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  • Image: Geoffrey Diner and Safani Gallery shared stand at Masterpiece 2017

     

     

    Masterpiece London has established itself as the world's leading cross-collecting fair, offering the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery, from antiquity to the present day. This unmissable event at the height of the capital's summer season provides an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale from 160 international exhibitors. This year’s edition showcases rare and important Impressionist and Modernist paintings; compelling presentations celebrating British art and design; exquisite jewellery; art and objects from antiquity as well as contemporary work by artists including Marina Abramović, Ibrahim El Salahi, Chiharu Shiota and Rob & Nick Carter. The Royal Bank of Canada returns as the Fair’s principal sponsor for the fifth successive year.

     

    Masterpiece Presents

    MASTERPIECE PRESENTS, in collaboration with FactumArte and Lisson Gallery, will showcase new works by Marina Abramović, Five Stages of Maya Dance, in an immersive, specially conceived area. This unseen body of work comprises five alabaster portraits of Marina Abramović which merge performance, light and sculpture. Their hauntingly physical presence decomposes into intricately carved landscapes of alabaster as you move around the pieces.

     

    New Additions

    Longstanding Masterpiece exhibitors including Richard Green, Adrian Sassoon, Wartski, Robilant + Voena, Verdura/Herz-Belperron and Dickinson are joined by carefully selected new additions for 2018 including: ArtAncient, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Cahn, CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel, Day and Faber, DIE GALERIE, Galerie Yann Ferrandin, Flowers Gallery, James Graham-Stewart, Hammer Galleries, Hauser & Wirth, Galerie Henze & Ketterer, Hill-Stone, Hunter / Harrison, Kallos Gallery, Landau Fine Art, Lullo • Pampoulides, Maruani Mercier, Moussaieff Jewellers, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Jill Newhouse Gallery, Partners & Mucciaccia, R & Company, Fabio Salini and Vigo.

     

    Cross-Collecting

    Masterpiece’s cross-collecting ethos can be seen throughout the Fair, where exhibitors specialising in a wide variety of disciplines and eras are brought together, offering the broadest spectrum of works of any art fair, with classical and contemporary shown side-by-side. Visitors will encounter presentations which carefully combine furniture, sculpture and works of art from all periods, unified by quality. Examples of this ethos can be seen at Benjamin Proust, Perrin Fine Art, Robilant + Voena, and Safani Gallery & Geoffrey Diner.

     

    Reflecting this breadth, new exhibitor ArtAncient’s presentation will feature a rare ‘shooting star’ meteorite, formed 4.6 billion years ago, whilst specially commissioned contemporary artwork will be presented at Blain|Southern with an installation by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota.

     

    Les Enluminures and Daniel Crouch will stage a carefully curated presentation entitled ‘A Brief History of Time: From Matins to Mars’. The booth will display celestial maps, instruments, illuminated manuscripts and medieval and Renaissance jewellery, inviting viewers to contemplate the perception of time across history. Hauser & Wirth’s ‘Wunderkammer’, or cabinet of curiosities, will also combine disciplines with contemporary and modern works by Louise Bourgeois, Phyllida Barlow, Subodh Gupta and Philip Guston, presented alongside 18th and 19th century furniture.

     

    Impressionist and Modernist Presence at the Fair

    This year, highly important Impressionist and Modern works will be exhibited at the Fair by a number of exhibitors. Landau Fine Art’s presentation will include a Picasso oil painting which hung for decades behind the desk of his only dealer, Paul Rosenberg. Gladwell & Patterson will be bringing a preeminent example of a late waterlilies painting by Monet and, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, Hammer Galleries will be bringing an early work by Joan Miró along with Marc Chagall’s Peintre au coq rouge.

     

    DIE GALERIE are collaborating with M. F. Toninelli Art Moderne to present a focussed booth with work by three key Surrealists: Max Ernst, André Masson and Roberto Matta, including a monumental bronze statue by Max Ernst, whose work will also be shown at Ludorff’s stand. German Expressionist works by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and August Macke, will be displayed by Galerie Henze & Ketterer.

     

    The Best of British

    Masterpiece is an important destination for collectors of British art and design and many of this year’s exhibitors are celebrating the work of British artists as well as those who have lived and worked in the UK. This focus is encapsulated by Richard Green whose presentation ‘Best of British from our Shores and Beyond’ includes pieces by J.M.W.Turner, L.S. Lowry and John Constable.

