June 8, 2005 - Art Fortnight London - JUNE 20-JULY 4, 2005
June 8, 2005

JUNE 20-JULY 4, 2005

Art Fortnight London
Second Annual Two-Week Celebration of London's Fine Arts and Culture
June 20 - July 4, 2005


After its acclaimed inaugural year in 2004, Art Fortnight London returns in June with a program of events aimed at high net worth international collectors and cultural travelers. Art Fortnight London is timed to coincide with the major summer sales at Londons auction houses and the openings of new exhibitions at leading museums and institutions. It has organized a comprehensive and sophisticated cultural program for visitors to the capital, bringing the museums, auction houses, and a range of public and private galleries together to form a powerful cultural partnership. Art Fortnight London 2005 will open on June 20 with a gala celebration. Programs will last until July 4.

For 2005, Art Fortnight London has devised a program that reflects the offering of the major auction sales and the interests of their patrons. The first week will focus on Modern and Contemporary Art, while the second week will concentrate on Old Masters and pre-20th Century Art.

With 80 commercial and studio galleries participating, the 2005 program will consist of gallery exhibitions, lectures, master classes, gallery trails, VIP events, parties, and art films.
Program highlights:

Young Masters: This major exhibition will present a group of artists indicative of an important trend the use of Old Master iconography in contemporary art. (Curated by Flora Fairbairn and Catriona Warren, former editor of ArtReview.)
Art Trails: These ticketed art trails provide access to some of Londons best-kept cultural secrets. Trails will include artist-led tours around contemporary artists studios, a collector trail with the Contemporary Art Society, and special themed trails, such as Hogarths London: Satire and Enlightenment, and a Baroque Trail.
Art Interior Master Classes: Ticketed and open to all, Nina Campbell and David Linley will demonstrate their use of art in interior spaces. Caroline Clifton-Mogg, Contributing Editor of House & Garden, will moderate the events.
ARTPROJX: Artprojx and Art Fortnight London collaborate again for 2005, presenting two public screenings: 9 Drawings for projection a compilation of films by William Kentridge, transformed into a live performance by composer Philip Miller and the Sontonga Quartet, and a selection of videos that have affinities with Old Masters.
VIP program: There are tailor-made programs for four collector groups, two for each week. Events will include visits to artists studios, gallery tours with directors and curators, exclusive dinners, and many other one-off events. In addition to this, 400 VIPs from International Museum Friend groups, collectors and members of our partners, British Luxury Club, will have access to priority bookings, pre-opening hour gallery viewings and breakfasts, the VIP clubroom, and an art concierge service.
Further details of Art Fortnight London may be found on www.artfortnightlondon.com.

About Art Fortnight London
A not-for-profit initiative, Art Fortnight London works to increase awareness of London as a capital of culture and to raise further funds and support for London’s museums and galleries. It reaches major collectors and dealers worldwide, arts professionals, together with friends and supporters of London’s best-known art institutions.

Lady Angela Nevill, Chairman of the Society of London Art Dealers, is the Chairman and founder of Art Fortnight London. The Vice-Chairmen are Anthony Browne, the Chairman of the British Art Market Federation, and Meredith Etherington-Smith.

The Principal Sponsors for Art Fortnight London 2005 are: Bloomberg, Farrer & Co., R K Harrison. Art Fortnight London 2005 is also supported by: 1858 Ltd. (VIP program), HSBC and John Salmon. Event partners and sponsors in kind: Perrier Jouet Champagne, Ivan the Terrible Vodka, and Alison Price Catering. Hotel partners for Art Fortnight London 2005: The Maybourne Group (The Berkeley, Claridges and The Connaught), and Park Hyatt Hotels. Media partner: The Art Newspaper.
Media Contact
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216 West 18th Street, 703B
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 1 212-675-1800
Fax: 1 212-675-1855
E-mail: info@bluemedium.com

Jacques Laurent Agasse (1767, Geneva 1849, London)
A Grey Arab Stallion, possibly the Wellesley Arabian, held by a groom in a Landscape
Oil on canvas, 35 x 44 1?2 ins / 89 x 112.5 cms
Courtesy of Dickinson

Daniel Gustav Cramer
Untitled from Woodland series
Photography on Kodak paper
2002 – 4, 98 x 98 cms
Edition 5
Courtesy of the artist and Domo Baal, to be exhibited as part of Young Masters

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