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Anthony Thompson Art Tours

Contact:
Anthony Thompson
Tel: 07768 904 558
http://www.arttourslondon.co.uk/




Flat3, 2 Lansdowne Crescent
London
W11 2NH
United Kingdom

Anthony Thompson Art Tour 1: Georgian Life - from the destitute to dandies

This unusual walking tour through Spitalfields and Mayfair examines the architectural development of Regency London, by tracing the lifestyle and people who lived in these very different parts of London in the 18th century

The day starts with a tour of Spitalfields examining a small area which has frequently changed with different waves of inhabitants, from the Huguenot silk weavers to Pakistani immigrants, as well as being the scene of some of London’s grisliest murders and eventually becoming the by-word for urban deprivation.

There will be an opportunity to visit Dennis Severs' house which is the recreation of a Georgian home where once you have passed through the door you enter a painting, one with a time and life of its own.

In Mayfair the lifestyle of the Georgian Dandy is examined by walking in the footsteps of Beau Brummel, the arbiter of men's fashion, passing elegant town houses and visiting historic shops in and around St. James's such as the wine merchants Berry Bros, shoe makers Lobbs, hatters James Lock, and tobacconist J. Fox, learning about the ‘conformateur’ and ‘clicking room’, and meeting a plethora of fascinating characters from Tiddy-Dol, the gingerbread man, to Handel and Jimi Hendrix.

The tour will include short travel routes between venues (taxi or tube) and a short lunch.

Group size – minimum 5, maximum 10. Groups of over 10 guests will be supplied with a headset at extra cost.

This event is £100.00 + VAT per person. Lunch and travel costs are not included in the price.

To find out when Anthony will be hosting his next Georgian Life tour, please visit the events diary www.biid.org.uk/events

Details

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Cost: £100.00
  • Venue: Various venues in Spitalfields and Mayfair
  • Regions Covered: London

Anthony Thompson Art Tour 2: Insight into the Art World – How to Buy at Auction

Interior designers are invited on a day visiting major London sale rooms to view prints, paintings, furniture and fine objects with opportunities to watch an auction take place with guide Anthony Thompson. Anthony is an internationally renowned expert in Oriental and European rugs and carpets, and has many years of experience buying and selling at auction, as a dealer, agent and an auctioneer.  

This CPD will assist designers with the first steps into the auction world, de-mystifying the experience and giving attendees the confidence to buy and sell at auction. The areas covered are: the auction ‘seasons’, viewing a sale, how to interpret a catalogue, sale room etiquette, what to look for in art works (name of artist, provenance and condition), registering to buy, auctioneer idioms and the bidding process.

The tour will include short travel routes between venues (taxi or tube) and a short lunch.

Group size – minimum 5, maximum 10. Groups of over 10 guests will be supplied with a headset at extra cost.

This event is £100.00 + VAT per person. Lunch and travel costs are not included in the price.

To find out when Anthony will be hosting his next How to Buy at Auction tour, please visit the events diary www.biid.org.uk/events

Details

  • Duration: 6 Hours
  • Cost: £100.00
  • Venue: Various auction houses in London
  • Regions Covered: London

Anthony Thompson Art Tour 3: Contemporary Art

London is a world centre for contemporary art and this tour will examine exhibitions by leading British and international artists with visits to galleries including Gagosian, Pace, Vigo and Hauser and Wirth and salerooms such as Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Philipps and Bonhams. The tour will also examine the dynamics of this fast moving market and the role of certain influential individuals.

The tour will include short travel routes between venues (taxi or tube) and a short lunch.

Group size – minimum 5, maximum 10. Groups of over 10 guests will be supplied with a headset at extra cost.

This event is £100.00 + VAT per person. Lunch and travel costs are not included in the price.

To find out when Anthony will be hosting his next Contemporary Art tour, please visit the events diary www.biid.org.uk/events

Details

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Cost: £100.00
  • Venue: Various galleries and auction houese in West London
  • Regions Covered: London

Anthony Thompson Art Tour 4: Evolution of the Domestic Interior

The Victoria and Albert Museum holds a world class collection of furniture and room sets which are explored in this tour which traces the changes brought about to the English domestic interior by fire, light and construction methods. This tour shows that what appears to be a massive development over the past 700 years is actually a continuation of basic themes and human requirements.

Group size – minimum 5, maximum 10. Groups of over 10 guests will be supplied with a headset at extra cost.

This event is £100.00 + VAT per person. Lunch and travel costs are not included in the price.

To find out when Anthony will be hosting his next Domestic Interior tour, please visit the events diary www.biid.org.uk/events

Details

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Cost: £100.00
  • Venue: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
  • Regions Covered: London