London’s Galleries And Auction Houses To Reopen From 15 June




The Society of London Art Dealers has announced the reopening of many of the major commercial galleries and Auction Rooms from Monday 15 June 2020. The galleries will be opening on a pre-booked basis to comply with social distancing measures.

Visitors are encouraged to wear masks or will be given masks on arrival

The galleries have stated that they are welcoming visitors to return to the West End and engage with a number of exciting exhibitions by leading international artists. Galleries will be open strictly by appointment to ensure visitor and staff safety. Please refer to individual gallery websites for appointment booking.

“I know that our members are looking forward to opening their doors again after the long lockdown. Much as they have enjoyed doing business online, it will be great for them to be able to meet their customers face to face again and we are confident that this can be done safely while observing all the necessary precautions”. – Christopher Battiscombe, Director General, Society of London Art Dealers

Galleries reopening from 15 June include:

White Cube Mason’s Yard | Thomas Dane Gallery | Luxembourg & Dayan | Holtermann Fine Art | Stephen Friedman Gallery | Gagosian | Goodman Gallery | Hauser & Wirth | Annely Juda Fine Art | Pace Gallery | Simon Lee Gallery | Sprüth Magers | Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | David Zwirner

Sotheby’s has modified its policies and procedures regarding business practices, including entry into 34-35 New Bond Street. From 15 June:

• Business hours are 10:00-17:00 Monday to Friday

• Public access is from 10:00-13:00 with limited numbers in the galleries

• Entry is by appointment only from 13:00-17:00 with the last available appointment at 16:30

• All valuations are by appointment only and for exhibition times please check individual auction detail pages.

To schedule an appointment contact AppointmentsLondon@sothebys.com or +44 (0) 207 293 5449. Please read the below in preparation for your visit to Sotheby’s.

To keep everyone safe, Sotheby’s and its affiliates reserve the right to deny entry to any individual(s) that do not meet or comply with all the following necessary requirements:

• An appointment is required in order to access the building. Please make every effort to arrive at your scheduled appointment time. All guest names must be submitted ahead of time, additional individuals will not be permitted to access the building.

• Face masks must be worn at all times while in the building and are available upon request.

• Disposable gloves will be provided and must be used when handling any artwork.

• Coat and bag check services will not be available. We ask that you do not bring large bags or luggage to your appointment.

• All persons in the building must adhere to social distancing of 2 metres apart.

• Increased cleaning and sanitisation across all areas has been implemented with a particular focus on touch points in areas of high traffic.

• Hand sanitising stations are available at each entry and exit point throughout the building.

Galleries are coordinating to ensure Health and Safety standards are set at the highest levels

Phillips has said: Phillips – We look forward to opening our London galleries on 15 June, where our Design sale will be on view in advance of 19 June’s live auction.

Christie’s has not made a formal announcement but we can report that they will fall in line with the competition.

London Galleries Reopen

London Galleries Reopen

Goodman Gallery
By Appointment viewing selected works
David Goldblatt
Monday – Friday
11am-5pm, Book appointment on website
jessie@goodman-galleryuk.com

Simon Lee Gallery
(Opening 15 June): Chris Huen Sin Kan: Puzzled Daydreams
Will be on view until 3 July
Monday – Friday
10am – 6pm, Visit our wesbite to book a visit.
info@simonleegallery.com

David Zwirner
Two shows: Paul Klee: Late Klee & Bridget Riley: Studies 1984-1997
Current shows will be on view until 31 July
Monday – Friday
11am-6pm by appointment only – please visit our website to book
london@davidzwirner.com

Gagosian Grosvenor Hill
(Opening 15 June): Crushed, Cast, Constructed: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray
Will be on view until 31 July
Monday – Friday
11am-5pm by appointment
london@gagosian.com, +44 20 7495 1500 (Email or call the gallery to make an appointment)

Gagosian Davies Street
(Opening June 15): Casa Malaparte: Furniture
Will be on view until September 19
Monday – Friday
11am-5pm by appointment
london@gagosian.com, +44 20 7493 3020 (Email or call the gallery to make an appointment)

Gagosian Britannia Street
(Opening 15 June): Piero Golia
Will be on view until 31 July
Monday – Friday
11am -5pm by appointment
london@gagosian.com, +44 20 7841 9960 (Email or call the gallery to make an appointment)

Sprüth Magers
(reopening 16 June – closing 19 June) Peter Fischli David Weiss – Should I paint a pirate ship on my car with an armed figure on it holding a decapitated head by the hair?
Zeichen der Zeit / Zeit der Zeichen, Sign of the Times / Times of the Sign, Hanne Darboven and Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt opening 9 July
Tuesday – Friday
11 am – 5 pm by appointment only, visit our website to book
asv@spruethmagers.com

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
(Opening 16 June) ‘Art Basel Highlights at Ely House’ & Hito Steyerl, The Tower
Will be on view until 31 July
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 6pm
london@ropac.net, +44 20 3813 8400

Pace Gallery
James Turrell, by appointment only through londoninfo@pacegallery.com from 15 June, then from 6 July through Eventbrite dedicated page
James Turrell on view until 14 August
Monday – Friday
11am-4pm
londoninfo@pacegallery.com

