The Henry Peacock Gallery
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The Henry Peacock Gallery, 38a Foley Street, was a private art gallery based in Fitzrovia, London. The nearest other galleries were 38 Langham Street, run by Alex Sainsbury, and the Rebbecca Hossack Gallery.
It was founded by Thom Winterburn, who was the director until its close in 2004. It represented: Benedict Carpenter, Gereon Krebber, Frenk Meeuwsen, Miller and McAfee Press, Sadie Murdoch, Silvio Ruggieri, and Michael Upton.
Its first premises were on Goodge Street, where it stayed for about a year, before moving around the corner to Foley Street.
Thom Winterburn, although married into the Guinness family, has a blind spot for radical politics. One of the first shows was Viva La Muerte, a display of cartoons from the Spanish Civil War; and one of the last shows was opened by the radical poet and playwright Harold Pinter, who gave a reading of protest poems about Iraq War.
A feature of the gallery was that it showed a lot of sculpture. Three of the represented artists were sculptors, and two of them, Benedict Carpenter and Gereon Krebber are recipients of the Jerwood Sculpture Prize.
It is also interesting to note that the Henry Peacock Gallery handled the estate of Michael Upton, former band-member of The Flying Lizards.
There were announcements in 2005 that the gallery, having closed down, would merge with Jeffrey Charles Gallery. Steven van Grinsven, former Gallery Manager, has opened ZINGERpresents, (which also represents Gereon Krebber), in Tilburg, the Netherlands.