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.

Michael Craig Martin Reconstructing Seurat - detail

Frieze London:
'Great Artists Steal'

Weds 27th Sep 2017, 09:45-12:00
Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury

In time for Frieze London, artist Aliki Braine takes on controversial contemporary works of art and questions if artists'ideas have really changed much across the centuries. More...

Tickets £25 (Incl coffee and pastries)

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City of London skyline

Icons of the City
Walking Tour

Thu 28th Sep 2017, 10:30-12:30
Royal Exchange, Bank Tube

The Gherkin, Scalpel, Walkie Talkie, Cheesegrater… an architectural walking tour with charming Blue Badge Guide Gavin Webb in the City of London. More...

Tickets £20

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Untitled 1982

Basquiat:
Live fast, die young

Weds 4th Oct 2017, 18:30-20:30
The Hospital Club, Covent Garden

Art historian Marie-Anne Mancio explores the legacy-making graffiti artist and street-urchin who played with Warhol, dated Madonna and put the 1980s art scene on the global map. More...

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Isa Genzken at Hauser & Wirth

Tour Contemporary Art
Galleries in Mayfair

Weds 11th Oct 2017, 10:30-12:00
Mayfair

Join Ali Cohen on a gallery tour through Mayfair to see the work of news-making celebrity artists at London’s elite commercial art spaces. More...

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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...

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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...

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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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