     

    Modern and Post-War British artists, including Eileen Agar, Duncan Grant, Barbara Hepworth, Bridget Riley and Graham Sutherland, will be presented by The Redfern Gallery, Osborne Samuel, Philip Mould, Offer Waterman, Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert and Piano Nobile.

     

    In celebration of the 300 year anniversary of Thomas Chippendale’s birth, Ronald Phillips and Apter-Fredericks will be presenting important pieces by the British cabinetmaker. British furniture will also be championed by Oscar Graf, whose stand will explore the theme of ‘Victorians & Edwardians’, displaying beautiful pieces in a variety of styles from 1860-1910. Jewellery exhibitor Didier Ltd. will include a focus on British designers on their booth with pieces by Wendy Ramshaw and her husband David Watkins.

     

    Design, Furniture and Decorative Arts

    With a booth inspired by the Surrealist poet and patron Edward James, David Gill Gallery will be bringing together contemporary works from their roster of artists and designers including Zaha Hadid, Michele Oka Doner and Mattia Bonetti. Modern and contemporary design will also be presented by 18 Davies Street Gallery, Rose Uniacke and Modernity Stockholm. New exhibitor Sarah Myerscough Gallery will showcase unique handcrafted contemporary pieces of design by John Makepeace amongst others, and Sinai & Sons Ltd. will focus on the work of Italian painter, sculptor, interior decorator and engraver Piero Fornasetti. Hitomi Hosono’s exquisite collaboration with Wedgwood will be revealed at Adrian Sassoon, and Katie Jones will present a selection of contemporary Japanese applied arts.

     

    Jewellery

    Extraordinary contemporary jewellery will be shown by leading designers including Fabio Salini whose new collection made with carbon fibre will be revealed for the first time at the Fair. Taiwanese fine jewellery brand CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel will be presenting designs from their Black Label and White Label collections and coloured diamond specialist Moussaieff also join the fair this year. Rare antique jewellery by masters such as Cartier, Boucheron and Fabergé will be offered at SJ Phillips, Hancocks, Véronique Bamps and Epoque Fine Jewels. Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura/Herz-Belperron and Grima will present both their heritage collections and unique contemporary pieces.

     

    Sculpture at the Fair

    Masterpiece’s exhibitors include leading sculpture specialists Lullo • Pampoulides, Pangolin London, Univers du Bronze, and Galerie Sismann who will display European Old Master sculpture alongside contemporary sculpture by Johan Creten. Other highlights in this field include Alexander Calder’s unique Red Bull which will be at the centre of Collisart’s stand alongside American Modernist works by Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, and Arshile Gorky.

     

    Landau Fine Art are bringing a rare black marble Reclining Figure: Curved by Henry Moore, dating from 1977, which is one of the artist’s seminal and unique carvings and will be displayed close to their stand. Other prominent pieces and installations throughout the Fair’s main areas include a large sculptural light installation created by Jeff Zimmerman being offered by R & Company and Larry Bell’s monumental VFZ 2, a unique work formed from True Sea Salt and Cerise laminated glass presented by Hauser & Wirth. Blain|Southern will bring State of Being by Chiharu Shiota and two new works, the monumental Twice by Richard Hudson and Solar Disk by Emily Young will be offered by Bowman Sculpture.

     

    Talks

    Masterpiece London will be holding talks, workshops and tours throughout the public days of the fair as part of a Talks & Education Programme, in association with Chopard. This includes a new initiative - a Curator and Art Trade Day on Saturday 30 June co-chaired by Thomas Marks, Editor of Apollo, and Philip Hewat-Jaboor, Chairman of the Fair, which will include a call for papers from academics. This is in addition to a series of ‘How to Look at’ talks, providing visitors with the tools needed to get the most out of viewing and buying a range of disciplines of art. Throughout the Fair there will also be free to attend on-stand talks with exhibitors, where specialists will give visitors an insight into some of the highlights on display.

  • MASTERPIECE PRESENTS launched last year as a large-scale, dedicated exhibition space within Masterpiece London, transforming the Fair's entrance and providing a platform for innovative, immersive works of art.

