Haughton’s “Collector’s fair”
Set for second run in the park
June 9-15, 2011
PREVIEW: June 8, 2011
Highly Anticipated Second Annual Edition Confirms Over 70 Dealers and Welcomes Important New International Participants
Art Antiques London, which incorporates The International Ceramics Fair and Seminar, was launched in June 2010 to wide acclaim, winning praise, in particular, for its central location, light and airy atmosphere and stylish presentation. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Haughton International Fairs which began in London with the International Ceramics Fair and Seminar in 1982. An important fixture in the London ‘Summer Season’, The Ceramics Fair was the launch pad for the Haughton’s international Fairs which have consistently taken their place at the very top of the trade. The Fairs are world renowned for their presentation, exacting standards, and for a seamless integration of the worlds of commerce and academia.
Art Antiques London
At the inaugural Fair sales were strong and the total visitor figure of 14,500 gave a visitor ratio of 230 visitors per stand, the highest of any of the June Fairs. The Fair’s undoubted success is attracting interest from both the UK and abroad. Brian Haughton comments that ‘We were delighted with the launch of Art Antiques London last year.. the aspects of the Fair that people most enjoyed were its size, location and its wide range of objects. The 2011 fair will build on the successes of last year’s fair by adding exciting new dealers and collecting areas. Our expanded lecture program and partnerships will further enhance the experience for collectors, curators and dealers.”
Art Antiques London has been very successful in recruiting overseas dealers. Amongst those who will be taking part for the first time this year are Erik Thomsen Asian Art, New York, who specializes in Japanese screens and scrolls, early Japanese tea ceramics from the medieval through the Edo periods, masterpieces of ikebana bamboo baskets and gold lacquer objects. Also exhibiting is Tai Gallery, specialists in textiles, bamboo art and contemporary photography from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
From Europe, the Fair is looking forward to welcoming Dusseldorf dealer Esch Kunsthandel, a renowned expert in 18th-century ceramics, silver, rare furniture and Gothic sculpture, and Granocchia Fine Art from Cortina D’Ampezzo who will be bringing a selection of antique and signed 20th-century fine jewelry.
Among the new UK dealers participating in the 2011 Fair include Asian art dealer Michael Goedhuis, silver specialist Peter Cameron, works of art dealer Ted Few, coin and medals expert Timothy Millet, paintings specialist Mark Mitchell and antique furniture dealer Brian Rolleston Ltd.
Reflecting the international nature of the Fair, returning dealers include European porcelain and glass dealers Dragesco Cramoisan, porcelain expert Christophe Perles and Voltaire Antiquité, Vandermeersch SA, all from Paris; textiles and fine art dealer Jane Kahan from New York, Lukacs & Donath Anitchita, the ceramics, glass and enamels specialists from Rome, and Daniela Kumpf Kunsthandel from Weisbaden who specializes in German ceramics. They will join UK specialists MacConnal-Mason (fine art), William Agnew & Co Ltd (sculpture and works of art), Stephen Ongpin and Guy Peppiatt (drawings), Adrian Sassoon (ceramics), Holly Johnson (furniture) and Sandra Cronan Ltd (jewelry), Susan Ollemans and Samina Inc. (Indian jewelry).
This year the First Night Party will be in support of Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) which was founded in 1955 as the UK Branch of the International Social Service global network of over 130 national agencies who work to promote and protect the rights and welfare of children across international borders. They identify and protect children who have been separated from family members as a consequence of conflict, trafficking, abduction, imprisonment and asylum, and seek to ensure that children are reunited with those who can love and care for them best, their family. The First Night Party will take place on the 8 June and will take the form of a cocktail party followed by a dinner.
Art Antiques London 2010 was praised by both academics and collectors for the varied and interesting series of lectures that took place during the Fair. Some of the highlights of this year’s lecture programme include Dr Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya, the curator of Russian Porcelain at The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, who will lecture on “The glamorous age of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna”; Jacqui Pearce, FSA MIFA, of the Museum of London on “Recent archaeological finds from London”; Julia Weber of the Bavarian National Museum, Munich presenting “A Detective Story: Meissen Porcelains copying East Asian models: Fakes or Originals in their own right?”; Kate Malone, ceramic artist, on contemporary ceramics: “Sauce or Source.”
Art Antiques London is delighted to again be working in partnership with The Hermitage Foundation UK, Waddesdon Manor and The Dorchester Hotel. Additional partners/sponsors are still to be announced.
For further information:
Abi Gold/Diana Cawdell
T: +44 (0)20 7439 2822
F: +44 (0)20 7387 5488
T: (212) 877-0202
Notes to Editors:
Address: Albert Memorial West Lawn, Kensington Gardens, Queen's Gate, Kensington Gore, London, SW7, UK
9-15 June 2011
Preview: 8 June 2011
The West Lawn is next to the The Albert Memorial and directly opposite The Royal Albert Hall.
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7389 6555
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7389 6556
Opening Times : Daily, 11am – 7pm, except Sunday and last day 11am – 6pm.
General Admission: £15.
Getting to the Fair
Underground 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.
52,9,10 stopping at Kensington Gore
70 stopping on Queen's Gate, 2 minutes walk from the fair
360 stopping on Prince Consort Road, 3 minutes walk from the fair.
By Rail London Victoria is the nearest National Rail train station.
For arrival by car or taxi the set-down point is in the Park on Queen's Gate beside the fair.
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.