OPENING HOURS & WHAT’S ON

PREVIEW DAY
28 JUNE 11.00−21.00

PUBLIC FAIR DAYS
29-30 JUNE 11.00−21.00
1-2 JULY 11.00-19.00
3-5 JULY 11.00-21.00

TALKS & TOURS
Gain access to the exceptional knowledge of Masterpiece exhibitors and partners through complimentary, informal stand talks. 30 minute daily Highlights Tours depart at 12.00 from the Information Point, led by academics from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

THURSDAY 29 JUNE

11.30  Henry Moore’s Tapestry: Three Seated Figures, 1974
The New Art Centre, Stand D27

12.00  Exceptional Pre-Raphaelite and 19th Century Paintings
Agnews, Stand C27

15.00  Rose Uniacke Stand Tour
Rose Uniacke, Stand B8

16.00  Two Thousand Years of Finger Rings
Les Enluminures, Stand A12

17.00  The Return of the Brooch and How to Wear It
Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D15

18.00  Join Dame Rosalind Savill for a tour of 18th century
 Sèvres porcelain on the stands of Michele Beiny, E & H Manners, Adrian Sassoon and John Whitehead Works of Art
Meet at Michele Beiny, Stand A34


18.00  Susan Moore Slow Art WorkshopsChinese scholar's rock, with Marcus Flacks
JLT Stand in the Partners' Area


FRIDAY 30 JUNE 
 

14.00  The Famous Women Dinner Service: A Rediscovered Bloomsbury Masterpiece
Piano Nobile, Stand D19

15.00  Jewellery Artist Wallace Chan
Stand Highlights Presentation
Wallace Chan, Stand D21

16.00  Chinese Contemporary Culture: Where is the Chinese Art Market Going?
Michael Goedhuis, Stand B5

17.00  The Progressives and the Birth of Modernism in India
DAG Modern, Stand A37

18.00  Susan Moore Slow Art Workshops 
Bronze: The Centaur Nessus Abducting Deianeira, c1590, with Dino Tomasso
JLT Stand in the Partners' Area


SATURDAY 1 JULY 

12.00  Reflections on the Face with Philip Mould OBE
Philip Mould & Company, Stand A3

13.00  Collecting Illuminated Manuscripts with Dr Christopher de Hamel

Les Enluminures, Stand A12

14.00  Artist Talk: Earth and Magma
Influence of the Life Force in the ceramic artwork of Kate Malone

Adrian Sassoon, Stand B1

14.00 Hiroshi Senju: Contemporary Master
Sundaram Tagore, Stand B21

15.00  Jewellery Artist Wallace Chan
Stand Highlights Presentation
Wallace Chan, Stand D21

16.00  Van Cleef & Arpels Heritage Jewellery
Van Cleef & Arpels, Stand A6

18.00  Susan Moore Slow Art Workshops 
Rustic pottery v. court porcelain, with Errol Manners
JLT Stand in the Partners' Area


SUNDAY 2 JULY 

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Masterpiece London’s Principal Sponsor, Royal Bank of Canada, will present photographs by contemporary Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky.

Visit the Royal Bank of Canada Lounge on Sunday 2nd July to view these impressive works.

15.00 Pablo Picasso “Les Déjeuners”
Ludorff, Stand A21

18.00  Susan Moore Slow Art Workshops 
Regency silver, with Lewis Smith of Koopman Rare Art
JLT Stand in the Partners' Area


MONDAY 3 JULY 

12.00  The Pont Aven School
Stoppenbach & Delestre, Stand A10

13.00  A Guide to Collecting Photography
Peter Fetterman, Stand A11

15.00  Jewellery by Contemporary Artists
A celebration of the 1967 exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Didier Ltd, Stand A14

16.00  The Post-War Period in Denmark: The Golden Age of Scandinavian Design

Modernity, Stand B20

17.00  Walter Sickert, Euan Uglow, Lucian Freud: The Human Figure in Modern British Art
Piano Nobile, Stand D19

18.00  Susan Moore Slow Art Workshops 
Historicism meets modernism: a tureen designed by Christopher Dresser, c1880, with Blairman’s Martin Levy
JLT Stand in the Partners' Area


TUESDAY 4 JULY 

14.00 Outdoor Sculpture at Masterpiece London
The New Art Centre
Meet at the Information Desk (No.9 on the map)

15.00  Edward Lear’s Ionian Period
Derek Johns, Stand B4

17.00  Masterpiece Presents

Impenetrable Room, Iván Navarro, 2017
Meet at the Information Desk (No.9 on the map)

18.00  Susan Moore Slow Art Workshops 
Lalique: the pine cone pendant in context, with Wartski’s Katherine Purcell
Wartski, Stand C1


WEDNESDAY 5 JULY 

14.00  Hathor-hotep’s Chest of Life
Rupert Wace Ancient Art, Stand C19

15.00  Derain Fauve Works

Stoppenbach & Delestre, Stand A10

16.00  A Meditation on the Matter of Life and Death
Based Upon, Stand A13

17.00  How to Light Art: An enlightening ‘Q&A’ workshop with TM Lighting, Art Lighting Partner of Masterpiece
The Fine Art Society, Stand A1

18.00  Susan Moore Slow Art Workshops 
Cabinet of Curiosities, with Jan Finch
JLT Stand in the Partners' Area


What's on?

From panel discussions with world-leading cultural institutions to exclusive champagne tastings with Perrier-Jouët, Masterpiece’s events programme offers something for everyone.


