Galleries - March 2013

47 Park Street 47 Park St, W1K 7EB No.5 Maddox Street 5 Maddox St, W1S 2QD The Athenaeum 116 Piccadilly, W1J 7BJ Brown’s Hotel Albemarle St, W1S 4BP Cavendish London 81 Jermyn St, SW1Y 6JF Chesterfield Mayfair 35 Charles St, W1J 5EB Claridge’s Brook St, W1K 4HR The Connaught Carlos Place, W1Y 6AL The Dorchester Park Lane, W1K 1QA Dukes 35/36 St James Place, SW1A 1NY Four Seasons Hotel Hamilton Place, Park Lane, W1A 1AZ Grosvenor House Park Lane, W1K7TN The Haymarket Hotel 1 Suffolk Place, SW1Y 4BP Inter-ContinentalLondon One Hamilton Place, W1J 7QY The Lansdowne Club 9 Fitzmaurice Place, W1J 5JD Le Meridien Piccadilly 21 Piccadilly, W1J 0BH Metropolitan by Como 18 OldPark Lane, SW1Y 3IG Millennium Hotel London Mayfair 44 Grosvenor Square, W1K 2HP Park Lane Sheraton Brick St, W1J 7BX Radisson Edwardian Mayfair Stratton St, W1J 8LT The Ritz London 150 Piccadilly, W1J 9BR The Stafford London 16-18 St James's Place, SW1A 1NJ The Washington Hotel 5 Curzon St, W1J 5HE The Westbury 37 Conduit St, W1S 2YF The UK Art Market is probably the most highly regarded in the world, selling art from widely differing cultures, periods and styles; from the ancient to contemporary cutting edge. London is the centre of this market, andnow a major focus for Arabic, Chinese, Indian, Russian art sales – as well as for European andAmerican art. Across the UK, other centres of excellence include Cardiff Edinburgh, Glasgow, as principal cities with rich heritage collections anddiverse galleries reflecting the national identities of the individual markets of Wales andScotland. Numerous collections and high profile galleries selling important works exist in cultural centres such as Bath, Bristol andSt Ives in the South of England, with Tate Liverpool andThe Baltic in Gateshead focusing attention in the North. Many London galleries with international reputations are clusteredin specific areas. For example Mayfair (covering New andOldBondStreet andCork Street) andSt James’s are home to many of the best known galleries, whilst Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Bloomsbury, Kensington, the South Bank andthe East End are notable for newer ‘blue chip’ andemerging galleries. These confirm London's position as market leader through the exposure of new creative talent to art appreciation and investment. If you are visiting for the first time, or are back to expand your knowledge of the galleries andmuseums of the UK, it helps to plan ahead. Your hotel can provide guides andinformation on galleries nearby; Galleries magazine is available to the concierge in top hotels in London and around the country, andcan be sent on request to await your arrival. Use the internet to research a visit, at ; information is updated weekly andpreviews are available to subscribers via email, along with daily new show openings. If you have a clear idea of your specific interests, your hotel concierge can help you or contact directly, and you can be introduced to independent experts who can help show you around. Another way is to use the Gallery Specialisation Index in Galleries magazine which will narrow your choice according to your interests, such as Chinese, Abstract, Figurative art etc. There may be an Art Fair taking place during your visit – look at for our current list. Worldfamous auction houses, Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams etc are listedby area with links to their websites for current sale details. Before returning home, if you have bought from one gallery, they will usually help you to sendhome any art works. Otherwise a list of Packers and Shippers – as well as Insurers – is available in the Art Services section of Galleries – especially if you have bought from more than one venue . . . VISITING THE UK andExploring the UK Art Market Mayfair Hotels ask the Concierge about GALLERIES & finding art in Mayfair Cork Street, W1 – synonymous with new andblue chip art.