TOM ISAACS

Co-Founder and President, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust

2nd April, 1968 – 31st May, 2017

It was with the greatest sadness that the team at Paget PR heard of the unexpected death of Tom Isaacs, Co-Founder and President of the Cure Parkinson’s Trust. Tom was an inspiration to everyone who met him and we felt honoured to have worked with him on the inaugural Cure³ earlier this year - and lucky to have become his friends in the process.

We are renewed in our determination to continue the work Tom started towards finding a cure for Parkinson’s and with that in mind, the next Cure³ will take place in the autumn of 2018.

Tom you will be missed and two excellent and touching obituaries help sum up why you are so special to us all.

Obituaries of Isaacs appeared in The Times and on BBC Radio 4: Last Word

Tom Isaacs, 2012 London Olympics

Tom Isaacs, 2012 London Olympics

CLIENT NEWS | BERNARD JACOBSON

Matisse, an exhibition of more than a dozen original works by one of the greatest masters of the 20th Century, is showing at the Bernard Jacobson Gallery between the 2nd June and 16th September. The exhibition, which includes paintings, works on paper, sculpture and a selection of prints, has been timed to coincide with Matisse in the Studio, an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art opening in August.

The exhibition includes Matisse’s iconic work ‘L’artiste et le modèle nu’ which Jackie Wullschlager of the Financial Times described as “the trophy of Bernard Jacobson’s flamboyant selling exhibition.”

Matisse has been featured on the critical list in the Sunday Times culture section and as one of Town & Country online’s recommendations for ‘Five Colourful Exhibitions to See This Summer.’ The exhibition has also received coverage from Blouin Artinfo, the online edition of Time Out and the print publication, the Mayfair Times.

The estimated total circulation of this coverage has exceeded 3.5 million.

Financial Times, Life & Arts

Financial Times, Life & Arts

Time Out

Time Out

CLIENT NEWS | OFFER WATERMAN / ALISON WILDING

On 26th May 2017, Acanthus Asymmetrically, an exhibition by acclaimed British Artist Alison Wilding, opened at Offer Waterman Gallery. The exhibition includes 12 new and recent sculptures alongside a selection of works on paper and prints.

Wilding’s work is held in numerous public collections worldwide and has been shown at the Serpentine Gallery, MoMA NY, and in three survey exhibitions at the Tate, including a retrospective at Tate Liverpool in 1991.

Commenting on the exhibition The Week stated that it “showcases an artist committed to blending modernist simplicity with traditional, sometimes ancient, craft.” And further: “It’s hard to define quite how, but there’s something intrinsically, and delightfully British about Wilding’s work.”

The Acanthus Asymmetrically was chosen by Town and Country Online as one of their ‘Five Sculpture Shows to see this Spring.’ The exhibition has also been featured in the online publication,About Time and the print magazine, Antiques Trade Gazette.

Interviews with Alison Wilding appeared in the online publications After Nyne, Interview Magazine, and Blouin Artinfo.

CLIENT NEWS | LONDON ART WEEK

Launching on 30th June 2017, London Art Week will showcase an outstanding array of exceptional art and fine objects from five millennia, hosted across more than forty of the capital’s most important galleries and three leading auction houses. With participating venues all situated within easy walking distance in the heart of historic West End of London, London Art Week offers an unrivalled opportunity to discover masterpieces, with leading art experts on hand to share their knowledge and advice.

Paget PR has secured extensive coverage for London Art Week, from national broadsheets including the FT Collecting, The Times and the Daily Telegraph, to specialist art magazines including Burlington Magazine and Antiques Trade Gazette. London Art Week has also received widespread international attention from publications such as the Belgian and Dutch magazine COLLECT and the Italian online publication Arts Life.

Imelda Barnard of Apollo Art Magazine described London Art Week as “one of the highlights of summer season,” where there will be “some remarkable antiques on show.”

The Evening Standard online stated that London Art Week pays “tribute to the capital as the place to be for art enthusiasts and collectors… don’t miss what’s on offer here.”

The estimate total print circulation so far has been in excess of 1 million, with an editorial value for print alone of £200,000.

London Art Week - FT

London Art Week - FT

London Art Week - The Times

London Art Week - The Times

London Art Week - Daily Telegraph

London Art Week - Daily Telegraph

CLIENT NEWS | Artwise

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Cure³ is a new art project devised by Artwise in partnership with Bonhams and the David Ross Foundation to raise awareness and funds for the charity, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) – a charity which has been a lifeline for people living with Parkinson’s , funding vital research into ways to slow, stop and reverse Parkinson’s, a degenerative disease which currently affects more than 10 million people worldwide.

The Cure³ cubes will be exhibited and sold in an exhibition in Bonhams London from March 13th-15th 2017, all proceeds raised will go directly to the charity CPT to help find a cure for Parkinson's Disease.

More than 50 artists of international standing have confirmed their participation. These include:

Peter Blake, Bouke de Vries, Peter Doig, Damien Hirst, Henry Hudson, Paul Huxley, Allen Jones, Idris Khan, Bharti Kher, Sarah Lucas, Polly Morgan, Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, Boo Saville, Conrad Shawcross, Gavin Turk and Jonathan Yeo.

Each of the participating artists has been invited to create an art work using a bespoke Perspex box 20cm³, allowing for multiple approaches and interpretations, although each artist has been provided with three key words for inspiration of particular relevance to The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT): slow, stop, reverse.

With extensive coverage anticipated in the coming months, a buzz of excitement is building around what is set to be a major event of the arts calendar in 2017.

