Offer Waterman opened his first gallery in Chelsea, London in 1996. Now based in a five-storey Georgian townhouse in Mayfair, the gallery has developed an international following for its exceptional 20th Century and Contemporary art. Previously the historic William Morris & Co showroom, the gallery at 17 St. George Street provides a relaxed and understated exhibition space across three floors, with a library and research centre on the fifth.
The gallery's experienced and approachable team are dedicated to helping collectors, at all levels, develop remarkable and individual art collections. Offer Waterman places considerable importance on the production and delivery of historical exhibitions, including Frank Auerbach, Early Works (2012), to the 2015 presentation of David Hockney, Early Drawings (2015), Robert Rauschenberg: Transfer Drawings from the 1960s and 1970s (2016) and William Turnbull: New Worlds, Words, Signs, (2017). Offer Waterman is a benefactor of museums and arts organizations and has provided support to numerous museum exhibitions, most recently the Tate Gallery's David Hockney retrospective and Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits at the Royal Academy of Arts.
After almost 25 years in business, the gallery's primary aim remains the same - the sourcing and presentation of exceptional works of art. We are continually developing our inventory and aim to to offer an innovative exhibition programme to complement our participation at the major international art fairs.
Considered and personalised purchase or sale strategies for private, corporate and institutional collections.
Private and insider advice on the purchase of art at auction.
Valuations for the purpose of sale, insurance, probate, estate and inheritance tax.
Curatorial services, including advice and assistance with the conservation, framing, display and lighting of works of art.
One to one museum tours to gather curiosity and ideas when forming a private collection.
Advice to institutions seeking to de-accession and handling artworks from their collections.
In recognition of the high standards of business administration and our compliance with all required customs protocols and procedures, Offer Waterman has been awarded the European Union Authorised Economic Operator status by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.
The gallery reopened on Monday 15 June. For the time being, all visits are by appointment only and social distancing measures are in place. Appointments may be made from Monday to Friday, 11am - 5pm.
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