Salon des Refusés – Annual Exhibition of Artworks ‘Missed’ by the RA
This is our annual extravaganza of artworks missed, unappreciated, misunderstood or sacrificed at the last minute by the Royal Academy Selection Commitee. Once again we invited the public to vote for their favourite artworks and be part of the Art Democracy.
For the sixth year, over one hundred artists joined the illustrious company of artists going back to Monet, Manet, Whistler who were initially rejected by the art establishment. Art for the people!
Salon des Refusés 2017 – Annual Exhibition of Artworks Rejected by the RA Summer Exhibition http://salonexhibition.com/
1-4 June 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday 1st June at 6pm-9pm (RSVP required)
at Candid Arts Trust, 3-5 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V 1NQ
Media Support: London Art Events
What You Don’t See at the Royal Academy
In its 6th year Salon des Refusés Summer Exhibition is a collection of various genres and directions in international art of today.
Organized by Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery it shows paintings, graphic and mixed media works, photographs, sculptures, prints, installations and video artworks rejected by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London. It is following in the tradition of the 19th century Parisian Salon des Refusés (more on Wikipedia), when Napoleon let rejected works be exhibited alongside those accepted ones after artists protested the Salon jury’s rejection of 3000 works.
It’s hard to believe, but Édouard Manet, Whistler and other artists whose works are worth millions now, were actually not accepted for the great Salon exhibition in their times in Paris. This is why we think that it’s very important to exhibit the artworks which were not accepted by the Royal Academicians, and invite the public to cast their votes for best artworks in the show. TOP-12 Artworks will be announced at the end of the exhibition.
Most artworks in Salon des Refusés Summer Exhibition are for sale. Speak to one of our gallery advisors if you are looking to purchase an art bargain.