Paget PR organised the filming of a Sky News feature in which Kate Spicer interviews a number of those involved in the project, including artist Bouke de Vries and Cure Parkinson’s Trust founder Tom Isaacs. The piece is set for broadcast in January.


For all press enquiries please contact Celia Bailey: celia@pagetpr.com | +44 (0)20 7836 2703 

CLIENT NEWS | Bernard Jacobson Gallery

On September 15th, Bernard Jacobson Gallery’s exhibition Robert Motherwell: Abstract Expressionism opened to the public. The exhibition is an opportunity to investigate the various forms of abstract expressionist art from Motherwell's long and distinguished career through carefully selected masterpieces in painting and collage. The works, including his great final collage, The Blue Guitar (1990-91) which references Picasso's famous blue period painting, The Old Guitarist, will be shown at the gallery until 28th November.

Bernard Jacobson is widely acknowledged as an expert on the life and work of Robert Motherwell, publishing to great acclaim in 2015 Robert Motherwell: The Making of an American Giant, the first biography of Robert Motherwell. Over the last 10 years Bernard Jacobson Gallery has held a series of critically acclaimed exhibitions looking at different aspects of Motherwell's multi-faceted oeuvre. 

This exhibition will provide an opportunity for visitors to the Royal Academy's Abstract Expressionism exhibition to look further into the art of one of the key members of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

Bob Chaundy has previewed the exhibition for The Huffington Post online saying 'it is less of a taster, more of a smack to the RA'

In an interview with Blouin Artinfo, Bernard Jacobson speaks about Motherwell having 'a much broader vision thank any of his contemporaries.. it is much more intense, and considerably more profound'.

Additionally, the exhibition has been recommended by The Guardian, and included in the RA's Pick of the Week.

Robert Motherwell: Abstract Expressionism runs until the 28th November, visit Bernard Jacobson Gallery now to see this wonderful show.

For press enquiries please contact Celia Bailey: celia@pagetpr.com | +44 (0)20 7836 2703

CLIENT NEWS | Willys de Castro

Willys de Castro: From Paintings to Objects 1953-61, the first solo exhibition in the UK for this renowned Brazilian artist, will open at Cecilia Brunson Projects on 8th October. The exhibition is an opportunity for London audiences to see works shown earlier this year to critical acclaim at the ICA, São Paulo and to discover more about de Castro, a leading figure of the Neo-Concrete Movement in Brazil.

Willys de Castro was renowned for his exploration of geometric abstraction and experimental pieces. The works in From Paintings to Objects 1953-1961 were created during the 50's and 60's and present a rare opportunity to see the transition between the artist’s paintings and sketches to his Objetos Ativos (Active Objects) – works which demand participation and interaction from the viewer.

Presented in association with Almeida e Dale Art Gallery in São Paulo, the exhibition is the latest in an ongoing series which aims to introduce London audiences to the work of major modern and contemporary Brazilian artists.

The first of many press features for Willys de Castro: From Paintings to Objects 1953-61 includes a preview by Brazilian national paper Folha de S.Paolo.

To discover more about this and other exhibitions in this series click here.

CLIENT NEWS | Lapidarium

Lapidarium is a monumental sculptural work by Mexican artist Gustavo Aceves, which will be installed at important historical sites across Rome including the Colosseum, Trajans Market, the Imperial Fora and the Arch of Constantine this autumn. This evolving work is of incredible scale and ambition, being comprised of some 40 individual sculptures ranging from 3 to 8 metres in height, and some works reaching up to 12 metres in length.

Lapidarium is Aceves powerful response to the European migrant crisis, one of the most pressing and divisive issues of modern times. Aceves portrays the catastrophe within a long historical context, each sculpture representing a moment in time from the ancient history of diaspora. A testament to the unsettled times we live in, Lapidarium is a reminder that forced migration has been played out with brutal ferocity to countless peoples, from the Jews, Armenians and Kurds in recent history, to the thousands of migrants currently fleeing civil war and persecution from the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Cristina Ruiz spoke to Gustavo Aceves for The Art Newspaper, on the eve of the unveiling of Lapidarium on September 15th, about his inspiration and motivation for making this remarkable work. Nicholas Forrest also recently spoke to Aceves for ArtInfo, along with Naina Bajekal from Newsweek about his artistic influences and what he aims to convey with the project. 

The project also featured in 1843, describing the 'sheer scale of the endeavour as astounding'.

Since the installation has been completed, Tom Kington from The Times argues Lapidarium is 'giving the city back the kind of monumental statuary it has not seen since the days of capital Rome, whilst Hannah Ellis-Petersen from The Guardian notes that 'never before has permission been granted for new artworks to stand among these ancient ruins'.

 

Internship Opportunity

Paget PR, a London-based communications agency specialising in arts and culture, is seeking an intern to join their team on a 2-3 month basis. The successful candidate will assist the existing team in the promotion of a diverse range of cultural establishments and projects both in the UK and internationally.

Day to day duties will include research-based tasks, assisting with the management of the company’s social media platforms, compiling press cuttings, and office administration such as answering the phones and dealing with deliveries. Working closely with all team members, interns will gain a genuine insight into the communications industry.

Candidate requirements:

  • The internship is aimed at recent graduates or those undertaking a bachelor’s degree
  • They must have a proven interest in art/and or communications
  • Strong working knowledge of social media is a must
  • They will be expected to commit for a period of 2-3 months
  • Experience of working in an office environment is preferable
  • Fluency in Italian would be an excellent advantage but is by no means essential

Remuneration: Food and travel expenses

Start date: soon as possible

Please email your CV and a brief covering letter to Celia Bailey: celia@pagetpr.com