Society of London Art Dealers

The Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD), founded in 1932, is a trade association in the UK for dealers in fine art. Its members specialise in different sectors ranging from Old Master paintings and sculpture through to Contemporary art.


Fairs more important than ever, say dealers

15 July 2019

The proportion of picture dealers standing at fairs has risen significantly during the last two years according to findings from the latest biennial Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) survey.

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Rise of the fair for dealers revealed in latest SLAD survey

09 July 2019

More dealers than ever are flocking to fairs, according to the recent Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) members survey.

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‘Swing from old to new’ evident in SLAD survey

03 July 2017

The number of art dealers specialising in modern and contemporary art in central London is growing, and outstripping dealers in period work.

FT letter from trade body heads

Trade bodies unite to fight tax reforms that impact art and antiques trade

11 November 2016

Efforts to protect the trade’s Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) against tax reforms gathered steam this week with the publication of a letter from three leading trade associations in the Financial Times.

David Juda takes SLAD reins from James Roundell

14 July 2014

David Juda of Annely Juda Fine Art has taken over from James Roundell of Dickinson as Chairman of The Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD). Mr Roundell was appointed chairman in July 2010.

Recovery more muted say London art dealers

18 July 2013

Business is continuing to improve but the rate of recovery has slowed among London’s fine art dealers, their trade association’s latest survey reveals.

SLAD survey confirms fears over Resale Right extension

18 July 2011

THE Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) have reinforced the claim by the British Antique Dealers Association that the extension of the Artist’s Resale Right next year will have a significant effect on business.

More UK art dealers setting up an overseas base

29 June 2009

The latest survey conducted by the Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) shows a doubling of members who now have a gallery presence abroad, mostly in New York.

Artists' Resale Right brings three associations together for first time

13 March 2006

MORE details have been emerging as to exactly how dealers will have to meet their obligations under the droit de suite directive.

SLAD – business is better

27 July 2005

THINGS are looking up according to the latest survey from the Society of London Art Dealers.

Art Fortnight aims to extend London in June

19 April 2004

LONDON’S art world leaders have come up with an initiative for extending the peak selling period that is London in June.

Campbell’s art coming again

30 June 2003

TUCKED away through an archway next to wine merchants Berry Bros & Rudd in St James’s Street is Pickering Place, home of Nevil Keating Tollemache – formerly Nevill Keating. Pictures until director Angela Nevill formed a new company with Michael Tollemache, a past chairman of the Society of London Art Dealers and a specialist in Old Master and 19th century paintings.

SLAD appointments

19 July 2001

ANGELA Nevill has been elected chairman of the Society of London Art Dealers and Christopher Battiscombe will take over as general secretary at the beginning of September from Neil Smith, who retires at the end of July.

Serving a private function

05 March 2001

CRITICISM of this column that it deals with auction results as opposed to private treaty deals is perhaps justified. The difficulty is that one is not privy to private treaty details and nor should we be.

Web enigma of London galleries

26 June 2000

UK: THE Internet has failed to generate any significant volume of sales for London’s art dealers in the past year, reports the members’ survey for 1999/2000 by the Society of London Art Dealers.

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