Art lovers in London will see dozens of new sculptures appearing on the streets of Mayfair from October, as the first ever Mayfair Sculpture Trail is launched across the famous shopping destination.
Renowned local galleries will be presenting artwork in some of the city’s most iconic locations from Old Bond Street, New Bond Street, Cork Street and Burlington Arcade to the grandeur of Grosvenor Square.
With new COVID-19 restrictions looming and events across the capital being postponed or cancelled, the Mayfair Sculpture Trail allows visitors to take a self-guided tour using the SMARTIFY App, scanning the artwork as they go to access the audio guide and learn more about this new outdoor art show.
Running from 1st to 31st October, The Mayfair Sculpture Trail is a new addition to the annual Mayfair Art Weekend, (2-4 October) in partnership with Art in Mayfair, bringing together a host of leading galleries to offer an extensive program of free exhibitions, walks, talks and tours.
Highlights of the trail include ‘Simple Talk (Left)’ by Pablo Reinoso, an iconic Spaghetti Bench presented by Waddington Custot, with tendrils stretching and spiralling out in-front of the Ralph Lauren store on New Bond Street. Fashion fans will enjoy ‘Bag of Aspirations’ by Kalliopi Lemos, part of the ‘Tools of Endearment’ series presented by Gazelli Art House, the oversized handbag looks perfectly in place outside the luxury department store Fenwick of Bond Street.
Visitors can also learn more about the permanent artworks on the street such as Lawrence Holofcener’s ‘Allies’ or look up and spot ‘Cinch’ by Antony Gormley standing tall above Burlington Arcade. In addition, there are exhibitions within galleries including Annely Juda Fine Art, ‘Anthony Caro: 6 Sculptures, Leon Kossoff: 6 Paintings,’ and ‘Nude’ an exhibition presented by Olivier Malingue that explores the role the nude has played in influencing artistic productions from the end of the 19th century until today. ‘Nude’ Includes work by Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Henry Moore, and Lucien Freud.