From the Scissor Sisters to Sevres: Expect the Unexpected At Art Antiques London!
The Jewel In the Crown of London's Summer Art and Antiques Season, Art Antiques London, is 14-20 June 2012
The Albert Memorial and Kensington Gardens once again provide the stunning backdrop to one of London’s most exciting and glamorous art and antique fairs. Held in a beautiful bespoke pavilion opposite the Royal Albert Hall and close to the site of the Great Exhibition of 1851 “Art Antiques London” brings together leading international dealers and discerning visitors from all over the world, who can buy with confidence at this strictly vetted sumptuous summer showcase for the arts.
Art Antiques London Lecture Programme
Schedule of Lectures
Thursday 14th June:
12.00pm - 1.00pm: Ceramics from Vauxhall, Anton Gabszewicz
2.45pm - 3.45pm: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Collection of Italian Renaissance Maiolica, Johanna Lessmann
4.30pm - 5.30pm: The Royal Collection on Show, Jonathan Marsden
Friday 15th June:
12.00pm - 1.00pm: Objects of "pleasure and instruction": J. Pierpont Morgan's Legacy in Hartford, Linda H. Roth
2.45pm - 3.45pm: 10.000 X Happiness. Symbols on Chinese Porcelain and their Influence on European Ceramics: Dr Eva Ströber
4.30pm - 5.30pm: The Pleasures of Life: French Ceramics from the MaryLou Boone Collection, Elizabeth A. Williams
Saturday 16th June:
12.00pm - 1.00pm: Love at Second Sight - Frederick the Great and Meissen, Dr. Samuel Wittwer
2.45pm - 3.45pm: Current Trends, New Directions at the MFA Boston, Thomas Michie
4.30pm - 5.30pm: The Farnese Service and the Neapolitan "Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea" : a Secret Revealed, Angela Carola-Perrotti
Sunday 17th June:
12.00pm - 1.00pm: From the Garden to the Table: Horticulture, Gastronomy and the Development of New Forms in French Ceramics, Meredith Chilton
2.45pm - 3.45pm: From Canton to the City: Export Porcelain for London, Angela Howard
For full details please visit our website
Lecture Programme Sponsored by the Ten Ten Foundation
Art Antiques London Fair Catalogue
Browse the digital version of the fair catalogue here.
The Fair is situated in the The West Lawn, next to the Albert Memorial and directly opposite The Royal Albert Hall.
Opening Times: 14th June 11am-9pm then daily, 11am – 7pm, except Sunday and last day 11am – 6pm.
General Admission: £15.
Fair Tel: + 44 (0)20 7389 6555 Fax: + 44 (0)20 7389 6556
Getting to the Fair
South Kensington (District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines) and High Street Kensington (District and Circle Lines) are the nearest stations. Walking to the Fair from either station takes approximately 10 minutes.
Routes 52,9,10 70 360 stopping at Kensington Gore stopping on Queen's Gate, 2 minutes walk from the fair stopping on Prince Consort Road, 3 minutes walk from the fair.
London Victoria is the nearest National Rail train station.
Car or taxi
The set-down point is in the Park on Queen's Gate beside the fair.
Waddesdon Masterclass at Waddesdon Manor
The Waddesdon Masterclass offers connoisseurs, as well as those eager to learn about Waddesdon’s fabulous collections, the opportunity to experience the House and its treasures in the manner of Baron Ferdinand’s House party guests in the 19th century.The two-day residential course is held while the House is closed to the public, the participants have exclusive access and attend sessions that are tailored to individual interests and led by Waddesdon curators. Fine dining and accommodation in the Manor itself complete this unique experience. Masterclass participants will have a chance to preview the fair in the company of Waddesdon curators before it opens to the public and a lucky fair visitor will win a place on the 2013 Masterclass.
Party in the Park in support of JDRF
Party in the Park with The Scissor Sisters!
Tuesday 12 June, 2012
Art Antiques London are delighted to announce that this year's Party in the Park will feature a performance by the Scissor Sisters. This year's party is in support of JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity. Type 1 diabetes affects 400,000 people in the UK, including over 26,000 children. JDRF exists to find the cure. The glittering Party in the Park is one of the highlights of the Summer season and will take place on 12 June. It will take the form of a cocktail party followed by a dinner and auction, at which Babydaddy and Jake Shears of The Scissor Sisters will perform an acoustic set. Star auction lots Include a private performance by Florence and the Machine, a guitar signed by Shakira, backstage tickets to the Jonathan Ross show, centre court tickets to the women’s final at Wimbledon and and a cushion cut diamond in a custom mount of 18ct white or yellow gold (presented by Lucas Rarities, one of the Fairs exhibitors).The auction promises lively bidding, with all proceeds to go to JDRF.
See you in the Park!
15 Duke Street
London, United Kingdom
+ 44 (0)20 7389 6555
About Haughton International Fairs
Husband and wife team Brian and Anna Haughton, from London, have been a strong force in the art market for nearly 30 years as the organisers of four international fairs in New York and a fifth in London. They were the first to give a substantial body of top European and subsequently Far Eastern dealers the opportunity to exhibit in the United States. Throughout, the Haughtons’ aim has been to create “an international community of interest in art, antiques and design – one in which commerce and academia live harmoniously.” They boldly entered the American fairs arena in 1989 with The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show and a line-up of exhibitors drawn from among the world’s most prestigious art dealers, including many of the top names in New York itself and, with them, a fabulous selection of high-end art and antiques. Taking place at New York’s Park Avenue Armory (Park Avenue at 67th Street) it quickly became one of the most important fairs in the world. Prior to this the Haughtons had already initiated their idea of creating an international forum with The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, held annually in London every June since 1982. Art Antiques London will now incorporate The Ceramics Fair and bring in new and exciting collecting areas.