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.

Operating as usual

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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#barryflanagan #flanagan #waddingtoncustot #alchemyofthetheatre #bronze #stone #sculpture #drawings #film #hare #dance #sculptor #threedimensional #artwork #londonart #barryflanaganestate #abfineartfoundry
#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

Timeline Photos
08/03/2020

Timeline Photos

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

In 1934 Hepworth had triplets, and rather than let this deter her from working, she pursued the theme of mother and chil...
01/04/2019

In 1934 Hepworth had triplets, and rather than let this deter her from working, she pursued the theme of mother and child in her sculptural works. Hepworth’s abstract depictions of Mother & Child series are evocative and often very moving. Pictured above she stands with her work, Mother and Child. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the fantastic women artists balancing their practice with motherhood.
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#mothersday #mother #mum #happy #sculpture #barbarahepworth #bennicholson #art #artist #theme #marble #hepworth #british #sculpture

At @artbasel Hong Kong this year we are proud to pair together leading painters with exceptional new works by Fernando B...
29/03/2019

At @artbasel Hong Kong this year we are proud to pair together leading painters with exceptional new works by Fernando Botero which come directly from the artist’s studio. Pictured here, his Dancers (2011) embrace in front of a Zao Wou-Ki, Seated Woman (2011) with a new work by Fabienne Verdier, and women recline and stand with a master work by Chu Teh-Chun, among further works. Visit us to see the works on stand 3E14.

#artbasel #hongkong #botero #chutehchun #kusama #fabienneverdier #art #sculpture #fernandobotero #bronze #abhk @ Hong Kong

Currently showing at the @museepicassoparis is the feted ‘Calder-Picasso’ which connects Alexander Calder and Pablo Pica...
25/03/2019

Currently showing at the @museepicassoparis is the feted ‘Calder-Picasso’ which connects Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, two of the most influential figures of twentieth-century art, through their exploration of the void and the absence of space. Calder is known for developing his mobile, a type of kinetic art which relied on careful weighting to achieve balance and suspension in the air, whilst Picasso wanted to represent the ‘non-space’ through expressing contortions of time in his portraits. The show is open until 25 August 2019.
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#picasso #calder #pablopicasso #alexandercalder #art #space #art #sculpture #artist #cubism #portrait #painting #paris #france #museum #exhibition

Manolo Millares is renowned for his dramatic ‘collages’ created using burlap sackcloth, which is stretched taut and sewn...
23/03/2019

Manolo Millares is renowned for his dramatic ‘collages’ created using burlap sackcloth, which is stretched taut and sewn roughly together to create tears and voids. His vital, gestural paintwork in sombre tones of black and white is spattered and dripped across the surface. This work, on our booth at @tefaf_art_fair this weekend, was made in 1957, the same year the artist was included in the Venice Biennale. Visit us on booth 538 to see the work in its entirety and feel its full impact.

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Image: Detail of Manolo Millares Cuadro 18 (1), 1957, mixed media on burlap, 39 3/8 x 59 in, 100 x 150 cm

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#collage #paint #Spanish #Tefaf #postwar #burlap #art #painting #VeniceBiennale #white #black #manolomillares #millares

Alice Anderson: Body Disruptions is now open until 10 May, including ‘Nuhé’: an ongoing sculpture (from the architecture...
14/03/2019

Alice Anderson: Body Disruptions is now open until 10 May, including ‘Nuhé’: an ongoing sculpture (from the architecture data series) woven over several collective performances to reach its 21 structural elements.

A Nuhé is a temple and political gathering place for the Kogi community that reflects the social bond of the group that built it. In the ‘memorisation’ of ‘Nuhé’, performers each travelled around one with wire recording the marks of their bodies’ disruptions.

#artist #aliceanderson #art #dance #memorisation #performance #trances #sculpture #drawing #london #corkstreet #Kogi #colombia #copper

Waddington Custot's cover photo
14/03/2019

Waddington Custot's cover photo

13/02/2019

Waddington Custot are looking for a new Inventory Manager / Technician to join our team at the gallery. We need an energetic, skilled, problem-solving person for this full-time position. Past experience in a similar role is required along with a full, clean UK driving licence.

