I have been swotting up for a talk I’ve been asked to give on the development of the art market in Mayfair. I was pointed in the direction of an amazing website, http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/autumn12/fletcher-helmreich-mapping-the-london-art-market which shows very graphically the way that commercial art galleries, including Colnaghi, originally clustered round Waterloo Place, but, following the opening of the RA on Piccadilly in 1868, they all, including Agnews, the Grosvenor Gallery and the Fine Art Society, either opened on, or moved to, Bond Street. Of course, there is now a danger that they will move back south, as Philip Mould has done, but I hope that Cork Street at least will remain, as it has been historically, a centre for the art trade.
2 thoughts on “Art in Mayfair”
It is an illuminating website; but I only wish it had been continued. The march back is on. Two galleries , Panter & Hall and Philip Mould both back in Pall Mall. But more importantly when and where is your talk ??
It’s been and gone – only a contribution to the discussion about Mayfair this afternoon. Charles