Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Art of Mapping

'The Art of Mapping' is now open at the Air Gallery on Dover Street. We're displaying work by a host of artists - some familiar, some working with us for the first time - who work creatively with maps and cartography. Admission is free and the artworks are not to be missed. We look forward to seeing you there. Read more about the exhibition here, and contact us to enquire about particular pieces.

The Art of Mapping | The Air Gallery, 32 Dover Street, W1S 4NE | 14 - 26 November | Free admission

Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm | Sat 11am - 4pm | Sun 12pm - 4pm
Download the catalogue

Artists' Talk | Saturday 19 November, 2pm start | Read more

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Apple Tree by Robin Duttson

We are thrilled to present Robin Duttson's The Apple Tree

Robin Duttson's set of four lithograph prints is now available. Inspired by his parent's apple tree, it beautifully captures the delicacy of springtime. View it at the AAF Hampstead, and read more about it here.

Lithograph on Somerset paper
Edition of 45, signed and editioned by the artist

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Stephen Kenny Statements at AAF Hampstead

Preparations are underway for our Photobooth event at the AAF Happy Hampstead...

Last year we commissioned Stephen Kenny to produce six letterpress prints featuring our favourite art quotations. They were a huge success so we're delighted to release his latest selection at the fair. Pick your favourite quote and pose for a photo with it for a keepsake of your visit. See all the quotations on our website.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Thank you for coming

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who attended our book launch for Rob Ryan's 'A Sky Full of Kindness' last night at 33 Portland Place.

Rob's original papercuts looked fantastic on display in the room made famous by The King's Speech. There was a great turnout, and we hope you all had an excellent evening in such a fabulous venue.

If you'd like to know more about the book, the papercuts and the limited edition lasercut just drop us a line.

See you again soon...

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Beautiful new work by Rob Ryan...

We Promise To Keep The Child Safe, 2011
Signed limited edition lasercut of 250
39 x 59 cm

Exclusive to TAG Fine Arts for the forthcoming book release 'A Sky Full of Kindness,' £360

"We promise by the spirits of all the birds that have ever been, that are and ever will be, that we will care for this child. Every feather, every bone and beak is precious to us and every bird in our small community and to the greater family of all the birds. We promise to keep the egg safe. We promise to keep the child safe. We promise to help this small, small bird in this big, big world."

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

New arrivals - Maps and Money

A wonderful selection of maps arrived in the gallery last week from Justine Smith and Dahlia Elsayed. Justine's maps exploit the beauty of banknotes to explore how money influences our society, while Dahlia's two series of drawings (new in from the USA) are personal recollections of a trip to the Pacific Northwest.

The photos don't fully convey the beautiful colours and composition of these works so make sure you see them in the flesh over the coming months: we'll be showing them at art fairs and The Art of Mapping exhibition (see our full listings here)

Friday, 22 July 2011

The Art of Mapping in the making

In November TAG will present 'The Art of Mapping,' a group exhibition of contemporary artistic cartography at the Air Gallery, Dover Street.

The exhibition brings together familiar names and new artists, many of whom are creating brand new pieces. We visited Jonathan Parsons and Susan Stockwell in their studios for an early look at their work in progress...

The Art of Mapping
14 - 26 November 2011
The Air Gallery, 32 Dover Street, London W1S 4NE
Curated by TAG Fine Arts

For more information contact
or read the press release.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Chris Mitton

Chris Mitton's latest work is an inspired piece of carving. The life-sized sculpture of a crisp packet and eight individual crisps is made entirely out of solid Carrara marble, but looks good enough to eat! This is part of Mitton's 'Revalue' series, where he takes the most unlikely of throwaway items and meticulously recreates them in marble monuments to the mundane.

Chris Mitton | Crisp Packet | 2011 | Hand carved Carrara marble |
16.9 x 13 x 8 cm | Signed by the artist

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Varnishing Day at the Royal Academy

The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition is opening soon, and Katsutoshi Yuasa is the winner of this year's Towry Print Prize. We were thrilled to be there at yesterday's Varnishing Day to accept the award on his behalf. Rob Ryan's beautiful screenprints are also on display.

