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Beaux Arts London Beaux Arts opened in Cork Street in 1993 and over
the past three decades has developed a reputation for
exhibiting the best of Modern British and contemporary
painters and sculptors.
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Beaux Arts will be closed between 4 August - 19 August 2018 Beaux Arts opened a new space in Maddox Street in February 2014 after two decades in Cork Street. Here it developed a reputation for exhibiting carefully selected Modern British and innovative, contemporary painters and sculptors. The gallery's focus is evenly divided between nurturing talent among the current generation of emerging artis

Beaux Arts will be closed between 4 August - 19 August 2018 Beaux Arts opened a new space in Maddox Street in February 2014 after two decades in Cork Street. Here it developed a reputation for exhibiting carefully selected Modern British and innovative, contemporary painters and sculptors. The gallery's focus is evenly divided between nurturing talent among the current generation of emerging artis

Operating as usual

"We are kicking off this week with new added handsome oil on board gems and vignettes and paintings that are full of tal...
19/04/2021

"We are kicking off this week with new added handsome oil on board gems and vignettes and paintings that are full of tales filled with richness."

By popular demand, Ray Richardson’s solo exhibition ‘Brighter Later’ has been extended until 6pm Thursday 27 April with new works added.

Works shown (and details)
The Lockup, Woolwich Covered, Norfolked & New York Just Like I Pictured It.
Each: 2020/2021, oil on board, 10 x 30 cm, Price: £1,250

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"I do 2 versions of most paintings. One usually gets discarded." Fortunately for us, both Blind Man’s Buff 1 and 2 made ...
08/04/2021

"I do 2 versions of most paintings. One usually gets discarded."

Fortunately for us, both Blind Man’s Buff 1 and 2 made it to the @annerothenstein solo show.

'Life is seen essentially as a great mystery in Rothenstein’s work, even when she tackles subjects as ostensibly playful as Blind Man’s Bluff. But underlying all her new art is a fundamental urge to arrive at the truth about mortal existence.' Richard Cork

Blind Man’s Buff 1, 2019 – 2020, Oil paint on wood, 71 x 102 cm and details

&

Blind Man’s Buff 2, 2019 – 2020, Oil paint on wood, 61 x 91 cm and details.

The last two days remaining of Anne Rothenstein’s ‘Spaces in Between’ which runs until the 10 April.

Please do get in touch if you would like a copy of the catalogue and a list of available works. The full exhibition can also be viewed on our website.

#oilpainting #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #oilpaint #annerothenstein #beauxarts #london #contemporaryartist @ Beaux Arts London

We are proud to announce that we have launched a virtual Viewing Room on our website to bring Anne Rothenstein's current...
12/03/2021

We are proud to announce that we have launched a virtual Viewing Room on our website to bring Anne Rothenstein's current solo show 'Spaces in Between' to you (link in bio).

Please get in touch if you would like a copy of the exhibition catalogue and price list.

The exhibition runs until 10 April 2021.

#beauxarts #annerothenstein
#viewingroom #virtual #virtualgallery #contemporaryart @ Beaux Arts London

We are proud to announce that we have launched a virtual Viewing Room on our website to bring Anne Rothenstein's current...
12/03/2021

We are proud to announce that we have launched a virtual Viewing Room on our website to bring Anne Rothenstein's current solo show 'Spaces in Between' to you (link in bio).

Please get in touch if you would like a copy of the exhibition catalogue and price list.

The exhibition runs until 10 April 2021.

#beauxarts #annerothenstein
#viewingroom #virtual #virtualgallery #contemporaryart @ Beaux Arts London

"I am a WomanPhenomenally.Phenomenal Woman,that's me."Phenomenal Woman, Poem by Maya Angelou, 1978Celebrating Internatio...
08/03/2021

"I am a Woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal Woman,
that's me."

Phenomenal Woman, Poem by Maya Angelou, 1978

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Anne Rothenstein’s solo show which runs until 10 April 2021.

End of the Movie 3, 2019 – 2020, Oil paint on wood, 21 x 48 inches (61 x 122 cm)

The full exhibition can be viewed on our website. If you would like more information on this painting or more in the show please email [email protected]

#annerothenstein #beauxarts #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #oilpainting #internationalwomensday #womenartists

Anne Rothenstein's solo exhibition 'Spaces in Between' is now open and will run until 10 April 2020."Sometimes, we even ...
08/03/2021

Anne Rothenstein's solo exhibition 'Spaces in Between' is now open and will run until 10 April 2020.

