Philip Jackson - Dealers' Diary

Antiques Trade Gazette March 2017

On a mission to sell this bomber memorial model

Hampstead's Catto Gallery includes this maquette of the Bomber Command Memorial in its upcoming exhibition of works by sculptor Philip Jackson.

The sculpture, consisting of seven 9ft (2.74m) high figures, is a tribute to the 55,573 Bomber Command crew who died during the Second World War. It was unveiled in Green Park, London in June 2012.

The maquette of the statue is available for £70,000 at Catto with 10% of the sale price going to the Bomber Command Association for the upkeep of the public work.

Jackson’s third solo show at Catto runs from March 23-April 17. The artist is wellknown for a number of public sculptures, including the Queen Mother on The Mall and England 1966 World Cup-winner Bobby Moore at Wembley Stadium.

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Ian Berry - Drawn threads

Article from Embroidery magazine March 2017

A decade of creating artworks in denim sees ian Berry’s practice soar to new heights.

EVEN UP CLOSE it’s no simple matter to perceive the individual pieces of cloth that make up the staggeringly complex photorealist images that Ian Berry creates from pairs of old jeans.

Whether viewed in print, online or even at arm’s length, the works are often misidentified as bluetoned photographs rather than handmade works of art. In a painstaking process, Berry collages layers of shapes cut from different shades of faded denim that form mosaics of striking, life-like scenes.

Berry, who is originally from huddersfield, already had a successful career as an art director in advertising when he started making his works. Since then he’s had near-sell out shows in Sweden (where he lived at the time), as well as the US and Portugal.

The works on these pages were part of two solo exhibits presented by Catto Gallery at gallery different last November. Berry produced the works after moving back to london. he felt compelled to create a body of work in response to his thoughts on the meaning of home and the changing nature of cultural diversity in the city.

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What's next?

Watch this Plinth!

Goodbye 'Allies'

The 'Allies' by Laurence Holofcenor has sadly departed the plinth outside the gallery. Everyday we're having people coming in asking where it's gone. It will be missed but it's going to a new home where it will be well looked after. 

Lapada Art & Antiques Fair

Catto Gallery have again taken a stand at the prestigious Lapada Art & Antiques Fair in the beautiful Berkeley Square, London from 13th - 18th September. Come and visit us on Stand B38 - we have new paintings by Derek Balmer, Michel & Elena Gran, Walasse Ting and Ramsay Gibb as well as the full range of Mark Hall’s bronze conkers and an enormous pair of cherries!

If you would like to receive an invitation to the Lapada Fair please contact us with your address and we will happily send you an invitation.

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