated verso
113 x 133 cm

Anthony Whishaw is a distinguished Royal Academician, a painter and teacher who last exhibited with us in 2007. His large-scale works, many of which are diptychs and triptychs, can extend to four metres. Apart from regular exposure at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Whishaw’s paintings are widely seen in private collections and corporations. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the UK and abroad.

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We look forward to welcoming you to the 26th London Art Fair 2014 and to the gallery.

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BRYAN WYNTER (1905-1975) - Golconda
BRYAN WYNTER (1905-1975)
Golconda, 1959
Oil on canvas
Signed, titled and dated verso
101.5 x 81 cm

 
 
Directors Choice
KENNETH ARMITAGE R.A. (1916-2002)  - Chair KENNETH ARMITAGE R.A. (1916-2002)

Chair
Signed with initials, dated and numbered from the edition of 4 casts
Bronze with a gold patina
151 cm. (60 in) high

Provenance:
Berkeley Square Gallery, London
The Maeda Company, Japan.

Literature:
T. Woollcombe (ed.), Kenneth Armitage
Life and Work
Much Hadham, 1997, pp. 126-7, 150, no. KA259, another cast illustrated twice.
 
NEW ACQUISITIONS

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updated selection of new acquiitions
on our website.
LYNN CHADWICK - Walking Couple III
LYNN CHADWICK
Walking Couple III, 1987
Bronze, edition of 9
43 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm
SYBIL ANDREWS - Sails
SYBIL ANDREWS
Sails, 1960
Linocut, edition of 60
19.8 x 22.8 cm
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