Waddington Custot

Waddington Custot London-based art gallery, founded in 1966, specialising in modern and contemporary works of art Waddington Custot was formed through the partnership of long-time London art dealer, Leslie Waddington, and French art dealer Stephane Custot in 2011.

Located in Cork Street since 1958, formerly as Waddington Galleries, the gallery has a rich heritage and an international reputation for quality and expertise. From the late 50s, exhibited artists included those coming out of St Ives, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost and Roger Hilton, and a new generation of British painters and sculptors, Peter Blake and Patrick Caulfield, Elisabeth Frink, Anthony Caro

Located in Cork Street since 1958, formerly as Waddington Galleries, the gallery has a rich heritage and an international reputation for quality and expertise. From the late 50s, exhibited artists included those coming out of St Ives, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost and Roger Hilton, and a new generation of British painters and sculptors, Peter Blake and Patrick Caulfield, Elisabeth Frink, Anthony Caro

Operating as usual

'Peter Blake: Collage' is published today! This monograph, created by Waddington Custot in partnership with @ThamesandHu...
10/06/2021

'Peter Blake: Collage' is published today! This monograph, created by Waddington Custot in partnership with @ThamesandHudson, is the first complete overview of collage by Peter Blake, from his early assemblages to his most recent 'Late Period'. ⁠⁠
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With a foreword by Blake’s art school friend #DavidHockney, 'Peter Blake: Collage' combines an illuminating essay, artist interview and numerous colour images, which capture the spirit of Blake's decades-long career and his significant contribution to this historic medium.⁠⁠
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The publication coincides with 'Peter Blake: Time Traveller', an exhibition opening at Waddington Custot on 18 June.⁠⁠
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Design by @designbypraline. Paper provided by @fedrigoni_uk. ⁠⁠
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@peterblakeartist #PeterBlakeCollage #PeterBlake #TimeTraveller #collage #britishpopart #collage #bristishpopartist #popart #popartist #iconicart #monograph

'Peter Blake: Collage' is published today! This monograph, created by Waddington Custot in partnership with @ThamesandHudson, is the first complete overview of collage by Peter Blake, from his early assemblages to his most recent 'Late Period'. ⁠⁠
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With a foreword by Blake’s art school friend #DavidHockney, 'Peter Blake: Collage' combines an illuminating essay, artist interview and numerous colour images, which capture the spirit of Blake's decades-long career and his significant contribution to this historic medium.⁠⁠
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The publication coincides with 'Peter Blake: Time Traveller', an exhibition opening at Waddington Custot on 18 June.⁠⁠
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Design by @designbypraline. Paper provided by @fedrigoni_uk. ⁠⁠
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@peterblakeartist #PeterBlakeCollage #PeterBlake #TimeTraveller #collage #britishpopart #collage #bristishpopartist #popart #popartist #iconicart #monograph

'Peter Blake, king of collage' – @Apollomagazine crowns #PeterBlake in the newly published June issue. ⁠⁠---⁠⁠There are ...
28/05/2021

'Peter Blake, king of collage' – @Apollomagazine crowns #PeterBlake in the newly published June issue. ⁠⁠
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There are only three weeks to go until the opening of our exhibition 'Peter Blake: Time Traveller', which will celebrate the British Pop artist's legacy over a career spanning seven decades. ⁠⁠
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'Peter Blake: Time Traveller' at Waddington Custot from 18 June-13 August 2021. ⁠⁠
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@peterblakeartist #TimeTraveller #collage #britishpopart #bristishpopartist #popart #popartist #iconicart #aliceinwonderland #alice #apollomagazine @thamesandhudson @gayfordmartin

'Peter Blake, king of collage' – @Apollomagazine crowns #PeterBlake in the newly published June issue. ⁠⁠---⁠⁠There are ...
28/05/2021

'Peter Blake, king of collage' – @Apollomagazine crowns #PeterBlake in the newly published June issue. ⁠⁠
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There are only three weeks to go until the opening of our exhibition 'Peter Blake: Time Traveller', which will celebrate the British Pop artist's legacy over a career spanning seven decades. ⁠⁠
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'Peter Blake: Time Traveller' at Waddington Custot from 18 June-13 August 2021. ⁠⁠
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@peterblakeartist #TimeTraveller #collage #britishpopart #bristishpopartist #popart #popartist #iconicart #aliceinwonderland #alice #apollomagazine @thamesandhudson @gayfordmartin @vamuseum

