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Known for its annual Summer Exhibition, which showcases contemporary art, the Royal Academy is a popular destination for art enthusiasts. It was founded in 1768 by Sir Joshua Reynolds and has held the Summer Exhibition every year since 1769. In 1999, it held a Monet retrospective that got over 800,000 visitors, making it the biggest art event ever in Britain. The range of works on exhibits is wide, and you might find John Soane's architecture and the Russian Amazons of the avant-garde being shown.
Featuring sculptures and paintings created by professional artists from around the world, Marlborough Fine Art is still at the cutting edge of contemporary art. Buyers of fine art flock to the yearly exhibitions and showcases. Along with publishing work, this gallery also carries a large stock of prints and deals with many museums in other countries. Directors and Staff have a wide breadth of knowledge concerning modern art and art history.
From its 1744 origins as a book dealer to its 21st Century incarnation as one of the world's most famous auction houses, Sotheby's has always been a synonym for prestige, quality and expertise. Sotheby's attentions are largely focused on traditional auction fare, such as works of art, jewelry and antiques. Viewing is during the week, but also by appointment and on some weekends.
Go back in time, and relive the 18th Century with paintings and artifacts at The Wallace Collection. The Wallace Collection is one of the greatest of all private art collections. Among its many exquisite pieces are 17th and 18th-century paintings, porcelain furniture and a remarkable display of armory. They have a library with an extensive collection of information on their compilation. The institute with their group of highly qualified curators, safeguard this unique selection, making it accessible for the present and maintaining it for the future.
Tate Britain is the London gallery in Millbank, the oldest gallery of Britain's prestigious Tate Gallery grid. Opened in 1897, its edifice is beautiful and palatial with huge columns and stone sculptures adorning the roof. Exhibiting the art of Britain from 1500 till date, the gallery is also known for its support of new and contemporary multimedia artists. The art on display ranges from the Pre-Raphaelite period to the Cubism period. Giacometti, Picasso, Moore, Hepworth and Francis Bacon are among those on display, and the gallery also annually exhibits the artists that are short-listed for the well-known Turner Prize.
Andipa Gallery has an impressive range of modern and contemporary artwork. Although they also have another smaller department which features Byzantine and Renaissance art. Andipa Gallery has years of experience and will be able to answer any questions about current international artwork. The undying and relentless passion in the field of art is what makes Andipa stand apart from its contemporaries. The gallery has an extensive collection of Pablo Picasso paintings.