James Ashcroft founded Ashcroft Art after spending a number of years working in London’s West End. Passionate about art but equally passionate about our clients, we provide an art sourcing and collection building service that is highly personalised and professional.
We work with a broad spectrum of photographers, living contemporary artists, and secondary market master works and graphics. We decided not to open a brick and mortar gallery in order to avoid London’s costly overheads, and pass that saving directly to the client.
We have worked closely with the brilliant Terry O'Neill - CBE - for many years and have placed hundreds of O'Neill's photographs in major collections around the world, from Sydney to Delhi and London. Following Terry's passing in November 2019 we are committed to ensuring his legacy lives on through his remarkable archive.
James also works closely with leading photographer, David Yarrow, and in 2018 travelled with him to Moscow for his exhibition in the world famous Multimedia Art Museum. Yarrow has a way of immersing himself with his subjects and capturing an intimacy that few photographers manage to do. From his early works in Africa and India to his recent projects with Cara Delevingne and Pamela Anderson, we love working with David and are fortunate to have access to this wonderful catalogue of work.
Importantly what separates us from other dealers and galleries is that the brief comes from the client. Our direct relationships to artists and collectors are used to meet that brief and deliver a bespoke art-buying experience.
We undertake a wide spectrum of commissions from personal client pieces to corporate environments. As always we work very closely with the client to meet their brief. Sometimes this is achieved through working with a specific artist to realise an idea, or simply by sourcing the right piece for the space.
Examples of recent projects include a commission by upcoming British artist 'H' - a real statement piece that adds drama to simple decor; a Lauren Baker neon slogan that instantly lifts the room; a Jeremy Houghton painting of a private yatch; and a gallery of Terry O'Neill photographs for a private bar.
If you would like to speak with us about a private commission, we would be happy to help. Please contact us.
07971 972 139
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