forthcoming exhibitions

Manet is the blockbuster exhibition of the season in London.  Advance bookings are among the highest in the RA’s recent history, so the show will doubtless help replenish the RA’s coffers.  The RA, unusually quick to spot an opportunity, is offering ‘exclusive’ Sunday evening openings – for £30 (double the normal price) – although this includes a drink and an audio-guide.

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Berthe Morisot with a bouquet of violets 1872

Light from the Middle East

This exhibition is fascinating and contains many really exciting works and the entrance is free.

The V&A has been collecting art from the Middle East and photography since its foundation in the 1850s.  Thanks to the Art Fund, the V&A and the British Museum started building up a collection of photography from the Middle East in 2009, and this exhibition represents a selection of those photographs.

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Constable, Gainsborough, Turner: The Making of British Landscape

At the Royal Academy

8 December 2012  – 17 February 2013

Aside from its blockbuster, coffer-filling exhibitions, the RA often offers little stocking-filler exhibitions – usually small, low-budget, bijou shows, drawn from their own collection.

Now that the surprisingly successful Bronzes exhibition has finished and before they open their next big blockbuster, Manet’s Portraits (26 January – 14 April), they have a charming, if slightly academic, exhibition in the opulently gilded John Madekski Rooms and two adjacent rooms. All the works come from the RA’s own collection, though they have never been shown together and many are little known.
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John Constable The Leaping Horse

The next Live  Auction at Summers Place is on Tuesday October 23rd,  with a  Sealed bids Auction closing at 5pm Wednesday  October 24th

All items will be on view from  Friday 19th until the day of sale, from 10am-4pm

The October sale at Summers Place Auctions in association with Sotheby’s includes  an iconic bronze head by Dame Elisabeth Frink. It is the artist’s copy of  one of  four giant male heads each 4ft high originally commissioned in 1986  for the Montague Centre in Worthing, West Sussex .

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The Stunning New Gallery and Auction House

Royal Goodwood: 6th August – 15th October 2012


With 300 years of Royal history and to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Summer Exhibition at Goodwood House features an exciting collection of Royal heritage.

A unique collection of paintings and stories are revealed in this Summer’s Exhibition with a selection of special performance dates when actors will recreate Goodwood House as it might have been 100 years ago.

The Summer Exhibition showcases the Royal pictures in the splendid State Rooms of Goodwood House and tells the story of the Royal visits through the photographs, letters and Royal gifts associated with these glorious house parties.

‘Royal Goodwood’, an Exhibition of Goodwood’s Royal heritage to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, runs from 6th August to 15th October

‘She’s got everything she needs: she’s an artist; she don’t look back’- Bob Dylan, 1965

There is an exhibition of Monroe Hodder’s work at the Belgravia Gallery, 45 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W15 4JL from 17th September until 5th October.  Her paintings sell for between £7,000 to £18,000 and there are examples of her work in the Denver Art Gallery and one in Tom Cruise’s Private Art Collection.

There will be a private viewing of this exhibition on Thursday 20th September, so please let us know if you would like to be invited by contacting Laura Walford on 020 7495 1010.

Be seduced by Monroe Hodder’s chromatic sensations, but don’t be fooled by them.  Her career spans a number of chapters in the history of American Art.  Inspired by a vast web of experiences, her work is charged with the urban intensity and stimulation of life in London, together with the peace and solitude of a studio in Colorado. Read more…

Monroe Hodder in her studio