Anderson O'Day
Fine Art
Curating and managing
collections of contemporary
art for a select group of
private individuals.


Led by Prue O'Day, whose career in the visual arts spans more than 45 years, our practice is based on extensive experience of the international art market, underpinned by thorough research and strong relationships within the gallery and museum world.

We are ideally placed to provide access to works of the highest quality. We do not work on commission - our advice to clients is entirely transparent and independent.
Anderson O'Day Fine Art
Curating and managing collections of contemporary art for a select group of private individuals.
Led by Prue O'Day, whose career in the visual arts spans more than 45 years, our practice is based on extensive experience of the international art market, underpinned by thorough research and strong relationships within the gallery and museum world.

We are ideally placed to provide access to works of the highest quality. We do not work on commission - our advice to clients is entirely transparent and independent.
Biography
Prue - with husband Don Anderson - established Anderson O'Day in 1971. In 1986, Prue opened Anderson O'Day Gallery in Portobello Road, London and over the next ten years it became known as a significant place for discovering emerging talent.

In 1996, Prue began working as an art advisor to corporations, and during this period she also co-founded The Wonderful Fund, a five-year project to buy a collection of contemporary art celebrating the new millennium, on behalf of 16 fund members who enjoyed shared ownership of the works.

As advisors to property developer Stanhope PLC, Anderson O'Day commissioned numerous works for the public realm in London, including collaborating with Sol LeWitt and architect Norman Foster at Tower Place, artist Rebecca Warren and Renzo Piano at Central Saint Giles, and commissioning works for the new entrance to HM Treasury Whitehall.

Prue chaired The Showroom for seven years to 2013, guiding its relocation to a central London space and achieving financial stability for the organisation. From 2009 to 2013, Prue mentored Glasgow Museum of Art for the Art Fund International purchasing scheme. She has been a guest lecturer and external examiner on the Sotheby's Institute MA, and was also a regular contributor to Professional Development courses at London art schools. Prue now sits on the Council of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, is an active supporter of Artangel, and a grandmother to four lovely children.

Since 2005, Anderson O'Day has been curating and managing private collections of international contemporary art and no longer works with corporate clients.
Corporate Projects Archive

Space Trumpet

A 9m x 9m x 9m computer-operated sculpture of sustainable oak, ply and steel, was artist Conrad Shawcross's first site specific commission. Installed to the underside of a platform suspended five stories above Unilever's HQ atrium in Blackfriars, Space Trumpet is programmed to rotate on two planes once daily, taking 64 days to complete its cycle.

Client: The 2007 project was developed with Stanhope plc, Unilever plc and Architects Kohn Pedersen Fox.

Treasury Magic Hour

By David Batchelor, paintings by Peter Davies and sculptures by Fiona Banner, animate the Whitehall entrance of the refurbished Treasury site.

Client: The 2004 project was developed with the Exchequer Partnership and architects Foster and Partners.

William

In 2009, Rebecca Warren developed an early small-scale sculpture into a three-metre high bronze figure on a pink-painted bronze plinth (William) for Central Saint Giles, Renzo Piano's first completed project in the UK. She has said about this commission that 'It is rare and special to have the possibility of creating a gestural public sculpture that seeks to question the very nature of public sculpture while being one itself.'

Client: Legal & General Property Limited, Mitsubishi Estate, Stanhope Plc with architect Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

Mirror Labyrinth by Jeppe Hein

Jeppe Hein's 2-Way Mirror Labyrinth, a six meter circle of highly polished steel sections enclosing a smaller ring of mirrors, was installed above the lake running through Chiswick Park in 2007. It was Hein's first permanent installation in the UK.

Client: Stanhope Plc and Chiswick Park Estate Management, with architects Richard Rogers Partnership and West8 Landscape Architecture.

Large Concretised Monument to the Twentieth Century

Turner Prize nominated artist Rebecca Warren, responding to the client's brief to encourage an enjoyable working environment in Chiswick Park, created Large Concretised Monument to the Twentieth Century, her first permanent sculpture and first large scale work in bronze.

Client: Stanhope Plc and Chiswick Park Estate Management, with architects Richard Rogers Partnership and West8 Landscape Architecture.

Circle Line. by Wolfgang Tillmans

One of four inkjet images from 1991-2000 for the escalator hall at WestLB's London offices. This was the first commissioned installation outside a museum for Turner Prize winning artist Wolfgang Tillmans.

Client: WestLB with architects Gensler.

Wall Drawing #1070

The Marsh Collection announces itself as one approaches this two-part Wall Drawing by Sol LeWitt at Tower Place, London. Visible from the atrium and the street beyond, it makes a major contribution to the surrounding urban environment.

Client: Marsh with architects Foster and Partners
Contact
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