Brave New Visions




Sotheby’s presents an exhibition paying tribute to the émigrés who revolutionised Britain’s art and publishing worlds. Brave New Visions tells the story of the pioneering émigré art dealers who transformed the London gallery scene, introducing artists such as Naum Gabo, Oskar Kokoschka, Kurt Schwitters and Francis Bacon to post-war Britain. The vision of such influential dealers as Lea Bondi Jaray, Erica Brausen, Andras Kalman, Frank Lloyd and Harry Fischer, Annely Juda and Charles and Peter Gimpel will be shown through key paintings and sculptures by the artists they championed. These include William Scott, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Gillian Ayres, Frank Auerbach, Lynn Chadwick and Graham Sutherland. Fellow émigrés led a parallel revolution in the staid world of British publishing, providing a platform for European scholarship in affordable art books which raised standards of design and reproduction. Phaidon and Thames & Hudson remain leaders in this field.

There will be a series of free talks and discussions to coincide with the exhibition. For more details and booking information see HERE

Duration 17 July 2019 - 09 August 2019
Times Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm
Cost Free
Venue Sotheby's St George Street Gallery
Address 1-2 ST George Street London W1S 2FE, ,
Contact 0207 293 6619 / nicholas.brown@sothebys.com / www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2019/brave-new-visions.html

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