The opening weekend, from Friday April 29 to Monday May 2, will offer the opportunity for art lovers, collectors, dealers and interior designers to be among the first to see the new gallery space and the collection of works currently available.
Husband and wife Max and Louise Andrews have run Ottocento Fine Art for ten years and share over 40 years of fine art experience. They have exhibited regularly at major London art fairs, including BADA and LAPADA, as well as closer to home at the Petworth Art and Antiques Fair. Bringing their business to a physical location in Petworth allows them to have a more cohesive and active presence there.
Max said: “We are opening Ottocento in Petworth as the town is increasingly becoming a very important destination for art and antiques and we believe the art we will be offering will provide some much needed joy in these times. Our images come from all eras and styles, curated to be approachable, beautiful, and with historical depth and substance. Many works are big names.
“The gallery occupies a Georgian-fronted building on Golden Square, which once housed a butcher’s shop, grocery store and more recently a women’s outfitter. The basement and ground floor will house the gallery, the top two floors will house a two-bedroom apartment for rent for visitors to Petworth. Much of the interior is much older than the Georgian facade, with many exposed beams from the original earlier construction
“Ottocento Fine Art will bring a totally different offering of works for sale to complement those of existing galleries. Ottocento’s range of fine art features paintings, prints and works on paper spanning the genres Contemporary, Early 20th Century, 19th Century and Old Masters. They will organize bimonthly exhibitions devoted to different periods and themes.