The 26th London Art Fair kicked off today in style at the Business Design Centre in Islington, showcasing 128 collectives, with work from East London neighbours, through to the far corners of the ingenious art world.
Hoxton Radio were amongst the first to arrive at the Business Centre in the heart of Islington, giving us a first look at some of the diverse art work on offer including talks, tours, films and performances.
Particular highlights included London Art Fair veterans Glasgow Print Studio’s exhibition, who have been travelling down south for the UK’s largest fair for modern British and contemporary art for the full 26 years.
Featured on their exhibition halls are print-works and other art forms recently completed in their very own Glaswegian studio, including work from Scott Campbell and John Byrne.
This year’s London Art Fair has been able to detect a surge in optimism for the UK economy from the art world. A survey of exhibiting galleries revealed that 70% of galleries think the economy will get better in 2014, together with 61% of the galleries believing there will be an improvement in art market fortunes in 2014.
The London Art Fair will continue to run until Sunday the 19th of January.
By Sarah Mee @sarahnotmee