Tuesday, April 10, 2007
"A new gallery specialising in fashion illustration, Fig, has opened in west London. Its director, William Ling, arranged the first solo exhibitions for young British artists Gavin Turk, Adam Chodzko and Simon Periton. He believes the work of fashion illustrators has been dismissed as "applied" art and overlooked by the market. On Friday, Fig opens an exhibition of illustrations from the 1950s to the present, many from the archives of Vogue magazine. Prices will range from £800 to £10,000 for the drawing above, made by René Gruau for Harper's Bazaar." Read other art news by the Telegraph's Colin Gleadell here.