Current Season

September - December 2017 – Paths to Fame: death, dealers and destiny

"The art audience loves a miserable loser who, after death, succeeds in a big way." Robert Hughes, 2004.

Proving Hughes' point, London's upcoming gallery exhibitions feature Modligliani (killed by TB at the age of 35), Basquiat (heroin overdose, age 27). We'll also be exploring the lives and art of Post-Impressionists Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne both of whom experienced posthumous fame. We'll be checking out the art fairs, museums, and commercial galleries to uncover what's new and cutting edge in today's London. Whether you are new to the art world or a knowledgeable art lover, you are welcome at the London Art Salon's invigorating social events.

Van Gogh Wheatfield with crows 1890 - detail

Cézanne and Van Gogh:
Death as a career move

Tues 14th Nov 2017, 09:45-12:00
Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury

Art historian Julia Musgrave discusses two 19th-century artists’ paths to fame including death, dealers and destiny. More...

Tickets £25 (Incl coffee and pastries)

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Pharmacy 2 restaurant at Newport Street Gallery

Tour Art Galleries
in Vauxhall/Lambeth

Thu 23rd Nov 2017, 10:30-12:00
Vauxhall and Lambeth

Join Ali Cohen on a gallery crawl of the artistic hub of South London to see what the up-and-comers are creating. Gallery staff will talk about the art they have on show. More...

Tickets £20

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Amedeo Modigliani, Nu Couché, 1917-18.

Modigliani and Soutine:
Paris and Modernism

Weds 29th Nov 2017, 18:30-20:30
Sanctum Hotel, Soho

Art Historian Patrick Bade takes us to Paris in the early 20th century to explore the lives of the avant garde artists Modigliani and Soutine. More...

Tickets £25 (Cash bar)

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February - May 2018 – When the personal becomes professional

"More important than the photographs, is the relationship I have with the people I photograph." Robert Mapplethorpe

Personal relationships sometimes dominate an artist’s creative output. Without Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud may never have created his later, more painterly and emotionally powerful portraits. The collaboration between Picasso and ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev produced unprecedented stage sets and costumes for the Ballets Russes. And for decades, tales of Frida Kahlo’s love affairs with Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky eclipsed the brilliance of her self-portraits. Our art talks this season aim to uncover the aesthetic masterpieces beyond the private relations of the masters.

Also, we'll be checking out the art fairs, museums, and commercial galleries to uncover what's new and cutting edge in today's London. Whether you are new to the art world or a knowledgeable art lover, you are welcome at the London Art Salon's invigorating social events. Whether you are new to the art world or a knowledgeable art lover, you are welcome at the London Art Salon's invigorating social events.

Francis Bacon, Three Studies of Lucian, detail

Bacon and Freud
an art rivalry of fire and ice

Weds 7th Feb 2018, 19:00-20:30
Home House, Portman Square

Marie-Ann Mancio explores the turbulent rivalry and dazzling art of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. More...

Tickets £30 (incl. glass of wine)

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V&A Rotunda Chandelier Dale Chihuly 2001

Secrets of the V&A
Museum Tour

Tues 27th Feb 2018, 10:30-12:00
V&A, South Kensington

Discover the history of the V&A and some of its stranger exhibits with art historian Julia Musgrave. More...

Tickets £20

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Picasso design for Ballets Russes 1924 detail

Picasso and
the Ballets Russes

Weds 14th Mar 2018, 09:45-12:00
Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury

Art historian Patrick Bade explores Picasso’s work with with Russian dance impresario Sergei Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes. More...

Tickets £25 (Incl coffee and pastries)

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City of London History walk

Historic Walking Tour
City of London

Tues 24th Apr 2018, 10:30-12:30
Monument Tube, The City

Blue Badge Guide Gavin Webb explores the City's Dickensian alleys, Victorian markets, medieval churches and striking buildings. More...

Tickets £20

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Robert Mapplethorpe White Gauze 1984 - detail

Echoes of Rodin
Mapplethorpe and Kiefer

Weds 9th May 2018, 18:30-20:30
The Hospital Club, Covent Garden

Art historian Marie-Anne Mancio explores the brilliance of Rodin and his influence on Robert Mapplethorpe and Anselm Kiefer.. More...

Tickets £30 (Cash bar)

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Frida Kahlo on white bench 1938 detail

The style, loves and art
of Frida Kahlo

Weds 24th May 2017, 09:45-12:00
Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury

Join us as art historian Marie-Anne Mancio looks at the style, loves and art of bohemian artist and style icon Frida Kahlo. More...

Tickets £25 (Incl coffee and pastries)

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