Independent Bookshop Week: Nominate your favourite UK art bookshop and win a signed book!

Once upon a time, London’s Charing Cross Road was a haven of specialist art bookshops. Famously there was Zwemmer’s, celebrated from the 1930s as one of the world’s leading art bookshops and a meeting-point for a fascinating cross-section of the art world. Zwemmer’s spawned several branches nearby before closing in the early years of the new millennium. And then there was Shipley, a much-loved […]

Hans Hofmann: Cataloguing the Abstract

To coincide with a new exhibition of the artist’s works at Crane Kalman Gallery in London this June, Juliana D. Kreinik, contributing editor for the Hans Hofmann Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, recalls enlightening discoveries of vital information in Hofmann’s handwriten ledgers and the great effort and greater reward of a monumental research publication. Catalogue raisonné […]

Art 15 Competition: Win a signed copy of Big Bucks

To celebrate Georgina Adam’s talk ’10 Things You Didn’t Know About…The Art Market Today’ at the Art15 Fair this Thursday, we have two signed copies of her acclaimed book Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century to give away. Email competition@lundhumphries.com to sign up for our newsletter and enter, with […]

Ravilious in Print

Alan Powers, author of Eric Ravilious: Artist and Designer, discusses the current display of the artist’s works at Dulwich Picture Gallery and the challenges of accurately reproducing his unique watercolours in print. It would have been convenient if Dulwich Picture Gallery had put on their current exhibition of Eric Ravilious watercolours two years ago. In […]

Sybil Andrews in Bury St Edmunds

Hana Leaper discusses Linocut artist Sybil Andrews’ childhood in Bury St Edmunds and the lasting impact of this rural setting in her vibrant modernist prints. Whilst preparing the catalogue essay for my forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Sybil Andrews’ colour linocuts, I was struck by both the prevalence of images from her childhood hometown, Bury St […]

Lund Humphries Landmarks – Looking Back, Looking Forward

Valerie Holman rounds off a year of Lund Humphries anniversary celebrations with a selection of the company’s highlights and successes of the past 75 years. To celebrate 75 years of art publishing, every month this year a Lund Humphries author has focused on a single ‘landmark’ publication from the firm’s long list, bringing to light the stories behind […]

British Art Now and Then: Celebrating 75 Years of Art-book Publishing

Back in the 1940s, when Britain still had an Empire and Peter Gregory was developing a fledgling art-publishing list at Lund Humphries, contemporary British art was relatively straightforward to define, even if Britishness and avant-garde art sometimes seemed awkward bedfellows. At the Lund Humphries 75th anniversary talk at the ICA on 26th November 2014, the […]