• Marlborough Fine Art presented Edge, an exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by Maggi Hambling, widely regarded as one of Britain's most significant and controversial artists. The exhibition followed Maggi Hambling – Touch: works on paper, a retrospective at the British Museum. Hambling has exhibited with Marlborough for 20 years and this was her eighth solo exhibition with the gallery. The artist has never been afraid of addressing big themes and delivers the simultaneous presence of life and death in her work. In this series, polar icecaps melt, immigrants drift, Aleppo and its inhabitants fall, ghosts hover and Hamlet questions.

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  • Editorial Coverage Highlights

  • Key Feature

  • The New York Times (USA Edition) published a first exclusive interiors interview feature at the artist’s studio in their ‘Home and Work’ section, with an accompanying image slideshow on NYTimes.com

  • "This is the first time the Suffolk-born painter and sculptor, 71, has opened the doors to her Clapham Old Town abode"


    New York Times, Nathalie Rigg
  • Harper’s Bazaar Art (UK) published a 3-page interview feature with Maggi Hambling in their ‘Women in Art’ special in November 2016. She received their ‘Women of the Year’ award.

  • "The widely acclaimed painter and sculptor has dedicated her art to the answering pursuit of truth"

    Harpers Bazaar Art, Elizabeth Day

  • Brand Development Opportunities

  • Pelham arranged a talk at Soho House, with Maggi Hambling in conversation with Charlie Hall.

    Pelham arranged an event  at Maggi Hambling’s London home and studio for The Cultivist members.

  • Social Media Highlights

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  • What The Press Say

  • “Hambling constantly subverts expectations with a range of styles. Drawing is at the heart of her work and many of her portraits look as if they have been drawn in paint. Her pictures bristle with life.”

    “Maggi Hambling is an artist who has long been preoccupied by death, but her South London home and studio couldn’t feel more alive.”

    “Her fury is patent in the thick, flurried way she has applied the paint, her semi-abstract style suggesting horrors too awful to capture.”

  • “Despite the high spirits, it was the paintings that were the main attraction. Hambling said that these turbulent, disturbingly beautiful works […] had come through her profound sense of anger.”

    “The celebrated painter and sculptor has confirmed her status as a world-class artist.”

    “Hambling’s work offers a counterweight to the careful irony and self-conscious allusion of much contemporary art, demanding a direct and unmediated encounter with the viewer.”

  • "I find nothing but pleasure in working with Pelham. Efficient, encouraging, ready to laugh and utterly professional. Responsive to ideas, prompt and polite, if only Pelham could run my entire life, every campaign would be a triumph."

    Maggi Hambling