London Art Week showcases the extraordinary range and quality of art available on the market, and supports its unique community of international art dealers, auction houses, museums and sponsors, enabling them to work together and share scholarly values through special events and talks. London Art Week is a dual aspect event, as physical in-gallery exhibitions open to clients and visitors, and online in a digital format allowing participants from across the globe to present works for sale. London Art Week Summer 2023 will take place from 30 June to 7 July, featuring art from antiquity to the present day with a focus on early, Medieval, Old and Modern works of outstanding quality.
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Rupert Wace/Rupert Bathurst
June 29-July 7 2023
Shapero Rare Books
106 New Bond St, London W1S 1DN
Preview Wednesday 28th June 5pm to 8pm
9:30 am-6:00 pm Monday-Friday
10:00 am-6:00 pm Saturday
11:30 am-6:00 pm Sunday
In conjunction with London Art Week, Rupert Bathurst, contemporary artist and Rupert Wace, collector and dealer in ancient art are collaborating on an exhibition which explores the relationship between ancient and contemporary art, both visually and in spirit.
Fragments of ancient civilisations, carry within themselves a story of their own creation, destruction, and subsequent discovery, bearing witness to the often-tumultuous history of human existence. Broken yet perfect in themselves, it is through their inherent fragility that these objects connect with Bathurst’s evocative, deeply personal and abstracted works, establishing an intangible dialogue between the past and present.
Rupert Bathurst As an artist, Bathurst embraces a multitude of stylistic and conceptual pursuits. In addition to portraiture, other projects include his recent zoom grids exploring the psychological dynamic of communication and community in the time of Covid. The large-scale print series Falling Angel, revisit and re-imagine earlier works, suggesting descending wings and further alluding to the spiritual thread of earthbound reality.