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Masterpiece London 2015

Now one of London's headline events, Masterpiece presents a selection of the world's most prestigious galleries and their collections.

Now in it’s sixth year, Masterpiece London has become the summer’s leading international art, design and furniture fair. Located at the Royal Hospital Chelsea from 25th of June to the 1st of July, Masterpiece provides a unique opportunity for collectors to discover the finest items available across multiple disciplines in the current market.

Featuring collectors and museum curators from around the globe, Masterpiece has established itself as an important annual meeting place. This success, in part, can be attributed to the presence and contributions from world-renowned institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Rijksmuseum, MoMA, British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum to name a few. Building on this illustrious platform, this year’s Masterpiece welcomes the Wallace Collection, the National Portrait Gallery, The Courtauld Institute of Art and Sir John Soane’s Museum as its official Cultural Partners.

Nazy Vassegh, Chief Executive of Masterpiece says, “The 8 days when Masterpiece takes place is the epicentre of the art season in London. After just five years Masterpiece is now firmly regarded as both a leading international art fair and a welcome addition to the summer season in London. We are particularly delighted by the exhibitors and partners that will join us for the 2015 edition.” 

Exhibitors are increasingly choosing Masterpiece as the event to showcase their latest works, commissions or discoveries. Furniture maker (and Masterpiece veteran) David Linley continues to use the Fair to launch his company’s new designs. In 2013, Linley launched their award winning Tectonic Bar (left) and last year introduced 3 new additions, including the Grace Cabinet, the Quantum Screen and the Silhouette Chair (right). 

This year the Long- Sharp Gallery will be presenting a rare and never before seen work by Andy Warhol, entitled ‘The Socialite’ of the attorney Olga Berde Mahl. This work was used by Warhol to purchase his Watts Street studio.

Masterpiece London has been referred to as an international art fair with a British accent. Richard Green will be offering for sale a 14 strong collection of important Laurence Stephen Lowry works . In addition, Offer Waterman & Co (UK) will offer pieces by Barbara Hepworth alongside a monumental feminine form by William Turnbull, which will be presented in one of the public spaces within the exhibition space. 

Interior designer Sophie Ashby has designed an eclectic, contemporary and unique space for the JGM Art Ltd stand A8 for this year’s exhibition. Taking inspiration for the space by imaging an art collector’s study, the set includes a substantial rosewood Regency desk with a comfortable pair of Gio Ponti chairs.

JGM ART will be exhibiting a different and exciting collection of contemporary Indigenous art for this, their fourth year showing at Masterpiece London. Among the eclectic selection of fine art, JGM ART will present a major collaborative work by five sisters from the important Indigenous Ken family titled, ‘Seven Sisters Dreaming.’

Masterpiece has aways upheld the discipline of design as a central focus. This year sees the addition of David Gill Gallery, who will be presenting works by Mattia Bonetti, as well as designs from famed architect, Zaha Hadid. We will also see the return of design studio Based Upon, who will showcase their exceptionally broad skill set and in particular their innovative material ‘tramazite’.

Hong Kong based 88-Gallery will present important and vibrant works by Kam Tim, and Carpenters Workshop Gallery are exhibiting a selection by Ingrid Donat. British design house Linley will unveil their latest project ‘Lightscape.’ This three piece collection explores light’s transformative effect upon London’s architecture.

New for 2015, Masterpiece London welcomes significant additions to the already prestigious line-up: Richard Green (UK), Didier Aaron (UK; France; USA), David Gill Gallery (UK), Kraemer Gallery (France), Mazzoleni (UK), Sam Fogg (UK), Jacques de la Béraudière (Switzerland), Van Cleef & Arpels (France), Cesare Lampronti (Italy; UK), 88-Gallery (Hong Kong; France) , Burzio (Italy), Galerie Marcilhac (France), John Martin Gallery (UK), Stanley Gibbons (UK), Nukaga Gallery (Japan; UK) and Nilufar (Italy). 

2015’s Masterpiece will take place from 25 June – 1 July 2015 (with a Preview on 24 June), in the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4LW. 

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