Canaletto Tower & Art

Canaletto Tower, Canary Wharf, London
Art and architecture  

A new landmark in the London landscape: an award-winning tower by Ben Van Berket. We will visit the tower itself, including the spectacular penthouse with extraordinary vistas, and have a private view of works by portrait photographer Alistair Morrison. Victoria Miro Wharf Road is a stone’s throw away too, so close it would be hard to resist looking at its new exhibition too!

Alistair Morrison, the Art Dealer, 2018

Dates: Thursday 19 April (evening) and Monday 23 April (12.30 pm) (other dates on request, including weekends)
Venue: Angel (SE1)
Duration: 1.30 hour approx.

PICASSO 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy

PICASSO 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy opens this month at the Tate Modern with more than 100 outstanding paintings, sculptures and works on paper – all created in a single annus mirabilis.

Pablo Picasso is always ten years ahead of us, Modigliani said, and inscribed his own portrait of the master with the single word savoir. Picasso continues to inspire daily many contemporary artists, David Hockney and George Condo to name but two.

His extraordinary career spanned 75 years – even as a child he was a better draughtsman than most adults. His work is usually divided into a Blue Period and a Rose Period, followed by primitivism and cubism, then classicism, surrealism, wartime and, finally, Late Works.

Before we start on the exhibition I will describe a few landmarks in his art to help you get your bearings, focusing on the years leading up to 1932 and why this was so pivotal for him, both personally and as an artist.

This much anticipated exhibition is the chance to (re-)discover Picasso’s explosive energy. And there is also much to surprise anyone who thinks they already have him nailed down!


  • Monday 19th March, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
  • Tuesday 20th March, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
  • Thursday 22nd March, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
  • Friday 23rd March, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
  • Saturday 24th March, 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.00 – 3.00 pm

If these don’t work, let me know: I may be able to find additional dates. The same applies if you would like to arrange a private group.


CONDO is the opportunity for a really exciting exploration. London galleries have invited overseas galleries to come and present their best artists. This is a new kind of collaboration and provides a new way into the London art scene for foreign galleries that previously were restricted to international art fairs.

This will be a very interactive exploration. We will discover new artists and their works of course, but we will also explore what are the newest challenges facing contemporary art galleries and how they rise to them.

We will visit a number of galleries: Pilar Corrias, Sadie Coles, Southard Reid, Rodeo – more if we have the time – so be prepared to hop about a bit (and wear comfortable shoes)!

We will meet at Pilar Corrias, near Oxford Circus at 10.30 am. The tour will last as long as you’d like (but no later than 2 pm) and will include a short lunch break.

Dates: 31st January, 2nd February, 7th February. Other dates may be available, so please do get in touch if you are interested but cannot make one of these dates.

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