This year’s Pavilion of Art+Design (PAD) includes a trio of big-beast first-timers from New York: Castelli Gallery, L&M Arts and Paul Kasmin Gallery.
Castelli is here, it says, “to meet people who wouldn’t normally come to the gallery”; Kasmin, which is also attending Frieze London, has come because it exhibited at New York’s edition of PAD last year and found it “fun”.
This incursion from New York has a strong Pop Art contingent. Castelli is bringing works from Roy Lichtenstein’s “Mirror” and Andy Warhol’s “Shadow” series, and also Richard Pettibone. Kasmin has Warhol’s grey, unlovely “Knives” (1981-82).
Warhol also features elsewhere. Stellan Holm Gallery shows his “Skull” (1977), alongside Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled (#69)” (1981), an ambivalent photograph of a girl in profile with cropped blond hair.
Olyvia Fine Art has a Warhol “Self-Portrait” (1967) on linen – depicting the artist before he had styled his famous look – as well as a work by Gerhard Richter and a plethora of Asian contemporary work, Olyvia’s specialist area.
Highlights among The Mayor Gallery’s show include Billy Apple’s “Neon Signature (Red)” (1967) – which is exactly what it says it is – Apple’s “Art Declared Found Activity” (1960) diptych and works by the English artist Antony Donaldson. Offer Waterman shows an early work by David Hockney, “Cubist Tree” (1965) and, probably (it says), “Untitled Collage” (1961) by Peter Blake. And Galeria Mayoral d’Art, from Barcelona, comes with a 91cm “Love” (1999) by Robert Indiana – yours for just £620,000.
PAD London, October 10-14. www.pad-fairs.com