First visit and a first impression – PAD London 2015

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This year it was my first time that I attended PAD London.  I must admit that I didn’t hear much about it prior and had mixed expectations, as there are so many fairs happening in London and each one of them proclaiming to be the It place to be at.

I was kindly invited by one of the artists whose work was being exhibited there, so this was a perfect time to come and see what the fair had to offer.

Under the roof of a huge black tent in Berkley Square, a little town of galleries from various parts of the world was created.  The quality of this undertaking was visible throughout.  The location, the preserved gallery-like feel of the stands and of the whole space.

I can imagine how hard it may be make a choice by galleries which exact prices to display at the show, but the selection was outstanding.  Each one drew attention and could have been chosen as a new centre piece by a collector.  And they were such brilliant conversation starters.

It is amazing to talk to the gallerists as with design art one buy so much more than an objects.  Each piece is like a whole book full of stories from the birth of its idea to putting it in front of people, and even further ahead.  It is intriguing to know where a certain piece will end up, whether it would be a private residence or an office or even a restaurant; which continent it will be on and so on.

I will defiantly book the dates to see PAD London next year too and, if find some spear time on my hands, I may use it as a perfect excuse to visit Paris for their PAD Paris edition.


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