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Barbara Stanley Gallery now offers collectors the opportunity to purchase Irish Contemporary prints online

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016


Image: Mary Pickering’s Is That You (Courtesy of the Artist and Barbara Stanley Gallery)


Barbara Stanley Gallery who has been the London leading specialist in Irish contemporary art now offers Irish contemporary prints online via a dedicated website

Irish Art reached new heights in the last decade capturing the imagination of the art – world.  To meet with the growing demand for work by artists from Ireland, Barbara Stanley Gallery launched of a new website bringing  Irish art to wider international audiences, offering  high quality prints at affordable prices by  many of  the gallery’s regular artists.

Barbara first established her successful gallery Barbara Stanley Gallery in 2002,  to represent  solely Irish contemporary artists in London. Since setting up the gallery  Barbara has consistently promoted Irish art bringing the talented artists and sculptors she represents to London and  increasingly to an overseas clientele.  The gallery runs an exciting schedule of exhibitions and is well positioned near Marble Arch in London’s West End.

A Piece to Collect: Contemporary Collective presents Abigail Box’ DISCO

Friday, November 13th, 2015
A Piece to Collect, is a new feature on our blog where we will ask our Member galleries to select an art work from their AWAD Shop offering every week. This week Elinor Olisa of Contemporary Collective talks about about a painting that, in her own words, ‘would complement any art collection’.

Who is the artist: Abigail Box
What is the title of the work? ‘Disco’
What is the medium? Oil on hand stretched canvas
What is the price? £3,500
What are the 3 reasons you have you selected this work?

1) Artwork I collect always tells a story and the big cat in this painting grabbed by attention from the first moment I saw it, telling a story and providing the familiarity of a narrative I am sure I must have heard or read. The colours and the title ‘Disco’ also brings in 80s glam into the mix.
2) Abigail Box painstakingly builds up patterned and textured layers over many hours. Yet her work maintains delicacy and translucency which for me adds a sense fragility to this strong painting. The juxtaposition of the powerful tiger languishing on the ornate, patterned floor with the palm leaves is a luxurious and powerful statement for any wall large enough to hold it.
3) Abigail Box is an artist whose work I have admired and championed since first being introduced after her graduation from Camberwell College of Arts. She is as fascinating as the work she creates.

What did you think of Disco? Click here to see it on the AWAD Shop

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