Masterpiece London 2015 is delighted to announce significant additions to this year’s Fair; London’s renowned fine art gallery Richard Green (UK), David Gill Galleries (UK), Parisian decorative arts dealer, Kraemer Gallery (France), Van Cleef & Arpels (France), Jacques de la Béraudière (Switzerland), Nilufar (Italy), will all join the Fair for the first time. In good company, they will be presented alongside returning exhibitors including Ariadne Galleries (USA/UK), Adrian Sassoon (UK), Blain | Southern (UK), Dickinson (UK/USA), S.J. Phillips (UK), Hemmerle (German), Offer Waterman and Co (UK), Sam Fogg (UK), Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd. (UK), and Tomasso Brothers Fine Art (UK), bringing together a selection of the world’s leading art, antiques and design galleries.
The Fair offers unrivalled opportunities for collectors and enthusiasts to meet international specialists from a diverse range of disciplines and to purchase some of the finest and rarest works available in the current market.
"We are very pleased to be exhibiting at Masterpiece this year. We have been watching this fair since it began, taking over the helm from the premier Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair, after it closed, and have been impressed with the way it has brought many of the characteristics of successful international art, antiques and luxury fairs together under one roof. A first class fair in London at the height of the summer season is just what the market needs.” Jonathan Green, CEO, Richard Green Of the Kraemer Gallery, who are exhibiting in London for the first time in their 140 year history, Karl Lagerfeld says, “For high quality 18th century [furniture and objets d’art], the Kraemer Gallery is my favourite.” (Le Monde, 15 September 2012)
The Fair occupies a unique position at the heart of the summer season in London, drawing both international and UK based visitors to the capital annually to peruse over 4,000 years of history and creativity through some of the most exceptional objects exhibited for sale. General admission tickets cost £25 each and can be purchased from the Masterpiece London website.
Masterpiece London 2014 was robust, with over £100 million worth of art sold and over 35,000 visitors attending during the eight day Fair, which sets the stage for the 2015 edition. The commercial success of the 2014 Fair can be attributed to the increased number of private sales and the groundswell of interest and purchases from world-renowned institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Rijksmuseum, MoMA, British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, The Getty and Tate.
Of the Fair, Martin Travis at Symbolic & Chase, said, “Masterpiece has matured into a fair that features on the international calendar for all serious collectors and dealers alike. In 2014, existing clients were excited to be returning, and numerous new faces appeared to see what the fuss was about. As an exhibitor, I can honestly say it is sad when the fair finishes and we have to go home, as it is one of the few fairs that sees huge visitor numbers right up until the last hour. The visitors are also not there to just sight-see, as we have enjoyed significant sales to new and existing clients each day the fair is open. I am looking forward to 2015.”
Nazy Vassegh, CEO of Masterpiece London said ‘Looking at the evolution of the fair from the grass roots stage in 2010 to generating over £100m worth of sales in 2014, I feel our identity as an internationally important cross-collecting fair has been proven and that we are a commercial and cultural success. 2015 will be a seminal year for us and with the continued support of our Principal Sponsor, Royal Bank of Canada, Masterpiece will go from strength to strength’.
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Source: Masterpiece London