19 May 2017 - 30 June 2017

We are delighted to announce a solo exhibition of vintage works by perhaps the most radical of the Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde artists, Tibor Hajas. The show is part of a two part collaboration with Vintage Galéria, Budapest and coincides with this year’s Venice Biennale, Viva Arte Viva curated by Christine Macel, where Hajas has been selected to exhibit. The exhibition at Vintage Galéria will concentrate on conceptual texts and contact sheets, whilst the exhibition at Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London will show a selection of his vintage action photographic works from the late 1970s. The exhibition follows on from our 2015 exhibition Last Year’s Snow: The Hungarian Neo-Avant Garde in the 1970s & 80s. You can view the video on Tibor Hajas from the Biennale HERE

Also on display is a selection of Modern British and International works from artists including: Valie Export, Hermann Nitsch, Julije Knifer, Ben Nicholson, Victor Pasmore, Stephen Buckley and Alan Davie.


Austin/Desmond Fine Art specialises in Modern British, International and Contemporary art. Established in 1979, the gallery has been located in Bloomsbury since 1988.

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The London Original Print Fair. We will be exhibiting at The London Original Print Fair from 4 - 7 May 2017, at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD, Stand: 16. Aritsts Include: Michael Andrews, Patrick Caulfield, Howard Hodgkin, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, Bridget Riley, William Scott, John Tunnard and Keith Vaughan. Tickets available from gallery or click here for an E-ticket.

Spotlight Picture:Thurloe Conolly, Painting XVIII, 1952. Painting XVIII typifies the shift that occurred in Thurloe Conolly’s art in the immediate post-war era. From as early as 1946 he had been moving towards a newer more formal style of geometric abstraction. He had been a founding member of the short lived but influential Dublin based White Stag Group, a collection of like-minded artists and musicians including the British emigres Neville Johnson and Stephen Gilbert. The White Stag Group was responsible for bringing much needed modernisation to the Irish art scene of the inter-war period. SEE MORE

Tibor Hajas, Flesh Painting IV, 1978 (Photo: Janos Veto)