'Peter Blake, king of collage' – @Apollomagazine crowns #PeterBlake in the newly published June issue. ⁠⁠
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There are only three weeks to go until the opening of our exhibition 'Peter Blake: Time Traveller', which will celebrate the British Pop artist's legacy over a career spanning seven decades. ⁠⁠
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'Peter Blake: Time Traveller' at Waddington Custot from 18 June-13 August 2021. ⁠⁠
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@peterblakeartist #TimeTraveller #collage #britishpopart #bristishpopartist #popart #popartist #iconicart #aliceinwonderland #alice #apollomagazine @thamesandhudson @gayfordmartin @vamuseum

28/05/2021

Our current exhibition 'Paul Feeley: Space Stands Still', is open for one more week. Named a must-see by @theartnewspaper.official, don't miss the opportunity to discover this important American painter and sculptor, last shown in London over 50 years ago.⁠
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In this film, we hear from Miranda Chance, who describes the importance of Feeley's painting technique and discusses his exploration of the sculptural possibilities of painting. ⁠
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‘Paul Feeley, Tiberius’, 1961, oil-based enamel on canvas, 94 1/2 x 67 1/2 in, 240 x 171.3 cm⁠
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#PaulFeeley @mirandachance1 #waddingtoncustot #spacestandsstill #abstract #abstractpainting #londongallery #feeley #symmetrical #canvas #artoftheday #installationimage #tiberius #HelenFrankenthaler #sculpturalpainting #classicalsymmetry

20/05/2021

'...anyone can make a mark’. — Paul Feeley.
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In October 1959, #PaulFeeley penned his twenty-point Art Policy for Bennington College, in which he took a resolutely democratic approach. Feeley advocated for participants in the programme to ‘be unafraid of the lack of apparent absolutism in the visual arts, rather to preserve the sense that anyone can make a mark’.
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Paul Feeley, 'Syphos', 1958, oil-based enamel on canvas, 209.3 x 156.2 cm.
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#PaulFeeley #BenningtonCollege #waddingtoncustot #spacestandsstill #abstract #abstractpainting #londongallery #feeley #canvas #artoftheday #installationimage

26/04/2021

As our Paul Feeley exhibition continues, we're sharing insights and stories from the gallery team as they reflect on some of their favourite works in the show. In this film, we hear about 'Alnitah' and how Feeley's forms, which were inspired by classical themes, aren't quite as symmetrical as we're first made to believe.
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The exhibition is free to visit, but bookings are advised and can be made via the link in our bio.
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Emma Hodgson on 'Alnitah', 1964, oil-based enamel on canvas, 151.1 x 151.1 cm.
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#PaulFeeley #waddingtoncustot #spacestandsstill #abstract #abstractpainting #londongallery #feeley #symmetrical #canvas #artoftheday #installationimage

02/03/2021
Our FIAC Online Viewing Room is now open!

You can now explore our FIAC Online Viewing Rooms presentation. Jean Dubuffet's 'Réchaud-four à gaz IV (Autoportrait) 12 mars 1966', is included in our selection. In this work, Dubuffet’s Art Brut expression upends the classical ideal of portraiture. Depersonalising the figure, Dubuffet does not attempt to convey any physical likeness, nor a sense of beauty.⁠
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Our presentation includes further works by #BarryFlanagan #ChuTehChun, #PabloReinoso, #SergePoliakoff, #JoanMiró, #PierreSoulages, #FabienneVerdier, #ZaoWouKi and #BernarVenet⁠.⁠
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Jean Dubuffet, 'Réchaud-four à gaz IV (Autoportrait) 12 mars 1966', 1966, vinyl paint on canvas, 116 x 89 cm.⁠
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#JeanDubuffet⁠ #waddingtoncustot #fiac #fiaconlineviewingrooms

24/02/2021
'Work on Paper' Launches Tomorrow

Our new digital exhibition explores the work of five major figures associated with French art: Chu Teh-Chun, Hans Hartung, Pierre Soulages, Fabienne Verdier and Zao Wou-Ki. All engage with ideas of lyrical abstraction and Tachisme, movements that thrived in Paris in the mid-20th century.

