Current Season

October 2019 - May 2020: Movers and shakers, egos and rivals

Our art talks this season examine key players in the art world. The strong personalities and big egos of Western art’s last centuries have led to luscious artworks, incredible galleries, and stacks of unread art books. It’s hard to ignore the titillating tales about London’s dealers, whether Mayfair’s Blue-Chips or East London’s emerging galleries, and we are both disgusted and fascinated by the drunken tales of Bacon, the serial love interests of Freud, and the egotism of Gauguin.

And speaking of moving and shaking - as background to the exhibition Into the Night coming to the Barbican, we explore the art of the cabarets, their paintings, posters and posers.

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.

Deutsche Bank London collection

Deutsche Bank Collection
Private Tour

Thurs 14th Nov 2019, 18:15-20:00
Deutsche Bank, The City

Join us for a private evening tour of Deutsche Bank's London contemporary art collection. More...

Tickets SOLD OUT

Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen Reopening of the Chat Noir Cabaret, 1896 – detail

Cabarets, Cafés & Clubs
– with Patrick Bade

Tues 26th Nov 2019, 09:45-12:00
Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury

Art historian Patrick Bade examines the influence of Berlin, Vienna, and Paris nightlife on the art of the 1880s to the 1930s. More...

Tickets £30 (Incl coffee and pastries)

Jackson Pollock working on Alchemy in 1947 - detail

Hey, good looking! Ways to look
at a painting – with Alice White

Weds 27th Nov 2019, 09:45-12:00
Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury

Join artist and Central St. Martins lecturer Alice White to explore the secrets behind great paintings. More...

Tickets £30 (Incl coffee and pastries)

January 2020 - May 2020: Paint is back in fashion!

Our talks this season appreciate the artists who stayed loyal to paint and the figurative through the decades, even though critics and art schools were strongly promoting conceptual, abstract, and readymade artwork.

Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, and David Hockney are masters at depicting the human form, using colours, textures, and their imagination to create pieces so individual and rousing that they are at once recognisable by most viewers.

And something new this season - the London Art Salon has introduced tours of London’s best photography exhibits, giving shutterbugs an up close view of the industry’s most respected artists who have chosen to use the photographic medium.

We will have two city walks this spring, a tour of the new development at Kings Cross plus a tour of Marylebone including a look at the opulent Wallace Collection.

Also, we'll be leading tours at the best 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.

Lucian Freud Head of Esther 1982-83, detail

The Paintings of Freud and Bacon
– with Alice White

Weds, 22nd Jan 2020, 18:30-20:30
Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury

Artist lecturer Alice White explores the techniques of two London-based greats. More...

Tickets: £35 (includes a glass of wine)

Contemporary Art Gallery Crawl

London’s contemporary galleries
with Dr Marie-Anne Mancio

Thurs, 30 Jan 2020
13:30-15:00 in London galleries

Visit London's contemporary galleries with art historian Marie-Anne Mancio , and see what’s hip and happening in today’s art world. More...

Tickets: £30

Jean-Honoré Fragonard The Swing c1767 – detail

Wallace Collection & Marylebone
– with Gavin Webb

Weds, 5th Feb 2020, 10:30-13:0
Wallace Collection, Fitzrovia

Join Blue Badge Guide Gavin Webb to discover some of the secrets of the Wallace Collection and its neighbourhood. More...

Tickets: £30

Scott Webb, Purpose: Pineapple Supply Co. – Pexels

London Photography Galleries
with Aliki Braine

Weds 4th Mar 2020 or 12th Mar 2020
10:30-12:30, Central London

Joim photographer and art historian Aliki Braine to explore London’s photography exhibitions and gallery offerings. More...

Tickets: £30

David Hockney: My Parents, 1977 1977, Tate – detail

The Art of David Hockney
with Marie-Anne Mancio

Tues 10th Mar 2020, 18:30-20:30
Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury

Writer and art historian Dr Marie-Anne Mancio looks at the art and life of Britain's favourite artist. More...

Tickets: £35 (includes a glass of wine)

Contemporary Art Gallery Crawl

London’s contemporary galleries
with Marie-Anne Mancio

Thurs, 30 Apr 2020
13:30-15:00 in London galleries

Visit London's contemporary galleries with art historian Marie-Anne Mancio , and see what’s hip and happening in today’s art world. More...

Tickets: £30

Kehinde Wiley Conspicuous Fraud Series 1 2001 The Studio Museum in Harlem - detail

Young painters reshaping art
with Marie-Anne Mancio

Tues, 5th May 2020, 18:30-20:30
Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury

Art historian Marie-Anne Mancio brings us figurative art by bold artists from Africa or of African descent More...

Tickets £35 (includes a glass of wine)

Granary Square King's Cross

Tour the King's Cross area
with Gavin Webb

Weds 6th May 2020, 10:30-12:30
Kings Cross Quarter

Join Blue Badge guide Gavin Webb to explore London's newest and most inspiring ‘it’ neighbourhood. More...

Tickets: £30