"Sometimes, we even realise that a painting like Hyde Park is devoid of people altogether. Dominated instead by a very arresting tree, this image reflects Rothenstein’s feeling that she occasionally needs to ‘take a break with a landscape.’ Her preoccupation with ‘painting figures’ can occasionally feel ‘rather exhausting’, but she returns to them soon enough. " Richard Cork, "The Mysteries of Mortal Existence" Catalogue Essay, 2021

Anne Rothenstein, 'Hyde Park', 2019 – 2020, Oil paint on wood, 21 x 48 inches (61 x 122 cm)

The full exhibition can be viewed on our website. If you would like more information on this painting or more in the show please email [email protected]

#annerothenstein #beauxarts #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #oilpainting #hydepark #london

"Rothenstein points out that ‘I am very intrigued by androgyny’, and she is equally open about the sexual ‘ambiguity’ of...
05/03/2021

"Rothenstein points out that ‘I am very intrigued by androgyny’, and she is equally open about the sexual ‘ambiguity’ of the person in Walking the Dog. Ostensibly a man, this figure ambles towards us with a cigarette in one hand and the dog’s lead in the other. The position of the legs suggests an element of surprise, as if the dog-walker has suddenly realised that someone nearby is taking a photograph. The longer we look at this painting, the more we notice elements suggestive of a woman. Make-up can be detected in the youthful face, especially on the brightly coloured lips. But nothing is certain" Richard Cork, "The Mysteries of Mortal Existence" Catalogue Essay, 2021

@annerothenstein , Walking the Dog, 2019 – 2020, Oil paint on wood, 48 x 21 inches (122 x 61 cm)

Anne Rothenstein’s solo show ‘Spaces in Between’ opened this week and runs through 10 April 2021.

The full exhibition can be viewed on our website.

If you would like any further information on this painting or a copy of the price list please email [email protected]. Beaux Arts is on hand to help 11am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

#contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #oilpainting #beauxarts #annerothenstein #adrogynous @ Beaux Arts London

“Because I paint in Cornwall, the landscape influences what I do but materials influence me as well.  So I use sack from...
19/01/2021

“Because I paint in Cornwall, the landscape influences what I do but materials influence me as well. So I use sack from peanut bags that I get from the shop up the road, sail cloth that they make the fisherman’s smocks out of. Fantastic. The peanut bag you see is a totally different material to the rip stop, which is shiny, so it takes the paint in a totally different way. Using the sail as well that has stitching in it. So all these materials create different surfaces and absorb the paint differently so It actually makes me paint in different ways. All of things things from Cornwall have been a huge influence on me. And what is great about it is that I’m so proud that my dad, Lanyon, Heron, Wynter, Hilton and Barns - Graham actually changed the way people thought and painted and made St Ives an international art scene” Anthony Frost

Last night on BBC2, Anthony Frost featured on Rick Stein’s Cornwall to discuss the modern British St Ives movement and showed Rick around his studio. You can catch up on Anthony’s infectious energy and hear his laugh which echoes his father, Terry Frost, on BBC iPlayer .

Work featured in final post:Anthony Frost, “Dada Blues”, 2017, Acrylic & Pumice on scaffold mesh, sacking, director’s chair canvas, rubber, ripstop and canvas, 50.8 × 76.2 cm

Please get in touch with us or send an email to [email protected] for available works by Anthony Frost.

#anthonyfrost #rickstein #bbc #abstractart #cornwall #stives #modernbritishart #terryfrost #frost

Desmond Morris: Art Odyssey 2021“For me, oil painting is the ‘serious medium’ for which I have the greatest respect. I w...
12/01/2021

Desmond Morris: Art Odyssey 2021

“For me, oil painting is the ‘serious medium’ for which I have the greatest respect. I was given my first oil paints as a Christmas gift in 1945 when I was 17 and on December 28th I completed my first oil painting. I have been using this medium for ‘serious works’ ever since. I even made a study of the chemistry of pigments, so that I would understand which colours were incompatible - something most artists have no knowledge of.”

Desmond Morris 2021

Artworks featured:

The Trap, 1950, Oil on canvas, 16 x 20.5 inches (40.5 x 52 cm)

The Companion, 2017, Oil on Canvas, 23 x 30.5 cm (9 x 12 inches)

Landscape in Waiting, 2020, Oil on board, 51 x 76 cm (20 x 30 inches)

The exhibition is extended until 5 February 2021.

