Founded in the 1960’s the London Arts Gallery, was originally located on New Bond Street in the center of London where it exhibited prints ranging from the Old Masters such as Rembrandt and Dürer through to the moderns such as Picasso, Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec.
The London Arts Group was a major publisher of many of the notable emergent graphic artists of the time and was also a significant location for many of the emerging Pop Artists of the era.
Major British artists who have sold prints through this organisation include Norman Ackroyd, Derek Boshier, Horace Brodzky, Harvey Daniels, Tess Jaray, Bernard Meninsky, Michael Rothenstein and Julian Trevelyan. Artists with an international reputation such as Chagall, Agam and Giacometti have also shown work at the gallery. Nowadays however they appear to only sell prints over the internet and have abandoned selling through the ‘High Street’.
The Gallery came to the notice of an international public when in 1970, its then owner Eugene Schuster was charged with corrupting morals when he exhibited erotic drawings by Beatle John Lennon of himself and Yoko Ono. Eight of the 14 lithographs were confiscated by Scotland Yard on the grounds of indecency. Read more about this.,.