British Modernism a focus at London Art Fair


London Art Fair, the UK’s largest art fair for Modern British and contemporary art returns to the Business Design Centre, Islington, between 15 and 19 January 2014.

One of several new developments this year is The Hepworth Wakefield’s new role as museum partner for the fair.

Frances Guy, Head of Collections at The Hepworth Wakefield, will curate an exhibition focusing on works by Barbara Hepworth and her contemporaries including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Peter Lanyon and others. Housed in a pavilion at the entrance to the main fair, ‘Barbara Hepworth and the development of British Modernism’ will provide a significant opportunity for patrons and collectors to engage with a presentation of exceptional museum quality works, whilst highlighting The Hepworth Wakefield’s role in preserving a key moment in British Art history.

One of several new galleries joining the Fair for 2014 and following on from a major exhibition at the Guggenheim NY, Tokyo-based Whitestone Gallery will be exhibiting a presentation of GUTAI, a Japanese avant-garde artist group from 1950s, which will feature artist Chiyu Uemae at its core.

The main section of London Art Fair continues to welcome galleries from across the UK and overseas, exhibiting work by artists from the early 20th Century to the present day.