Smith & Partner, the London-based limited-edition art print specialist, is launching its first ever bricks-and-mortar gallery in September
Lead image: Gold Leaf by British artist Miss Aniela (priced £5,940)
Smith & Partner specialises in selling limited-edition art prints, making them a great port of call for first-time art buyers. But while browsing and buying art online has been a saviour for many collectors during the coronavirus lockdown, nothing beats the experience of being able to view art in person.
Now, first-time buyers and keen collectors can have the best of both worlds, with the launch of the new Smith & Partner art gallery – S&P Gallery – in South Kensington. Due to open on 15 September, the new venue will feature limited-edition, contemporary and modern artworks by emerging artists and Old Masters from around the globe.
While the Smith & Partner online store will continue to operate, the new South Kensington gallery will mean that art enthusiasts will be able to browse and buy exclusive artworks, as curated by the S&P team, in person for the first time.
Contemporary British artist Deborah Azzopardi will make a special guest appearance at the gallery launch on 15 September – as will Miss Aniela, whose work is pictured above – and guests who spend over £2,000 during the event will receive a free Azzopardi print, signed by the artist herself.
Plus, attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with an expert broker for a bespoke art investment consultation.
‘We are really looking forward to welcoming guests to our gallery launch,’ said Luke Sparkes, CEO of Smith & Partner.
‘The event will represent a landmark moment for us as a business. I understand that in these uncertain times people have turned to our online store to view our exclusive artwork collections.
There’s more to art than home decor. In recent years, art has become one of the most significant investment trends of our time. Download Smith & Partner’s comprehensive 12-page guide to investing in art – including how the art market works and how S&P can help you get returns of up to 64.4% in 12 months – here.
‘Opening the doors to our physical gallery will now enable our customers to experience some of our classic, modern, contemporary and limited-edition pieces as they were meant to be enjoyed; in person,’ continues Sparkes.
‘We’d like to welcome guests from all backgrounds, as we believe we genuinely have artwork to match every individual’s tastes.
‘Whether it’s a piece from Eva Claire Burton or one of our emerging artists, we’re confident our guests will find artwork that aligns with their home decor, as a gift for a friend or relative or for any other occasion.’
Whether you’re looking to buy art for your home or as an investment – and yes, prints can make for a valuable investment piece – S&P’s art experts evaluate, authenticate and curate their artworks, meaning that you can buy with confidence.
S&P Gallery will open at 58 Gloucester Road, South Kensington SW7 4QT on 15 September 2020. To secure your place at the launch evening, join the guest list via the Smith & Partner website
- New Lionel Stanhope Mural Celebrates Dulwich’s Sporting History
- London Art Galleries Reopen as Lockdown Continues to Ease
- Ad Feature Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers Opens its First London Gallery
- 5 of the Best Designer Furniture Galleries in Chelsea & Kensington
- South Kensington Tube Station Set for ‘Sympathetic’ Transformation
- KENSINGTON & CHELSEA’S TOP INTERIOR DESIGNERS