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.’