12 October 2018
Thank you to all for attending our exhibition at Frieze Masters last week. It was a rewarding task to bring the collection under one roof and to receive the most encouraging positive responses from our audience on the museum-quality displays. We are delighted to announce that the show has initiated further serious interests for larger exhibitions at the Whitworth Gallery museum in Manchester in April 2019, realising a continuation of Andean art story. As a direct result of Frieze last year, we have loaned and collaborated in the exhibition “Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia” at Foundation Cartier in Paris which opens on 13th of October.
Founded in 1983 by Paul Hughes, Paul Hughes Fine Arts focuses on the arts of the ancient Andes, documenting the rich cohesive effect they had on society’s then and the confluences brought about by the interweaving of art disciplines over 3000 years. These textiles have been collected and admired by many important artists such as Anni and Josef Albers, which have greatly influenced 20th/21st century artistic and aesthetic developments. These affinities between ancient and modern art practice are a visual celebration of our common humanity, creating a kinship with these ancient splendorous achievements and our own arts of recent times. That these precious artworks have survived is most fortunate due to the almost perfect preservation environment being one of the driest deserts in the world.