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 […]

Emerging Art Writers Competition Launched

We are very excited to announce the launch of our Emerging Art Writers Competition, in association with Apollo, the International Art Magazine. It is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring art writers to showcase their work to movers and shakers from the British art world. To enter, write an essay of between 1,500 and 2,500 words which answers the question: What, if anything, […]

Lund Humphries Landmarks: Grim Glory – Pictures of Britain Under Fire edited by Ernestine Carter (1941)

Antony Penrose explains the fascinating story behind the book which revealed the realities of London’s Blitz to the American public. By the time the full ferocity of the Blitz began on September 7 1940 Lee Miller, formerly a fashion model turned Surrealist photographer in Paris and collaborator of Man Ray, had been working freelance for Vogue for […]

Celebrating the ICA’s History of Innovation

Tomorrow sees the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) publish a new book documenting its fascinating early history. Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1946-1968, written by art historian Anne Massey and with a foreword by ICA Executive Director Gregor Muir, is the first in-depth examination of the extraordinary period of  artistic activity which followed the Institute’s foundation. The early ICA […]