Chris Pensa
Chris Pensa is the Founder and Director of Love Art London, an organisation that provides its members with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the art world. Formerly an auctioneer and British Art expert with Sotheby's in London, Chris spent many years getting to know the art world inside out. Now he uses his connections to open up pockets of the art world rarely seen by the public to a new generation of young collectors and art lovers aiming to venture off the beaten track.

With access to a wide network of artists, studios, galleries, private collections and places most people don't even know exist, Love Art London has quickly become the London's leading independent arts club. Chris is also a consultant arts adviser to Culture24, the official cultural information provider to the BBC, currently focusing on Museums at Night 2012.

Entries by Chris Pensa

The Art of Collecting: A Virgin's Guide

(0) Comments | Posted 12 March 2012 | (13:10)


At the last count London plays host to around 25 major art fairs each year, the very thought of which is enough to make even the hardiest art-lover want to lie down or have a stiff drink. If however you're looking to buy your...

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The Art of Fossil Hunting: Love Art London Meets Dale Rogers

(1) Comments | Posted 24 February 2012 | (23:00)

As job descriptions go, fossil hunter is right up there with chocolate taster, ninja, paradise island caretaker and senior armageddon avoidance engineer.

But no-one really does this for a living, right? Wrong. Dale Rogers is indeed a real life Indiana Jones who spends his life travelling the world in...

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Bompas & Parr: Notes From an Experi-MENTAL Jelly Master Class

(0) Comments | Posted 14 December 2011 | (23:00)

Question. What do the following things have in common: sperm whale secretion, explosives, anaesthetic, fluorescein (the industrial dye used to turn the entire Chicago River green every St. Patrick's Day), sand from the Pyramids, love drugs, chocolate, 24 carat gold, glow-in-the-dark dust and gelatin? Clue. It's nothing to do with...

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"What is ART HATE and Other C*ntish Questions" a Review

(1) Comments | Posted 21 November 2011 | (11:52)

Hate is a strong word and one that was constantly in mind as I wandered through this curiously titled exhibition at L-13 Gallery in Clerkenwell. In fact that's already incorrect. L-13, or to use its full name THE L-13 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP and PRIVATE LADIES AND GENTLEMENS CLUB for ART,...

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