Sunday, 26 September 2021

German works for Eighties generation

THE brother of Antiques Roadshow expert Jonty Hearnden has returned to the Old Fire Station

THE brother of Antiques Roadshow expert Jonty Hearnden has returned to the Old Fire Station Gallery in Henley to exhibit more works from Germany.

The latest showcase by Simon Hearnden, 56, is by a variety of artists from the capital following the success of his first exhibition, Berlin Walls, in July, which featured the works of Walter Lindner.

He now brings together a range of styles that are contemporary — but not alarmingly so.

Simon, who works as a graphic designer, says: “Berlin is now believed to be home to as many resident artists as London, the present undisputed art capital of Europe.

“This exhibition includes paintings and prints by Peter Keil from the Jung und Wild group, former Tacheles art house artists and signed prints from artists featured in the sought after Millennium Calendar produced by leading art print publishers, Tabor Press. There will also be new works and more prints from Lindner.”



The exhibition, entitled Affordable Artworks for the Eighties Generation continues until August 31.

Simon’s love of German artwork began 10 years ago while in Berlin, where he co-owns apartments with Wargrave resident Andrew Imlay, searching for suitable art to decorate the walls.

Browsing in an antique dealer’s shop he saw piles of monotype originals and prints by Lindner, whom he had never heard of, and bought the collection as a whole so that it wouldn’t be separated and sold off piece by piece.

Simon has been steadily growing his collection of German works for the past decade and earlier this year he sold pieces by Lindner to interior designers from outlets in Chelsea.



Affordable Artworks for the Eighties Generation is open daily until Monday, August 31 from 9.30am to 6pm.



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