The fifth edition of Mayfair Art Weekend on 29th June to 1st July this year coincided with the landmark 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy and presented an opportunity to celebrate Mayfair and St James’s as one of the world’s most historic and thriving art quarters.
The event kicked off on Thursday with an exclusive Gallery Safari for sponsors and their guests who were treated to an evening of art exploration starting at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, then on to tour the exhibitions at David Zwirner, Richard Saltoun Gallery and Stair Sainty Gallery. Dinner followed the Safari at Beck at Brown’s Hotel where each table was hosted by an artist.
Over the weekend visitors enjoyed an extensive programme of free exhibitions, talks and tours, culminating on Sunday afternoon with The Long Artists’ Lunch. In the temporarily pedestrianised Burlington Gardens, guests sat on lobster chairs at a 15metre long surrealist art themed table and enjoyed art, performance, lively conversation, Italian tapas and Royal Academician Rebecca Salter’s extraordinary monochrome Battenberg cake!
Mayfair Art Weekend has justifiably become a firm fixture in the London summer art scene – congratulations to all concerned for a brilliant weekend.
Picture 1 caption:
Pauline Hudson-Evans (right), director of Hudson Walker International, on the gorgeous staircase of the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac at the start of the Gallery Safari with Dr Rose Spencer (left) and Alex Bergholz-Gander, Brand Experience Manager at Amanda Wakeley.
Picture 2 caption:
Stair Sainty Gallery manager Thomas Smith, shares his thoughts on ‘Le Pecheur et le Petit Poisson’ by Jean Baptiste Oudry with Gallery Safari guests.