COMMISSION US TO MAKE A CATALOGUE OF YOUR COLLECTION
The finished catalogue would generally include the artist’s name, details of size and media, image of work, plus brief condition notes where possible and provenance where known. We can arrange photography and editing of images if required. The catalogue can be produced as a PDF or a printed & bound document.
We will discuss the specific contents you require and agree terms before commencing. Please ask if you also need a valuation or detailed research to be carried out.
A deposit will be required at the start of the commission and the remaining payment will be due when the catalogue is complete. Our charges are by the hour rather than based on a percentage of the value.
In the early 1980s Gillian Jason founded an art gallery in a terrace house in Camden Town. This was a pioneering move at a time when galleries were almost exclusively situated in the West End of London. In those days Camden Town was a charming if rather shabby backwater; Camden Lock had yet to be transformed into a tourist attraction.
Over the following ten years in this unconventional and original venue Gillian presented a series of exhibitions which attracted not only art-lovers and collectors, but the major art critics of the national press. These shows which were to spearhead interest in the then largely ignored Modern British Movement, included exhibitions by David Bomberg, Frank Dobson, Eric Gill, John Minton, William Roberts, Stanley Spencer, John Tunnard and others. There were also exhibitions which focused attention on key painters of the St. Ives community, such as Trevor Bell, Terry Frost, Peter Lanyon and Bryan Wynter.
At the beginning of the 1990s Gillian entered into partnership to create Jason & Rhodes in New Burlington Place. To this more central venue were drawn such distinguished figures as Eduardo Paolozzi, John Virtue, Arthur Boyd and Michael Sandle.
Jason & Rhodes presented a series of successful exhibitions by highly gifted younger artists including Kate Belton, Andy Harper and Andrew Grassie whose 1997 exhibition Why Paint Spacemen drew clients from the UK and the USA.
When the street was re-developed Jason & Rhodes closed its doors. Gillian decided to create a personalised service for clients; researching, consulting and sourcing art. She sells works from her comprehensive stock of Modern British Art and is constantly searching for new works of interest to add to the collection. Gillian also works alongside London galleries, in an advisory capacity, sourcing exhibition contents and providing expertise.
Selected Public Collections who purchased works of art:
British Museum, London; Contemporary Art Society, London; Guildhall Museum, London; Imperial War Museum, London; Museum of London, London; National Portrait Gallery, London; The Tate Gallery, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London;
Theatre Museum, (V&A), London; National Theatre, London; Australian National Gallery, Canberra; Art Institute of Chicago, USA; National Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ; Mitchell Wolfson, Miami; Jewish Museum, New York; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA; Birmingham City Art Gallery; Cheltenham Museum & Art Gallery; City Art Gallery and Museum, Nottingham; Ditchling Museum, Sussex; Museum & Art Gallery, Hastings; Hove Museum, Sussex; Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester; Winchester Cathedral.
Universities and Libraries who purchased books. Manuscripts, letters:
Art Institute, Chicago; Barbican Centre, London; Biblioteque National, Paris; Boston Library, Mass.; British Council, (Visual Arts Dept) London; British Museum, (Prints and Drawings Dept.); City of London Polytechnic (now London University); Harvard University, New Haven; Humanities Research Centre, Texas; Imperial War Museum, London; London Library; Manchester Polytechnic Library; MOMA, New York; National Art Library (V& A), London; Pallant House, Chichester; St. Bride Printing Library, London; South Bank University, London; Tate Gallery, London; William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los Angeles; Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Warwick, Coventry.
Corporate Collections include:
Arthur Andersen, London; Barclay’s Bank, London; Christie’s, London; National Westminster Bank, London; P& O Cruises, London; Prudential, London; Stanhope Investments PLC, London; Texaco Properties, London; T.S.B. Bank, London; Trizechahn PLC, London.