Galleries - June 2015

GALLERIES map pages map/section Principal cities & regions are covered by maps showing gallery locations Art Services to the trade & public 31 Bankside & Southwark – Waterloo, Tower Bridge 29 Bath – City Centre 9 Bloomsbury/Fitzrovia – Charlotte St, Windmill St 22 Bristol – City Centre 11 Cardiff – City Centre 5 Chelsea & Fulham – King’s Rd, Fulham Rd, Battersea 20 City, Islington & East End – Upper St, Bethnal Grn 30 Cork St – Clifford St, Regent St 25 Cornwall – Land’s End to St Austell, Penzance Centre 6 Cotswolds – Gloucestershire to Oxfordshire 12 East Anglia – Essex to Lincolnshire 15 Edinburgh – City Centre 3 Galleries for Hire & Sale around the UK 32 Glasgow – City Centre 2 Hampstead, St John’s Wood, Camden – Highgate 18 Kensington & Notting Hill – High St, Westbourne Grove 19 Knightsbridge & Belgravia – Old Brompton Rd, Victoria St 21 Marylebone – Baker St, Marylebone High St 23 Midlands – Shropshire to Birmingham 13 New Bond St – Bruton St, Davies St 24 North England – Cumbria to Derbyshire 4 Old Bond St – Albemarle St, Dover St 26 Online Galleries – operating on the internet p54 Penzance – Town Centre 7 St Ives – Town Centre 8 St James’s – Duke St, Bury St 27 Scotland – Borders to Highlands 1 South East England – Dorset to Kent 14 South & West London – Richmond to Dulwich 17 Thames Valley, Bucks & Herts – London area to Oxon 16 Trafalgar Sq, Soho, Covent Gdn – The Mall 28 Wales – Anglesey to Newport 5 W. Country & Channel Islands – Devon, Somerset, Dorset 10 Barrington Publications Riverside Studios, 65 Aspenlea Road, London W6 8LH Tel: 020 8237 1180 w Volume XXXIII No 1 June 2015 Issue 385 ISSN 0265-511 CONTENTS JUNE2015 Issue 385 Volume XXXIII – the first in 32 years of Galleries’ publication that has not been under the scrutiny or editorship of Andrew Aitken. So it is with great sadness that I have to record here, Andrew’s death in April after a long heroic and totally uncomplaining painful battle with cancer. Andrew went to Westminster, Oxford and then the law firm Ellis Piers in Albemarle Street. This should have suited Andrew as an entirely appropriate pursuit for his intelligence, straightforward honesty, encyclopaedic knowledge and remarkable retentive mind, but the appeal of a Dickensian future of minutiae and tort was limited. Andrew joined the nascent Galleries when it was outlined in a dummy of faux latin, and mocked up with hand drawn maps of London. Our knowledge of the art market was limited to anecdote and a reliance on our relative educations in ‘Art’ but Andrew’s natural knowledge of the humanities and history had him prepared for this different future. We toured the galleries of London, Andrew as Marketing Manager, and met print dealers Garton and Cooke who gave him the contact details of their typesetters. And so Galleries’ first issue was put together. It was here that Andrew’s remarkable scimitar of an eye for detail and received knowledge of almost everything, played such an important part in the start of the magazine. Pre desk top publishing, it was a matter of honour that if a mistake was spotted it had to be corrected and Andrew quietly, patiently and with the determination of his Scottish ancestors applied himself to tasks that meant things would be correct and on time. As Executive Editor, Andrew worked with Colin Gleadell who latterly joined the Daily Telegraph and then with Nicholas Usherwood who remains as features editor today. Galleries in its place in the UK art market has a reputation for accuracy, efficacy and range, Andrew’s contribution to this was fundamental. Bill Hare, our Scottish and Edinburgh editor, wrote when he heard the news of Andrew’s death expressing the hope that the magazine would remain as a continuing legacy to him into the future. That is the intention. P aul Hooper andrew AITKEN