Having been working throughout lockdown, the principle objective has been supporting our Online Only Auctions and making them a success. We are delighted with the response we have received, and are deeply fortunate to have a loyal global following, alongside many new clients drawn to our specialist auctions. So far we have weathered the initial storm and the signs are very positive for the future!
Aside from this, I have been working on a number of projects including analysing our online presence and thinking creatively of new ways to engage with our audience, alongside working on a number of exciting private collections that we hope to reveal to the market over the next year.
It definitely has, as my pre-lockdown role was largely hands-on, meeting clients, travelling and handling artworks. However, this period has given me a number of opportunities and I am taking away a lot of positivity and newly learnt skills for the future, including engaging with a new digital reality and the opportunity to be even more creative and blue-sky thinking.
I cannot wait to be back in the full throngs of the auction season and the next edition of Modern Made: Modern Art, Design and Contemporary Ceramics. It will be wonderful to be back in October curating our space at the Mall Galleries, and welcoming visitors to our flagship sale. It promises to be an exciting exhibition and sale and there are already plenty of wonderful art works and objects consigned, including works by Lucie Rie, Max Ingrand, Piero Fornasetti, Sir William Nicholson, Terry Frost and Ai Weiwei but to name a few.
There are already so many fantastic pieces included in October's sale, but I am particularly excited about the Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte table lamp, Salvador Dali's ‘Pink Glove’ plate and Ai Weiwei's Study in the Perspective of Glass.
The London gallery will still have the same great look and style as it always has but with greater safety measures in place, including Perspex screens, PPE equipment, and social distancing measures to make both staff and clients feel as safe and comfortable as possible.
Christ Stopped at Eboli a memoir by the Italian writer Carlo Levi, which gives an account of his time in exile around 1935 in a remote outpost in southern Italy. The book was a literary sensation when it was originally published in 1945 in post-Facist Italy and remains to this day a powerful and beautiful novel and a window into another world.
It would be wonderful to be stepping through the looking glass with the V&A’s Alice and Wonderland exhibition Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser soon. Originally planned to open on 27 June, it will now open on 27 March 2021 – the show promises to be a theatrical and immersive spectacle charting the origins, adaptations and reinventions of the original novel over 157 years. I cannot wait!
A leading auction house in Modern, Post War and Contemporary Design, we hold specialist live and online Design auctions in London and Edinburgh that are known for their international reach and strong prices.
The sales cover all the major movements from Pre-War French and British Modernism and Art Deco, to works from the Mid-Century and Post-War, including Italian and Nordic Design, European and American Modernism, Studio Craft through to Contemporary Design, Glass and Studio & Contemporary Ceramics.