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“Currently by appointment only.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Phippen Contemporary Fine Art Gallery

Phippen Contemporary Fine Art Gallery
6 Southside Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
01752 551656
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“Currently by appointment only.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Still does a bit of advertising online so we came down once on a Friday and then Saturday morning. Both times no sign of activity just a notice on a glazed door at the bottom of a steep staircase indicating viewing or access to the gallery by appointment only. Not that convenient.

Visited April 2013
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“Worth a look.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Somehow missed this place. Not much of a street level presence but a gallery up the staircase. Highly priced items but interesting. A cut above the tourist art shops along the same road.

Visited February 2012
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“One first floor room with some expensive prices.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Killing time before a meal booking, we looked in for fifteen minutes. Very expensive stuff. Not many items but well displayed. Moderately well done paintings by idiosyncratic local artists. Two or three bronze busts. Chatty helpful assistant with wild hair and great enthusiasm.

Visited November 2011
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“Up market but expensive and small limited stock.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011 via mobile

I am sure this is called Phippen and not Pippin. It is a small tasteful upstairgallery showing some very expensive Lenkievicz paintings, some sculpture and paintings or drawings by the gallery owner and sometimes by one other artist. Pleasant eccentric man is attentive friendly and will explain anything. Nice place to go and browse but I don't see it doing a roaring trade. Worth looking in.

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