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Exhibitors proclaim BADA 2017 a stunning success
Tuesday 21 March saw the close of BADA 2017 with exhibitors reporting strong sales, and celebrating a hugely successful event.

In addition to the impressive sales, exhibitors hailed the fresh look and feel of the fair and reported making excellent new contacts with younger collectors.

From 15–21 March 2017, the fair brought together 100 specialist exhibitors from across the UK, including a significant number of young dealers, who were exhibiting at the fair for the first time.
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BADA 2017 Best Stand Awards
BADA 2017 opens its doors to the public on Wednesday 15 March at Duke of York Square, Chelsea and as the excitement builds, we are delighted to announce the winners of our BADA 2017 Best Stand awards.

The prestigious awards are judged by an independent panel of experts representing the worlds of fine art, interior design and the art media: Susie Rumbold, president of BIID (British Institute of Interior Design), Patricia Stevenson, Publishing Director of Tatler, Joe Kennedy, Director of contemporary art gallery UNIT London and Kate Slesinger, Publishing Director of House & Garden.

There were four award categories available this year with judges asked to assess fair exhibitors for best use of lighting, best showcase display, best individual object and the highly-coveted best stand award. The judges were given a private tour of the fair on Tuesday afternoon before reconvening in the Pantry to make their final decisions.
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Stubbs discovery on sale at BADA 2017
A Stubbs painting that was mistakenly believed to be a copy is on sale by The Parker Gallery at BADA 2017.

Entitled Two Hacks, the property of Henry Ulrick Reay Esq of Burn Hall Co. Durham and their blue-liveried groom in a landscape, the painting’s authenticity was uncovered earlier this year by The Parker Gallery. The work had gone on sale in New York having been deaccessioned by The Huntington Library in California, who had incorrectly catalogued the oil painting as a copy after Stubbs.

The painting is signed in the lower right hand corner and is dated 1789. The date puts it a year ahead of another version by the artist in a private collection. The primacy of The Parker Gallery’s Stubbs is shown by the presence of pentimenti - notably the nearside hind leg of the leading horse, the position of which has been altered by the artist by about 1cm to the right. The original position is visible in outline under the painting of the grass.
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Joseph Walsh sculpture takes centre stage at BADA2017
BADA is delighted to announce that ‘Lilium 1’ by Irish designer maker Joseph Walsh will form the centrepiece of this year’s foyer design. Specially commissioned by BADA 2017 exhibitor Peter Petrou, the unique sculptural form is fashioned in olive ash and finished with white oil.

In the Lilium series, Joseph Walsh expands on the formation and layering language of his Enignum series and once again refers to natural elements that inspire his work. Lilium explores the relationship between the geometric and the organic; while some of the pieces' elements keep to symmetrical repetitions, others erupt into glorious, abstract shape.

The finished pieces blur the line between still and living objects, while capturing the natural instincts for growth in the material, the maker and the viewer. They mimic nature’s patterns, beginning with a cohesive bulb / form and growing according to diverse set of circumstances. 
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Isaac and Ede bring Georgian Print Room to BADA
For BADA 2017 Isaac and Ede will be revelling in Eighteenth Century London life and presenting A Georgian Print Room.  There will be monarchs and merchants, heroes and villains, courtesans and cute dogs. 

The room will rejoice in every aspect of Georgian London with bawdy scenes from the stage at Drury Lane, dramatic depictions of epic battles out at sea and intimate studies of domestic life. 

Society beauties will rub shoulders with criminals and Napoleon will be forced to look Wellington in the eye. During the reign of George III London acquired the status of the world's most fashionable city; come and meet the movers and shakers who made this happen.
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Jonathan Cooper presents Georgina Warne Exhibition at BADA 2017
Contemporary art specialist Jonathan Cooper will be hosting an exclusive exhibition, entitled Spring, which will feature a selection of new sculptures by artist Georgina Warne, on his stand at BADA 2017, from March 15-21.

A ceramicist and printmaker, Georgina Warne combines both art forms in her sculptures, printing and hand-colouring their surface with idiosyncratic motifs inspired by folklore, folk songs, and the natural world.

Working from her Norfolk studio, Warne observes the changing rhythms of the seasons, and her forthcoming exhibition will be a joyful celebration of the growth and renewal of the English countryside in spring.
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Loan Exhibition: Free Talks
Visitors to the BADA 2017 loan exhibition ‘Samuel Prout: A Grand Tour in Watercolour’ will be able to enjoy a series of complimentary talks on the life and work of the watercolour master by art historian Francesca Herrick.

Francesca will be providing 20 minute presentations on the artistic journey of Samuel Prout on Thursday 16 March at 3.30pm and at 12.30pm and 3.30pm on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March.

One of the most celebrated artists of the English Watercolour School, the exhibition explores Prout’s artistic journey from his humble roots in Devon to the magnificent cityscapes of continental Europe, which secured his reputation and helped earn Prout the title of ‘Painter in Water-Colours in Ordinary’ to both King George IV and Queen Victoria.
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Lunch with Lennox Cato

Some places have become available on an exclusive BADA Friends lunch with Lennox Cato of Lennox Cato Antiques.

Many of you will have seen Lennox appearing as the furniture specialist on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and I am delighted we are delighted that he has agreed to host a lunch BADA 2017.  

Guests will be able to look round the Fair first before sitting down to a delicious two course lunch at out new fine dining experience The Tatler Dining Room. 

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BADA announces highlights of BADA 2017
BADA, the British Antique Dealers’ Association, is pleased to announce the 25th anniversary edition of its annual fair, BADA 2017. The fair will welcome over 90 specialist exhibitors from across the UK and will offer collectors, curators, art professionals, interior designers and general visitors the chance to view and purchase outstanding pieces of traditional, modern and contemporary art, design and antiques.

BADA was established in 1918 and is the leading trade association for dealers in fine art, design and antiques. BADA 2017 will combine unrivalled expertise with fine objects and luxury presentations; leaders in their fields will show painting, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, glass- and metal-ware, amongst others.

In anticipation of BADA’s centenary year, BADA 2017 will unveil a new creative identity for the fair, highlighting BADA’s commitment to beautiful objects that can become cherished additions to the home. The new design will also underline the fair’s imaginative and creative juxtaposition of the contemporary and the modern with the antique.

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Samuel Prout: A Grand Tour In Watercolour
BADA is delighted to announce that their 2017 Loan Exhibition will be titled ‘Samuel Prout: A Grand Tour in Watercolour.’

A master of watercolour, Prout (1783-1852) was born in Plymouth and developed his eye for architectural detail whilst sketching the cottages, watermills and bridges of rural Devon. However, it was not until his first visit to the continent in 1818 that Prout truly discovered his forte.

Captivated by the quaint streets and market-places of Europe’s major cities and ports, Prout was able to capture their architectural features with a skill and diligence that no previous watercolourist had managed before.
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