Stephen Friedman Gallery
Gallery1 > Andreas Eriksson: Mapping Memories, Tracing Time > reopening 15 June till 31 July
Gallery 2 > Jonathan Baldock: Facecrime (suspect) > 1 July to 31 July
Monday – Friday
11am – 5pm
info@stephenfriedman.com
PR contact: Carlotta Dennis- Lovaglio, Scott&Co, carlotta@scott- andco.com

Hauser & Wirth
To Exalt the Ephemeral: Alina Szapocznikow, 1962 – 1972 and Isa Genzken. Window, by appointment from 15 June, then from 1 July to 1 August through Eventbrite
To Exalt the Ephemeral: Alina Szapocznikow, 1962 – 1972 and Isa Genzken. Window, 1 July to 1 August via Eventbrite
Wednesday – Saturday
11am – 6pm via Eventbrite
london@hauserwirth.com

White Cube Mason’s Yard
Peter Schuyff: In Focus (reopening 16 June, closing 2 August)
Peter Schuyff: In Focus (reopening 16 June, closing 2 August)
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 4pm
enquiries@whitecube.com

Annely Juda Fine Art
David Hockney: Video Brings Its Time to You, You Bring Your Time to Paintings and Drawings, opening by appointment from 8 June, opening to the public from 6 July
David Hockney: Video Brings Its Time to You, You Bring Your Time to Paintings and Drawings
Monday – Friday
10am – 6pm
ajfa@annelyjudafineart.co.uk

Luxembourg & Dayan
By Appointment viewing selected works
“Come and See” a group exhibition by appointment only
Monday – Friday
10am-4pm by appointment only
london@luxembourgdayan.com

Holtermann Fine Art
(Reopening 15 June): Fantasy Island – Group show, contemporary American sculpture
Will be on view through 24 July
Monday – Friday
11am – 6pm
info@holtermannfineart.com

Thomas Dane Gallery
Ella Kruglyanskaya, ‘This is a Robbery’
On view until 24 July
Tuesday – Friday
1100 – 1700
emma@thomasdane.com

Gagosian,White Cube-Reopen

Gagosian,White Cube-Reopen

The first of the London mega galleries have announced they are to reopen after a three-month lockdown period. White Cube and Gagosian will open by timed appointment to comply with social distancing measures from next week. This will hopefully mark the end of the cultural drought caused by the COVID19 pandemic. We’re not out of the woods yet, but this is a great start. Artlyst is delighted at the prospect of seeing art in the flesh and witnessing the demise of the ‘virtual exhibition’. 

London has always had a special energy and appreciation for the arts, and I look forward to seeing that vitality return – Larry Gagosian

Gagosian will reopen all three of its London spaces, Grosvenor Hill, Britannia Street and Davies Street to the public with brand new exhibitions on Monday June 15 2020. The exhibitions include a group show of large-scale sculptures by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray; the first UK solo-exhibition of Italian sculptor Piero Golia; and a special presentation of furniture from the iconic Casa Malaparte in Capri.

Larry Gagosian said: “Our London galleries will reopen with three new exhibitions on June 15. London has always had a special energy and appreciation for the arts, and I look forward to seeing that vitality return.”

At Grosvenor Hill, Crushed, Cast, Constructed: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray (June 15 – July 31, 2020) will explore three very divergent

approaches to creating sculpture, bringing together works in metal by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray. Each artist’s work will be presented in separate rooms, allowing for a focused exploration of individual approach and identity—and affirming each artist’s status as a pioneer of sculptural technique and affect.

Piero Golia: Still Life, the artist’s first UK solo-exhibition, will be presented at the Britannia Street gallery (June 15 – July 31, 2020). For this exhibition, Golia has engineered a surreal “sculptural happening” by choreographing a set of objects and incidents to create a singular experience that seems to unfold outside of time. The exhibition regenerates itself from moment to moment, suggesting that repetition and renewal might give rise to heightened sculptural presence.

At Davies Street, Casa Malaparte: Furniture (June 15 – September 19, 2020) will present for the first time furniture from the legendary Casa Malaparte in Capri, Italy. Designed by renowned author Curzio Malaparte, an Italian writer, filmmaker, journalist, designer and diplomat best known for two major books: Kaputt and The Skin, the house and its contents have achieved mythic cultural status. For this special exhibition, a limited edition of important original pieces of furniture designed by Malaparte, that grace the house to this day, has been produced under the direction of Malaparte’s youngest descendant, Tommaso Rositani Suckert, and manufactured by expert craftsmen in Italy.

Opening times: 11am to 5pm, Monday to Friday – by appointment. Email or call the gallery for information and to make an appointment

White Cube

Cerith Wyn Evans – White Cube

White Cube’s galleries in Bermondsey and Mason’s Yard will reopen to the public from Tuesday 16 June 2020. Our exhibitions Cerith Wyn Evans: No realm of thought… No field of vision and Peter Schuyff will resume, closing on August 2 and August 17 respectively.

We’re making a few changes to how we do things so you can enjoy our exhibitions, while keeping yourself and our gallery staff socially distanced and safe. These include: reduced opening hours, mandatory timed visiting slots to manage visitor flow, designated routes through exhibitions, hand sanitiser distribution points, and digitised interpretation materials you can easily access on your smartphone.

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Top Photo: Crushed, Cast, Constructed: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray – Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London

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