Sotheby’s is hosting an exhibition paying tribute to the émigrés, including a Hungarian art dealer, who revolutionised Britain’s art and publishing worlds.
Brave New Visions tells the story of the pioneering émigré art dealers who transformed the London gallery scene, introducing artists such as Naum Gabo, Oskar Kokoschka, Kurt Schwitters and Francis Bacon to post-war Britain. The vision of such influential dealers as Lea Bondi Jaray, Erica Brausen, Frank Lloyd and Harry Fischer, Annely Juda, Charles and Peter Gimpel and the Hungarian-born Andras Kalman, will be shown through key paintings and sculptures by the artists they championed. These include William Scott, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Gillian Ayres, Frank Auerbach, Lynn Chadwick and Graham Sutherland.
Fellow émigrés led a parallel revolution in the staid world of British publishing, providing a platform for European scholarship in affordable art books which raised standards of design and reproduction. Phaidon and Thames & Hudson remain leaders in this field.
Read more information on the Sotheby’s website.
Exhibition free and open to the public Monday to Friday.