Alon Zakaim Fine Art

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Making an impression

When it comes to displaying paintings, Alon Zakaim Fine Art chooses quality over quantity – a formula that’s proving to be a winning one for the commercial art gallery in Mayfair, London.

The gallery focuses on impressionist, modern and contemporary art, including works by the likes of Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall. “We feature a wide range of artists, but with only the highest quality works selected,” says Founder and Director Alon Zakaim. “Alongside major impressionists and key modern works, the gallery features solo exhibitions of both emerging artists and established names in the contemporary art world.”

“We feature a wide range of artists, but with only the highest quality works selected”

Alon Zakaim Fine Art takes a traditional approach to being a dealer, buying artworks outright (either by itself or in partnership), rather than borrowing them from collectors. “This gives us full control of the works and, with a large inventory, we can expand our network by lending pieces to other dealers who show them internationally,” says Alon. “It opens up the possibility of selling the paintings to clients we might not otherwise meet.”

And, although the world of art collecting has inevitably been affected by the recent slowdown of the wider economy, this has created some exciting opportunities for dealers such as Alon Zakaim Fine Art. “When the economy is struggling, cash is king and we find that some collectors look to liquidate parts of their collection. Some of the best deals we have done are when the market is struggling,” explains Alon. “We recently managed to acquire an important and beautiful 19th-century painting for almost a quarter of what it was sold for privately five years previously. Fashions and tastes change, and this particular artist might not be as sought after as he once was, but it still represents very good value.”

  • 18 - The number of years that Alon Zakaim has worked independently as an art dealer

Alon Zakaim Fine Art is now eyeing some major changes in the near future, including a move to bigger premises. The gallery is also planning further eye-catching exhibitions. “An exhibition of Picasso works on paper is in the pipeline,” says Alon. “We will continue to focus on exhibiting
top-quality artworks.”