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Solidary and Solitary: The Pamela J Joyner and Alfred J Giuffrida Collection comes to New Orleans

Solidary and Solitary will offer a new perspective on the critical contribution African American and African Diaspora artists have made to the evolution of visual art from 1940s through to the present moment. Curated by noted art historians Christopher Bedford and Katy Siegel, this will be the first large-scale public exhibition to bring together a vital lineage of visionary black artists. Commencing in the mid-twentieth century with Abstract Expressionist Norman Lewis, the show will trace a line through some of the most celebrated artists working today such Theaster Gates and Lorna Simpson, as well as Mark Bradford, who represented the USA at the Venice Biennale 2017.


The Solidary and Solitary tour is supported by Presentation Sponsor The Helis Foundation, a private Louisiana foundation committed to advancing access to the arts, and made possible with the support of The Pamela J Joyner and Alfred J Giuffrida Collection. A companion publication, Four Generations: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art, is published by Gregory R. Miller & Co., and edited by Courtney J. Martin (Brown University) featuring new research and writing from curators at some of the world’s leading institutions.


Frieze Sculpture 2017 Now Open

Scott & Co was delighted to launch London’s largest outdoor exhibition, featuring 24 leading international artists, which is open for the summer season in Regent’s Park for the first time in its history. (5 July – 8 October 2017)

Frieze Sculpture presents a free outdoor exhibition for London and its international visitors. Selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and featuring leading galleries, Frieze’s first-ever summer exhibition in The Regent’s Park brings together 24 new and significant works by 20th-century masters and leading contemporary artists from around the world, including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Rasheed Araeen, Urs Fischer, KAWS, Alicja Kwade, Michael Craig-Martin, Jaume Plensa, Thomas J Price, Ugo Rondinone, Sarah Sze, Hank Willis Thomas and Emily Young.
Frieze and Ruinart celebrated the launch with a Champagne Preview of the exhibition opening, followed by a dinner for London’s art and cultural creative community at the acclaimed restaurant Berners Tavern, Fitzrovia.
Guest speaker Maria Balshaw commented on the exponential growth in understanding and enjoyment of art in British society in the past 20 years, noting the instrumental role of Frieze ‘which has led in a very exemplary way’. Speaking about Frieze Sculpture, Balshaw said: ‘I feel very proud to be British when I think about a commercial art fair that isn’t frightened to put things in our public spaces – one that thinks this is part of its mission.’

Thomas Dane Gallery stages debut Catherine Opie Exhibition

For her first exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery, American photographer Catherine Opie will show new work from her ongoing series Portraits and Landscapes, never before shown in the UK. The exhibition will present new studio portraits and abstract landscapes in which Opie draws inspiration from old master European portraiture and historical landscape photography. New portraits for the Thomas Dane exhibition include London sitters David Hockney, Gillian Wearing, Duro Olowu, and Isaac Julien amongst others.


Catherine Opie is considered one of the leading photographers of her generation and one of the foremost documentarians of the American landscape. Opie shot to prominence in the mid 1990s with a spectacular sequence of studio portraits of her close friends from within the west coast leather community: transvestites, female-to-male transsexuals, drag queens, body manipulators and others who pioneer the body as a site of sexual and aesthetic experimentation. Opie created a sequence of elegant, gorgeously coloured portraits which gave their subjects a regal dignity.



New Work by Paul McCarthy to open at Kukje gallery, Seoul

Paul McCarthy will hold his second solo exhibition at Kukje Gallery in September 2017 following his first exhibition, nine dwarves (the inaugural exhibition of Kukje Gallery’s K3 space) in 2012. Over the past 40 years, McCarthy’s prolific artistic practice has confronted the archetype of the “American Dream.” Using a diverse range of media, McCarthy’s work challenges the symbols of idealized popular culture, skewering the banal idioms and the desires promoted by Hollywood and Disney. Using both humour and satire, the artist continues to highlight the power of consumerism and critique the media’s influence on American society.



Art Basel 2017 highlights

Highlights at Art Basel this year include two London-based art galleries, Thomas Dane Gallery and Stephen Friedman Gallery and one from Korea, Kukje Gallery.


Kukje Gallery is exhibiting Citizen’s Forest (2016) by Park Chan-kyong in the Unlimited section of the fair. The video refers to the Sewol Ferry disaster and also Korean war. The booth of the gallery will be a celebration of Dansaekhwa artists including: Ha Chong-Hyun, Lee Ufan, Kwon Young-Woo, and Park Seo-Bo.


Stephen Friedman Gallery will have a specially curated stand that explores different perspectives of nature and the landscape by incredible international artists, including new works by Juan Araujo and Luiz Zerbini and Swedish artists Mamma Andersson and Andreas Eriksson. The booth will also present a solo presentation of new paintings by leading American artist Jim Hodges.


