Dealers have joined efforts to raise money for the Ukrainian crisis through sales of their stock. Matthew Holder is donating 100% of the proceeds from certain items flagged on his website to the Red Cross, Ukraine Crisis Appeal. At the time of writing £2550 had been raised.
Over the weekend, Dianne Brick of Amherst Antiques held a pop-up shop at the Spa Hotel, Mount Ephraim, in Tunbridge Wells, offering items priced from £100-2000. She pledged that 10% of her takings from the show on March 13 and 10% of her stock sold from the BADA sales platform on March 12-13 would go to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
A solo exhibition by Cornish artist Jonathan S Hooper runs at British Modern and Contemporary gallery The Nine British Art until March 31. Between the Granite and the Strandline features 32 abstract paintings which take as their subject the tors of north Cornwall’s moorland as well as the cliffs and bays of its coastline.
Another Contemporary exhibition focusing on British artist Benedict Rubbra is taking place at Messums from March 30-April 29.
Matthew Bradbury, director of Modern British Art at Bonhams, is set to join Mayfair gallery Osborne Samuel in April. He will take a senior position alongside the firm’s Tania Sutton. They will be increasingly responsible for the day-to-day direction of the gallery under the guidance of founding partners Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel. This year the gallery is due to take part in London Art Fair in April, TEFAF Maastricht and Masterpiece London. It is also planning on an exhibition based around the artists promoted by Lilan Somerville (1905-85), director of the British Council’s fine arts department.
Janice Kehoe of Solo Antiques is giving a talk about the Tiffany glass collection at Haworth Art Gallery in Lancashire as part of a BADA Friends event. Taking place at the art gallery on April 27, the talk includes a light lunch and a tour of the house with time to explore the gardens.
Fashion illustration dealership Gray MCA of Bath has curated an exhibition at Claridge’s in Mayfair. Legends Only: An Ode to Female Icons opened on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day and features the work of fashion illustrator David Downton. It runs until March 20, at which point it will move to the dealer’s gallery in Bath. Prices range from £2000-7500. Also coming to the gallery in April is the firm’s London Fashion Week exhibition which debuted at Cromwell Place, South Kensington.
New York City dealer Robert B Simon has helped to reattribute a portrait miniature from the Portland Collection.
The piece was formerly thought to depict Bianca Capello, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, by an unknown artist, but is now believed to be the work of Giulio Clovio and to show Eleonara di Toledo. Painted c.1551, it is one of only two surviving portraits by the artist and was once in the collection of Francesco I de Medici. Simon researched the piece with Dr Lauren Batt of The Portland Collection.
Built up by the Dukes of Portland over 400 years, the collection is showcased in The Harley Gallery in Nottinghamshire. The Clovio work will be part of a display of miniatures and Contemporary art from May 14-December 31.