    This year we are pleased to showcase a new body of work by Marina Abramović, Five Stages of Maya Dance. Presented by Factum Arte, in collaboration with Lisson Gallery, this set of five alabaster portraits of Marina Abramović merge performance, light and sculpture. They have a hauntingly physical presence but, as you move around the pieces, they decompose into intricately carved ‘landscapes’ of alabaster.

    These works are the result of an extended period of experimentation that the artist has been carrying out in Factum Arte's workshops in Madrid. Through the use of carved alabaster, Abramović is exploring new ways to give form to her ideas.

  • Masterpiece London, sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, is delighted to announce the exhibitors joining the 2018 edition of the Fair, which runs from 28 June - 4 July at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

     

    Masterpiece London 2018 welcomes a strong roster of new exhibitors including Hill-Stone, Hammer Galleries, Hauser & Wirth, Jill Newhouse Gallery, Kallos Gallery, Landau Fine Art, Lullo Pampoulides, Vigo Gallery, and jewellers Moussaieff and Cindy Chao, exhibiting alongside returning galleries that include Agnews, Blain|Southern, Robilant + Voena, Dickinson, Amir Mohtashemi, Galerie Chenel, Rupert Wace, Thomas Gibson Fine Art, Modernity Stockholm and Vertes.

     

    The thoughtful presentation of rare and individual pieces, which Masterpiece has become known for, will continue throughout the Fair with galleries including Axel Vervoordt, Rose Uniacke, Benjamin Proust, Perrin Fine Art and Alessandra de Castro pairing art and design from a range of eras in striking ways. The fair’s cross-collecting ethos will be further reflected in Safani Gallery Inc and Geoffrey Diner Gallery’s shared booth, where a mix of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities will be displayed alongside iconic 20th century and contemporary design. In the field of rare books, Les Enluminures will show fine examples of illuminated manuscripts and medieval and Renaissance jewellery, alongside historic rare maps brought by Daniel Crouch. An immersive booth from David Gill Gallery will recreate an interior from the home of the famed Surrealist patron, Edward James, with contemporary works of art from the gallery’s artists.

     

    Masterpiece’s representation of Modern British Art will be as important as ever, with Osborne Samuel Gallery, Offer Waterman, Piano Nobile, Robin Katz, Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, Richard Green, Alan Wheatley, Crane Kalman Gallery and new exhibitor Redfern Gallery. Works from Italian Modern Masters Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana and Alighiero Boetti will be offered by Mazzoleni, Cortesi Gallery, M&L Fine Art, Tornabuoni, and newcomer Partners & Mucciaccia.

     

    European Modern and Impressionist picture galleries, such as Dickinson, Landau Fine Art, Stair Sainty, Mayoral, Hammer Galleries and Vertes will be bringing exceptional works of art by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Joan Miró, Camille Pissarro and Gerhard Richter. Die Galerie will bring Surrealist pieces in a booth shared with M F Toninelli Art Moderne.

     

    Spanning 16th century engravings to contemporary screen prints, works on paper by major artists, including Albrecht Dürer, Andy Warhol, Peter Blake and Howard Hodgkin, will be offered by Sims Reed Gallery, Lyndsey Ingram, Long-Sharp Gallery, Peter Fetterman, William Weston and new exhibitors Hill-Stone Inc and Day & Faber.

     

    With Thomas Chippendale’s tercentenary this year, Ronald Philips will present a booth including 20 Chippendale pieces. Fine furniture and decorative arts from the 17th century to the present day will also be offered by Apter-Fredericks, H. Blairman & Sons, Steinitz, Godson & Coles, Thomas Coulborn & Sons, Edward Hurst and new exhibitor James Graham-Stewart. Modernity Stockholm, Oscar Graf, 88 Gallery, Linley and newcomer Sarah Myerscough Gallery will present classic modern and contemporary design.

     

    Masterpiece’s contingent of ancient art dealers will include new exhibitors Kallos Gallery and ArtAncient who will join Axel Vervoordt, Rupert Wace Ancient Art, Antichita Valerio Turchi and Galerie Chenel in exhibiting fine works from classical antiquity.

     

    Masterpiece continues to be a destination for collectors of exceptional jewellery works. Unique contemporary pieces can be purchased from Cindy Chao, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boghossían and Moussaieff and a selection of antique jewellery can be found at Wartski, Simon Teakle, Verdura, Hancocks and S.J. Phillips.

