Masterpiece London 2019 opened on June 27th and runs until July 3rd. A virtual tour of the event is available on the website here.
At this unmissable art fair visitors can view and buy the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery – from antiquity to the present day. The Fair offers an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale across a range of price points from over 150 international exhibitors and across every major market discipline.
Held at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, this year’s Fair, the 10th, presents 155 exhibitors including 22 new galleries. The entrance showcases a sculptural installation by Phyllida Barlow, in conjunction with Hauser & Wirth, referencing the supersized ‘pom-pom’ works she first developed in the 1990s.
#Sculpture highlights at Masterpiece London.Our inaugural Sculpture Series, curated by Jo Baring, Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British & Contemporary Art, showcases dynamic modern and contemporary works throughout the Fair.The pieces are made from different and sometimes unusual materials, encouraging visitors to challenge their perceptions about sculpture.Selected works include Gary Hume’s ‘American Tan VII’ from the New Art Centre, along with Pangolin artists Susie MacMurray’s handmade chainmail work ‘Medusa’ and Bryan Kneale’s six-metre high‘Pendulum (Monumental)', displayed outside the Fair.Visitors can discover these pieces throughout the Fair and hear from the artist Gary Hume in conversation with Jo Baring in our Lecture Theatre on Monday 1 July, 7pm.Tickets: masterpiecefair.com/tickets
Posted by Masterpiece on Friday, 28 June 2019
Exhibitor stand talks showcase the diversity and quality of works for sale, giving insight into the artists and creators, their times, techniques and styles.
Every exhibit at Masterpiece is vetted by a team of over 150 leading international specialists comprising scholars drawn from all areas of the art world, including museum curators, conservators, auctioneers, dealers and galleries. Twenty-seven individual Vetting Committees examine each piece in their own field to ensure that the exhibit is in good condition, clearly labelled, and worthy of exhibition at Masterpiece.
This year’s Royal Bank of Canada Lounge will feature works by contemporary Inuit artists chosen from the RBC Art Collection. Inuit art has been in creation for over 3000 years, and has gained notable visibility on a global stage in recent years. RBC is proud to continue to champion the best of Contemporary Canadian art, and support the elevation of artists to international platforms.
Leading figures from the British Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Victoria & Albert Museum are included in the lecture series, with talks exploring the relationship between art, fashion and technology.
Perrier-Jouët will be running a series of champagne master classes hosted by UK ambassador and champagne expert Jonathan Simms.
More information on exhibitors and ticket booking here.