For One Week Only! Modern Brits Exhibition at Sims Reed

For this week only, Sims Reed bookshop is showing a series of limited-edition prints by great British artists including Albert Irvin, Terry Frost, Peter Blake and Barbara Rae – many of which have not been exhibited before. These original prints are signed by the artists and come packaged in beautiful slipcases, each with a Lund Humphries monograph. […]

Book of the Week: Cyril Power Linocuts: A Complete Catalogue by Philip Vann

Cyril Power stole the show at Bonham’s last week when, in one of those fairy-tale discoveries-in-the-attic, his linocut Speed Trial (c.1932, edition of 60), which had hung on the seller’s wall unidentified for 25 years, sold for a staggering £73,250. In a nostalgic nod to the 150th anniversary of the Underground, Power’s Futuristic 1930s prints of Tube stations […]

‘Darkness, Light, Dreaming, Waking’: Launch Report

Last night saw the launch of Philip Trevelyan’s new monograph on his father, celebrated British painter and printmaker Julian Trevelyan (1910-1988). The event took place in the Fine Rooms at the Royal Academy of Arts on London’s Picadilly. The fabulous surroundings and the opportunity to see various works by Trevelyan, courtesy of Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, […]

Book of the Week: Julian Trevelyan: Picture Language by Philip Trevelyan

Julian Trevelyan: Picture Language – Philip Trevelyan’s new book on his artist father, and my Book of the Week – opens with an insightful Foreword by art critic Mel Gooding, who commends the book for  bringing out as never before ‘the double-sided aspects of Trevelyan’s artistic impulses’. There is indeed a fascinating duality in the art of Julian Trevelyan […]

In Memory of Alan Bartram, 1932-2013: Writer, Book Designer and Artist

Alan Bartram, who has died at the age of 80, was associated with Lund Humphries for many years, initially as author and designer of a series of books on typography and lettering, and from the late 1980s as graphic designer of many of our exhibition catalogues, artist monographs and catalogues raisonnés. At his funeral, I […]

Book of the Week: Lynn Chadwick Sculptor by Dennis Farr and Eva Chadwick

The Year of Modern British Sculpture continues this month with an interesting confluence of sculptor-anniversaries. Ten years ago, in April 2003, British sculptor Lynn Chadwick died at his home in Gloucestershire, having enjoyed a long and successful career. ‘A great late 20th century sculptor … the successor to Henry Moore’, wrote Terence Mullaly in the Guardian‘s obituary. In […]

Book of the Week: Joan Eardley by Christopher Andreae

Artist Joan Eardley was just 42 when she died of breast cancer in 1963. Widely admired at her death, her expressionist Scottish landscapes and realistic depictions of Glasgow slum children have continued to attract attention in the decades since then.  Her 2007 retrospective at the National Gallery of Scotland drew enthusiastic crowds. Christopher Andreae’s beautiful and insightful new […]