Mid morning break © David Dawson

Mid morning break © David Dawson

Ordovas is a private gallery dealing in the best of 20th century and contemporary art with a museum-quality exhibition programme. Founded on a commitment to and passion for art, and grounded in 20 years of specialist experience, it offers maximum discretion and unrivalled access to public and private collections globally, helping collectors, whether established or new, to navigate the art world. Pilar Ordovas founded her gallery after 13 years at Christie’s, where she was International Director and Deputy Chairman, Post-War and Contemporary Art in Europe, and two years as a Director of Gagosian Gallery in London.

Scholarly in tone, the exhibition programme focuses on historical works as well as modern masters. The gallery often presents pieces that have not been seen for generations and collaborates with major museums, institutions, artists’ estates and leading curators to mount thoughtful and revealing exhibitions. From its 2,000 sq ft Mayfair gallery, located at 25 Savile Row, Ordovas stages three museum-level exhibitions each year. In 2015, the gallery inaugurated its overseas presence with a large-scale sculpture exhibition in a double level, 10,000 sq ft space on the corner of Madison Avenue and 52nd St, New York. Ordovas’s London home and its outpost locations provide inspiring environments for the exhibition and private sale of rare and important artworks.

Ordovas has organized exhibitions in conjunction with a number of leading institutions, including The Courtauld and The Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Press Articles

Country Life
Friends in High Places

Foulkes' Mayfair - Favoriten

Cita con Freud

La Vanguardia
Pilar Ordovás, la galerista española amiga de Lucian Freud

The New York Times
Lucian Freud, Stripped of Fame and Scandal

Dorchester Collection
Meet a Mayfair art curator

Artnet News
What Can a Major Museum Show of Lucian Freud Tell Us About His Market?

Queens of the Art World

Financial Times
When 'less is more' yields rewards

The Art Newspaper
In Person: Pilar Ordovas

El Mundo
Un Principe Saudi es el Comprador del Leonardo por 380 Millones de Euros

The Art Newspaper
Phillips and Sotheby's deliver healthy totals for contemporary art

The Art Newspaper
Christie's ends London Contemporary auctions on a high note - despite Bacon Flop

Vogue Mexico
La Claridad y Pureza del Blanco

FT Weekend (Collecting)
People want to look back

Elle Magazine China
The Answer of Art

How to spend it
The Aesthete, Part I

How to spend it
The Aesthete, Part II

Blouin Art Info
The Art Market Responds

Brexit Looms Over Art Market With London Auctions Set to Decline

The Wall Street Journal
Sotheby's Rallies with $242.2 Million Auction, Led by $36.7 Million Twombly

Japanese Collector Scoops up $98 Million of Art in Two Days

Sotheby's $144 Milion Impressionist and Modern Sale Sputters

Robb Report
Pilar Ordovas

FT Collecting
The Art Market Impact of Weakening Chinese economy

El Mundo
El Mercado del arte se desboca

The Daily Mail
Freud's £35m clerk breaks artist record

The Daily Telegraph
Freud's 'Fat Sue' nude sells for record £35m

Evening Standard
Portrait of Lucian Freud's Jobcentre muse from Bethnal Green sells for record £35million

The New York Times
Christie's has Art World's First $1 Billion Week

The Art Newspaper
In New York auctions $2bn already spent but no one is that surprised

The Wall Street Journal
Chrisitie's Sells Rothko for $82 Million on way to Record Sales Week

The Times
Christie's is happy with its lots £1bn art sales in a week

Artnet News
$81.9 Million Rothko Leads Christie's Frenzied $658.5 Million Contemporary Art Sale

Rand Daily Mail
Christie's has a US $1bn week of art sales

Christie's Sells $1.4 Billion of Art in Two Auctions in New York

Blouin ArtInfo
Christie's Scores 4th Biggest Art Auction Ever, Pulls In $1.36 Billion in 2 Nights

Antiques Trade Gazette
Christie’s billion dollar week of sales as Contemporary art market inflates further

Lucian Freud: Naked Truth

Britain's Top 50 Galleries You Should Know

El Sibarita
Pilar Ordovas

Un Plan Cultural: Galeria Ordovas

Las 20 Espanolas mas Influyentes del Arte

Richter's Hot Streak at 83 May Extend to U.K. Contemporary Sales

The Art Newspaper
Gauguin's 'will and testament'

The Art Newspaper
High-Level Exits Herald Change at Big Two Houses

Private Views – Pilar Ordovas

Financial Times
Auction Houses: Troubleshooters

Van Gogh, Warhol works spark interest

Außerordentliche Preise und Flops

El Arte debe ser el Alimento del Alma

Collectors Balk at Prices at Christie’s

The New York Times
Francis Bacon Work Sells for $70 Million at Christie's Auction

Blouin ArtInfo
Big night at Christie's Caps London Contemporary Week

Bloomberg Luxury
Buyers Chase Bacon's Lover to Koons's Egg in London Sale

Londres, la urbe mas premium

In The Studio
Leon Kossoff

Pilar Ordovás
Galeria Ordovas, Londres

20 minutos.es
Una muestra revela por primera vez la admiración de Francis Bacon por la escultura de Rodin

Yo Dona
Ellas acaparan el arte en Londres

Yo Dona
Las 20 españolas + poderosas del mundo del arte

Architectural Digest
Los 10 Españoles + Poderosos

El Mundo Especial Magazine
20 Españoles en Londres

Lucian Freud La danza del cazador naturalista

Art + Auction
Power to Watch

El Pais
Pilar Ordovás "Cuando te repites, tienes que asumir un nuevo reto"

El Mundo
Bacon y Rembrandt, cita en Savile Row

ES Magazine
The Minimalist - Pilar Ordovas

Rembrandt y su discípulo Bacon

Pilar Ordovás inaugura en Londres

Deia Igandea
El arte contemporáneo capea el temporal

The Financial Times
Booming London

"I Want to Add Something Different to the Equation": Pilar Ordovas on Leaving Gagosian to Open a New London Gallery for Classic Contemporary Art

Con mi Galleria quiero aportar algo al panorama internacional

El Mundo
Desayuno con Mr. Freud
Breakfast with Mr Freud (English translation)

Un espacio de arte innovador en Londres

The Financial Times

The Art Newspaper
Ordovas finds that Savile Row suits her

The Times Magazine
Private View

The Evening Standard
The Art World's Record Breaker