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 and William Turnbull. The gallery would become instrumental in the promotion of post-war American art in England, showing the influential work of Milton Avery in 1962, Abstract Expressionists and the emergent Color Field painting of Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Helen Frankenthaler. In the early 70s, contemporary shows became interspersed with the work of European and British masters, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Jean Dubuffet and Ben Nicholson. New European and American painters and sculptors were introduced in the 80s, including Barry Flanagan and Michael Craig-Martin, Julian Schnabel, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd and Robert Rauschenberg, and in the 90s, young British artists, Ian Davenport and Fiona Rae. Waddington Custot represents contemporary British artists Peter Blake and Ian Davenport and French painter Fabienne Verdier, the Estates of Patrick Caulfield, Barry Flanagan and Patrick Heron. The inventory includes works by modern British masters, Henry Moore and Ben Nicholson, and important twentieth-century European artists, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet, Josef Albers, Fausto Melotti, and Antoni Tàpies. The long-standing focus on American artists continues with representation of Robert Indiana and works by John Chamberlain, Peter Halley, Robert Rauschenberg, Haim Steinbach, Frank Stella and John Wesley.

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27/01/2021

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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

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01/12/2020

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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

22/11/2020
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Of Song and Active Silence: Fabienne Verdier ⁠

Fabienne Verdier paints in response to the way a soprano sings a specific operatic aria by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The paintings’ swirling, vortex-like strokes are made with the use of massive horsehair brushes which Verdier operates from a specially built mobile platform above the canvas.

In this video, filmed this past summer in the remote countryside of the Val-d’Oise, France, Verdier talks about her practice on the occasion of the new exhibition of her paintings, Vortex, at Waddington Custot in London.

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...

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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/

This month Waddington Custot launches NEW WORK, an online platform debuting painting and sculpture by leading contempora...
12/05/2020

This month Waddington Custot launches NEW WORK, an online platform debuting painting and sculpture by leading contemporary artists working today. The initiative begins with a series of dedicated solo exhibitions opening at intervals throughout the summer. London-based artist Ian Davenport kicks off the programme with a recently completed body of work, opening 26 May 2020.⁠

Ian Davenport spoke with Ben Luke on The Art Newspaper Podcast about his upcoming presentation, particularly the influence of Pierre Bonnard on these works. Tune in to learn more: https://lnkd.in/effkQJa

#NEWWORK #WaddingtonCustot #theartnewspaper #artist

Peter Blake shares artistic message of hope for London. Pop Art legend, Peter Blake has created a new work of art to uni...
25/03/2020

Peter Blake shares artistic message of hope for London.

Pop Art legend, Peter Blake has created a new work of art to unite Londoners in the face of Covid-19, with a message that speaks to everyone across the globe. Blake’s artwork captures the spirit of standing together whilst we have to be physically apart.

Taking the rainbow as its central image, a motif that has quickly become a symbol of hope, with children placing their drawings in windows across the world, Blake’s artwork is featured as the back cover of today’s Evening Standard, allowing people to repurpose the newspaper page as a poster of their own.

Blake has created the work from his home and studio, where he, like many of us, is currently in self-isolation, commenting, ‘I have carried on working, and as all appointments have been postponed, work is less interrupted than usual’.

As a further encouragement to people during this time, Peter notes that ‘to make art would certainly be positive. It is time consuming and we certainly need to fill time, it is calming and you can work with very simple tools, a pencil & paper, which everyone has, would suffice’.

In lieu of the commission, the Evening Standard has made a charitable donation in Peter Blake’s name, to The Graeae Theatre Company, Bradbury Studios, London, a charity of Blake’s choice, which supports disabled actors and is a lifeline to them all.

Evening Standard - GO London

The Art Newspaper
24/03/2020
The Art Newspaper

The Art Newspaper

Every week, London's Waddington Custot gallery are posting collages by Peter Blake in which he places the notoriously reclusive US Surrealist Joseph Cornell in celebrated locations around the world.

Joining in the collaborative global effort to halt the advancement of Coronavirus, we are closing our London gallery spa...
18/03/2020

Joining in the collaborative global effort to halt the advancement of Coronavirus, we are closing our London gallery space until further notice; all gallery events this month have been postponed.

The team at Waddington Custot is committed to remaining actively supportive of our artists and estates over this time, and we are fully reachable via phone and email. We would love to hear from you, our contact details are included below, or DM us.

We send heartfelt thoughts to all of those across the world impacted by the virus. Together by collaborating and contributing each our small part, we as a global community will help this challenging situation pass over toward a better time.