Waddington Custot's cover photo
13/02/2019

Waddington Custot's cover photo

Art Basel Miami Beach opens today to the public. Come find us at booth A7, until 9 December at the Miami Beach Conventio...
06/12/2018

Art Basel Miami Beach opens today to the public. Come find us at booth A7, until 9 December at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
@artbasel
#artbasel #miami #abmb #dubuffet #morrislouis #noland #wesley #arp #flanagan #darcangelo

Waddington Custot is pleased to welcome you to Art Basel Miami Beach at booth A7, 6-9 December @artbasel. We will be exh...
04/12/2018

Waddington Custot is pleased to welcome you to Art Basel Miami Beach at booth A7, 6-9 December @artbasel. We will be exhibiting work from Allan D’Arcangelo, Jean Dubuffet, Barry Flanagan and other modern and contemporary artists.
Image: Allan D’Arcangelo, ‘Aspen’ 1967
#artbasel #miami #miamibeach #abmb #artfair #darcangelo #new #painting #art

‘Anni Albers’ is on show until 27 January 2019 @tate. This exhibition illuminates the artist’s creative process and her ...
29/11/2018

‘Anni Albers’ is on show until 27 January 2019 @tate. This exhibition illuminates the artist’s creative process and her engagement with art, architecture and design. She inspired and was inspired by her artist contemporaries, among them her teacher, Paul Klee, and her husband, Josef Albers.
Image: Photograph by Helen M. Post of Anni Albers in her weaving studio at Black Mountain College, 1937
©The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation @albers_foundation, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2017

#annialbers #josefalbers #albers #albersfoundation #weaving #artist #exhibition #tate #london #engagement #art #design #klee

Bold prints and graphic still life works are distinctive to Patrick Caulfield. He is known for his pared down, still lif...
27/11/2018

Bold prints and graphic still life works are distinctive to Patrick Caulfield. He is known for his pared down, still lifes and interiors, carefully composed with thick black lines and even fields of colour. Human figures are rarely depicted, but tell-tale signs of human presence abound in Caulfield’s enigmatic world.
Our collection features some of his most striking paintings, such as ‘Evening Paper’, 1999.
#patrickcaulfield #caulfield #patrick #painting #stilllife #window #color #popart #british #painter #new

Opening today in Paris, Fabienne Verdier’s exhibition ‘Ainsi la nuit’ at @galerielelong is presenting two new series of ...
22/11/2018

Opening today in Paris, Fabienne Verdier’s exhibition ‘Ainsi la nuit’ at @galerielelong is presenting two new series of works.
‘’Inspired by a young quartet in the Visitation Chapel (Aix-en-Provence), this series is the fruit of two years of work during which time the abstract structures of music have gradually enriched the pictorial experience’’, Fabienne Verdier explains.
The Granet museum in Aix en Provence is preparing a retrospective for summer 2019.
Photography by Philippe Chancel

#verdier #fabienneverdier #museegranet #granet #lelong #galerie #new #exhibition

‘Jedd Novatt: Conversations with Gravity’ is now open, until 30 January 2019. This exhibition of new work by American sc...
21/11/2018

‘Jedd Novatt: Conversations with Gravity’ is now open, until 30 January 2019. This exhibition of new work by American sculptor Jedd Novatt comprises of new, large-scale sculptures from Novatt’s ‘Chaos’ series, and is his first solo exhibition at Waddington Custot.

#jeddnovatt #novatt #sculptor #new #exhibition #london #art #gallery #gravity #conversations #chaos #sculpture #unique #print

Waddington Custot's cover photo
20/11/2018

Waddington Custot's cover photo

In conjunction with his solo exhibition, Waddington Custot is pleased to celebrate the launch of his first monograph to ...
16/11/2018

In conjunction with his solo exhibition, Waddington Custot is pleased to celebrate the launch of his first monograph to be published on Jedd Novatt. With an essay by Melissa Hamnett, Curator of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, a newly compiled chronology, and over 200 colour reproductions, this book presents a comprehensive overview of Novatt’s life and work to date and includes numerous images of Novatt’s monumental sculpture installations worldwide.

Designed by @designbypraline

#novatt #jeddnovatt #monograph #catalogue #sculptor #sculptures #monumental #steel #exhibition #london #new

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