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London Art Fair Celebrates 25 Years Of Contemporary And Modern Art

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The London Art Fair has announced its largest-ever fair for the 25th edition of London's oldest Contemporary and Modern art fair. A total of 100 UK and international galleries have been confirmed for the Main Fair with a further 30 younger galleries exhibiting new work in the acclaimed Art Projects section. Photo50, a themed showcase for contemporary photography presented by a guest curator, will return for the seventh year.
Contemporary galleries include CHARLIE SMITH london, Galerie BRAUBACHfive, UNION Gallery, Danielle Arnaud, Flowers Gallery, SALON VERT, Pertwee, Anderson & Gold, Jack Bell Gallery, Scream and VIGO.  Modern British specialists will once again form an important core of the Fair, including Agnew’s Gallery, Osborne Samuel, PIANO NOBILE, The Fine Art Society, Austin/Desmond Fine Art and Robin Katz Fine Art. Major artists represented include Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, Eduardo Paolozzi, Sol LeWitt, L S Lowry, Elisabeth Frink, Helen Chadwick, David Hockney, Edward Burra, Kenneth Armitage, Marcus Harvey and Barry Flanagan.
Now in its eighth year, Art Projects features London’s emerging contemporary artists and galleries presenting solo shows, curated group displays and large-scale installations, this year including Limoncello, COLE, Hannah Barry Gallery, The Sunday Painter, Ceri Hand Gallery and Poppy Sebire. Exhibiting at the Fair for the first time, the Artist-Led Initiatives Support Network (A.L.I.S.N) will present a selection of the most sophisticated of artist-led projects in the UK and also show as part of Art Projects Film and Performance Programme. Visitors to the Fair will be greeted by Tread Pad - a monumental sculpture by James Capper, represented by Hannah Barry Gallery.
Photo50 is an exhibition of contemporary photography and features fifty works – many for sale – this year curated by Nick Hackworth, Director of Paradise Row.  Hackworth’s exhibition, titled A Cyclical Poem, will ask us to consider the idea of historical change through the work of photojournalists and documentary photographs from the 1970s to the present day.
Those attending London Art Fair can visit The Macallan’s Masterclass lounge for an introduction to The Macallan and to view the third edition of their The Masters of Photography Series, featuring Annie Leibovitz photographs of Kevin McKidd, whilst enjoying a dram of The Macallan Gold, the newest edition to The Macallan’s portfolio.
An extensive programme of talks and critical debates in association with key partners, plus daily tours of the Main Fair and Art Projects, will be announced in the next few weeks.
London Art Fair tickets are on sale at £12 (plus £1.50 booking fee) in advance, including a copy of the 2013 Fair Guide (to be collected at the Fair). Tickets on the door are £16.
For a full list of galleries and the latest London Art Fair news visit: www.londonartfair.co.uk

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