As exhilaratingas they can be, there’s something slightly debasing about auction houses.Sotheby’s have givencollectors -and anyone else interested- the chance to see art, pre-auction, inits natural habitat: a gallery space.After the resoundingsuccess of the New York S-2, theLondon equivalent is the newest gallery on the Mayfair scene; October 2013 saw it open its doors on St George St. As well as artfor sale, the space holds five annual exhibitions. These public showcases are curated by private collectors – rare opportunities to see pieces that aren’tusually out in the open.The Eykyn Maclean and Victoria Miro galleries are on the same road, as well as Anthony Demetre's Michelin-starred Wild Honey so meandering up StGeorge St could easily kill an afternoon.
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