Art Special

Art Special
1st October 2019 James D

This edition is everything ART. We cannot escape it – lets embrace the rush and excitement of Frieze London and Frieze Masters, this takes place 3rd to 6th October in Regents Park, London. Attracting 70,000 visitors from around the world it has become the centrepiece of a week-long programme of culture arts and events.
The enchanting yet sleepy Regents Park becomes a hub for the most sophisticated of art investors, and the most savvy of collectors. In fact the whole of London is awash with everything that is art and en vogue. Huge collaborations arise between fashion and art, with previous sponsors including Gucci, Etro and the likes of Selfridges & Dover Street Market offering space to showcase exhibits. It is a whirlwind of fashion meets art and all those who embrace them.

Beaumont Nathan are a leading independent art advisory, active across the entire spectrum of the global art market.
Combining art-historical connoisseurship with commercial expertise and market intelligence, they have advised buyers and sellers on more than half a billion dollars of transactions since launching in 2014. We are lucky enough to have Wenty Beaumont from the acclaimed Mayfair based art advisory outfit Beaumont Nathan to help those of us who want to navigate our way around the wonderful world of art offer advice and his thoughts on art and investment.

The beginning of October heralds the biggest week of the year in London’s art-market calendar. It is of course Frieze week, with two huge fairs in Regents Park, contemporary sales at each of the major auction houses, the phenomenally elegant PAD (Pavilion of Art and Design) fair in Berkeley Square, and endless gallery openings, sculpture exhibits, art-world dinners, small exhibitions, and parties taking place all over the capital. Collectors, curators and art-world buffs the world-over descend on London for an action-packed week that ranges from the sublime to (frankly) the ridiculous. The two Frieze fairs are the undisputed highlights – Frieze for Contemporary and Frieze Masters for the more eclectic mix of old and new (a clever concept and in my opinion the more interesting of the two to visit). It’s also worth viewing the auctions – and while Brexit timing / fatigue will likely have a negative impact on consignments this year, early indications are that one or two rather interesting things are coming fresh to market this time around. As far as exhibitions are concerned, there’s enough going on in London’s public and commercial galleries to keep even the most avid art-fiend busy for the entire week. That said, if I had to pick one it would be the upcoming Antony Gormley retrospective at the Royal Academy, which will be the most important – and spectacular – show to date of work by Britain’s most important living sculptor. All in all, one can’t help have fun during Frieze week – and frankly even if art isn’t your thing then the people watching is pretty good too!



Whether you are an art aficionado or a mere apprentice why not use October Art events as a reason to get inspired, or inspire someone else in the world of art.  There is a plethora of gifts to dip your toe into the world of some of the greats.  These are some of our favourites.



  David Hockney – SUMO the bigger book


 Fornasetti for Valentino Printed Scarf


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30 September – October 6th 2019
Berkley Square, London W1

Set in the vibrant heart of Mayfair, PAD is London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts.
Inspiring a unique spirit of collecting, PAD epitomises how modern art, photography, design, decorative and tribal arts interact to reveal astonishing combinations and create the most individual and staggering interiors.


3rd October 2019
Regents Park, London NW1

Frieze London features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries. View and buy art from over 1,000 of today’s leading artists, and experience the fair’s critically acclaimed curated sections and Talks programme.


October 3-6,
Somerset House

1-54 London returns for its seventh edition. This year the fair expands, welcoming 45 carefully selected international galleries, showcasing the works of 140 multidisciplinary artists of established and emerging profile.


4 – 13 October 2019
Locations across London

London Cocktail Week is an enormous celebration of our capital’s fantastic cocktail scene and the biggest event of it’s kind in the world. With £6 signature cocktails served in 300 bars across London, an entire Cocktail Village complete with 30+ pop-up bars, street food and DJs, plus pop-ups, parties and masterclasses all over town – this is one festival you do not want to miss!


1-31 October
Select restaurants, London

Now in its 11th year, London Restaurant Festival in partnership with American Express ® celebrates London’s extraordinarily diverse range of restaurants. Our unique programme of 60 events includes Restaurant-Hopping Tours, Gourmet Odysseys, Chef-Hosted events, Eat Art and Ultimate Gastronomic Weekends.


11- 20th October
Bloomsbury London

Bloomsbury Festival is annual celebration of the area’s pioneering creativity, presenting an inspiring programme of arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and reflection.
Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s lunar landing, our 2019 Festival theme Small steps and giant leaps will act as a springboard for a host of creative and engaging Festival events and projects for 2019.


31 October – 2nd November
Museums across London

Museums at Night is a twice-yearly festival of late openings, sleepovers and special events taking place in museums, galleries, libraries, archive and heritage sites in the United Kingdom. … Museums at Night is core funded by Arts Council England and administered by Culture24.


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