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London Art Fair returns to the UK capital from 19 – 23 January 2022 (VIP Preview 18 January) to open the international art calendar next year.  

The Fair connects both seasoned and aspiring collectors with the best galleries from around the world, featuring over 100 galleries displaying Modern and Contemporary Art; from established names to today’s leading artists. 

First founded in 1989, with the aim of providing a space to showcase exceptional Modern and Contemporary Art, to discover and to buy. The Fair launched with just 36 UK galleries (some of whom still exhibit at the Fair today) and have grown steadily over 34 years. 

John Nash RA, Row of Trees. Courtesy of Thomas Spencer Fine Art
John Nash RA, Row of Trees. Courtesy of Thomas Spencer Fine Art

This year will see the participation of over 100 galleries from around the world, including Austria, America, Portugal, Sweden, and Australia, with new exhibitors Gillian Jason Gallery, Mothflower and David Kovats; alongside returning names such as Richard Green, James Hyman and Purdy Hicks. The Fair will feature work by some of the world’s most renowned artists working across a variety of media, including Henry Moore, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego.

London Art Fair’s specialism in Modern art continues to be strongly represented through the participation of some of the UK’s leading galleries in the field. Thomas Spencer Fine Art will be presenting a selection of Modern British works on paper, including a previously unseen work by John Nash RA and a large 1970s gouache by Mary Fedden. Gilden’s Fine Art Gallery will showcase a selection of works by American and European Modern Masters, including etchings by Joan Miró and linocut prints by Pablo Picasso.

Meanwhile Gerber Fine Art has put together a presentation celebrating Scottish Modern Masters, which will include a selection of new generation artists from four Scottish art schools. This will include the work of Joan Eardley RSA, one of Scotland’s most revered 20th Century artists.

Waterhouse & Dodd’s display is focused on the work of David Bomberg and his students, such as Dennis Creffield and Dorothy Mead. Mead’s recently re-discovered oil paintings, which have not been shown publicly for over 40 years, will be on display alongside previously unseen works by Martyn Brewster ahead of a solo exhibition in March 2022.

New contemporary art on show at the Fair includes the multidisciplinary work of Jordi Alcaraz, courtesy of Alzueta Gallery, a reflection on volume, artistic language and time. Exclusive releases from print studio Jealous Gallery include a new edition by David Shrigley and Stoney Road Press will exhibit a number of Leah Hewson monotypes, which have not been shown previously. Elsewhere, Elizabeth Xi Bauer will share works by three emerging artists Theodore Ereira-Guyer, Abraham Kritzman, and Cătălin Marius Petrișor Hereșanu in a range of techniques consisting of printmaking, painting and sculpture and Arusha Gallery will present new pieces by Charlotte Keates, Jen Wink Hays and Connie Harrison.

For those interested in textiles and sculpture Thompson’s Gallery will present new and unseen works specifically created for the Fair, including work by Athena Anastasiou who uses bright acrylic wool to extend her painted image from the boundaries of the canvas. Another new and unseen work will be on display at Candida Stevens Gallery by contemporary textile/fibre artist Alice Kettle, titled Poppy. Meanwhile, James Hyman Gallery will be showing a rare and unique hand woven tapestry by RB Kitaj.

Athena Anastasiou, Our Escape, 2021. Courtesy of Thompson's Gallery
Athena Anastasiou, Our Escape, 2021. Courtesy of Thompson's Gallery

The full 2022 gallery list will be announced at the end of autumn, subscribe to the LAF mailing list to be the first to hear. 

To browse the previous London Art Fair participating galleries, visit our Press page for more information. 

Whilst we were unable to run London Art Fair in its usual format at the Business Design Centre in 2021, the Fair remained focused on delivering a unique opportunity to discover, browse and buy Modern and Contemporary Art.

Providing an unmissable opening to the art calendar, collectors and art enthusiasts were invited to browse and buy works by renowned artists from 63 leading Modern and Contemporary galleries, presenting over 1,000 exceptional works in the LAF EDIT Viewing Rooms.

The works on display provided further insight with audio and written commentaries narrated by the galleries and artists, allowing for an enriched viewing experience.

To discover the galleries who participated in LAF EDIT, click the button below. 

For the latest Fair announcements and to be the first to hear which galleries will be exhibiting in 2022, subscribe to the LAF mailing list here.

LONDON ART FAIR 2020

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In January 2020, the Fair welcomed 129 galleries from 14 different countries and over 23,000 attendees. The Galleries section of London Art Fair encompassed over a 100 carefully selected galleries, presenting a diverse cross-section of art from early 20th century to today. 

Nurturing collecting at all levels, galleries presented works which encompassed;  prints and editions starting in the hundreds, to major works by internationally renowned artists, with notable sales at the 2020 Fair of works by Grayson Perry, Christopher Hanlon, Bambi and David Bomberg.

For London Art Fair 2022 announcements and for information on when tickets are available to purchase subscribe to the Fair’s mailing list.