London Art Fair Report: Part II

The official message from London Art Fair, perhaps unsurprisingly, was one of strong sales and large numbers of collectors in attendance. Director Jonathan Burton emphasized that the Fair had fulfilled its remit, offering ‘a welcoming environment for buyers wanting to pick up the very finest in Modern British work as well as cutting-edge contemporary practice.’ […]

Book of the Week: Forced Journeys: Artists in Exile in Britain c.1933-45

Between 1933 and 1945, whether for religious, political or artistic reasons, over 300 painters, sculptors and graphic artists emigrated to Britain.  Modern British Art has certainly been all the richer for their contribution to the post-war British art scene, and the Lund Humphries list features monographs on a number of émigré artists, including Josef Herman, Abram Games […]

London Art Fair Report: Part I

Over 25,000 people braved the snow last week to visit London Art Fair at the Business Design Centre in Islington. Outside  the Fair, Lucy Myers, Lund Humphries’ Managing Director, helped to brighten things up, the orange of her umbrella echoing that of  James Capper’s Tread Pad. Indoors, meanwhile, our Richard-Woods-designed stand proved another attention-grabber. Passers-by were captivated […]

Book of the Week: London Transport Posters: A Century of Art and Design, edited by David Bownes and Oliver Green

The London Underground celebrates its 150th birthday this year. Here in the Lund Humphries office in Clerkenwell, close to historic Farringdon station and the route of the world’s first underground train journey in January 1863, we’re getting quite excited.  We’re not just interested in public transport: we’re also keen on all the visual material commissioned by the […]

Spotlight on Collections: The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

This is the first post in our ‘Spotlight on Collections’ series, which aims to draw attention to the Modern British art held in the collections of museums and galleries around the UK.  Do let us know if there’s an institution whose collection you’d like us to cover in a future post. Next month I’ll be […]

Book of the Week: The Art & Craft of Richard Woods, edited and with an introduction by Paul Bonaventura

British artist Richard Woods (b.1966) is Lund Humphries’ artist of the week: as I write, he is installing his specially designed panels on our stand at London Art Fair, and we understand that his work will be featured in Time Out’s preview of the Fair tomorrow.  On Wednesday 16th January at 5pm the artist will […]