     

    Peter Harrington will be returning with their presentation of rare and historic books; ethnographic works will be shown by Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh Gallery and Finch & Co; fine porcelain and ceramics from the 16th century to the present day will be presented by E & H Manners, John Whitehead, Adrian Sassoon, Michele Beiny Inc and W. W. Warner Antiques. British and continental silver and silver-gilt will be brought by N & I Franklin and Koopman Rare Art.

     

    Masterpiece London 2018 Exhibitors Include
    18 Davies Street Gallery (London)
    88 Gallery (London)
    Adrian Sassoon (London)
    Agnews (London)
    Alan Wheatley Art (London)
    Alessandra Di Castro (Rome) – Shared booth with Antichita Valerio Turchi
    Amir Mohtashemi Ltd (London)
    Anthony Woodburn (Lewes)
    Antichita Valerio Turchi (Rome) – Shared booth with Alessandra Di Castro
    Apter-Fredericks (London)
    ArtAncient Ltd (London)
    Axel Vervoordt (Belgium)
    Bailly Gallery (Geneva)
    Benjamin Proust (London)
    Berko Fine Paintings (Belgium)
    Blain | Southern (London)
    Boccara (Paris)
    Boghossian (London)
    Brun Fine Art (London)
    Butchoff (London)
    Cahn AG (Basel)
    Caiati Old Master Paintings and Sculptures (Milan)
    Carter Marsh & Co (Winchester)
    Chatila (London)
    Chiale (Racconigi, Italy)
    Christopher Kingzett (London)
    CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel (Hong Kong)
    Collisart, LLC (New York)
    Cortesi Gallery (London)
    Crane Kalman Gallery (London)
    Daniel Crouch Rare Books (London) – Shared booth with Les Enluminures
    David Gill Gallery (London)
    Day & Faber (London)
    De Jonckheere (Geneva)
    DAG (Delhi)
    Dickinson (London)
    Didier Ltd (London)
    Die Galerie (Frankfurt) – Shared booth with M F Toninelli Art Moderne
    E & H Manners (London)
    Edward Barnsley Workshop (Petersfield)
    Edward Hurst (Salisbury)
    Fabio Salini (Rome)
    Factum Arte (Madrid)
    Finch & Co (London)
    Galerie Chenel (Paris)
    Galerie Félix Marcilhac (Paris)
    Galerie Henze & Ketterer (Riehen)
    Galerie Ludorff (Dusseldorf)
    Galerie Mathivet (Paris)
    Galerie Sismann (Paris)
    Geoffrey Diner Gallery (Washington) – Shared booth with Safani Gallery Inc.
    Gladwell & Patterson (London)
    Godson & Coles (London)
    Grima (London)
    H. Blairman & Sons Ltd (London)
    Hammer Galleries (New York)
    Hancocks (London)
    Hauser & Wirth (London)
    Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert (London)
    Hélène Bailly Gallery (Paris)
    Hill-Stone, Inc. (South Dartmouth Massachusetts)
    James Graham-Stewart (London)
    Jean David Botella (Paris)
    Jill Newhouse Gallery (New York)
    John Mitchell Fine Paintings (London)
    John Whitehead (London)
    Jonathan Cooper (London)
    Kallos Gallery (London)
    Koopman Rare Art (London)
    Landau Fine Art (Montreal)
    Les Enluminures (New York) - Shared booth with Daniel Crouch Rare Books  
    Linley (London)
    Long-Sharp Gallery (Indianapolis)
    Lullo Pampoulides (London)
    Lyndsey Ingram London, Ltd. (London)
    M & L Fine Art (London)
    M F Toninelli Art Moderne (Monaco) – Shared booth with Die Galerie
    MacConnal-Mason Gallery (London)
    Mallett (London)
    Maruani Mercier (Brussels)
    Mayoral (Barcelona)
    Mazzoleni Art (London)
    Michael Goedhuis (London)
    Michele Beiny (New York)
    Modernity Stockholm AB (Stockholm)
    Moussaieff Jewellers (London)
    N & I Franklin (London)
    New Art Centre (Salisbury)
    Nukaga Gallery (London)
    Offer Waterman (London)
    Opera Gallery (London)
    Osborne Samuel Gallery (London)
    Oscar Graf (Paris)
    Pallesi Art Gallery (Monaco)
    Pangolin (London)
    Paolo Antonacci (Rome)
    Partners & Mucciaccia (London)
    Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh Gallery (Brussels)
    Patrick Bourne & Co (London)
    Perrin Fine Art Ltd (London)
    Peter Fetterman (London)
    Peter Harrington (London)
    Philip Mould and Company (London)
    Piano Nobile (London)
    Portland Gallery (London)
    Richard Green (London)
    Robert Bowman (London)
    Robert Young Antiques (London)
    Robertaebasta (Milan)
    Robilant + Voena (London)
    Robin Katz Fine Art (London)
    Rolleston (London)
    Ronald Phillips (London)
    Rose Uniacke (London)
    Rupert Wace Ancient Art (London)
    S.J. Phillips Ltd (London)
    Safani Gallery Inc. (New York) – Shared booth with Geoffrey Diner Gallery
    Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery (Belgium)
    Sandra Cronan Ltd (London)
    Sarah Myerscough Gallery (London)
    Scultura Italiana di Dario Mottola (Milan)
    Simon Teakle Fine Jewelry (Connecticut)
    Sims Reed Gallery (London)
    Sinai and Sons Ltd (London)
    Sladmore Contemporary (London) – Shared booth with the Sladmore Gallery
    Somlo Antiqes (London)
    Stair Sainty (London)
    Steinitz (Paris)
    Sundaram Tagore Gallery (New York)
    The Fine Art Society (London)
    The Redfern Gallery Ltd (London)
    The Sladmore Gallery (London) – Shared booth with Sladmore Contemporary
    Thomas Coulborn & Sons (Midlands)
    Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd (London)
    Tornabuoni Art London (London)
    Trinity House Paintings (Broadway)
    Univers du Bronze (Paris)
    Van Cleef & Arpels (London)
    Verdura (London)
    Veronique Bamps (Monaco)
    Vertes (Zurich)
    Vigo Gallery (London)
    W. Agnew & Company Ltd (London)
    W.W. Warner Antiques (Kent)
    Wartski (London)
    Whitford Fine Art (London)
    Wick Antiques Ltd (Hampshire)
    William Weston Gallery (London)

