Art News

Excellent Visitor Figures, Strong Sales and Positive Feedback at London Art Fair

LONDON.- The 22nd edition of the annual London Art Fair closed on Sunday 17th January 2010, reporting excellent visitor figures, strong sales and positive feedback. The show drew 23,219 visitors and 250 media representatives from the UK and around the world. On the first night, 3731 people attended. VIPs who visited the Fair included Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk and Vic Reeves, Nicholas Serrota [Director of Tate], Matthew Collings, [Broadcaster and British Art Critic]. Celebrities such as Johnny Borrell [Frontman of the rock band Razorlight], Emma Thompson, Damien Lewis, Victoria Wood, Emilia Fox and Bill Bailey also came. 116 galleries took part in total, compared with 112 in 2009, making this year the largest since it began in 1988. 86% galleries were returning from 2009, a