Lazarides Rathbone is the flagship gallery of Lazarides Limited. Set in the heart of London's Fitzrovia, the extensive space exhibits compelling talents who thrive outside of established art industry structures. Unusually for a commercial gallery it is open to visitors six days a week and operates an open-door policy. This unorthodox yet inclusive vision has resonated with major art collectors and the general public alike.
While the gallery is considered the international market leader in what is dubbed urban art, many of the artists on display defy categorisation. Contemporary figurative painting features heavily on the exhibition schedule, but works have also included interactive installations, sculptures, and even historical propaganda. In the grand tradition of artistic movements, the gallery maintains strong connections with wider culture, especially the spheres of music, fashion and film.
An ambitious exhibition schedule includes major exhibitions in the ground floor space. Boutique shows and unveilings take place on the first floor private viewing area. The top floor presents a revolving edit of premium works from the company's emerging art division. The gallery is involved in extensive off-site activity including one-off shows in New York and Los Angeles and major art events such as the acclaimed Hell’s Half Acre, The Minotaur and Bedlam spectaculars at London's Old Vic Tunnels.
A former gin palace built in the era of William Hogarth’s Gin Lane, Lazarides Rathbone opened in May 2009. Artists exhibiting and represented include Antony Micallef, Artists Anonymous, Conor Harrington, David Choe, Doug Foster, FAILE, Ian Francis, Invader, Jonathan Yeo, JR, Todd James, Vhils, Zevs and 3D.
Gallery : Tuesday–Saturday 11am–7pm. Admission is free
Office : Monday–Friday 10am–6pm