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London Art Fair 2013

The 25th edition of the London Art Fair lands in Islington this week: get along to find the best new artists first!

Tue 15th January 2013 – Sun 20th January 2013

Business Design Centre, London N1 0QH

Written by Amelia Gregory

Category: Art

London Art Fair
The 25th edition of London Art Fair - the largest Modern British and contemporary art Fair in the UK - opens tonight in Islington. This year's strong>London Art Fair is the largest ever, bringing together over 130 galleries exhibiting work by over 1,000 artists. It really is the most extraordinary place to discover new art: check out my two reviews of the London Art Fair from 2012 for an idea of what is on offer. Read part one here, and part two here. Writer Jessica Furseth reveiwed the London Art Fair in 2011 here.

london art fair listing
Your ticket includes access to an impressive selection of free Talks, Tours, Performances & Book Signings (booking is recommended).

Highlights include:
Thurs 17 Jan 2.00pm - Publishers Lund Humphries present two talks: the first, a look at the unseen photographs of a Modern British artist usually known for his paintings, Keith Vaughan.
Thurs 17 Jan 3.30pm - Iwona Blazwick, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery presents 'The Artist Edition' - a guide to collecting prints and multiples from the days of Duchamp to the present day.
Fri 18 Jan 12.30pm - The second Lund Humphries talk presents painter Jeremy Gardiner, talking to Pallant House curator Simon Martin about his fascination with coastal landscapes and geology.
Sat 19 Jan 1.30pm - Foyles and Phaidon present 'The Art Quiz' - a one-off quiz for novices and aficionados alike. 40 questions in 40 minutes. Prizes to be won.
Sat 19 Jan 12.00pm - The Arts Desk and a special guest panel, including broadcaster Matthew Collings, examine 'Art Crazy Prices' and whether increasing auction prices have changed our experience of art.

View the full Talks Programme and book your place here.

Opening times:
Wednesday 16 January - including Photography Focus Day - 11am-9pm
Thursday 17 January - including Thursday Late - 11am-9pm
Friday 18 January 11am-7pm
Saturday 19 January 10am-7pm
Sunday 20 January 10am-5pm

Tickets Available to Buy Online and On the Door

Preview Evening, Tues 15th Jan - £30, valid for the strong>London Art Fair Preview reception, 6.30-9.00pm
Day Tickets - £16, valid for any one visit to the London Art Fair during normal opening hours
Six Day Pass - £35, unlimited entry for the duration of the strong>London Art Fair from 6.30pm on 15th Jan until the close of the strong>London Art Fair.
Call the ticket hotline on +44 (0)844 8480 138 or **BOOK TICKETS ONLINE**

Nearest tube stops: Highbury & Islington and Angel.