Issue 37

“The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
a cloud come over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March.”

Robert Frost

Oh how I wish that this poem was not quite so appropriate but as we sit, valiantly trying not shiver in this coldest of snaps, one can only wonder who it was who “dare to speak”!

Welcome to our 37th newsletter when we should be anticipating the warmth of the sun and rejoicing in all the flowers that are blooming. Clearly we all need a bit of cheer so here goes.

We start our offering upside down this month so it is pots first.

Lee Kang-hyo – opens 11 May

We are really excited now that our Lee Kang-hyo show is almost upon us. We have already taken delivery of these achingly beautiful pots so if you want first dibs before we even set the show then you need to drop in sooner rather than later. Pieces have already started to go so when we say grab the chance for a pre-show opportunity….we mean it.

Most of the work is up on the website and there is a PDF of a leaflet to be found there as well. Click here

If you didn’t receive a copy in the post and, in future, would like to receive any mail outs that we do this probably means we don’t have your address so please drop us an email at [email protected] and we will make sure you are on our distribution list. There are plenty of copies of the leaflet in the Gallery so you can always pop in and pick one up.

Lee Kang-hyo was born in Seoul in South Korea and is world famous for mastering the traditional Korean technique called Onggi – a technique that allows him to make enormous, often man-sized pots.

Lee is a spiritual man who has undertaken a lifelong search for what he terms ‘a beautiful life’ and it is through his work with clay and the love of his family that he is achieving that ambition. Lee’s work has always been a personal favourite of ours and as far as we can discover, his work has not been available to buy in London before. You can view some of his exceptional work in world class museum collections all over the world and now you have a chance to own your Lee Kang-hyo pot.
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Lee Kang-hyo, Large squared bottle; Punch'ŏng, £1,386
Lee Kang-hyo, Large squared bottle; Punch’ŏng, £1,386
Lee Kang-hyo, Squared bottle; Punch'ŏng, £3,080
Lee Kang-hyo, Squared bottle; Punch’ŏng, £3,080
Lee Kang-hyo, Big dish; Punch'ŏng, Forest, £1,716
Lee Kang-hyo, Big dish; Punch’ŏng, Forest, £1,716
Lee Kang-hyo, Tea bowl; Punch'ŏng, £550
Lee Kang-hyo, Tea bowl; Punch’ŏng, £550

New in…

We are the gallery that never sleeps…well almost never…and as you know we like to bring you beautiful new things to consider whenever we can. Now that Miró is down off the walls we have brought in some great new things, not all of which are hanging up yet.

Work by the artist Valerie Thornton has now arrived under our roof. Thornton was a London-born artist who studied print-making with Stanley Hayter at Atelier 17 and her work is often of architectural subjects. She died in 1991 but we have decided to introduce her work to you because it is so wonderful. We also have some new pieces in by Graham Sutherland as well as Le Corbusier, Antoni Clavé and Henry Moore.

We will continue to refresh our stock on a regular basis and can promise more fab new things for you to relish in the coming weeks and months.
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Valerie Thornton, Escó, signed etching and aquatint, £475
Valerie Thornton, Escó, signed etching and aquatint, £475
Graham Sutherland, The Rock, signed lithograph, £2,000
Graham Sutherland, The Rock, signed lithograph, £2,000
Le Corbusier, Poème de l'Ange Droit 19, lithograph, £1,000
Le Corbusier, Poème de l’Ange Droit 19, lithograph, £1,000

Dates for the Diary

Without being able to be too specific on the actual dates, we have determined our dedicated shows for the remainder of the year:

July: Rigby Graham; as you know we have always had a couple of pieces by this wonderful artist and are delighted to be able to bring you an entire, dedicated show of his work.

September: we know how much you love the modern masters so we will be exhibiting prints by Henri Matisse. We have decided to bring him back by popular demand.

November: all being well the final show of the year will be work by the superb Michael Rothenstein. For once, we will be hanging a show by a local artist; Rothenstein was born in Hampstead and was the youngest son of the celebrated British artist Sir William Rothenstein.

Lots of goodies coming up and in the meantime we continue to work on developing our new website which will hopefully be up and running soon.

Don’t forget, we are always here to answer your questions and help you to discover which of our artworks is the right one for your wall; if we haven’t got it here then we will dig deeper into the drawers of our sister gallery and find exactly what you are looking for and bring it in for you to inspect before making that all important purchase.