Marlborough Contemporary

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Neighborhood: Mayfair
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
How to get there
  • Green Park • 3 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus • 7 min walk
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mckenzie16
Greater London, UK188 contributions
Intriguing art - great space.
Oct 2020
I visited the gallery on a rainy day in London. I hadn't pre booked but the kind gentleman at the desk still let me in to visit the Maggi Hambling exhibition.

A wide ranging exhibition of 3 floors. Maggi's art is thought-provoking and intriguing. I followed up the visit by watching her BBC documentary. She is truly a magnificent artist and person.

The gallery was a perfect venue to hold her pieces and I felt very welcomed and safe.

A definite visit when in London town.
Written October 31, 2020
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futtock21
London, UK11,091 contributions
Some impressive British art
Oct 2020 • Solo
Two exhibitions for the price of one here, and they’re both free. Both of works by some of the biggest names in modern British art. Downstairs paintings by the likes of Joe Tilson, Gillian Ayres, Victor Pasmore and Maggi Hambling. Upstairs prints by Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, R. B. Kitaj, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego and Grayson Perry. The gallery was open this Saturday as part of Mayfair Art Weekend, for the first time in six months said the man at the ground floor desk sitting behind a Covid-19 defensive plastic screen. Perhaps that will become an exhibit in a future exhibition?
Written October 3, 2020
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Excellent programme of international artists
Mar 2020
The interior of the gallery has cool restrained architecture, focused on a contemporary staircase which is a joy to walk up and down, connecting the two floors of gallery spaces, the most recent before the coronavirus restrictions being the fascinating work of American artist Lars Fisk who continued his exploration of the sphere as a device for reframing common objects in a world which is arguably fixated on straight lines, rectangular rooms and angular staircases.....much easier for builders to build.... in his exhibition 'Wattle & Daub' in the ground floor spaces, while on the first floor, with its views out to the street, was a celebration of 40 years of printmaking including work by artists such as Victor Pasmore, Ken Kiff, Bridget Riley, Louise Bourgeois, Grayson Perry and Beatriz Milhazes.

Both exhibitions were well worth visiting. The current ones are available digitally on the gallery website - showing two other American artists: Karl Wirsum in 'Strangers on a Train' and Ryan McGinley in 'Pretty Free'.
Written April 12, 2020
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futtock21
London, UK11,091 contributions
Veterans of British Art and some lesser-known Americans
Apr 2019 • Solo
Marlborough’s current exhibition spread over its ground and first floor galleries features works by British veterans Joe Tilson and Alan Jones with some slightly
younger American pop artists Westerman and Fields. The ground floor is devoted to fairly recent mainly large canvasses by Joe Tilson all squares ciphers signs plus references sometimes in words to Venice. All very unremarkable illustrating how little his style, such as it is, has developed over the years. Upstairs a series of small-ish prints by Allen Jones dating from 2007 plus two large more recent sculptures of kinky life size women against a brightly coloured smudgy landscape. Again these show how little his style has changed over the last thirty or so years. But in his case if it ain’t broke don’t fix it whereas in Tilson’s case one doubts there was ever very much there to start with. The American artists were even less remarkable, only a Westerman Popeye cartoon character in a landscape coming to mind at all.

Written April 13, 2019
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
International art gallery over two floors
Mar 2018 • Solo
An international gallery showing an excellent series of exhibitions of work by international artists over the two floors of its contemporary space in Albermarle Street, with views out to the street, allowing daylight in and some interesting relationships between activities outside and the art inside.

Current exhibitions are Los Angeles-based artist Matt Johnson’s figures on the first floor space which are playful and humorous but with deeper meanings and British artist Hughie O’Donoghie's paintings where he reimagined several of Van Gogh’s last works as if they were set in the farmland near O’Donoghie’s studio in County Mayo with a different environment, different light, different earth and different colours.
Written March 31, 2018
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futtock21
London, UK11,091 contributions
Part of an international institution
Jan 2018 • Solo
Marlborough Contemporary is a division of Marlborough Fine Arts which has long been an important player on the art scene both in London and New York. Its London Gallery is at the southern end of Albemarle Street in the midst of swanky Mayfair. It currently has an exhibition of paintings by Pamela Gordon of Iraq with more than a nod to both photography and Delacroix. The previous exhibition of modern British prints by the likes of Kitaj, Pasmore and Tilson played to its key strength as a dealer of some of the greats of 20th to 21st century British Art. There is a browser kept in the basement where some of the gems from their collection are on permanent view.
Written January 14, 2018
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