Book it now: Lapada Art & Antiques Fair 2015
by Zoe Dickens
If you're in the market for a new piece of fine art to display on your superyacht, one of the world's most prestigious art shows, the Lapada Art & Antiques Fair, is returning to Berkeley Square, London this autumn.
Showcasing works from 100 galleries, experts and dealers spanning fine art, jewellery, furniture, design and fine antiques, Lapada has become a favourite among collectors for its vetting process. Before a piece can be exhibited at the fair it is examined by a 70-strong specialist committee so quality and authenticity are absolutely assured.
In fact, the show has become so popular that for 2015 it will be extended for an extra day to accommodate the 20,000+ collectors and visitors who are expected to attend. This year’s fair also sees the addition of 17 new exhibitors, including maritime artwork and yachting specialist Anderson Wallrock Nautical and fine English clock and barometer dealer Howard Walwyn.
Other highlights include a collaboration between Lapada and Micha Weidmann Studio for which the artist has built on 2014’s graphic campaign to create a series of sketches highlighting the historic architecture of Berkeley Square. Lapada will also host daily highlights tours and a series of talk and discussions organised in conjunction with the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum. On September 25 Dr Catherine Whistler will deliver the fair’s headline lecture offering curatorial insights into the Ashmolean’s upcoming Titian to Canaletto: Drawing in Venice exhibition.
As usual, Lapada will also play host to a charity gala, this time teaming up with Maggie’s cancer centres to offer guests a reception and private view of the fair followed by dinner in the fair brasserie on 24 September. All money raised from ticket sales (ranging from £60-£400) will be donated to fund the work of current Maggie’s centres and enable the creation of two new centres in London.
The Lapada Art & Antiques Fair takes place at Berkeley Sqaure, London from 22-27 September. Visit lapadalondon.co.uk for tickets and information.