Fair Highlights

Masterpiece London 2016

  • Stand of the Year

    Welcome to Masterpiece London 2016. This monumental work in granite and bronze - Lost Fragment, 2016 - stood at the entrance to the fair, exhibited by Based Upon. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Nazy Vassegh, Chief Exceutive Officer, Masterpiece London speaking with Press

    Dickinson offered museum quality works from masters including Juan Gris, Gerhardt Richter and JMW Turner. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Picture of the Year

    New exhibitor Axel Vervoordt presented a fantastic selection of carefully curated works from antiquity to the present day. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Masterpiece London Preview Night

    Tornabuoni Art showcased modern and contemporary works from leading Italian artists. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd (London) at Masterpiece London 2014

    Gallery Steinitz's lavish display recreated haute Parisian decor, exhibiting a selection of works spanning the centuries. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Artist Nic Fiddian-Green

    Gallery Dutko brought an elegant selection of Art Deco designs alongside modern and contemporary art. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Nazy Vassegh, Chief Executive Officer, Masterpiece Lonodn with Chelsea Pensioners

    Ariadne Galleries of London and New York brought significant works from classical antiquity to Masterpiece London 2016. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Object of the Year

    Scott's Seafood & Champagne Bar, running down the centre of Masterpiece London. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Stand of the Year

    Renowned antique furniture dealer Apter-Fredericks Ltd marked their 70th anniversary at Masterpiece London. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Stand of the Year

    Exhibitor Sam Fogg brought a selection of beautiful Medieval works of art to Masterpiece London including this graceful Saint John of the Crucifixion from Lower Austria, Tyrolc. 1480-1490. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Painting of the Year

    Twenty­-seven individual Vetting Committees examine each piece in their own field to ensure that the exhibit is genuine, in good condition, correctly labelled and worthy of exhibition at Masterpiece. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Object of the Year

    Francis Sultana, Artistic Director of David Gill Gallery, presents a public talk on the Zaha Hadid Commemorative Salon. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • 1st Runner Up for Stand of the Year Award

    Masterpiece London welcomed members of the British Fashion Council Trust to our Lecture Theatre, beautifully designed by Katharine Pooley. The panel included Mary Katrantzou, Miroslava Duma and Nasiba Adilova, moderated by Jo Ellison. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Arriving on the red carpet of Masterpiece London. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • 1st Runner Up for Stand of the Year Award

    The inimitable Chelsea Pensioners share their stories over a sculpted grenade. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • 2nd Runner Up for Object of the Year

    Philip Hewat-Jaboor, Chairman of Masterpiece London. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Nazy Vassegh, Chief Exceutive Officer, Masterpiece London speaking with Press

    The Girih Treasure Chest took centre stage on David Linley's stand at Masterpiece 2016. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Ariadne Galleries

    Lord Stuart Rose visiting Masterpiece London. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Sue Webster

    Nazy Vassegh, Masterpiece London CEO, with a group of Chelsea Pensioners. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Michael Goedhuis

    British fashion legend Sir Paul Smith at Masterpiece London. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Leila Heller on her stand at Masterpiece London

    Kirsty Allsopp enjoying Masterpiece London. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Robilant and Voena

    Sundaram Tagore Gallery presenting a public talk on contemporary art in the context of a globalised world. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • John Mitchell Fine Paintings (London) at Masterpiece London 2014

    Princess Alia Al-Senussi, Karen Levy, Eugenio Re Rebaudengo and Jeffrey Boloten at the panel discussion 'A New Generation of Collectors' as part of the Sotheby's Institute of Art short course 'Masterpiece London: The Art of Collecting'. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Stair Sainty Gallery (London) at Masterpiece London 2014

    Masterpiece London Champagne Sponsor Perrier-Jouët hosted regular Champagne Masterclasses in conjunction with Bompas & Parr. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Carolina Herrera and husband Reinaldo Herrera

    Renowned young explorers, the Turner twins enjoying the sun on the Perrier-Jouët Champagne Terrace. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Visitors viewing works by Henri Matisse

    Nazy Vassegh with interior designer Katharine Pooley who designed the Masterpiece Lecture Theatre, home of fascinating talks and events throughout the fair. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Visitor viewing a work by Gerhard Richter

    Le Baiser (The Kiss), 1886 by Auguste Rodin, frames the foreground of Dickinson's stand. Nature Morte, 1916 by Juan Gris hangs behind. Photography by Rory Lindsay

  • Model wearing 1912 Cartier Corsage

    Agnews sold Tullio Crali’s Futurist 'Nose Diving On the City' on the opening day of Masterpiece London 2016. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Visitors walking past Steven Naifeh sculptures

    Henry Moore's Working Model for Reclining Figure: Festival, 1950 was available from exhibitor Offer Waterman. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Visitor with a work by Kazuo Shirago

    This stunning Art Nouveau rocking chair from Societa Anonima Antonio Volpe, Italy, C. 1915 was exhibited by Rose Uniacke. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Tom Ford

    We were delighted to welcome Luke Syson and Ellenor Alcorn from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art who gave a wonderful talk 'British Decorative Arts: The View from The Met'. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Artist Phillip King

    Every exhibit at Masterpiece is vetted by a team of over 150 leading international specialists drawn from the diaspora of academia, museums, conservators, auction houses, dealers and galleries. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Genghis Khan by Phillip King

    Philip Hewat-Jaboor, Masterpiece London Chairman, and Nazy Vassegh, Masterpiece London CEO, examine paintings at Masterpiece 2016. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Sky High and Bling by Phillip King

    Master jeweller Wallace Chan hosted free public talks at Masterpiece London 2016. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Nazy Vassegh, Chief Executive Officer, Masterpiece Lonodn with Chelsea Pensioners

    Tornabuoni Art showed wonderful contemporary pieces by Francesca Pasquali. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Tom Ford

    Nazy Vassegh, Masterpiece London CEO, tours the fair with Tony Johnson, Head, Sales & Relationship Management for RBC Wealth Management. Photography by Ben Fisher

  • Artist Phillip King

    Alexandra Reece, Masterpiece London Development and Events Manager, tours the fair with Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Rutherford, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Bus Shelter by Phillip King

    Masterpiece London 2016 welcomed new exhibitor DAG Modern who showcased the masters of 20th century Indian art. Photography by Andy Barnham

  • Genghis Khan by Phillip King

    Whitestone Gallery displayed works by leading modern and contemporary Japanese artists. Photography by Ben Fisher

  • Sky High and Bling by Phillip King

    A young visitor admires Lynn Chadwick's Howling Beast, 1990, exhibited by Blain|Southern. Photography by Ben Fisher