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    Click here to read our 2018 Masterpiece Winter Magazine online.


    Masterpiece’s inimitable strength is its ability to transcend the traditional pigeonholing of art into chronologies and cultures. Our exhibitors’ works span all eras and disciplines, and include many of the world's most distinguished dealers and galleries.


    Thoughtful juxtaposition allows one to encounter beautiful works of art and have one's eyes opened to the unfamiliar; promoting a serendipitous experience which does not discriminate between the old and new, but encourages all artistic endeavours to be seen for their own inherent qualities.


    Alongside this, scrupulous vetting ensures that each exhibit is genuine, in good condition, correctly labelled and worthy of exhibition at Masterpiece.


    In this edition, discover how Masterpiece is building a robust market for the future by supporting the next generation of dealers, curators and vetters; gain insight into the mind of a renowned cross-collector and patron of the arts through our interview with Lord Browne of Madingley; and explore how travel, style and luxury went hand-in-hand with the Art Deco aesthetic.


    Finally, discover some of our favourite pieces offered for sale by Masterpiece exhibitors. We look forward to welcoming you to Masterpiece London 2018.

  • We are delighted to announce that yesterday (30 November 2017) MCH Group acquired a majority shareholding in Masterpiece London.


    MCH Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, organizes and hosts about 90 exhibitions, including the globally leading Art Basel shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong, alongside Design Miami, Design Miami Basel and India Art Fair.


    Masterpiece perfectly complements MCH Group’s existing portfolio of high calibre art fairs. We believe that our unique approach as the leading international cross-collecting fair will prove a great success in new territories and we are excited at the prospect of expanding Masterpiece London internationally.


    René Kamm, CEO of MCH Group, commented: "We are impressed by the unique concept of Masterpiece London and its successful development in the past few years. Masterpiece London is the perfect match for MCH Group’s 'Global Collector Events Strategy'. It unites collector groups from different sectors and holds great development potential. MCH Group is setting out to support the fair in its further development, enabling them to expand their position to new regions. It is our common objective to strengthen our position in the buoyant global collector market calling for new collector events."


    Managing Director Lucie Kitchener, with the current ten-strong team, will be responsible for the new Business Unit within MCH Group under the leadership of CEO René Kamm. She joined Masterpiece London in January 2017 having previously held senior roles in the luxury goods sector. Philip Hewat-Jaboor will continue as Chairman of the Fair. The three founders, Harry Apter, Simon Philips and Harry Van der Hoorn will continue to support the management team in the Board, together with Board Advisor, Ruth Kennedy.


    Masterpiece London’s ninth edition will take place from 28 June to 4 July 2018 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

  • The 2017 edition of Masterpiece London closed on Wednesday 5 July, having seen record visitor numbers and strong sales across all disciplines, including major acquisitions by international institutions and significant sales to private collectors. The Fair drew a record 44,000 visitors, including 8,500 for the preview alone. Masterpiece London was supported for the fourth consecutive year by Principal Sponsor, Royal Bank of Canada.


    The Fair’s success follows high quality gallery presentations by 153 exhibitors, showing the finest works of art from antiquity to the present day, with a unique focus on cross-collecting. Exhibitors who participated at the Fair spoke highly of their experience and success at this year’s show.


    Philip Hewat-Jaboor, Chairman of the Fair said: ‘This was a particularly outstanding year for Masterpiece London. We were delighted to present such a strong programme of returning and new exhibitors, expanding the breadth of world-class works of art on offer, as well as launching our new initiative MASTERPIECE PRESENTS with a specially commissioned piece by leading contemporary artist, Iván Navarro.


    Significant gallery presentations within curated booths, spanning all eras and styles, translated into major sales and we are pleased to report on the excellent attendance of collectors and museum figures from around the world. Masterpiece is moving from strength to strength, truly establishing itself as the leading international destination for visitors to discover and engage with art first hand, in the heart of London.’

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