The Leslie Waddington Collection




Waddington was a pioneering art dealer who presented a groundbreaking exhibition programme and fostered creative relationships with artists. He brought a range of Modern, Post-War and Contemporary names to the attention of international audiences and defined the London art landscape long before the rise in popularity of the contemporary art world today. 

Highlights of Waddingtons collection include Francis Picabias Lampe, 1923, 

Waddington was a pioneering art dealer who presented a groundbreaking exhibition programme and fostered creative relationships with artists. He brought a range of Modern, Post-War and Contemporary names to the attention of international audiences and defined the London art landscape long before the rise in popularity of the contemporary art world today. Witty, erudite and principled, he spent more than half a century promoting the work of artists ranging from the St Ives School to American Abstract Expressionists, as well as Picasso, Matisse and the Pop artists. He strove to exhibit art that, in his view, spoke against parochialism and limitation. In 2003, he was one of the first dealers to participate in Londons influential Frieze Art Fair. In 2013, Nicholas Serota presented him with the Federation of European Art Galleries Award in Basel, lauding Waddington as an individual without equal in the profession.Highlights of Waddingtons collection include Francis Picabia’s Lampe, 1923, Agnes Martins Praise, 1985, Jean Dubuffet’s Visiteur au Chapeau Bleu Avril 1955, 1955, 

Viewing times:

24 Sep, 10am – 5pm

25 Sep, 12pm – 5pm

26 Sep, 9am – 5pm

27 Sep, 9am – 5pm

1 Oct, 10am – 5pm

2 Oct, 12pm – 5pm

3 Oct, 9am – 7pm

4 Oct, 9am – 4pm

Duration 04 October 2016 - 04 October 2016
Times 7pm for auction (see above for viewing times)
Cost Free
Venue Christie's (King Street)
Address 8 King Street London SW1Y 6QT, ,
Contact 020 7839 9060 / damin@christies.com / www.christies.com

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