The annual Works on Paper Fair which specialises in drawings, watercolours, prints and photographs, opens Thursday 5 – Sunday 8 February 2015 at the Science Museum in South Kensington, London. The 2015 Fair brings together around 45 specialist art dealers, selling a range of works on paper, including watercolours, drawings, and prints, from all eras of art history. As works on paper are generally priced considerably lower than oils on canvas, the fair is known for presenting an affordable way of acquiring work by “big name” artists. Prices range from £250 to around £75,000.
Art dealer, Guy Peppiatt, of Guy Peppiatt Fine Art, says of the event: “I think in general there are too many fairs all trying to reach the same buyers and competing for the same exhibitors. However, the Works on Paper Fair is unique, almost in the world, in only having works on paper. It is different for visitors, and not the ‘same old, same old’ of so many fairs – that gives the fair a fresh, exciting feel and for many visitors it’s the one fair they don’t want to miss.”
John Robertson, of John Robertson Fine Paintings, adds this: “Our USP remains a curious yet distinctive mix of serious minded, friendly dealers many of whom have decades of experience covering Old Master Drawings to Contemporary Graphics by international blue chip names”
The Fair, run annually since 1999, is returning for the 6th consecutive year to the Science Museum. Amongst the exhibitors are leading dealers from throughout the UK, several of whom show only at the Works on Paper Fair:
Exhibitors include: Abbott and Holder • Artshouse • Babbington Fine Art • Percy Barkes • Baron Fine Art • Beaux Arts • Nicholas Bowlby • Byard Art • Camburn Fine Art France • Marcus Campbell Art Books • The Canon Gallery • City & Guilds of London Art School • Sarah Colegrave • Coombe Gallery • Maurice Dear • Fine Art Consultancy • M J Forster Gallery • Hanga Ten Contemporary Prints • Elizabeth Harvey-Lee • Gwen Hughes • John Iddon Fine Art • Francis Iles Gallery • Lime Tree Gallery • James Mackinnon • Manning Fine Art • Maritime Originals • Kaye Michie • Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts • Freya Mitton • Harry Moore-Gwyn • NOA • Newman Fine Art • Charles Nugent • Oriel Fine Art • Michael Parkin Fine Art • Guy Peppiatt Fine Art • Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Arts • John Robertson • Rountree Tryon Galleries • John Spink • The Russell Gallery • Tolman Collection London • The Whitley Art Gallery