Here we see a 1949 work by #HansHartung. The drawn and painted composition sets calligraphic marks against a neutral background. Hartung’s energetic strokes delineate and divide the space. Before being acquired by Waddington Custot, this piece had been in the same private collection, in France, for almost 50 years.

27/01/2021
An introduction to Jean Dubuffet's 'Jardin de souffle cor avril 1956'.

We're participating in the inaugural edition of ‘BRAFA in the Galleries’, which is now live online. Our digital BRAFA Art Fair presentation features a curated selection of works by modern masters and prominent contemporary artists, including Jean Dubuffet’s 'Jardin de souffle cor avril 1956'. Watch this video to discover more about Dubuffet's exemplary collage work, with a discussion of the piece in our Cork Street gallery space. ⁠#WaddingtonCustot #jeandubuffet #brafa

https://www.brafa.art/en/exhibitor-detail/610/waddington-custot

01/12/2020

'NEW WORK: Peter Blake', the fourth iteration of our digital exhibition series, opens today and is now accessible via the link below. The NEW WORK initiative was launched online earlier this year to premiere and showcase painting and sculpture by significant contemporary artists.
https://waddingtoncustot.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/0ede2f232b18430c82d78084a0eb788c/

The online exhibition features a collection of figurative portraits in miniature; lockdown measures implemented in London this year created the space for Blake to return to these paintings in oil, which he began five years ago. Each painting features a portrait of an imaginary woman, close-cropped to the frame and confronting the viewer directly with an intense gaze.

#PeterBlake #Blake #NEWWORK #WaddingtonCustot #artwork #painting #portrait #portraiture #disney #paintings #minature

Waddington Custot is pleased to announce its representation of conceptual artist Bernar Venet. Best known for his swoopi...
06/11/2020
Bernar Venet Signs to Waddington Custot

Waddington Custot is pleased to announce its representation of conceptual artist Bernar Venet. Best known for his swooping, linear sculptures in steel, Venet rose to prominence through the avant-garde art scene in the mid-1960s as he developed a radical new approach, combining mathematics and scientific language, alongside artists such as #DonaldJudd, #DanFlavin and #LawrenceWeiner.⁠

Read more about the announcement on ARTnews, Artsy and Artnet News. https://www.artsy.net/news/artsy-editorial-bernar-venet-joined-waddington-custots-artist-roster
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#BernarVenet #WaddingtonCustot #venet #artnet #artsy #artnews ⁠#abmb #artbasel #artbaselmiamibeach #artist #portrait #artwork #conceptualartist

The artist will present his first solo exhibition at the gallery’s London space in 2022.

Late opening today! This evening (4 November) Waddington Custot will remain open until 8pm. In light of the upcoming cha...
04/11/2020
Number of London galleries plan to accommodate collectors ‘by appointment’ during second coronavirus lockdown

Late opening today! This evening (4 November) Waddington Custot will remain open until 8pm. In light of the upcoming change in restrictions and to offer visitors an extended chance to experience art in person, the gallery has extended its hours alongside over 25+ other London galleries, with neighbouring galleries on Cork Street including Goodman Gallery, Sadie Coles, Holtermann and Saatchi Yates, to name just a few.

The late opening provides a final opportunity to physically experience Fabienne Verdier's monumental 'Vortex' works before the gallery temporarily closes in line with the UK lockdown measures coming in on Thursday.

If you are unable to visit the gallery today, you can continue exploring our programme online. Head over to our 'Fabienne Verdier: Vortex' viewing room or immerse yourself in the artist and exhibition films on our website.⁠

Read more about the initiative on The Art Newspaper.
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/london-galleries-plan-to-stay-open-by-appointment-during-second-coronavirus-lockdown

#WestEndGalleryNight #waddingtoncustot #corkstreet #corkstreetgallery #londongallery #londongalleries #fabienneverdier

Some dealers say they will continue to accommodate private viewings for buyers, while opening hours are extended in the West End tonight

We are participating in the inaugural edition of TEFAF Online New York 2020, a new digital art fair initiative that allo...
30/10/2020
TEFAF Online New York 2020 - Barry Flanagan’s 'Hells Bells'

We are participating in the inaugural edition of TEFAF Online New York 2020, a new digital art fair initiative that allows galleries to present a single artwork.⁠ A VIP preview runs online from today until 31 October, with the public opening dates from 1–4 November.

