Masterpiece London, 2017
29th June – 5th July 2017
Last night I visited Masterpiece London, the annual art and antiques fair, for the first time. Now in its eighth year, the venue in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea brought together 153 of the leading galleries and dealers from London and internationally. Spanning 7,000 years the objects on display here cover Ancient sculpture, Medieval manuscripts to Pop Art jewellery and Contemporary installation. Oh, and a yacht.
The classically-clad marquee was luxurious inside, with cream carpets and beautifully presented displays (I found myself admiring how well lit the artworks were). Although a little overwhelming in terms of the quantity on show and the amount of money I would need to buy all the things that I coveted, it was an inspirational and immersive experience. The fusion of past and present with treasures from around the world was really striking, and provided a unique opportunity for me to see (though not purchase) such a broad range of artworks in one place.
Find out more here: www.masterpiecefair.com