Masterpiece

Masterpiece is a top-end London art fair with over 100 galleries exhibiting.

It takes place annually during the summer and has been a key part of the art and antiques season in London ever since it launched in 2010.


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Vast Vaughan work for sale at gallery Osborne Samuel

06 May 2019

Theseus and the Minotaure (1950), the largest oil on canvas ever produced by artist Keith Vaughan (1912-77) outside of publicly commissioned works, is on offer at Osborne Samuel this month.

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New Saatchi art fair joins the summer line-up with just nine weeks to go

23 April 2019

A new art fair launching at the Saatchi Gallery this June is a late addition to the busy schedule of London’s summer art events.

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Masterpiece fair to trial Hong Kong move with Fine Art Asia fair

04 March 2019

The Masterpiece fair brand will be trialled in Hong Kong later this year with a ‘pavilion’ within the Fine Art Asia fair.

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The Masterpiece mix – cross-collecting is key to winning format

16 July 2018

During 'Masterpiece London', Zoe Karafylakis Sperling of Hauser & Wirth, the international modern and contemporary art gallery, reflected that the event made for a change from the gallery’s typical large, frenetic, contemporary art fairs.

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Hot sales for Masterpiece and London Art Week

09 July 2018

Air-conditioned Masterpiece London concluded its ninth edition last week after running from June 28-July 4.

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“It’s very difficult deciding what to bring” – jewellery exhibitor at Masterpiece

29 June 2018

London jewellery dealership Hancocks has exhibited at Masterpiece since the fair’s inception nine years ago. Here director Guy Burton tells ATG why he regards the event as a good opportunity to meet both new and established clients, and explains how the firm works out what items to exhibit on the stand.

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American dealer reveals what makes her return to Masterpiece London – video

29 June 2018

Medieval manuscripts dealer Sandra Hindman of Les Enluminures tells ATG why she is returning to Masterpiece for the eighth year running and picks out two star items on her stand.

Chairman of Masterpiece Philip Hewat-Jaboor

“Strong, strict but very fair”: Masterpiece chairman on the vetting at the fair – video

29 June 2018

Chairman of Masterpiece Philip Hewat-Jaboor speaks to ATG about what makes the London event unique in comparison to other top fairs. He also discusses the changes to this year’s edition and tells us about the “crucial” vetting system at the event.

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Early sales at Masterpiece revealed as visitor numbers increase

29 June 2018

Dealers reported a clutch of early sales in the first few hours of the Masterpiece London fair this week.

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Masterpiece London opens in Chelsea: an early look at some top objects

27 June 2018

A fashion house founder's personal desk, a 16th century astronomy book, a pair of Chippendale commodes and contemporary Asian art jewellery: all are on offer as Masterpiece London returns for its 9th edition.

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Masterpiece: a fair growing in size and in confidence

18 June 2018

Exhibitor numbers at Masterpiece rise to 160 as trade prepares for summer showcase.

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Masterpiece keeps up with the times as a showpiece for horology

11 June 2018

As a showpiece for horology, the 'Masterpiece' fair lives up to its name. For all its welcome focus on the cool of 21st century collecting, at its core the 'Masterpiece' fair is a high-quality antiques show in the tradition of the Grosvenor House fair it replaced.

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Masterpiece keeps younger generation in its sights as it teams up with children’s art tour company and launches symposium

28 May 2018

Masterpiece London will this year feature a series of children’s events hosted by The Little Grand Tour as the fair seeks to widen its appeal to a younger audience.

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Masterpiece London 2018 – Capital gains from cross-collecting ethos

24 May 2018

Masterpiece chairman Philip Hewat-Jaboor tells ATG how vital London is to the cross-collecting fair’s future

Guess who’s coming to London for the 2018 summer season

24 May 2018

Dealers are heading to the capital from far and wide for the 2018 summer art and antiques season.

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Police seek man in connection with Masterpiece fair jewellery theft

09 May 2018

The Metropolitan Police are trying to trace the whereabouts of a man wanted in connection with a high-value theft of jewellery at last year’s ‘Masterpiece London’ fair.

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Marina Abramović comes to Masterpiece London in alabaster portraits

01 May 2018

Serbian artist Marina Abramović (b.1946) is famed for her unpredictable, avant-garde performance art but this summer she comes to Masterpiece London set in stone.

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Masterpiece London unveils larger fair for 2018 with exhibitor list

04 April 2018

This year’s Masterpiece London features a new layout as it brings together a host of UK and international exhibitors for its ninth edition.

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Dealer Ronald Phillips offers 35 key objects in Chippendale selling exhibition at London gallery and Masterpiece this summer

26 March 2018

Ronald Phillips will host an exhibition of Chippendale furniture at its Bruton Street gallery and at Masterpiece London to mark the tercentenary of his birth.

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New owner will expand Masterpiece fair overseas

04 December 2017

Art Basel-owner MCH Group is to expand the Masterpiece brand across the US, Asia and the Middle East after it bought a majority stake in the art fair.

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