Issue 25

As we sit here pondering the month of May and wondering where our spring went to and why oh why our summer seems even further away than before, we are minded to tell you that it is the last couple of weeks in which to decide which of the intriguing Wilkinsons belongs on your walls before they disappear.  

On the subject of disappearing art, we have our final two Warhol Marilyns available – the lovely dusky pink colour-way and the very cool monochrome version. The latter is slightly more expensive than the others at £750, but it will add some serious glamour to anyone’s wall.

Jankel Adler – 27 May to 14 June

27 May sees the first day of our next dedicated show, which features the extraordinary work of Jankel Adler.

Adler was a Polish-born artist who found himself in Scotland in 1941 and who then moved to London in 1943.  The influence that Adler exerted on the lives of young British artists during his time in the UK should not be underestimated. Prior to the war, Adler spent much of his time in Germany where he both studied with and taught alongside Raoul Dufy and was an active member of the art scene in Dusseldorf, amongst other places. Certainly Adler had plenty of opportunity to develop his painting skills in line with all the exciting art movements of the day. Undoubtedly, his friendships with such luminaries as Picasso and Miro had a substantial impact on his work.

The content of our show dates to his time in this country where he seems to have reached a maturity in his work which was to have a lasting affect on the young British artists who were exposed to both it and him.  You have an opportunity to view and purchase some amazing pieces covering all mediums; water colour, pen & ink drawings pencil sketches, gouache and oil. Prices start from £1,750 and go comfortably into five figures for anyone looking for something really special.

Jankel Adler, Still Life Abstract, 1940s, Unsigned, Oil on canvas, £55,000
Jankel Adler, Still Life Abstract, 1940s, Unsigned, Oil on canvas, £55,000
Jankel Adler, Abstract, Pink & Green, Watercolour and pencil, Estate stamp signature, £7,500
Jankel Adler, Abstract, Pink & Green, Watercolour and pencil, Estate stamp signature, £7,500
 Jankel Adler, Woman at the Table, 1940s, Unsigned, Pencil, £2,500

Jankel Adler, Woman at the Table, 1940s, Unsigned, Pencil, £2,500

Unexpected deliveries

In addition to becoming a Great Aunt again, we have also received some new pieces by Jean-Nicolas Gerard. These unexpected delights are here for you to enjoy and purchase and will go some way to filling the spaces left by our flurry of sales earlier this month.

Jean-Nicolas Gerard, Small bowl; yellow & black inside, iron slip outside, 10.5cm x 13.5cm, £80
Jean-Nicolas Gerard, Small bowl; yellow & black inside, iron slip outside, 10.5cm x 13.5cm, £80
Jean-Nicolas Gerard, Teapot; yellow with brown finger spots & sgraffito, 30.0cm x 23.0cm, £175
Jean-Nicolas Gerard, Teapot; yellow with brown finger spots & sgraffito, 30.0cm x 23.0cm, £175

Last chance pot saloon!

Alongside Adler, we are giving our pot lovers one final chance to view and purchase the beautiful work of Takeshi Yasuda before that too is returned from whence it came. These stunning porcelain pieces have a natural celadon glaze, which seems have an almost luminescent quality. Don’t regret not taking the plunge.

Takeshi Yasuda, Medium bowl with gold; Qingbai porcelain; celadon, 9.0cm x 34.0cm, £5,000
Takeshi Yasuda, Medium bowl with gold; Qingbai porcelain; celadon, 9.0cm x 34.0cm, £5,000
akeshi Yasuda, Small bowl; Qingbai porcelain; shinogi, celadon, 8.0cm x 12.0cm, £1,200
akeshi Yasuda, Small bowl; Qingbai porcelain; shinogi, celadon, 8.0cm x 12.0cm, £1,200
Takeshi Yasuda, Short bottle; Qingbai porcelain; celadon, 26.0cm x 12.0cm, £1,200
Takeshi Yasuda, Short bottle; Qingbai porcelain; celadon, 26.0cm x 12.0cm, £1,200

Dates for the diary

Don’t forget that we are planning back-to-back shows; when Adler finishes on 14 June, we are going to hang our Picasso Prints show so that we can open on 17 June. We will have a rich variety of prints by this 20th century artistic giant and as you would expect, we will have a wide range of prices, which make a number of pieces in the show very affordable indeed.

As always, we are here to serve and advise; no question is too silly and no demand too extreme. Drop in and talk to us!