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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.’

  • See The Cape Reimagined, an exhibition by Burberry at Masterpiece London.

    Our official Preview Day partner, Burberry, will bring a selection of handmade couture capes to this summer's fair.

    Referencing the spirit of the Burberry archive, each cape is designed in their London atelier and crafted using unique constructions. Introduced on the runway, these collector’s pieces are inspired by the scale and form of Henry Moore’s sculptures, and represent the very essence of the British brand.

     

    Click to find out more

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    This year Masterpiece London launches MASTERPIECE PRESENTS, a new large-scale dedicated exhibition space which will transform the Fair’s entrance.

     

    Masterpiece has always offered collectors the opportunity to view and buy masterworks from antiquity to the present day, and this year we are stretching boundaries, with our most contemporary work for sale being a brand new immersive installation by renowned Chilean artist Iván Navarro.

     

    Navarro is known internationally for his socio-politically charged sculptures of neon, fluorescent and incandescent light. He represented Chile at the 53rd Venice Biennale and his work is held in major public and private collections around the world.

     

    Navarro’s installation has been commissioned for the Fair by Paul Kasmin Gallery who will be exhibiting for the first time this year.

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    This week Masterpiece London & Architectural Digest hosted a glamorous cocktail reception at the residence of Jill & Dan Dienst in New York City with the Co-Chairs of the Masterpiece International Patrons Committee.

     

    With over a dozen Masterpiece exhibitors hailing from the United States, and visitors travelling to the Fair from around the world, Chairman of the Fair Philip Hewat-Jaboor spoke of the fantastic opportunities the Fair presents for decorators, designers and art lovers.

     

    Set within the grounds of the historic Royal Hospital Chelsea, Masterpiece is more than just an opportunity to acquire expertly vetted works of art from world-class dealers. Masterpiece evokes a sense of British charm and quintessential luxury. It conjures London’s global reputation for elegance, tradition and the cutting edge; a unique international stage for visitors to discover and enjoy an extraordinary breadth of cultural experiences.

