It's been a vintage Summer, led by Tate Britain's critically acclaimed inaugural exhibition of British Folk Art, followed by Masterpiece London and the explosion of interest in British Folk and Vernacular Art. The core of the Exhibition will shortly be travelling to Compton Verney,
the permanent home of the Andras Kalman Collection of Folk Art and will run from 27th September until 14th December 2014. Robert wrote an illustrated piece for The Magazine Antiques, published in the USA in July, previewing the Tate Exhibition which you may be interested to read.
We have been fortunate to source some exceptional works over the past few months, of similar quality and interest to examples included in the Exhibitions, some of which will be included in our forthcoming Winter Catalogue No 40, and some which we plan to exhibit at the New York Winter Antiques Show in January 2015.
George Smart of Frant, Iconic Pair of Mixed Media Fabric Collages
"The Goose Woman" and "Old Bright, The Postman"
Over the summer, as British Folk Art has attracted significant national and international recognition and benefitted from its exposure to a wider audience. We, in turn have also enjoyed some positive press and media coverage.
Finally, it seems, British Folk Art has commanded the attention of an appreciative public and been acknowledged by some inspired members of the mainstream British Art Establishment.
Examples from a Collection of Vernacular Tradesman's Sample Miniature Chairs
We have all returned from enjoyable, restorative and reflective times travelling in Wyoming, Morocco and Provence. As this vintage Summer fades into Autumn, we are look forward to creating our next seasonal catalogue of recent acquisitions and to seeking out exciting undiscovered works from the now celebrated British Vernacular and Folk Art Tradition.