Contact us: [email protected] | +44 (0)20 7851 2200

Only 4 days left of @TEFAF Maastricht | See 'Lieux et action' (close up, cropped image here)  by Jean Dubuffet as well a...
11/03/2020

Only 4 days left of @TEFAF Maastricht | See 'Lieux et action' (close up, cropped image here) by Jean Dubuffet as well as work by internationally recognised artists; Charlotte Perriand, Fabienne Verdier, Jean Michel Basquiat, Barry Flanagan, Manolo Millares, Pierre Soulages and Maria Helena Vieira da Silva.
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Close up cropped image of : Jean Dubuffet, Lieux et action, 27 juin 1979
1979, acrylic and collage on canvas-backed paper
20 1/8 x 27 5/8 in, 51 x 70.2 cm
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#TefafMaastrict2020 #Tefaf2020 #ArtFair #internationalartfair #Maastrict #jeandubuffet #charlotteperriand #Fabienneverdier #jeanmichelbasquiat #basquiat #barryflanagan #manolomillares #pierresoulages #mariahelenavieiradasilva

As well as our current Barry Flanagan solo show at our Gallery on Cork Street, London, we are currently showing nine of ...
09/03/2020

As well as our current Barry Flanagan solo show at our Gallery on Cork Street, London, we are currently showing nine of Flanagan's bronze sculptures at @TEFAF Maastricht as well as work by #JeanDubuffet #CharlottePerriand #FabienneVerdier #Jeanmichelbasquiat #ManoloMillares #PierreSoulages #MariaHelenaVieiradaSilva
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We are at Stand 510, @TEFAF, MECC, Maastricht until next Sunday 15th March.
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#TefafMaastrict2020 #Tefaf2020 #ArtFair #internationalartfair #Maastrict #jeandubuffet #charlotteperriand #Fabienneverdier #jeanmichelbasquiat #basquiat #barryflanagan #manolomillares #pierresoulages #mariahelenavieiradasilva

Close up on 'Hare and Bell' by Barry Flanagan on our stand @TEFAF Maastricht. ---Here Flanagan’s gravity-defying hare bo...
09/03/2020

Close up on 'Hare and Bell' by Barry Flanagan on our stand @TEFAF Maastricht.
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Here Flanagan’s gravity-defying hare bounds over the narrow crescent and the weighty dome of the bell. Exuding an air of playfulness, the sculpture conveys Flanagan’s interest in mythology with the hare (long-associated with constellations, the Chinese believe the hare is the sole inhabitant of the moon) leaping over a moon crescent. While the bell dome is present – a symbol of steadfast solidity and settled communities – it’s the madcap hare who takes centre stage; a spirit of anarchy that Flanagan himself deftly encouraged.
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Barry Flanagan, Hare and Bell, 1981, AC3 from an edition of 7 plus 3 artist's casts, bronze, 49 x 37 x 22 in, 124.5 x 94 x 22.9 cm
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#TefafMaastrict2020 #Tefaf2020 #ArtFair #internationalartfair #Maastrict #jeandubuffet #charlotteperriand #Fabienneverdier #jeanmichelbasquiat #basquiat #barryflanagan #manolomillares #pierresoulages #mariahelenavieiradasilva

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08/03/2020

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Focus on Millares | We are currently showing this dynamic, sculptural painting by Manolo Millares at TEFAF Maastrict---⁠...
08/03/2020

Focus on Millares | We are currently showing this dynamic, sculptural painting by Manolo Millares at TEFAF Maastrict
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Manolo Millares, Cuadro 128, 1960–1961, ⁠
mixed media on burlap, 23 5/8 x 28 3/4 in, 60 x 73 cm⁠
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#TefafMaastrict2020 #Tefaf2020 #ArtFair #internationalartfair #Maastrict #jeandubuffet #charlotteperriand #Fabienneverdier #jeanmichelbasquiat #basquiat #barryflanagan #manolomillares #pierresoulages #mariahelenavieiradasilva

Waddington Custot's cover photo
07/03/2020

Waddington Custot's cover photo

Waddington Custot's cover photo
06/12/2019

Waddington Custot's cover photo

Worth reading: This review by Daniel Pateman in The Brooklyn Rail. Thank you for your in-depth engagement with our curre...
01/07/2019
Writings on the Wall

Worth reading: This review by Daniel Pateman in The Brooklyn Rail. Thank you for your in-depth engagement with our current show. On view until 8 August. https://brooklynrail.org/2019/06/artseen/Writings-on-the-Wall

Each artist honors a legacy of mark-making in their work: finding inspiration in the cave petroglyphs of our most distant ancestors; the mutable materiality of the urban environment; and the accumulated etchings of the city milieu.

Waddington Custot's cover photo
01/07/2019

Waddington Custot's cover photo

Writings on the Wall
01/07/2019

Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall

This year @waddingtoncustot is located at stand 316 at TEFAF New York. Look left as you pass us and you won’t miss this ...
03/05/2019

This year @waddingtoncustot is located at stand 316 at TEFAF New York. Look left as you pass us and you won’t miss this eye catching Albers. Visit us to see this and other master works by Jean Dubuffet, Barry Flanagan, Max Ernst and Milton Avery among others.
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Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square: “Late Sound” (JAF 1971.1.1), 1971. Courtesy Waddington Custot
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#tefafny #newyork #america #artfair #manhattan #art #artists #josefalbers #jeandubuffet #barryflanagan #maxernst #miltonavery #abstraction #abstract #paintings #prints #sculpture

Patrick Caulfield is captured by the photographer, Michael Cooper in this portrait from 1966. At just 30 years old, Caul...
09/04/2019

Patrick Caulfield is captured by the photographer, Michael Cooper in this portrait from 1966. At just 30 years old, Caulfield was at this point on the cusp of fame, just three years out of Royal College of Art and with a couple of solo exhibitions under his belt. He will not have known at this point the immense impact his highly recognisable style would have on artists after him.

#patrickcaulfield #british #painter #printmaker #stilllife #interior #colour #figures #perspective #michaelcooper #london #art #artist

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