British Art Fair

The British Art Fair (previously known as 20/21 British Art Fair) specialises in Post-War, Modern and Contemporary art. Exhibitors offer a variety of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints and sculptures.

The fair was founded in 1988 by Gay Hutson and Angela Wynn on the basis that Modern British Art needed a public platform. Until 2000 the event was known as the 20th Century British Art Fair.

In 2018, brothers Robert and Jonathan Sandelson bought the fair from Hutson and Wynn and it is now held at Saatchi Gallery in London.

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Dealer news in brief including honours for medieval specialist

13 January 2024

The latest round up of dealer news includes honours awarded to the founder of Les Enluminures, the return of the US Ephemera Fair and a robust sales sheet for a Modern British art dealer.


Autumn fairs flurry means intensive time for dealers

23 October 2023

Results from a flurry of fairs early this autumn prove there is plenty of space for such events in the London market.

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Ravilious fires the imagination among big buys at British Art Fair

09 October 2023

Queues snaked around the block for the opening of British Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery in Duke of York Square.


British Art Fair in London keeps 20th century focus at its heart

25 September 2023

Recent changes at the 'British Art Fair' (BAF) have led to a growing array of Contemporary works, but a strong supply of Modern British pictures remains its core.

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Busy autumn season of fairs to look forward to

05 June 2023

The British Art Fair and the Northern Antiques Fair have released first details of their events ahead of a busy autumn season.


Feddens galore at British Art Fair

24 October 2022

Works by the Modern British artist were abundant as the event returned to Chelsea.

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Chiltern Nash at British Art Fair

19 September 2022

The British Art Fair returns this month with a raft of Modern British artists including John Nash.


A little contemporary thinking

19 September 2022

Sections catering to primary market Contemporary art are launching at the British Art Fair and the Decorative Fair.

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British Art Fair sets out its fresh staging

22 August 2022

The British Art Fair is boosting its Contemporary profile for its first outing under Ramsay Fairs next month.

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Will Ramsay adds British Art Fair to worldwide line-up

04 April 2022

The British Art Fair has been bought by Ramsay Fairs.


British Art Fair returns to its September slot for 2020 edition

02 December 2019

The British Art Fair (BAF) is to return to its previous dates in late September.


British Art Fair returns to traditional timeslot for 2020 plus plans for Draw and Fair for Saatchi

18 November 2019

The British Art Fair (BAF) is to return to its previous dates in late September next year.


Towering sale during the recent London fairs

07 October 2019

An oil on panel of The Tower of Babel, 1604, by Abel Grimmer (1570-1618/19), offered at £1.35m by Johnny Van Haeften was one of the stand-out sales during last week’s host of London art and antique trade events.


Quartet of pastels depicting forgotten moment of war effort offered at British Art Fair

23 September 2019

A group of First World War pastels depicting members of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps harvesting peat moss for use in field dressings are typical of the variety collectors will find at the 'British Art Fair' (BAF).


New Saatchi art fair joins the summer line-up with just nine weeks to go

23 April 2019

A new art fair launching at the Saatchi Gallery this June is a late addition to the busy schedule of London’s summer art events.


British Art Fair dates changed to align with London Frieze Week

14 November 2018

The British Art Fair (BAF) is to coincide with Frieze London, running from October 3-5 at the Saatchi Gallery.


British Art Fair changes could help ensure bright future for collecting field

17 September 2018

The British Art Fair is an annual feeding ground for collectors of modern and post-war British art. This year’s staging of the 30-year-old event, which runs from September 20-23, marks a new chapter for the fair as it moves to London’s Saatchi Gallery.

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John Spencer-Churchill’s eyewitness painting of Dunkirk evacuation comes to British Art Fair – VIDEO

16 August 2018

John Spencer-Churchill’s (1909-92) depiction of the evacuation of Dunkirk is one of the highlights at the British Art Fair.


Obituary: Angela ‘Bunny’ Wynn (1935-2018)

25 June 2018

“She was the only fair organiser I’ve ever met from whom I didn’t mind getting a ticking off,” said one of the many tributes paid to Bunny on her death (Andrew Sim).


Old and new faces for British Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery

21 May 2018

Leading names in British art dealing are returning to the British Art Fair, prompting a rise in exhibitor numbers for the next revamped event.