"Self-promotion and self-invention are inextricable from art itself."
Adrian Searle, The Guardian, 2010
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.
Also, we'll be leading tours at the Frieze art fair, 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.