September at Saatchi
The Saatchi Gallery is set to reopen this September, following the blockbuster ‘Vision & Virtuosity’ Tiffany exhibition, with four brilliant must-see shows.
1-12 September & 21 – 24 September
A presentation of the works of eight international artists exploring New Forms through a range of unconventional media including tufted carpet, electrical wires and ropes, sheet steel, PVC, mattresses and pseudo umbrellas. This free-to-attend display is an entertaining riff upon the classic notion of painting and sculpture. Pre-booking not required.
An experiment in spontaneity, the exhibition has been inspired by both the way in which the show has come together and the speed in which the works have come into being. Free to attend, the display breaks the traditional long-planning process and was curated instinctively by Benjamin Murphy and Nick JS Thomspon.
FIRSTS: London Rare Book Fair
Described as the ultimate destination for ‘someone with an immense thirst for the glory of books’ by Stephen Fry, this year marks the 65th edition of FIRSTS. Whether a collector looking for your next masterpiece, a bibliophile who loves second-hand classics, on the quest for tomes by distinguished authors or even manuscripts from history’s great moments, this is a must-visit this autumn. Tickets are pre-bookable from £10. Find out more and book here.
British Art Fair
29 September – 2 October
The only fair dedicated to Modern and Contemporary British Art, this is an opportunity to discover over fifty international dealers, showcasing paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures that cover the most significant artistic movements from the past century. Spanning three floors of the Gallery, this boutique event will give art lovers an opportunity to view pieces by some of the great names, including Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, Grayson Perry and Banksy. Tickets start from £18 (concessions available). Find out more and book here.