Fresh: Art Fair, which usually takes place in Cheltenham in the spring, is expanding with a new autumn show at the spectacular Grandstand Concourse at Ascot Racecourse
Lead image: Anthony and Eleanor Wardle with FRESH by Sir Peter Blake
The art fair, which takes a fresh approach to a somewhat saturated market, will showcase some 6,000 works by 600 artists, represented by 54 leading UK and European galleries.
You’ll find original prints and paintings, sculpture, glass and ceramics from £100 to £30,000, with emerging new talent on show alongside established professionals and Royal Academicians. Blake, Hockney, Hirst, Emin, Banksy and McLean will all be there.
Father and daughter team Anthony and Eleanor Wardle are bringing in galleries and art that people haven’t seen before, featuring a broad spectrum of genres, styles, subjects and media.
‘All our exhibitors are experts with their fingers on the pulse of the art market and more than happy to describe the merits of the work and the artist’s background,’ says Eleanor Wardle.
‘And you can talk to artists and watch them work. There will be at least seven artists demonstrating their talents over the weekend.’
Galleries include Chelsea’s Quantum Contemporary, Marylebone’s Cube Gallery, Bristol’s Lime Tree Gallery, Japanese Prints from Hanga Ten, and Doorway Gallery, Gormley’s and Sol Art, all from Dublin.
‘All our exhibitors are experts with their fingers on the pulse of the art market and more than happy to describe the merits of the work and the artist’s background’
Fresh: Art Fair is the first art fair in the world to partner with a fine art auction house. International Auctioneers Bonhams will be providing free valuations and advising visitors on how to sell their old, pre-contemporary art.
It’s also the first to include an Outdoor Sculpture Park, which launched last year at the Cheltenham event featuring 90 sculptures from five specialist galleries. The plan is to introduce one at Ascot in 2020.
Fresh: Art Fair, sponsored by St James’s Place Wealth Management in partnership with Bonhams, Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum and H R Owen Specialist Cars, takes place at Ascot Racecourse from 20-22 September 2019 with a Private View on 19 September. Private View tickets are £10, Friday is free and a weekend ticket is £6. See freshartfair.net
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