13 February 2015
BROWN’S LONDON ART WEEKEND 2015 DATES ANNOUNCED 3RD - 5TH JULY 2015, MAYFAIR AND ST JAMES’S
A celebration of 150 years of art in Mayfair
The second Brown’s London Art Weekend will take place in Mayfair and St. James’s from 3rd – 5th July 2015. For 150 years Mayfair’s galleries and auction houses have welcomed the world’s greatest art collectors, and this event is the ultimate celebration of this London heartland, rich with art galleries. Experience the unrivalled quality and diversity of this key art market destination as 100 galleries and auction houses open their doors to the public for this exciting event. With free talks, walks, and 100 exhibitions to see, Brown’s London Art Weekend offers a unique opportunity for art lovers to explore the capital’s greatest private galleries.
The initiative is once again led by Brown’s Hotel, situated on Albemarle Street, surrounded by the many galleries taking part in the event. The understated elegance of Brown’s Hotel and its location make it a popular choice for art collectors, gallery owners and artists. Brown’s Hotel will be a base for London Art Weekend, offering accommodation packages, themed art gallery tours, and a sumptuous Hix and the Artists all day dining menu, created by Mark Hix in collaboration with the young British Artists whose works hang in HIX Mayfair.
Brown’s London Art Weekend, now an annual event, received very positive feedback in its first year. “A gateway to the extraordinary range and quality of art works and art expertise to be found in London’s premier art district” Emma Crichton- Miller.
Each participating gallery will be open from 11am – 5pm on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July 2015, each hosting talks. Guests are advised to sign up to attend talks at www.londonartweekend.co.uk. A large team of volunteers will be on hand to help visitors navigate their way between the discrete upstairs salons of old master dealers to the cavernous white halls of the leading contemporary galleries and auction houses, and whilst it will prove almost impossible to take in everything on offer, there will be a series of suggested themed routes and formal tours from Brown’s Hotel.
The full programme of talks, tours and walks that will be taking place over Brown’s London Art Weekend will be released on 1st May 2015.
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Current confirmed participating galleries, with full list to follow:
Albemarle Gallery, Ayyam Gallery, Beaux Arts, Beetles & Huxley, Belgravia Gallery, Ben Elwes Fine Art, Benjamin Proust Fine Art Ltd, Blain Southern, Bowman Sculpture, Browse and Darby,Contini Art UK, Connaught Brown, Daniel Crouch Rare Books, Daniel Katz Gallery, David Zwirner, Deborah Gage (Works of Art) Ltd, Delahunty Fine Art, Erarta, Faggionato, Fine Art Society, Flowers Gallery, Gagosian Gallery, Gallery of African Art, Gazelli Art House, Gimpel Fils, Halcyon Gallery, Hanina Fine Arts, Hauser and Wirth, Jack Bell Gallery, James Hyman, John Martin Gallery, John Mitchell Fine Paintings, Mallett, Max Rutherston, Mazzoleni Art, Messum’s, Nicholas Pitcher Oriental Art, Ordovas, Osborne Samuel, Paul Smith, Rafael Valls,Redfern Gallery, Riflemaker, Rossi &Rossi, Rupert Wace Ancient Art, Sadie Coles HQ, Sam Fogg, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Simon Dickinson, Sims Reed Gallery, Sladmore Gallery,Sotheby’s, Stair Sainty Gallery, Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, Stern Pissarro Gallery, The Sladmore Gallery, Timothy Taylor Gallery, Victoria Miro, Waterhouse & Dodd, Whitford Fine Art, White Cube.
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Notes to Editors
Brown’s London Art Weekend is organised by founder members John Martin (The John Martin
Gallery), Simon Fitzpatrick (Boodle Hatfield) and Sophie Darley (Brown’s Hotel). All are
available for comment via Sophie Darley at Brown’s Hotel (email@example.com) or
via event co-ordinator, Victoria Luxem : firstname.lastname@example.org
Boodle Hatfield LLP
Boodle Hatfield LLP is a leading 34 partner law firm, practising from offices in Central London
and Oxford. It has a first class reputation for providing practical, effective and innovative legal
advice for wealthy individuals, families and businesses, both in the UK and internationally. It has
been advising collectors of, and investors in, art for nearly 300 years on areas such as taxation,
the specific provisions relating to heritage property, succession and devolution including conflict
of law issues. Boodle Hatfield also advises art galleries, dealers and collectors in connection with
art related disputes such as professional negligence claims, disagreements about authenticity or
claims relating to damaged artwork.
Rathbone Investment Management
Rathbone Investment Management is one of the UK’s largest and longest-established providers
of high-quality, personalised discretionary investment services. It manages over £22.8 billion* of
funds (as at 31 March 2013) for individuals, charities and trustees, and is part of Rathbone
Brothers Plc, an independent company with a listing on the London Stock Exchange.
Investment management services are offered in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge,
Chichester, Edinburgh, Exeter, Jersey, Kendal, Liverpool, London, Lymington, Newcastle and
Winchester. *Includes funds managed by Rathbone Unit Trust Management.
Bond Street Association
Established in 1924, the Bond Street Association is a pro-active business to business association,
with members drawn from both the retail and business sectors on Bond Street and its
surrounding area, as well as a number of luxury brands and businesses from further afield. The
association serves as an important business network and social nucleus within the Mayfair area;
organizing events, brand partnerships and promotions for the benefit of its members.
The creative partners for Brown’s London Art Weekend are BKKR - a design studio based in
Soho whose recent work includes the graphic design for the V&A's Russian Avant-garde:
Theatre, War, Revolution and design exhibition, and the brand and experience design for The
Wind Tunnel Project. www.bkkr.co
ROCCO FORTE HOTELS
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 10 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a unique
style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share Rocco Forte Hotels’ trademark attention
to detail, high quality and immaculate service.
Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels comprises:
Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels;Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily.
Future openings: Jeddah 2015