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Art Antiques London returns for its third year with new exhibitors and collecting categories

15 January '12 by the editors | Source: www.artdaily.org

Serious buyers, curatorial attendance and museum sales have cemented Art Antiques London into the dynamic landscape of London’s cultural life and the international fair market.

The new dates for Art Antiques London of 13th – 20th June 2012 have been well received by exhibitors with returning dealers quick to secure their place for the 2012 event. In addition to a high level of returning exhibitors, the Haughton’s look forward to welcoming a number of new participants to the Fair. Those who have already signed upinclude D & M Freedman, Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, GRIMA, Mathaf Gallery and Peta Smyth Antique Textiles. The Fair in the same venue remains the same - a beautifully light filled purpose built pavilion in Kensington Gardens next to the Albert Memorial.

Art Antiques London had much to celebrate when its doors closed on Wednesday 15th June 2011. The visitor figure showed an increase of around 10% and had proved a magnet for collectors and connoisseurs. The Fair attracted new and established buyers, amongst which group a high curatorial presence was noted, which resulted in many museum sales being made. The Haughtons pioneered the art fair lecture series, which forms an essential and highly praised element of Art Antiques London. The seminars not only give the fair its particular character but also ensure the presence of much-valued international scholars and curators.

Stephanie Hoppen Gallery exhibits contemporary artists and photographers from UK, Europe, America, Asia, Australia and South Africa and is also the author of many books on interior design. David Freedman founded the dealership, D and M Freedman in 1999 and in addition to specialising in Chinese porcelain; the gallery also concentrates on jade and Chinese works of art. GRIMA, one of the most iconic names in the jewellery, will show both classic and contemporary jewels at the 2012 Fair. Royalty and celebrity around the world wear its distinctive pieces. The Mathaf Gallery is London’s leading gallery in 19th century Orientalist paintings. Peta Smyth has been dealing in antique textiles since 1976 and is renowned for her extensive and comprehensive stock of beautiful and fine textiles. She has a great following amongst interior designers, antiques dealers and private collectors.

Commenting on the 2011 Fair, returning exhibitor William Agnew, who sold 38 works of art during the course of the Fair, said that his sales in 2011 surpassed those made at any other Fair over his long career. Jewellery dealers, Lucas Rarities debuted at the Fair in 2011 were delighted to sell one of their key pieces - a pavé-set gemstone heart made by Hollywood jeweller Paul Flato in 1938, and reported that they were ‘constantly busy’. Fellow new exhibitor Ted Few said he felt exhilarated by the new Fair and was delighted to sell items from across all the disciplines in which he deals. Many participating dealers commented on the high level of new collectors they met at the Fair and also reported excellent follow-up business in the months after the Fair.


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