What do I need to know?
All the galleries on display specialise in 20th and 21st century British art, which means a healthy helping of British Pop Art and sweeping Impressionism. You'll also find a wonderful range of prints, sculpture, photography and paintings. The price range is also not too formidable - experienced buyers can check out the higher end of the spectrum, but first timers will also enjoy browsing.
Firing up attention this year is a newly-discovered portrait of Sir Winston Churchill by Camden town local Walter Sickert, but we've also got the display of Barbara Hepworth at Osbourne Samuel on our radar after her radiant Tate Britain show. Additional high points to look out for include sculptor extraordinaire Sir Anthony Caro at multiple stands (Piano Nobile, Merville Galleries, Whitford Fine Art); modest master Frank Auerbach and his painterly wonders at James Hyman; brooding war artist Paul Nash at Waterhouse & Dodd, Simon Hilton & Babbington Fine Art, and if you are looking forward to Damien Hirst's new gallery, get in the mood with a display of John Hoyland at Goodman Fine Art, Gwen Hughes & Alan Wheatley.
Of course you can always admire prints by big names such as Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Tracey Emin. Photography enthusiasts will also want to make a beeline for Norman Parkinson's 20th century fashion images.
This quietly thrilling art fair has all the star power of Frieze Masters without the crowds.
|What||20/21 British Art Fair, Royal College of Arts|
|Where||Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
09 Sep 15 – 13 Sep 15, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
|Website||Click here for more details|