Bond Street’s Opera Gallery launches art matchmaking service after reopening with a new masterpiece exhibition

By Polly Jean Harrison | 09 Jul 2020 | Culture, Art

New exhibitions feature blue chip artists Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Fernando Botero

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* Anthony James exhibits at Opera Gallery London

After closing three months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic, London's Opera Gallery reopened on 4 July with a new exhibition featuring contemporary art from famed contemporary artists Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Fernando Botero. 

The exhibit will also feature a series of new artworks made during lockdown by young contemporary artists Nick Gentry and Anthony James.

One of the leading international dealers and representatives of modern and contemporary art, Opera Gallery has also launched a matchmaking service to help individuals find the perfect piece of art for their homes and gardens. 

Federica Beretta, Opera Gallery director, said: “Lockdown has opened up the market to new collectors. Now is a very good time to buy for the first time as popular artists whose work would normally sell out before a show opens are more available, and galleries are being much more transparent about their pricing.” >>

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Collectors can access a personalised service that curates selections of artworks based on their tastes and preferences, as well as the function of the room and colour scheme. 

The gallery has also seen a huge boom in sales from younger, digital savvy collectors from their new digital Viewing Rooms, offering an online alternative to traditional art exhibitions and private viewings during the lockdown. 

“Young collectors now have more time to look at art and consider it than they did before and therefore the business of selling art has become much more personal,” Beretta said.