British Art Fair: Collectors love

The current issue of British Art Fair review my Beneath the Pilgrim Moon series, which were shown by Galerie Heinzer Reszler at Art Genève.

“At the Swiss fair, Art Genève in late January, Galerie Heinzer Reszler reported numerous sales of photographic art works by British artist Simon Roberts where they were priced at £3,700 each. Taken from the series Beneath the Pilgrim Moon, these were not Roberts’ usual landscape subjects, but photographs of shrouded funerary and portrait sculptures in the Dorothy and Michael Hintze Sculpture Galleries in the V&A Museum. When he heard the galleries were being closed for refurbishment in November 2020, Roberts went to look and found the sculptures wrapped in plastic for protection and saw them as a metaphor for the isolation of lockdown. The works were shown first at Flowers Gallery in London, but still clearly resonate with collectors abroad.”