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.

The British Art Fair

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.


‘20/21 Fair’ to be renamed as British Art Fair and moves to Saatchi Gallery under new ownership

05 February 2018

The 20/21 British Art Fair will take place in Saatchi Gallery this year with an expanded timeline and the new name of British Art Fair following its sale to new owners.


Early rewards and awards at London fairs

18 September 2017

Dealers celebrated early successes at the 20/21 British Art Fair and LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair last week.


Modern British art fair returns at new venue after two-year break

28 August 2017

Two years after its last edition, the '20/21 British Art Fair' is back for its 28th staging.


20/21 British Art Fair to host ‘select’ event with 34 exhibitors

23 June 2017

A line-up of 34 exhibitors has been announced for the 20/21 British Art fair which returns this autumn after an enforced break.

20/21 British Art Fair to be relaunched at new venue in June 2017

30 March 2016

The 20/21 British Art Fair will be relaunched next summer at the newly refurbished Mall Galleries in St James’s.

Modern British art fair launched in London

25 February 2016

Following the cancellation of the 20/21 British Art Fair, a new event has been announced that intends to fill the gap left by the loss of the established September fixture.

20/21 art fair cancelled as venues dry up

09 February 2016

This year’s 20/21 British Art Fair, held in September for more than a quarter century, has been cancelled as no suitable London venue can be found.

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Rediscovered portrait of Churchill by his pal Sickert offered at 20/21 fair

03 September 2015

This recently rediscovered painting of Sir Winston Churchill by Walter Sickert (1860-1942) will be offered for sale for the first time at the 20/21 British Art Fair.

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Liss Fine Art unveil major WWI tribute

29 August 2014

The First World War centenary has prompted numerous related exhibitions which have rather dominated the calendar this year as you might expect.