Art Galleries in Mayfair

From international art powerhouses to independent affairs, Mayfair is home to some of the most prestigious art galleries in London. Whether you’re looking to add to your collection or simply to discover new, inspiring works, here’s our curated selection of the finest art galleries to visit in Mayfair.


MODERN

Renowned art dealer, Larry Gagosian handles leading international artists like Jeff Koons and Anselm Kiefer. His Davies Street gallery is a show-stopping space where you can witness world-class works. A major presence in the international art scene since the 1970s, the Bernard Jacobson gallery on Duke Street has hosted major solo exhibitions from the likes of William Tillyer and Robert Motherwell, while Albemarle Street’s Marlborough Gallery has built its reputation on the work of Modern Masters, with a new, emerging emphasis on art from China, Brazil, Mexico and Russia.


CONTEMPORARY

Key players on the global contemporary art stage, Manuela and Iwan Wirth’s eponymous gallery, Hauser + Wirth has a reputation for hosting radical exhibitions from emerging and established talent like Paul McCarthy and Rashid Johnson. Jay Jopling’s influential White Cube in Mason’s Yard is where you can find international and British superstars Gilbert & George alongside artists like Tracy Emin, while David Zwirner represents over 40 contemporary artists across a range of different media.


MODERN BRITISH

Representingartists fromDavid Hockney to Frank Auerbach, the Offer Waterman gallery on St. George Street has built a strong reputation for showcasing Modern British art. Blain|Southern on Hanover Square represents enfant terribles Jake & Dinos Chapman and Damien Hirst, while Hazlitt Holland Hibbert hosts an impressive selection of Modern British artworks from paintings and drawings to sculpture, and an experienced team on hand to advise on the purchase and sale of works.  


OLD MASTERS

For exceptionally rare works, Simon Dickinson on Jermyn Street operates discreetly, with over 400 years’ experience, while Richard Green has a world-class selection of Old Master paintings available for purchase. Located in a townhouse on Hill Street, the Daniel Katz gallery specialises in Old Master sculpture, while over 250 years of history in art dealing has made Colnaghi, now Colnaghi Bernheimer, one of the most prestigious galleries for Old Master works in the world.


PHOTOGRAPHY

In the premier league of photography galleries, Hamiltons showcases works from icons like Helumt Newton, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn. Swallow Street’s Beetles + Huxley is a smart space that specialises in superlative contemporary and classic prints and framing services. London’s first gallery dedicated entirely to photography, the 6-storey Photographer’s Gallery has an exceptionally curated programme of works.


Image Credits

CONTEMPORARY © Harland Miller, Photo © White Cube & George Darrell
MASTERS © Katz Gallery
MODERN BRITISH © Offer Waterman Gallery Alice Waterman
MODERN © Peter Marino Architect Fire and Water exhibition Photo by Manolo Ylera of courtesy Peter Marino Architect and Gagosian
PHOTOGRPAHY © Hamiltons Gallery London