Second Edition of Eye of the Collector kicks off London’s Summer Art Season

12-14 May 2022 Two Temple Place, London

 ‘A spirit of discovery and rediscovery lies at our heart. With nearly half of the works on show by female artists, we look forward to shining a light on women artists both historic and contemporary. We are also delighted to be offering for sale a number of works commissioned especially for this edition of Eye of the Collector.’ – Nazy Vassegh, Founder and CEO of Eye of the Collector

Eye of the Collector’s second edition will kick off the London art and design season this May. Building on the format initiated in the inaugural edition last year, the fair will take collectors on a journey of artistic discovery in an extraordinary historic building in the heart of London.

A celebration of connoisseurship, Eye of the Collector presents works carefully chosen in collaboration with the 24 participating galleries in a curated dialogue with the striking surroundings of a gothic renaissance mansion.

Participating Exhibitors:

  • Addis Fine Art Alan Wheatley Art Alice Black Gallery Alon Zakaim Fine Art Ana Escarzaga Gallery
  • Ariadne
  • A.I. Gallery Charles Burnand Gallery Cooke Latham Gallery Cynthia Corbett Gallery
  • Gallery FUMI Gillian Jason Gallery
  • Kallos Gallery Kate MacGarry Katie Jones MTArt
  • Opera Gallery Pangolin London
  • Patrick Heide Contemporary Art Rebecca Hossack Gallery
  • Ruup & Form Selma Feriani Gallery
  • Stephen Webster Ting-Ying Gallery Whitford Fine Art

Highlights include:

A rare, recently discovered painting ‘Golden Nude’ by British artist Pauline Boty (1938-66). This early work reflects Boty’s love of Bonnard’s bathing images (Whitford Fine Art)

A black-figure Chalcidising Eye-Cup, Greek, Attic circa 520BC (Ariadne)

An important painting from Tadesse Mesfin,the figurehead of Ethiopian Modernism (Addis Fine Art)

A monumental work by Catalina Swinburn (Selma Feriani Gallery)

Three works by Renee So (Kate MacGarry)

Three works by female British Surrealist Cissie Kean (1871-1961) from the 1920’s (Whitford Fine Art)

Museum quality studio ceramics by Japanese masters Cheiko Katsumata and Ken Mihara (Katie Jones) alongside Wedgwood Prize winner Alice Walton and Loewe Craft Prize shortlisted artist Lu Bin (Ting Ying Gallery)

Contemporary sculpture including Eilis O’Connell’s monumental Hapup (2020) in wood, rubber, jesmonite, cord and paint (Pangolin London)

Examples of mid-century Brazilian design by leading figures such as Jose Zanine Caldas, Lina Bo Bardi and Gregori Warchavchik (Ana Escarzaga Gallery)

Contemporary design by Max Lamb and Lukas Wegwerth (Gallery FUMI)

Works commissioned for the fair include paintings by Eleanor Johnson and Megan Baker (Gillian Jason Gallery) and mixed media works by Anna Perach (Cooke Latham) and Robert Montgomery (MTArt)

Eye of the Collector X Vilebrequin / JRP | Editions

Eye of the Collector is delighted to be partnering with Vilebrequin & JRP|Editions to showcase highlights from The Artists’ Editions at the fair. Curated by Lionel Bovier, Director of MAMCO, Geneva and Arnaud Hubert, CEO of JRP| Editions, this partnership expands the dialogue between art and fashion, introducing Vilebrequin to an ambitious selection of contemporary artists – Kenny Scharf, Sylvie Fleury, John M Armleder and Deux Femmes Noires (Racquel Chevremont & Mickalene Thomas).

Confronting European and American, male and female, black and queer perspectives, the wide-ranging collection touches on abstract and figurative, conceptual and street art.

An online edition will run alongside the physical fair on eyeofthecollector.com and christies.com showcasing highlights in a creative presentation set against the digital backdrop of Two Temple Place. All works on show will be available to view through Eye of the Collector’s online Marketplace Partner Artsy.

Credit line: The second edition of Eye of the Collector will be held at Two Temple Place, London, from 11-14 May 2022 and on eyeofthecollector.com.

Name: Eye of the Collector
Location: Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD

Public days: 12 – 14 May 2022 
Thursday 12 May 11am – 8pm, VIP access from 10am
Friday 13 May 11am – 7.30pm, VIP access from 10am
Saturday 14 May 11am – 5pm