Congratulations to both artists, and thank you to the RA for organising an excellent event. Royal Academy | Katsutoshi Yuasa | Rob Ryan

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Justine Smith Money Maps

We showed Justine Smith's wonderful print 'The British Isles' for the first time at the London Original Print Fair in the Royal Academy. Here's a selection of her other Money Maps. Justine uses banknotes from all over the world to create these works. Politically charged, but seductively beautiful, they suggest the way in which money touches every aspect of our lives.

Euro Europe | 2007 | inkjet print on 330 gsm Somerset satin enhanced paper | 83 x 89.6 cm | edition of 95, signed and numbered by the artist

A Bigger Bang (Black) | 2009 | inkjet print on 330 gsm Somerset satin enhanced paper | 135 x 104.2 cm | edition of 40, signed and numbered by the artist

Africa | 2007 | inkjet print on 330 gsm Somerset satin enhanced paper | 101 x 119 cm | edition of 95, signed and numbered by the artist

Friday, 15 April 2011

Robin Duttson has been working closely with TAG Fine Arts and The Curwen Studio to create an ambitious new four-part piece, The Apple Tree.

As a child, Robin would watch the seasonal changes on the apple tree at his parents' farm in Devon. When they moved recently, he wanted to record it. He hand-drew 48 different separations to make up the plates for the prints, working in a wealth of detail.

The final proofs are nearing completion so watch this space for new images and information.

Images: Robin (top left) and printer Michael Papworth, in the studio

Monday, 11 April 2011

Invitation to London Original Print Fair

We're busy preparing for the London Original Print Fair which opens next week (19 - 21 April 2011)

The Fair is the longest-running specialist print fair in the world, now in its 26th year, and it always has a superb selection of galleries and works. We'll be exhibiting at Stand 1 at the Royal Academy, Burlington House.

Click here to download an invitation.

Please remember that due to the Easter break the Fair will not run over the weekend this year.

Katsutoshi Yuasa | The Pursuit of Happiness #1 | 2009 | Lithographic ink woodcut on fine art paper | 120 x 90 xm | Edition of 5

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Will Martyr

Will Martyr has been working tirelessly on a series of new acrylic paintings over the last few months.

We love their bold but balanced compositions, refreshingly bright colours and architectural beauty.

Open Minds Create Futures | 2011 | Acrylic on canvas | 90 x 120 cms

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Special Rob Ryan screenprint to raise money for Haiti...

In case you needed another reason to buy a Rob Ryan screenprint...

Just over 1 year ago Haiti was hit by a catastrophic earthquake. Rob had produced this limited edition screenprint to raise money for a country and it's people who still need our help. This beautiful print reads: ‘We are all part of each other and this is my promise, I won’t pass you by and I won’t ignore you and look the other way but I’ll help you build your nest again. This is my promise’

Rob Ryan | For Haiti | Water based inks on Heritage Woodfree 315gsm paper | Image size 54.3 x 39.0 cms, Paper size 68.5 x 51.0 cms | Edition of 200 | To buy a print please click here

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Cai Yuan on camera at the London Art Fair

Thank you to everybody who visited us at the London Art Fair. The stand looked fantastic as ever, and our artists received a great deal of well-deserved attention. We were visited by the Art Council England's Own Art tours, and Cai Yuan was interviewed by C Cubed Media, who are working with BBC China to report on the best Chinese contemporary artists represented in London. We managed to get some pictures of him in action...

We're now looking forward to the 20|21 International Art Fair at the Royal College of Art, which runs from 17 - 20 February. We'd love to see you at Stand 38 - contact us for information and to request tickets.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

New Artist from New York

Last year, Diana left London for New York City, and we're thrilled to say that we'll be promoting TAG across America in 2011, exhibiting at new US fairs and expanding on our stable of artists.

We're delighted to be working with American artist Paula Scher, whose limited edition screenprinted maps picture the world in dense, colourful detail. Scher is best known for her prizewinning work as a graphic designer, but these beautiful editions showcase a different side to her creative talents. Her work was recently acquired by the V&A and we'll be showing it at the London Art Fair this month.