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Cockerell weathervane – £5500 from Robert Young Antiques.

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The genre has been picked as this year’s theme for Platform, the fair’s ‘curated section’ launched in 2019 for galleries to present ‘well-known, overlooked and emerging artists’.

Priced at £5500, this full-bodied cockerel weathervane from early 19th century northern Europe is part of an exhibition put together by folk-art dealer Robert Young Antiques. Silhouette brings together works that share “a boldly static graphic quality” and were made to commission largely for functional purposes, rather than decoration.

The gallery said: “As the understanding of, and sensitivity to, genuine primitive and naïve art has grown and earnt widespread recognition, this curated collection aims to explore and draw attention to the timeless qualities of anonymously created naive art in a contemporary context.”

London Art Fair: Edit opens its virtual doors on January 20-31 with more than 50 Modern and Contemporary galleries taking part. Visitors online will be able to browse and enquire about selected works through ‘viewing rooms’.

londonartfair.co.uk