t5m’s presenter Bella Crane walks around Art London with Interior designer Tara Bernerd, advising on buying art that you love and works with your home.
With prices ranging from a few hundred to half a million pounds, plenty of red dot stickers appeared over the course of the show, with a noticeable flurry of purchases and champagne-induced sales on the preview party night! However, more importantly, Art London provided a welcoming environment for people to observe art at their leisure, interact with gallery proprietors, pose queries they have always felt a little shy to previously ask and the opportunity to refine their tastes and discover new styles
Yes, there was a Damien Hirst, a Miro, a Henry Moore and a Picasso but there was also a wealth of fresh international works which challenged and inspired many. Strolling around the show with interior architect and designer Tara Bernard provided the opportunity to chat about many of these pieces and discover how they would work in your home.
She also gave tips on framing, lighting and of course the buying process, echoing similar sentiments to many of the experts that we spoke to at the fair – buying art is an intensely personal journey but it’s hard to go wrong when you’re buying something that you love.