For more information on Desmond Morris artworks please email [email protected]

#beauxarts #desmondmorris #workonpaper #surrealism #britishart #london

"I would like my work to have this attitude or expression that I’m looking for. The sort of thing I’m talking about is i...
16/12/2020

"I would like my work to have this attitude or expression that I’m looking for. The sort of thing I’m talking about is in the Easter Island figures, where there is an enormous feeling of energy…if only I could do something like that." Lynn Chadwick

Images shown:
Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) at home in Lypiatt

Cloaked Couple IV, 1977, Bronze, H 48.5 cm (19 inches), Edition 5 of 9, Lifetime Cast

For more information on Cloaked Couple IV or other available works by Lynn Chadwick please email [email protected] or visit our website (link in bio)

#beauxarts #lynnchadwick #chadwick #sculpture #modernbritish #modbrit #bronze #abstractart

In 1967 Desmond Morris published what was to become his most well-known work, ‘The Naked Ape’, a zoologist’s study of th...
09/12/2020

In 1967 Desmond Morris published what was to become his most well-known work, ‘The Naked Ape’, a zoologist’s study of the Human Animal. Following the book’s global success he moved with his wife to live in Malta where he met Victor and Wendy Pasmore.

Beaux Arts London would like to thank Desmond Morris for sending photographs, descriptions of Pasmore's studio and tales of Picasso:

"Victor and Wendy Pasmore lived near us in Malta at an unpronounceable address: Dar Gamri, Ta' Kaxxina, Gudja. They had converted an old farm house into a studio and the whole place, with its irregular stone courtyards, was like a Pasmore work of art. His swimming pool was white with a long, thick black line running longways along the bottom and then out at one end and up a wall.

"This unbroken line converted the pool into another Pasmore work of art.

Few artists like to talk about their work or to discuss art theories, but Victor loved to do this and we spent many hours debating such things as balanced asymmetry. Wendy was fanatical about her task of saving the stray cats of Malta and was organising an animal sanctuary where they could be rescued and protected."

My favourite story about Victor was about the time that he was sent to collect Picasso from Dover. Don Pablo was Roland Penrose’s guest but, for some reason, Roland could not go down to meet him off the boat, so he asked Victor to do it. The problem was that Victor did not speak French or Spanish and Picasso did not speak English. They were sitting together in the back of the taxi and Victor managed to say “Je suis peintre” to whch Picasso replied “Moi aussi”.

And with that, they subsided into silence all the way to London."

Pictures: Desmond Morris and Victor Pasmore with their wives Wendy and Ramona. Malta, 1968

Pasmore by Desmond Morris, Malta 1968

Desmond Morris aboard his boat, The Argo

Desmond Morris, The Harbinger, 2019, Oil on board, 91 x 61 cm

Victor Pasmore, Blue Mandala, 1971, Oil on panel, 122 x 122 cm

Desmond Morris: In the 21st Century runs until 18 December 2020 at Beaux Arts London

#beauxarts #victorpasmore #malta #modbrit #desmondmorris #modernart

Untitled II was made by Pasmore between 1992 and 1995, while the artist was living and working in Gudja, Malta. Pasmore ...
04/12/2020

Untitled II was made by Pasmore between 1992 and 1995, while the artist was living and working in Gudja, Malta. Pasmore first primed the board with a white, polyvinyl-acetate-based household emulsion, which forms the work’s background, and then drew the elements of the composition onto the board using either pencil or charcoal. The green forms and blue speckles were created using spray paint, with the linnear shapes applied using oil paint.

In the early sixties Pasmore and his wife Wendy were looking for a holiday home in the sun. They fist visited Malta in 1965 and it was love at first sight and they made Malta their permanent home almost immediately. Pasmore was excited by the islands’ alluring landscapes and architecture – and they quickly settled into a 16th century farmhouse on the outskirts of Gudja.

Untitled II, 1992-95, Oil and spray paint on panel, 30 x 30 inches (76 x 76 cm)

Swipe for details and Pasmore's home. Gudja, Malta, 1976.

Image Courtesy of Demarco European Art Foundation and Demarco Digital Archive, University of Dundee.

