For a curator or scholar, locating the most significant works outside public collections can often be a challenge. Works pass through the market and into new ownership and tracing these pieces is often reliant on our long-term relationships with collectors.
J&J Rawlin regularly work with the leading experts and authorities in our field and we are often sought out to help locate works for major publications and events. We have recently facilitated significant loans to recent important exhibitions, including Lucian Freud: The Self-Portraits at the Royal Academy in London and Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour, the critically acclaimed reappraisal of this well-known British artist at Pallant House, Chichester and Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham.
We also pursue our own curatorial and research projects, most recently co-curating the acclaimed exhibition Harold Gilman: Beyond Camden Town. This exhibition was the first solo exhibition in almost four decades of the work of this key figure in the London art world and offered visitors the chance to see many rarely-exhibited works from both public and private collections. Co-curated with Lara Wardle, Director of the Jerwood Collection, the exhibition focussed on Gilman’s work after 1910 until his early death in 1919, the period during which he produced some of his most radical and memorable paintings.
How we helped re-discover this lost painting by Ivon Hitchens