We're showing Barry Flanagan’s 'Hells Bells', one of the artist’s most celebrated renditions of the iconic ‘leaping hare’. In the sculpture, the hare takes a giant leap –ears aloft and limbs outstretched in a burst of youthful energy– over a steel lattice plinth which evokes a pyramid.⁠

Enjoy a preview of the work here: https://www.waddingtoncustot.com/exhibitions/162/

Barry Flanagan, 'Hells Bells', 2005, bronze on steel base 242 x 220 x 67 cm.⁠

#TEFAF #tefafonline #tefafnewyork #barryflanagan #sculpture #bronze #hare #artwork #artist #artonfilm #newyork

Waddington Custot participates in the inaugural edition of TEFAF Online, a new digital art fair initiative that allows galleries to present a single artwork. A VIP preview runs online from 30–31 October, with the public opening dates from 1–4 November. Waddington Custot has selected to show Barr...

Waddington Custot Senior Director Jacob Twyford speaks to Alastair Smart at The Telegraph about the gallery's experience...
28/10/2020
Are the blue-chips down? How London’s art elite are coping with Covid

Waddington Custot Senior Director Jacob Twyford speaks to Alastair Smart at The Telegraph about the gallery's experience of dealing with covid and how digital initiatives have been vital, but are not a replacement to physically viewing art.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/art/artists/blue-chips-londons-art-elite-coping-covid/

London is one of the world’s art capitals. But how do you sell ultra-expensive works when buyers can barely visit your gallery?

In celebration of Fabienne Verdier’s new solo exhibition, on view at our Cork St gallery, we have launched Vortex, a new...
22/10/2020
Fabienne Verdier: Vortex

In celebration of Fabienne Verdier’s new solo exhibition, on view at our Cork St gallery, we have launched Vortex, a new app for iPhone and iPad. Through imagery, video, text and sound, this digital initiative enhances the experience of visiting the show, while also offering a window into Verdier’s working process for those unable to physically see the exhibition.

Downloadable via the link below, this free app allows visitors to hear the very arias that inspired each of Verdier's works.
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/fabienne-verdier-vortex/id1535052978

'Fabienne Verdier: Vortex' is now open at our Cork St gallery. In celebration of the exhibition launch, we have created ...
16/10/2020
Fabienne Verdier 'Vortex' Live

'Fabienne Verdier: Vortex' is now open at our Cork St gallery. In celebration of the exhibition launch, we have created a multisensory film bringing together art and opera.

The film includes an exhibition tour led by #Frieze Senior Editor Matthew McLean, together with the talented soprano Ana Beard Fernández, who performs the very arias that inspired Verdier’s paintings.

'Fabienne Verdier: Vortex' runs at Waddington Custot from 6 October – 17 November 2020.

https://youtu.be/n6hBSPNcTQ0

In celebration of the launch of 'Vortex', an exhibition of new monumental works by the renowned contemporary artist Fabienne Verdier, Waddington Custot hosts...

Waddington Custot's cover photo
14/10/2020

Waddington Custot's cover photo

Pablo Reinoso
14/08/2020
Pablo Reinoso

Pablo Reinoso

Thanks to HYPEBEAST!

"London’s Waddington Custot gallery is celebrating the work of the contemporary French-Argentine sculptor with a series of digital solo exhibitions throughout the month of September. A presentation of some of the artist’s most iconic works will complement the online project in the gallery space."

The first digital exhibition will launch September 4, while the second part will launch September 23 on Waddington Custot’s website. Both will run until October 25. The gallery presentation will open to the public from September 4 to 27 at Waddington Custot gallery in London.

NEW WORK: David Batchelor, is now open online, marking the third iteration of the Waddington Custot digital exhibition s...
14/07/2020

NEW WORK: David Batchelor, is now open online, marking the third iteration of the Waddington Custot digital exhibition series and the gallery’s first solo presentation by the Dundee-born artist. Bringing together a collection of Batchelor’s most recent sculptural works, the exhibition emphasises the artist’s distinct approach to colour, one defined by and tied to experiences of the city.

The works on display are created from offcuts and found materials, which are then embedded into a concrete structure, relating to the manifestation of colour in the built environment. These pieces echo the jagged cement-and-broken-glass compositions that often adorn the top of brick walls in towns and cities.
https://waddingtoncustot.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/5/

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