#beauxarts #pasmore #victorpasmore #malta #modbrit #spraypaint #oilpainting

"Smoking Bride. Painted over the last few months while listening to far too much Lucinda Williams, Alison Moorer, Mary G...
01/12/2020

"Smoking Bride. Painted over the last few months while listening to far too much Lucinda Williams, Alison Moorer, Mary Gauthier et al." Anne Rothenstein @annerothenstein

Smoking Bride, 2020, Oil on wood, 122 x 122 cm (with details) and a studio with Smoking Bride 2.

Both works will feature in Anne Rothenstein's forthcoming exhibition at Beaux Arts London which will run from 17 February – 20 March 2021.

Please get in touch if you would like to be sent any further information about this painting or the upcoming exhibition in due course.

#beauxarts #annerothenstein #oilpainting #contemporarypainting #altcountry

Many of Desmond's Surrealist canvases depict these elongated figures which he calls “biomorphs.” He claims these biomorp...
26/10/2020

Many of Desmond's Surrealist canvases depict these elongated figures which he calls “biomorphs.” He claims these biomorphs and his interest in Surrealism were inspired firstly when he received a microscope as a present that allowed him to see the strange microscopic world around us.

Desmond's Morris had the idea to start making bronzes from his biomorphic figures in 2017.

An excellent sculptor was found and he was given the images from which he made clay models, these were then modified by Desmond himself and the bronzes were cast.

Desmond Morris, “Monarch (Next in Line), 2018, Bronze, H: 12 x W: 9 inches, Edition of 6

This sculpture was based on a figure that appears in a 2004 oil painting by Desmond entitled The Next in Line (swipe for pictures).

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 14 October through 12 December 2020.

For more information on this painting or others in the exhibition please email: [email protected]

#beauxarts #desmondmorris #bronze #bronzesculpture #surrealism #britishart #london @ Beaux Arts London

Many of Desmond's Surrealist canvases depict these elongated figures which he calls “biomorphs.” He claims these biomorp...
26/10/2020

Many of Desmond's Surrealist canvases depict these elongated figures which he calls “biomorphs.” He claims these biomorphs and his interest in Surrealism were inspired firstly when he received a microscope as a present that allowed him to see the strange microscopic world around us.

Desmond's Morris had the idea to start making bronzes from his biomorphic figures in 2017.

An excellent sculptor was found and he was given the images from which he made clay models, these were then modified by Desmond himself and the bronzes were cast.

Desmond Morris, “Monarch (Next in Line), 2018, Bronze, H: 12 x W: 9 inches, Edition of 6

This sculpture was based on a figure that appears in a 2004 oil painting by Desmond entitled The Next in Line (swipe for pictures).

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 14 October through 12 December 2020.

For more information on this painting or others in the exhibition please email: [email protected]

#beauxarts #desmondmorris #bronze #bronzesculpture #surrealism #britishart #london @ Beaux Arts London

'One of the joys of being 92 is that I have lived long enough to see some of my very early work re-surface after being l...
20/10/2020

'One of the joys of being 92 is that I have lived long enough to see some of my very early work re-surface after being lost to me for many years. In 2020 a work that I had created seventy years earlier, called The Trap, re-appeared and is now in this exhibition. It has come back to me as an old friend and I am fascinated by its details, as though they were painted by another artist. And, of course, in a sense, they were, because I was a very different person all those years ago. In 1950 I was at university, studying animal behaviour, and the drama taking place in this painting, showing a strange creature being coaxed into some kind of trap, would have been inspired by my zoological studies . But although it was influenced by them, there was no attempt to depict a naturalistic scene . The hunters and the hunted are imaginary, biomorphic beings.'

Desmond Morris

The Trap, 1950, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20.5 inches (40.5 x 52 cm)

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 14 October through 12 December 2020.

For more information on this painting or others in the exhibition please email: [email protected]

#beauxarts #desmondmorris #oilpainting #surrealism #britishart #london

Joan Miro with Desmond Morris 1964'What happens when a surrealist paints, is that he allows his unconscious influences t...
20/10/2020

Joan Miro with Desmond Morris 1964

'What happens when a surrealist paints, is that he allows his unconscious influences to work directly on the images. There's no rational interference. Once you start to paint, the painting grows like an animal or a plant. Today I am still devoted to that surrealist device.'

Desmond Morris / Photograph credit to Lee Miller

The Silence, 2020, Oil on Board, 18 x 22 inches (46 x 56 cm)

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 14 October through 12 December 2020.

For more information on this painting or others in the exhibition please email: [email protected]

#beauxarts #desmondmorris #oilpainting #surrealism #britishart #london #joanmiro

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