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Masterpiece London 2017


'Masterpiece London' was launched in 2010 with a unique focus on cross-collecting. Over the past seven years it has established itself as the leading international event for viewing and buying the finest works of art, from antiquity to the present day.

Masterpiece London is a multi-disciplinary show of objects and artworks consisting of paintings, ceramics, rare maps, sculpture, photography, jewellery, important furniture and contemporary design, all works are vetted by a committee of experts to ensure the highest standards and authenticity.


This fusion of heritage and style, tradition and the contemporary draws close to 40,000 visitors each year for an exceptional week of cultural, culinary and social experiences in the heart of London.
Located on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Masterpiece is an unmissable event at the height of the capital’s summer arts season.


Opening Times

PREVIEW DAY
28 JUNE 11.00−21.00
PUBLIC FAIR DAYS
29-30 JUNE 11.00−21.00
1-2 JULY 11.00-19.00
3-5 JULY 11.00-21.00

TALKS & TOURS
You can gain access to the exceptional knowledge of Masterpiece exhibitors and partners through complimentary, informal stand talks. Thirty minute daily Highlights Tours depart at 12:00 from the Information Point, led by academics from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.



THURSDAY 29 JUNE

11.30  Henry Moore’s Tapestry: Three Seated Figures, 1974
The New Art Centre, Stand D27

12.00  Exceptional Pre-Raphaelite and 19th Century Paintings
Agnews, Stand C27

15.00  Rose Uniacke Stand Tour
Rose Uniacke, Stand B8

16.00  Two Thousand Years of Finger Rings
Les Enluminures, Stand A12

17.00  The Return of the Brooch and How to Wear It
Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D15

18.00  Join Dame Rosalind Savill for a tour of 18th century
 Sèvres porcelainon the stands of Michele Beiny, E & H Manners, Adrian Sassoon and John Whitehead Works of Art
Meet at Michele Beiny, Stand A34

18.00  Susan Moore Slow Art Workshops, Chinese scholar's rock, with Marcus Flacks
JLT Stand in the Partners' Area

FRIDAY 30 JUNE  
14.00  The Famous Women Dinner Service: A Rediscovered Bloomsbury Masterpiece
Piano Nobile, Stand D19

15.00  Jewellery Artist Wallace Chan
Stand Highlights Presentation
Wallace Chan, Stand D21

16.00  Chinese Contemporary Culture: Where is the Chinese Art Market Going?
Michael Goedhuis, Stand B5

17.00  The Progressives and the Birth of Modernism in India
DAG Modern, Stand A37

18.00  Susan Moore Slow Art Workshops
Bronze: The Centaur Nessus Abducting Deianeira, c1590, with Dino Tomasso
JLT Stand in the Partners' Area

SATURDAY 1 JULY

12.00  Reflections on the Face with Philip Mould OBE
Philip Mould & Company, Stand A3

13.00  Collecting Illuminated Manuscripts with Dr Christopher de Hamel

Les Enluminures, Stand A12

14.00  Artist Talk: Earth and Magma
Influence of the Life Force in the ceramic artwork of Kate Malone

Adrian Sassoon, Stand B1

14.00 Hiroshi Senju: Contemporary Master
Sundaram Tagore, Stand B21

15.00  Jewellery Artist Wallace Chan
Stand Highlights Presentation
Wallace Chan, Stand D21

16.00  Van Cleef & Arpels Heritage Jewellery
Van Cleef & Arpels, Stand A6

18.00  Susan Moore Slow Art Workshops
Rustic pottery v. court porcelain, with Errol Manners
JLT Stand in the Partners' Area



SUNDAY 2 JULY

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Masterpiece London’s Principal Sponsor, Royal Bank of Canada, will present photographs by contemporary Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky.

You can visit the Royal Bank of Canada Lounge on Sunday 2nd July to view these impressive works.

15.00 Pablo Picasso “Les Déjeuners”
Ludorff, Stand A21

18.00  Susan Moore Slow Art Workshops
Regency silver, with Lewis Smith of Koopman Rare Art
JLT Stand in the Partners' Area

MONDAY 3 JULY

12.00  The Pont Aven School
Stoppenbach & Delestre, Stand A10

13.00  A Guide to Collecting Photography
Peter Fetterman, Stand A11

15.00  Jewellery by Contemporary Artists
A celebration of the 1967 exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Didier Ltd, Stand A14

16.00  The Post-War Period in Denmark: The Golden Age of Scandinavian Design

Modernity, Stand B20

17.00  Walter Sickert, Euan Uglow, Lucian Freud: The Human Figure in Modern British Art
Piano Nobile, Stand D19

18.00  Susan Moore Slow Art Workshops
Historicism meets modernism: a tureen designed by Christopher Dresser, c1880, with Blairman’s Martin Levy
JLT Stand in the Partners' Area



TUESDAY 4 JULY

14.00 Outdoor Sculpture at Masterpiece London
The New Art Centre
Meet at the Information Desk (No.9 on the map)

15.00  Edward Lear’s Ionian Period
Derek Johns, Stand B4

17.00  Masterpiece Presents

Impenetrable Room, Iván Navarro, 2017
Meet at the Information Desk (No.9 on the map)

18.00  Susan Moore Slow Art Workshops
Lalique: the pine cone pendant in context, with Wartski’s Katherine Purcell
Wartski, Stand C1

WEDNESDAY 5 JULY

14.00  Hathor-hotep’s Chest of Life
Rupert Wace Ancient Art, Stand C19

15.00  Derain Fauve Works

Stoppenbach & Delestre, Stand A10

16.00  A Meditation on the Matter of Life and Death
Based Upon, Stand A13

17.00  How to Light Art: An enlightening ‘Q&A’ workshop with TM Lighting, Art Lighting Partner of Masterpiece
The Fine Art Society, Stand A1

18.00  Susan Moore Slow Art Workshops
Cabinet of Curiosities, with Jan Finch
JLT Stand in the Partners' Area