Peter Blake’s Shrine to Marilyn Monroe, in a Texas Diner, 1989-90, 4ft 1in (1.26m) wide, offered by James Hyman Fine Art for £150,000-200,000.

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The London Art Fair has been postponed until the spring. Set to run from January 19-23, it will now take place from April 20-24.

The decision was made in light of rising cases of the Omicron variant.

London Art Fair

Large, modern and tactile, Peter Blake’s Shrine to Marilyn Monroe, in a Texas Diner is an ideal work to show off and admire in person at London Art Fair (LAF) which is set to run as a physical event this spring.

One of the artist’s biggest works, measuring 4ft 1in (1.26m) wide, it comprises fragments of magazines, postcards and other media and celebrates both Monroe and US culture. Blake made the work in 1989-90 in part as a commentary on his pop art works of the 1950s-60s.

It is offered by James Hyman Fine Art with a price tag of £150,000-200,000.


Thomas Spencer Fine Art brings a classic, evocative John Nash landscape to London Art Fair, having recently a large watercolour by the same artist across town in Olympia. The Chalk Pit, 14 x 17.5in (35.5 x 44.5cm), completed in watercolour and pencil on paper, is offered for £16,000.

LAF is now scheduled to run from April 20-24 at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

For this edition more than 100 dealers are set to stand including Alan Wheatley Art, Architectural Heritage and Beaux Arts Bath.

It also features a series of specially curated spaces such as Platform (focusing this year on the relationship between music and Contemporary art), Photo 50 (with a theme of islands and isolation) and Art Projects (highlighting fresh Contemporary art).