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.


SLAD toasts members’ work

18 December 2023

The Society of London Art Dealers’ Christmas Drinks took place on December 12 at Hauser & Wirth on Savile Row.


Brexit: what the trade bodies are doing to help

23 May 2022

Dealers’ association LAPADA collaborated with shipping company Gander & White, the high net worth advisory group Rawlinson & Hunter and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to produce a free, public guide of Brexit FAQs, which is available via the organisation’s website’s main page.


New SLAD director Paul Hewitt aims for steady but sure approach to trade challenges

31 January 2022

Society of London Art Dealers' new director general outlines his plans amid many challenges


Exhibition focuses on 1980s gallery's attack

31 January 2022

On the night of May 21, 1985, a postpunk art collective staged an anti-establishment protest on the galleries of Mayfair’s Cork Street.


Battiscombe looks back on 20 years of SLAD challenges

26 July 2021

After 20 years as director general of The Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) Christopher Battiscombe is retiring. Former Christie’s director Paul Hewitt will take over the post from September. Here, Battiscombe looks back over his time at SLAD


Antiques trade chiefs: Resourcefulness and ingenuity will be crucial in 2021

25 January 2021

The heads of three associations say dealers need to rise to the challenges during the toughest trading period for decades


Petworth gallery returns to business

29 June 2020

Kevis House Gallery in Petworth hailed the return to business as sales followed the reopening of its premises.

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New appointments across the art trade at associations and fairs

23 June 2020

An update on art dealer Movers and Shakers.


Anti-money laundering regulation - the art market must begin compliance

10 January 2020

The art market must now comply with the latest anti-money laundering law – despite a lack of clarity around some elements of the regulation.

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.


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.