On 6th August The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) will open HMS M.33 to the public for the first time in her history, following a distinctive and extensive conservation project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Come the centenary of her launch, HMS M.33 will be the only First World War warship to allow visitors to walk her decks this year. HMS M.33 is positioned in No.1 Dry Dock at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, alongside HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum.
16 September - 09 October
WAYNE THIEBAUDSims Reed Gallery
Sims Reed Gallery will present an exhibition of around 40 prints and works on paper by American artist Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920). Throughout his career, Thiebaud often revisited the same subjects - depicting these over and over with drawing, painting, printmaking, and pastels. This show juxtaposes printed images with unique works on paper that deal with the same subject, but often to very different effect. All of the work comes directly from the artist's long time gallerist and friend - the late Allan Stone. None of these pieces have ever been shown in the UK before, and most have never been shown anywhere. Though a seminal and beloved artist in America, Thiebaud has not been shown widely in Europe or the UK. Sims Reed Gallery is absolutely delighted to be able to bring this monumental show of iconic Thiebaud works to London. Prices will range from £4,500 - £200,000.
Philip Mould & CoNew State of the Art Gallery in Pall Mall
Philip Mould & Company moves to a new gallery, situated over three floors in Pall Mall, flanked by the National Gallery and St James’s Palace and at the heart of London’s celebrated Club land. The gallery has been designed in partnership with Edward Bulmer renowned for his sympathetic treatment of historical buildings and exquisite presentation of art. The official launch will take place on 6th October.
09 - 17 October
This October, 88-Gallery is delighted to present a selling exhibition of works by Flemish photographer, Herman Selleslags. The exhibition includes images of icons of music, film and sport from the Sixties and Seventies, which have never before been seen anywhere in the world outside Belgium. Prices range from £800-£5,000. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to see rare images of twentieth century icons. Selleslags documents seminal musicians such as The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, and The Beatles, and he was recording images of these bands before they became ground breaking musicians.
13 October - 11 November
Fred SandbackSIMS REED GALLERY
Sims Reed Gallery is delighted to present a retrospective of prints by Fred Sandback (1943-2003). Sandback was an American minimalist conceptual-based sculptor known for his yarn sculptures, drawings, and prints. The show will include the first screenprint he ever made in 1970 to his last lithograph in 2000, and will comprise a complete and thorough survey of all his print work in between. The first prints he ever made were simple in their execution, but as he became more enamoured and confident with the medium, they became more complicated and sophisticated and stretched from screenprints to linocuts, etchings, lithographs and aquatints. The show will also include two editioned string sculptures. There will be around 50 works in the show and prices will range from £2,800 - £45,000.
11 - 15 November
Paris TableauThe International Fair for Old Master Paintings
Paris Tableau specialises in paintings by European Old Masters from the Middle Ages to the 1870s. The 5th edition will bring together 26 prestigious galleries from Paris, Rome, New-York, London, Zurich, Amsterdam and Vienna at the renowned Palais Brongniart where they will be presenting some of their most exquisite art works. Located in the heart of the Paris, Paris Tableau will again host a number of cultural events including an exhibition and a symposium. A must-attend event for lovers of old masters.
12 - 15 November
Paris PhotoAtlas Gallery
Paris Photo is the premier international art fair for works in the photographic medium. The 2015 Fair will be held in Paris' historical Grand Palais from the 12th to the 15th of November and will host leading international galleries, including ATLAS Gallery.
12 - 14 November
SALON QPEurope’s premier exhibition of luxury watches at the Saatchi Gallery
Since 2009, SalonQP has grown to become one of the key luxury events in the watch industry calendar. It has established itself as a must-visit event for watch collectors and enthusiasts, for whom the world of luxury watches is both a passion investment and a mine of interest. As one of the world’s leading art galleries, the Saatchi Gallery is an ideal stage for the best in watchmaking from haute horlogerie to cutting edge design and technology.
09 - 15 March
The BADA Antiques & Fine Art FairAnnual Showcase for the prestigious British Antique Dealers' Association
Long-regarded as the premier national fair, The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, which takes place in the Duke of York Square, off Sloane Square, is the leading event for sourcing antiques and fine art of assured quality and authenticity. It is the only event on the international art calendar exclusive to members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association, and will see the display of a diverse range of important furniture, objet d’art and paintings. Before the BADA Fair opens to the public, all these items are subject to a rigorous vetting process. Encompassing both antique and contemporary items, the BADA Fair allows buyers of all tastes and experience to add to their collections.
11 - 20 March
TEFAF MaastrichtThe European Fine Art Fair
TEFAF Maastricht is a continuously evolving showcase for the best works of art currently on the market. In addition to the traditional areas of Old Master Paintings and antique Works of Art, you can see and buy at TEFAF Maastricht a wide variety of Classical Modern and Contemporary Art, Photographs, as well as Jewellery, 20th Century Design and Works on Paper. Tickets for the 28th edition can be bought at the Fair or via the the fair's website: www.tefaf.com