     

    There is no better time for international collectors to view and buy the finest works of art in London.

  • Masterpiece London, running from 29 June – 5 July, is an unmissable event at the height of the capital’s summer arts season. Bringing together 150 of the world’s top galleries and specialists, Masterpiece has established itself as one of the world’s leading international art fairs, attracting close to 40,000 visitors for an exceptional week of cultural, culinary and social experiences in the heart of London. There is nowhere more glamorous to view and buy the finest works of art, antiques, design and jewellery; from antiquity to the present day.

     

    Book your tickets to Masterpiece London here: www.masterpiecefair.com/tickets

     

    Pre-eminent international galleries will bring to market works that span the great spectrum of art and design in an environment uniquely suited to collecting. New exhibitors Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, Stoppenbach & Delestre, Vertes and Paul Kasmin Gallery enhance the fair’s strong representation of 19th to 21st century art available at Dickinson, Offer Waterman, Thomas Gibson, Blain|Southern and Robilant + Voena.

     

    Robin Katz Fine Art, Osborne Samuel, Piano Nobile and Christopher Kingzett will contribute to the fair’s world-class showing of Modern British Art, including works by Henry Moore, Howard Hodgkin, Bridget Riley, and Barbara Hepworth. Italian masters Burri, Scheggi, Pistoletto and Fontana will be offered by Mazzoleni Art, M & L Fine Art, Tornabuoni Art, Cortesi Gallery, and Repetto Gallery.

     

    Exceptional Impressionist, Surrealist and Expressionist works will be offered at Mayoral, Bailly Gallery, Ludorff and Trinity House Paintings. The old master and British paintings selection is built upon this year by De Jonckheere, Galerie Sarti, and Derek Johns who join Masterpiece regulars Richard Green, The Fine Art Society, Alessandra di Castro, Philip Mould and Agnew’s. Collectors can also purchase works on paper by big name artists – including Picasso, Hockney, Lichtenstein and Warhol – at Sims Reed Gallery, Lyndsey Ingram, Long-Sharp Gallery, William Weston Gallery and Offer Waterman & Co.

     

    Reflecting Masterpiece’s cross-collecting ethos, Safani and Geoffrey Diner will share a large stand this year, presenting a mix of ancient Egyptian, Roman and Greek antiquities alongside iconic 20th century and contemporary design; Galerie Mathivet will show contemporary Aboriginal art in an art deco interior; Repetto and Donati Galleries will present Roman pieces alongside post war Italian works; John Berwald and MD Flacks will offer Modern British beside rare Chinese antiques.

     

    Librairie Camille Sourget develops the fair’s expertise on rare books and illuminated manuscripts, as championed by Peter Harrington and Les Enluminures; photography will be presented by Bernheimer Fine Art, Peter Fetterman and Sundaram Tagore; exceptional ceramics of all periods will be presented by EH Manners, John Whitehead, Adrian Sassoon and Michele Beiny; rare silver will be shown at Koopman and N&I Franklin; antique and ancient Asian works can be acquired from Gregg Baker, Amir Mohtashemi and David Aaron – who will also show a selection from classical antiquity.

     

    Masterpiece’s world-class contingent of ancient art dealers will include Axel Vervoordt, Ariadne Galleries, David Ghezelbash, Rupert Wace, Valerio Turchi and Galerie Chenel.

     

    Fine furniture and decorative arts from the 17th century to the present day can be acquired at the fair from Galerie Perrin, Steinitz, Edward Hurst, Robert Young Antiques, Apter-Fredericks, H. Blairman & Sons, Thomas Coulborn & Sons and Ronald Phillips, whilst modern and contemporary design will be available from Based Upon, Modernity Stockholm, Jean David Botella, Dutko Gallery, Rose Uniacke, 88-Gallery, Linley and  David Gill Gallery who are joined by new exhibitors Oscar Graf and Chastel-Maréchal.

     

    Masterpiece continues to be a top destination for collectors of the world’s leading contemporary jewellers including Wallace Chan, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boghossian and Hemmerle. An unparalleled selection of antique jewellery with pieces by Cartier, Boucheron, JAR and Fabergé that can be admired at Wartski, Symbolic & Chase, Verdura, Hancocks and S.J. Phillips.

     

    Book your tickets to Masterpiece London here: www.masterpiecefair.com/tickets