We are delighted to return to the British Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery in the King’s Road. We are again on the first floor, STAND 38.
This year we turn the spotlight on an important moment in British Art History and on one of its most radical Post war figures, Nigel Henderson. Marking the seventieth anniversary of the seminal ICA/independent Group exhibition Parallel of Life and Art (1953), we are pleased to present some of Henderson’s enormous, unique photographic panels made for the exhibition.
This radical exhibition was conceived as a collaboration between the artists Eduardo Paolozzi and Nigel Henderson and the architects and critics Peter and Alison Smithson, Reyner Banham. Its content and design emphasised the importance of photography, mass-produced imagery, architecture and design to the avant-garde. Its collage aesthetic and breakdown of categories of high and low art was vital for the evolution of British Pop Art. Its combination of Western and non-Western sources, as well as the worlds of art and science, were also a radical development for art in Britain.
We will also be including somes maller works by Henderson showing abstracted photographs of doors and facades that also date from this period.
This is an important opportunity for museums and major collectors to acquire works of such immense historical important. Prices from £2,800 to £48,000.
The Estate of Nigel Henderson is represented by James Hyman Gallery.
Other highlights include two major works on paper by Leon Kossoff. An extremely rare drawing, Back to Broadmoor, is the only record of a major destroyed painting. This drawing was exhibited at one of Kossoff’s first solo shows, held at Helen Lessore’s famous gallery in 1962.
The other work is one of Kossoff’s most important drawings of his wife Rosalind (Peggy) which is also notable for its use of brown and blue chalks. Rosalind II (1980) is of an exceptionally large size and was one of the highlights of the first major exhibition of Kossoff’s drawings, staged at the Riverside Studios, in 1980.
Exhibiting artists include Michael Andrews, Michael Ayrton, Prunella Clough, Alan Davie, Peter de Francia, William Gear, Derrick Greaves, Nigel Henderson, Hughie O'Donoghue
Leon Kossoff, Edward Middleditch, Henry Moore, Colin Self and Walter Sickert.