Join one of our 30-minute highlight tours with Sotheby’s Institute of Art or gain access to the exceptional knowledge of Masterpiece exhibitors with our regular complimentary Stand Talks, lasting just 15-20 minutes throughout the Fair. 


 

Masterpiece: The Art of Collecting
Dates: 28 - 30 June 2017

Sotheby's Institute of Art

Day Course: 10.00am - 4.30pm

Masterpiece London Lecture Theatre  

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Designed for collectors and those passionate about art, this exclusive three-day course focuses on collecting strategies and collection management in today’s ever-evolving international art market. Participants have the opportunity to learn from leading specialists in the field to strengthen their understanding of how to invest wisely in art, how to build and manage meaningful collections, and how to identify and refine personal interests and tastes. Based between Masterpiece London and Sotheby’s Institute of Art in Bloomsbury, participants are immersed in vibrant presentations, group discussions and guided visits. 

 


 

House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth

Thursday 29 June, 2pm 

Masterpiece London Lecture Theatre  

Laura Burlington in conversation with Justine Picardie, editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar UK, discussing Chatsworth House, Derbyshire's current eponymous fashion exhibition which runs until 22 October 2017. A book signing follows the talk.

Free to attend with 2017 Fair entry ticket

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Art in Motion: The Making of the Van Cleef & Arpels Fée Ondine Automaton
Free to attend with 2017 Fair entry ticket: Friday 30 June, 1pm

Masterpiece London Lecture Theatre  

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A conversation between Nicolas Bos, President & CEO Van Cleef & Arpels and author Nick Foulkes chaired by Caragh McKay

 

On the occasion of its third appearance at the Masterpiece London fair Van Cleef & Arpels will be presenting the Automate Fée Ondine together with contemporary and Heritage High Jewellery pieces. This unique piece is the fruit of many years’ work and an extraordinary collaboration with automaton maker François Junod, together with a group of expert craftsmen brought together for the project. At the crossroads of several traditions, it follows in the footsteps of precious objects like the carriage and table clocks created by the Maison throughout its history, while giving new form to the Poetry of Time that distinguishes Van Cleef & Arpels’ watchmaking creations. 

 


 

Masterpiece: The Appreciation of Jewellery for the Discerning Collector
Led by Joanna Hardy, Independent Fine Jewellery Specialist
Weekend Seminar: Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July, 11.30am to 5pm
Masterpiece London Lecture Theatre

A one or two day seminar.
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Sharing her 30 year experience in the art of jewellery, Joanna Hardy will host a two day seminar covering a wide range of topics from ‘Jewels that catch an Expert’s Eye’, the ‘Magic of Diamonds and Pearls’ to the ‘Wonderful World of Coloured Gemstones’.  Held in the Lecture Theatre at Masterpiece London, and drawing on the fabulous jewels displayed by Masterpiece’s jewellery exhibitors, delegates will be guided as to how to appreciate jewellery for its artistic merit and craftsmanship, how to make informed decisions when buying jewellery, and hearing the history of and stories from the worlds most famous jewellery houses. 

These seminars will give a fascinating insight into the art, craftsmanship, beauty and rarity of jewellery, the history of the famous jewellery houses, and an opportunity to learn from pieces on display at Masterpiece Fair, with each day linking to different jewels.

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The Sixties – A New Visual Language of Sculpture and Design

Panel discussion hosted by Pangolin London

Monday 3 July, 11.30am

Masterpiece London Lecture Theatre

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Curator’s View

Monday 3 July, 6.30pm

Masterpiece London Lecture Theatre  

Wallace Collection curator Helen Jacobsen shares the inspiration behind their current exhibition: Gilded Interiors. French Masterpieces of Gilt Bronze.

Free to attend with 2017 Fair entry ticket

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The Story a House Tells: When Architecture and Decoration Work Together

Tuesday 4 July, 11.30am 

Masterpiece London Lecture Theatre  

Interiors author and architect Ben Pentreath moderates a conversation between London based Interior Designer & Journalist Rita Konig and New York based Architect Gil Schafer. 

Free to attend with 2017 Fair entry ticket

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The Rise and Fall of the Country House Museum

Tuesday 4 July, 4pm

Masterpiece London Lecture Theatre  

Tim Knox, FSA, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, looks at the way British and Irish country house proprietors pressed Egyptian antiquities, Greek and Roman marbles, Assyrian reliefs, Indian and Pacific curios and objects of natural history into domestic service.

Free to attend with 2017 Fair entry ticket

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In Conversation with Maurizio Pellizzoni

Tuesday 4 July, 6pm

Masterpiece London Lecture Theatre  

International interior designer, Maurizio Pellizzoni is a well respected mind in the design industry. The immersive Secret Garden installation in the Lecture Theatre will set the scene as he discusses the role of design in art with Matthew Travers, Director of Piano Nobile, Matthew Jones, Chairman at John Jones Framing & Fine Art Conservation, Guy Watts, MD of Architectural Plants and Armando Raish, MD of Treebox.

Free to attend with 2017 Fair entry ticket

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Old Masters Rock: How to Look at Art with Children

Wednesday 5 July, 5.30pm

Masterpiece London Lecture Theatre 

Author Maria-Christina Sayn-Wittgenstin Nottebohm will talk informally about the fun, magical world of exploring Old Master pictures and the methods she discovered in researching her book.  A book signing follows the talk.

Free to attend with 2017 Fair entry ticket. Parents and children are encouraged to attend together. 

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