Lamberty was the first major dealer in central London to sell the best of 20th century design, now known in the USA as mid century modern. I well remember putting a large set of perspex shelves in the window of the Pimlico Road gallery in 2003 causing gasps from other gallerists - but it sold in a flash, and I was emboldened to pursue this exciting new venture.
Hal’s work has appeared at the Royal Academy, Chelsea Flower Show, Birmingham NEC, Hampton Court, Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Ascot, Chateau Maison Lafitte and Polo Ralph Lauren. His secondary market is proven and he has sold well in auction at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Drouot.
Coleman is not a formally trained artist, but instead started painting to relieve stress from a debilitating spinal injury. His inimitable style is the result of hours of work involving the painstaking layering of materials such as newsprint, stamps and vintage comic books in order to achieve the final result. His early experimental pieces involved images of Marilyn Monroe, The Krays and Jimi Hendrix. Coleman has exhibited alongside Bansky amongst others at galleries in the UK and abroad in California, Paris, Dubai and Cape Town.
I ﬁrst met Chris in a squalid,sprawling penthouse studio in London’s East, somewhere around the Barbican. It was one of those brutal 60’s buildings, now unloved. He was simultaneously producing great self portraits and distracted by making lots of painted post cards of a very exotic beauty he was obviously bedding.
I first met him around 2011 in a pub in Hackney where he was having a small show. We got to talking and he gave me a little tour of his mural works in the area. I was smitten. There was something so fragile and emotionally sincere about the carefully crafted poses of these androgynous every men and every women.
Banksy is of course anonymous to most people. He is well protected by a crew of fellow artists and friends who are loyal to him, which speaks something about the man. I’m pretty sure he came to my gallery once…
Abdullah Qandeel,Robin Coleman,Halliday Avray WilsonandChris Mooncomprise my chosen artists. They are all very different, but they are all special. Im pleased to say we have been with them for a long time and all have increased their market price in the secondary market - ie when an artist’s work is offered at open auction.
Abdullah Qandeel was born in 1988 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Qandeel lives and works in New York creating passionate and energetic large scale abstract paintings which he has exhibited across the world in exhibitions in Monte Carlo, New York and Jeddah. A smaller abstract canvas, titled The Race, by Abdullah Qandeel sold at Sotheby’s, Doha for $274,000 against a $20,000-30,000 estimate in their Contemporary Art auction in April 2015.