A little closer to Nature is a Calder mobile with Galerie Vedovi from Brussels (Fig 5); although ‘untitled’, it is surely a nest-making rook.
Not nests but dinners with Di Donna of New York, which offers ‘A Surrealist Banquet’ of paintings, sculptures and assemblages on foodie themes by Surrealist artists including Magritte, whose 141 ∕8in by 10¾in L’explication (Fig 8) will, indeed, be explained.
The London Original Print Fair (LOPF) also has its private view this evening, with the announcement of the winner of the Hallett Independent Acquisitions Award enabling a UK museum or gallery to acquire an original print at the fair, at up to £8,000. The shortlist includes Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury; Hatton Gallery Great North Museum; New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester; Russell-cotes Art Gallery, Bournemouth; and University of Dundee Museum. The LOPF continues to Sunday, with 51 international dealers, galleries and publishers.
A 1967 Magritte lithograph with Gilden’s Art Gallery could scarcely be more apposite. It measures 247∕8in by 18½in (sheet), is numbered 62/107 and is titled Le Salon de Mai (Fig 4 ).
As usual, several new prints will be launched, including work by Polly Apfelbaum, Glenn Brown, Brian Eno, Tom Hammick and Harland Miller plus Royal Academicians Gillian Ayres, Tess Jaray and Christopher Le Brun PRA.
Fig 5 far left: Calder mobile. With Galerie Vedovi. Fig 6 left:
With Mazzoleni. Fig 7 above: Hepworth’s Three Forms. With Hazlitt Holland-hibbert