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BADA – The British Antique Dealers’ Association was founded in 1918. BADA is the leading trade association for fine art, design and antiques community. For over 25 years the event has been the Spring highlight for art and design, showcasing beautiful objects of outstanding quality from 100 of the UK’s finest dealers. BADA fair 2018 returns to Duke of York Square on the King’s Road from 14-20 March 2018. Art lovers, are you excited?
Exhibitors Darnley Fine Art will be hosting an exhibition of recently discovered portraits spanning the 16th to the 20th centuries at BADA 2018! This exceptional exhibition will include more than thirty previously unknown rare portraits that have never before been on public display, all as a result of the detective work of Darnley Fine Art’s Adrian Pett. You can feel like going back time just looking at the art! Are you ready?
One of the many highlights is the earliest known self portrait of Francis Hayman (1708 – 1776) the important portraitist and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Royal Academy. This artwork was not known to be in existence, so it is a particularly significant discovery. Come and see it yourself!
Adrian Pett, owner of Darnley Fine Art, said, “This exhibition has taken several years to put together. The excitement of discovering long forgotten works by artists who hold great importance in today’s art world is absolutely unsurpassed. I feel honoured to be returning them to their rightful eminence – they were created to be viewed and admired, and their rightful artist acknowledged.”
Experience a century of the exceptional at BADA 2018
BADA will mark its 100th anniversary with a unique showcase which draws inspiration from the rich depth and remarkable calibre of members’ objects.
BADA has partnered with two leading designers, Joanna Wood and Paolo Moschino, to create a series of contemporary living spaces incorporating key items from members’ collections, which aims to establish the role of fine art and antiques in a contemporary context.So much beauty in one place! Come and get inspired!
Alan Wheatley Art, Trinity House Paintings, John Adams Fine Art Limited, Antiquarian Booksellers Association, Anthea A G Antiques Ltd, Wakelin & Linfield and so many more! BADA 2018 will also host a broad range of exhibitors specialising in modern and contemporary design, interiors and fashion. You can’t miss a chance to see! It will be beautiful!
BADA announced that their charity partner this year will be Children in Crisis. Founded in 1993 by Sarah, Duchess of York, who remains the charity’s Life President, Children in Crisis rebuilds education systems and ensures that all children, whoever or wherever they were born, receive the loving care they need to realise the best in themselves.Come and share the love!