Thomas Dane Gallery’s booth focuses on female artists, such as Cecily Brown, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Marisa Merz, Amy Sillman, Lynda Benglis, Barbara Kasten and Caragh Thuring. On show there are both new and historical works by these female artists who all have a deep understanding of art history and painting and this is very much reflected in their works. Some of these artists have never even been shown one next to the other.

Painting on the Edge: A Historical Survey

Stephen Friedman Gallery’s summer shows opened yesterday evening, which explore radical approaches to painting over the last fifty years.


‘Painting on the Edge: A Historical Survey’ brings together works by eighteen renowned masters and lesser-known artists from around the world and explores the radical approaches taken to painting in the post-war period. The exhibition focuses on artists, such as Alberto Burri, Sergio Camargo, Marcos Grigorian, Harmony Hammond, Carol Rama, Günther Uecker, Jack Whitten, who veered away from the traditional methods of painting by knotting or completely removing the canvas, using shaped stretchers, and testing alternative materials.


In the other gallery space, LA-based artist Channing Hansen will create new hand-knitted paintings based on algorithms derived from artist’s own DNA. It is his debut solo exhibition in the UK, as well as with the gallery. Hansen is a polymath, simultaneously pursuing interests in craft, science and technology. His large hand-knitted textiles are mounted on bare wooden stretchers. Vibrant abstract forms undulate across the meticulously composed surfaces.


Both shows are on until 29 July 2017.


sketch collaborates with Diptyque and Pommery to present the Mayfair Flower Show

In homage to the annual RHS flower show, sketch presents the second edition of the Mayfair Flower Show with Diptyque and Pommery. This year’s exhibition has transformed No.9 Conduit Street into an oasis of colour and scent, with immersive gardens by five of London’s leading florists.


To compliment the show, the legendary French perfume house Diptyque has paired the rich scents of the flora throughout the restaurant with its much-loved Cypres blend. For a fully immersive experience, sketch has created a cocktail inspired by Cypres; a fresh, green and woody serve, aptly named Pique-a-Pine. Award-winning milliner Piers Atkinson brings finishing touches with a line of bespoke floral headpieces, which are being modelled onsite by sketch ambassadors throughout the show.


The Mayfair Flower Show runs until the 29th May.



Pavilion of Israel at the 57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia

Sun Stand Still, Gal Weinstein’s project for the Israeli pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, is a new, site-specific installation which explores the human desire to stop time. Reflecting a fascination with actual and potential forms of creation and destruction, progress and devastation, this project critically engages with the mythological and Romantic images embedded in Israel’s collective memory. Each part of the exhibition is related to works created by Weinstein over the past decade, so that his entire oeuvre is woven into a single, cohesive installation.
The installation’s title refers to the biblical miracle performed by the ancient Israelite leader Joshua Bin-Nun, who sought to win his battle against the kings of Canaan before darkness fell. By commanding the sun to stop in its course, Bin-Nun attempted to arrest the passage of time. The central axis of the project – Moon over Ayalon Valley – is a representation of this biblical miracle. The exhibition transforms the national pavilion – both physically and metaphorically – into an abandoned site; a desolate, moldy and decaying building whose days of glory have long passed, a ghostly space pervaded by signs of decline.

Preview Today: Frieze New York 2017

The sixth edition of Frieze New York includes exhibitions by more than 200 leading galleries from 31 countries. The fair takes place at Randall’s Island Park from May 5 – 7, 2017 with galleries joining from six continents, including first-time exhibitors from Brazil, Guatemala, Japan and Poland. Highlights include presentations of some of today’s most significant artists and artworks from around the world, such as Lorna Simpson, John Currin, Anri Sala, Keith Sonnier, Tala Madani and Kevin Beasley.


A press release with additional details about the comprehensive program for Frieze New York 2017 is available here.



The Standard and Katy Perry Host Party After 2017 Met Gala

This week, New York’s iconic room Top of The Standard held its eighth annual party following the most anticipated fashion event of the year. Hosted by 2017 Met Gala co-chair Katy Perry, the exclusive celebration welcomed gala attendees and friends including Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Alexa Chung and Alexander Skarsgård, Marc Jacobs, Kate Hudson, Raf Simons, Julianne Moore, and Lorde.
Perry and friend DJ Mia Moretti curated the musical entertainment for the festivities, including performances by Moretti and Margot of The Dolls, DJ Equal, Jesse Marco and a special surprise performance by the New Orleans-based all-female brass band The Original Pinettes that punctuated the unforgettable night.

