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Gallery: Art Projects and The Catlin Guide at the London Art Fair
A leading showcase of today's most exciting contemporary artists as well as 40 of the UK's brightest graduates
The London Art Fair may not have the international heft or VIP glamour of Frieze, but for 25 years it’s been the place to see and buy the best of British modern art. While the main fair features 100 established galleries – including Browse and Derby, specialists in mid twentieth-century British figurative art, and Pangolin, one of the few galleries in the UK dedicated to sculpture – there are two curated sections that are worth spending time in: Art Projects provides a compelling snapshot of contemporary art now, while the Catlin Guide features a selection of the UK’s brightest graduates.
Both sections are wonderfully diverse, ranging across painting, sculpture, installation and performance. And there’s been some imaginative curating. For Art Projects, Limoncello have organised a display inspired by ITV’s dating show Take Me Out (with a ratio of 30 female artists to one male, as one work is sold by a female artist it's replaced by another). Meanwhile, The Sunday Painter transforms its booth into an “interior showroom”, complete with hand-painted carpet, vases and artworks by Samara Scott. And for its fourth year, the Catlin Guide shows some outstanding work by 40 graduates from art schools across Britain. Both sections will definitely add value to your visit.
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