BRITISH ART FAIR 2022
VIP Preview | Thursday 29 September Open | Friday 30 to Sunday 2nd October
Duke of York Square, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY
Tanya Baxter Contemporary proudly presents works by preeminent 20th – 21stcentury British artists at British Art Fair 2022. The carefully curated exhibition is a mouth-watering prospect for both seasoned and new collectors, featuring museum-quality academic masters, established mid-career artists, and an exciting emerging artist. This ‘three-tier’ range gives collectors a historical framework from post-war to the present day and encourages an adventurous approach.
David Hockney - Celia Smoking, limited edition lithograph, Ed. 23/70, 98.0 × 71.0cm
David Hockney - Celia, 1984, Charcoal on paper, 74.9 x 55.9 cm
Frank Auerbach - Reclining Head of Julia, 2018, acrylic on board, 51 x 51 cm
David Hockney (b. 1937)is one of the world's most highly regarded living artists, whose Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) sold in 2018 for US$90 million, becoming the most expensive artwork by a living artist at the time. Hockney has famously embraced a myriad of different media including oils, watercolours, line drawing and prints. For his Royal Academy of Arts exhibition in the midst of the pandemic, he captured The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020 on his iPad. Showcased here is a delicate original drawing in charcoal on paper, Celia, 1984, which celebrates Hockney’s close friendship with designer Celia Birtwell and reflects her gentle femininity.
Bridget Riley - Three colours (blue, yellow and turquoise) Precipitating Maggenta, 1982, Gouache on paper, 115 x 86cm
Bridget Riley - Untitled 1972, Gouache and pencil on paper, 73.5 x 73.5 cm
Currently of great appeal to audiences in Asia and the USA, Bridget Riley (b. 1931) is an icon of British art of the 1960s,known for her dynamic paintings that exploit optical phenomena to evoke compelling sensations of movement, colour and three-dimensionality. Ground Study for Revision of August 6th, 1999 is an excellent example of her intricate, stylish geometric abstractions that helped pioneer the Op Art movement.
Marc Quinn - Upper East Side Glacier, 2007, Hand Painted oil on Canvas, 170.5 x 255 cm
Andy Warhol – Diamond Dust Shoe 257, 1980, Screenprint with Diamond Dust, 101.6 × 152.4 cm
Likewise in demand are works by Irish-born, US-based artist Sean Scully (b. 1945), known primarily for his large-scale abstract paintings often featuring geometric forms with tessellated blocks and gradated colours. Scully synthesizes the traditions of classical European painting with the expressive impact of American abstract expressionism.
Tracey Emin - Blue Madonna, 2020, 2 colour lithography on Somerset velvet warm white 400gsm, 65.5 x 55.5 cm
Tracey Emin - On my Knees (2021), lithographic print on Somerset 300gsm Velvet paper, 76 x 60 cm, Edition of 100
Tracey Emin’s (b. 1963) exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts alongside paintings by Edvard Munch entitled “The Loneliness of the Soul” was one of the stand-out exhibitions of 2021, especially poignant at a time when angst and isolation preoccupied our existence. Well known for baring her soul and embracing even the most painful experiences to create art, Emin’s work is highly sought after by collectors. At Art Central 2022, Tanya Baxter Contemporary will showcase her set of 8 lithographs, These Feelings were True, 2020, incredibly personal self-portraits that can be viewed as an intimate visual diary of the artist.
Pip Todd Warmoth - Star Ferry Hong Kong, oil on board, 100 x 150 cm
Pip Todd-Warmoth - Looking towards Battersea Power Station, oil on board, 98 x 158 cm
Classically executed landscapes by Royal Academy artist Pip Todd Warmoth (b. 1962) depicting locations and people from his travels all over the world are well known to the Hong Kong audience, having been championed by the late David Tang and collected internationally by well-known private and corporate collectors. Captivating with their meticulous attention to detail, delicate sensibility, and exquisite evocation of light, it is no surprise that Todd Warmoth is in great demand, most recently for an important commission in Shenzhen.
Finally on display are works by the exciting young artist, Rhed, who has evolved from an informal expressionist style influenced by graffiti art, to intense and intimate works in a more muted palette. Rhed’s striking figurative works have been recently featured in the international press from Forbes magazine to The Times. He is certainly a young talent to watch.
Antony Gormley - SLEW II, 2015, Cast iron, 196 x 52 x 36.5cm
Lynn Chadwick - Standing Couple (798), 1980, Bronze, 17 x 15.5 x 22.5 inches, ed. 8/9
Alex Katz - Cow, 2006, Screen print in twenty-two colours on cut aluminium; printed on recto and verso; bronze base, Oil on aluminium, Artist proof Ed. 2/5 aside from edition of 25, 119 x 182 x 0.63 cm