Ancient & Modern changes its name and moves to Mayfair

Bruce Haines Mayfair
33 Saint George Street, London W1S 2FL

Ancient & Modern, the gallery founded by Bruce Haines in 2006, is to open a new space in the West End, changing its name to Bruce Haines Mayfair.

Haines’s reasons for relocating – for the last nine years Ancient & Modern has been based on Whitecross Street, Islington – is to make the gallery’s artists more accessible to the public and collectors. ‘The artworld’s tectonic plates seem to be shifting again,” he says. ‘About twenty years ago it was from west London to east London. Now everything seems to be turning full circle again.’

Explaining the gallery’s name change, Haines says: ‘So many businesses in the area are eponymous, like Asprey’s on New Bond Street and Anderson and Sheppard on Savile Row, so it seemed right to put my name above the shop.’
The gallery’s first show will be Ultramarine, a display of new paintings by the acclaimed British artist Tim Braden, opening on Friday, October 9th. Braden’s work can also be seen at Bruce Haines Mayfair’s booth at the Frieze Art Fair (October 14th – 17th). The gallery is also participating in FIAC (October 21st – 25th), and at Artissima (November 5th – 8th), where it will pair paintings by young German artist Jan Pleitner with table-top sculptures by Italian artist Luisa Gardini (b.1935), both of whom make works that recall a European response to 1950’s American abstraction.

Bruce Haines Mayfair’s current roster is comprised of the following artists: Eva Berendes, Tim Braden, Matthias Dornfeld, Volker Eichelmann, Jane England, Salome Ghazanfari, Luke Gottelier, Raphael Hefti, Clive Hodgson, Des Hughes, Paul Johnson, Alan Kane, Markus Karstieß, Jan Pleitner, Rudolf Polanszky, the estate of Norbert Prangenberg and Audrey Reynolds.

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(Image: Maeve Gilmore exhibition at Ancient & Modern, London)