How to Do London Art Week and Brown's London Art Weekend

For art-lovers making the jump across the pond this week, navigating the 140-plus auctions and galleries open to the public can feel overwhelming. Here are the not-to-miss highlights.

Agnew's Gallery
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Agnew’s Gallery

One of the oldest and most respected galleries in London, Agnew’s has handled such famous works as Caravaggio’s St. John the Baptist and Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, now in the National Gallery. The business recently moved to a Georgian manor house on St. James’s Place, and they’re opening their inaugural exhibition as part of London Art Week on July 3. Portraiture through the Ages includes iconic images like Robert Mapplethorpe’s 1980 self-portrait as well as a selection of rarely seen portraits, including Jacob Jordaens’ Portrait of a Young Girl Holding a Basket of Cherries. In a private collection since 1800, it’s on loan to the gallery for the exhibition and has only been displayed publicly three times in the last 200 years. 6 St. James’s Pl.; 44-207/491-9219; agnewsgallery.com.