20th April, 2017

SUSHISAMBA unveils plans to launch in Amsterdam

Orange Brands Management has announced that SUSHISAMBA, the group’s globally recognised restaurant brand, will open in Amsterdam this summer in a joint venture with Amsterdam-based hospitality operator and developer The Yip Group. The new location will join existing SUSHISAMBA locales in London, New York, Las Vegas and Miami.
SUSHISAMBA’s Amsterdam location sits on the waterfront of the stunning 17th-century, UNESCO World Heritage site, the Singelgracht Canal, which is adjacent to the famed Holland Casino Amsterdam in Leidse Square; an area comprised of a vibrant mix of culinary, art and cultural attractions.
The Japanese inspired exterior is to be designed by world renowned Dutch architect H.J.M. (Hans) Ruijssenaars who drew inspiration from the Fushimi Inari Shrine in southern Kyoto. The interior is conceived by acclaimed Dutch design house, Woodfever, boasting an exposed kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, signature tree instalation and a terrace for canal side dining during warmer months.

18th April, 2017

Scott and Co is excited to announce that we have started working with David Gill Gallery

David Gill is a pioneering gallerist of 20th Century and contemporary design.  He produced some of the first furniture collections from Zaha Hadid to Mattia Bonetti and was one of the first people to show the work of artist Grayson Perry.  He broke new ground in championing the work of designers who have become world famous, from Marc Newson to Tom Dixon and Ron Arad.


David Gill Gallery is pleased to announce its first ever participation in this year’s Collective Design to be held May 3-7, 2017 at Skylight Clarkson Sq during NYCxDESIGN. The gallery will stage a major installation curated by Glenn Adamson surveying the works of Mattia Bonetti and a dedicated solo presentation of new work by Fredrikson Stallard.


Fresh off the back of Collective Design, David Gill Gallery will present a collection of new works by Mattia Bonetti with a major show to open 6th June at the gallery in London. The show will anticipate the gallery’s 30th anniversary, to be celebrated later in the year.



Afternoon Tea re-imagined at Sketch, Mayfair

Sketch has launched a new edition of its much-loved Afternoon Tea. Led by Master Chef Pierre Gagnaire, the Gallery’s team of French chefs travelled across Britain to research tea time traditions, with stories on their expedition told in a keepsake menu filled with whimsical illustrations and anecdotes.


With added French flair and flavour, Sketch’s re-imagined Afternoon Tea begins with a greeting from the ‘Tea Master’ and then by the newly appointed ‘Caviar Man’. Dressed in the blush hue now synonymous with Sketch’s Gallery, the latter serves his version of Egg and Soldiers; Comté cheese soldiers paired with quail’s egg and a spoonful of Oscietra caviar.


The pièce de résistance is the Lemon and “Mara des bois” strawberry Battenberg cake, which is followed by new cake options from the Trolley – Victoria Sponge or Banana loaf infused with layers of creamy fudge.


Sketch’s new Afternoon Tea is served daily in the Gallery



27th March, 2017

The National Portrait Gallery Gala

The National Portrait Gallery is to hold the Portrait Gala, a special fundraising event, on Tuesday 28 March 2017. Alexa Chung, Chair of the Portrait Gala Committee, and Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, will be joined by friends, artists and supporters at an exclusive evening of art, live music and entertainment to raise funds for the Gallery’s future work.


The event itinerary includes a live performance from the composer singer-songwriter Laura Mvula; a pop-up photography studio with renowned photographer, Johnnie Shand Kydd, set amongst the National Portrait Gallery’s dramatic Victorian Galleries, and a private view of new special exhibitions Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask and Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends. Celebrated artists and designers have generously provided artworks and commissions to be auctioned or sold at the event, including 10 unique masks especially created for the gala by Dame Vivienne Westwood, Philip Treacy, Maggi Hambling, Sean Henry, Allen Jones, Peter Monkman, Ishbel Myerscough, Humphrey Ocean, Stuart Pearson-Wright and Andrew Tift. These one-of-a kind artworks will be available to purchase at the gala’s Behind the Mask sale, and will be on public display at the Gallery from 29 March – 3 April 2017.


Funds raised from the Portrait Gala will directly support the National Portrait Gallery’s work of delivering inspirational exhibitions and displays, offering unique learning opportunities and undertaking world class research. Additionally, proceeds will go towards Coming Home, a project that makes it possible for portraits of iconic individuals to return to places that are special to them for a period of loan. Coming Home will enable sitters such as Sir Walter Raleigh to return home to Dorset, the Brontë sisters to Yorkshire and David Beckham to Essex.


The Portrait Gala is sponsored by William & Son.

21st March, 2017

Chatsworth’s blockbuster exhibition curated by Hamish Bowles

House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion is Chatsworth’s largest exhibition to date, opening 25 March 2017.  Hamish Bowles, International Editor-at-Large at American Vogue, has curated this landmark show with creative direction and design by Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda, and key involvement from Lady Burlington. Woven throughout the rooms one of Britain’s finest stately homes, House Style will layer art history, fashion and archival material and give unprecedented insight into the lives of renowned style icons including the 18th century “Empress of Fashion” Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire; Adele Astaire, the sister and dance partner of Fred Astaire; the Mitford sisters; model Stella Tennant; and John F Kennedy’s sister ‘Kick’ Kennedy.

The exhibition runs from 25 March to 22 October 2017



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