“Join in the final art celebration of 2021” say the Mayfair Art Weekend people, “The Winter West End Gallery HOP! on Friday 10 December Presented by MAW and Art of London”
The gallery Hops are rather good although how you’re expected to get into the West End and get anywhere near seeing most of it in just two hours is a question, do wish they’d stretch until 9pm like most gallery openings do, but hey, it is a bit much of us to complain, entry is free and there is a glass or wine or two on offer., mostly there’s always a hell of a lot of good art to explore in one compact area of London..
“Galleries are offering you one last chance to celebrate the incredible year of art we have had with the Winter edition of the West End Gallery HOP! taking place on Friday 10 December”. Has it really been an “incredible” year? Difficult year maybe? Lot of green washing maybe? Heads buried in sand and I;m not sure it has been great for the smaller artist-led underground back street gallery side of things? I guess the West End and Cork Street has been revitalised and the moneyed-up establishment have had a decent enough year. The Hop is a good thing, lots of co-ordinated late evening gallery openings and do they have the green balloons so you can spot the participating galleries like they do in the Summer?
There are curated tours all taking place during the Hop, “Keep an eye out for our map later in the week, as well as our recommended walking trails, special events, and an exciting update on the Mayfair Gallery Publication Award”We have curated guided tours for you to have the VIP experience. There is a tour to suit everyone, whether it is contemporary, modern or even old masters, each tour is totally unique. We are delighted to be collaborating with fantastic guides: arts industry professionals Lucy Scovell and Seb Summers; experienced museum guides Nadia Lawlor and Alexandra Abraham; and former Mayfair Art Weekend volunteers Claire Sanford, Alessandra Maragna and Veronika Zeleznaja”.
See the tour details here, we’re told limited spaces available so don’t miss out!
This all comes at the end of London Art Week – – London Art Week (LAW) is a major showcase of the best that the art market has to offer, with a focus on ancient antiquities to modern, from leading galleries and auction houses. Led by a flagship Summer event, with a second week of events and exhibitions in the Winter, LAW aims to offer the very best paintings, drawings, sculpture and object. More info.
Scroll down to explore the list of galleries participating across Mayfair, St James’s, Soho and Marylebone.
WINTER West End Gallery HOP! Participating Galleries
- BASTIAN, Jeff Koons & Cy Twombly: Primal Gestures, until 10 December, Tues — Sat 10am — 6pm
- Cardi Gallery, Marco Tirelli, until 11 December, Mon — Fri 10am — 6pm, Sat 11am —5pm
- Clarendon Fine Art, Mark Dempsteader, Mon—Sat 10am—6pm
- D Contemporary, The House Protects The Dreamer, 7 December — 14 January, Tues—Fri 11am—5pm
- E & R Cyzer, Damien Hirst: The Four Seasons
- Flowers Gallery, Small is Beautiful XXXIX, 25 November — 8 January, Tues — Sat 11am — 6pm
- Galerie Kreo, Ronan Bouroullec: 23 bas-reliefs, 26 November — 4 January, Tues—Sat, 10am—6pm
- Hauser & Wirth, George Condo. Ideals of the Unfound Truth, 13 October — 23 December, Mon — Sat 10am — 6pm
- JC Gallery, Fujiko Rose: Complimentary Contradictions, 7 — 17 December, Mon — Fri 10am — 6pm
- JD Malat Gallery, Henrik Aa. Uldalen: Love in Exile, 18 November — 8 January, Mon — Fri 10am — 6pm, Sat 12pm — 6pm
- LAMB, Off the Grid: Curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli, 18 November — 24 December, Tues — Fri 11am — 7pm, Sat 11am — 4pm
- Lévy Gorvy, Jutta Koether: Femme Colonne, 2 December — 15 January, Tues—Sat 10am—6pm
- Luxembourg + Co., Giosetta Fioroni: Alter Ego, 12 October — 11 December, Tues — Sat 10am — 6pm
- Opera Gallery
- Pace Gallery, Yoshitomo Nara: Pinacoteca, 26 November—15 January, Mon—Sat 10am—6pm
- Sprovieri, Renato Leotta: Linea, Punto, 10 December — 4 February, Mon—Fri 10am—6pm
- Sprüth Magers, Pamela Rosenkranz: Healer , until 15 December
- The Mayor Gallery, John Golding: Only Human, 10 November — 22 December, Mon — Fri 10am — 5:30pm
- Unit London, Teiji Hayama: I link, therefore I am, 7 December — 8 January, Mon — Sat 10am — 7pm
- Waterhouse & Dodd, Fred Pollock: Here & Now, 16 November – 10 December, Mon — Fri 9.30am — 6pm, Sat by appointment
- SoShiro, Townhaus Collective: An immersive festive retail & culinary experience, 15 November — 23 December
- Workplace, Reflections Part 2: Female Voices in Moving Image, 1 December — 18 February, Weds — Fri 12 — 6pm
- Karsten Schubert London, It’s a Magda Archer Christmas, 2 — 22 December, Mon — Fri 10am — 6pm
- Frith Street Gallery (Golden Square), Shilpa Gupta, 26 November — 22 January, Tues—Fri 11am — 6pm, Sat 11am — 5pm
- 3812 Gallery, Between Breaths: Raymond Fung, 2 November — 7 January, Mon – Fri 10am — 6.30pm, Sat 11am — 2pm
- Agnews, Dürer and his Time, 21 November — 12 December, Mon—Fri 10am—6pm
- Ben Hunter, Drawings & Works on Paper, 22 November—27 January, Mon—Fri 10am—5pm
- Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Georges Braque: The Poetry of Things, until 23 December, Mon — Fri 10am — 6pm
- Colnaghi, Naples: 18th Century Neopolitan créche, 3 December —25 February, Mon – Fri 10am — 6pm, Sat 11am — 4pm
- Patrick Bourne & Co, 19th and 20th Century works on paper, 3 — 10 December, Mon—Fri 10am—6pm
- Stern Pissarro, Camille Pissarro: Works from the Gallery Collection, 17 November — 10 December, Mon — Fri 10am—6pm, Sat 10am—5pm
- The Weiss Gallery, Mon—Fri 10am—6pm