Sneak Peek: What to See at Masterpiece London 2016

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Masterpiece London is the leading international art and design fair from antiquity to the present day. The London art fair is part of London Design Week and it is an unparalleled opportunity for collectors and curators to discover rare and museum-quality work from 154 worldrenowned exhibitors showcasing over 5,000 years of art history. From the 30th of June to the 6th of Jully, visite these Masterpiece London’s events.

SEE ALSO: FIONA BARRATT INTERIORS AT MASTERPIECE LONDON 2016

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Curated Presentations

One of the best design events at Masterpiece London is Curated Presentations. Curated presentations are a continuing trend at the London art fair. A Salon exhibition dedicated to the work and legacy of Zaha Hadid is curated by Francis Sultana. The exhibition, courtesy of David Gill, the late architect’s longstanding gallerist, includes her first commissioned piece for the gallery, Crater Coffee Table 2007. Axel Vervoordt juxtaposes ancient Roman and Egyptian sculptural works alongside modern art and design.

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 Jewellery

New jewellery exhibitor Wallace Chan will be making his UK debut at London art fair. He will present Damask Silk Necklace, 2016 created for the Fair, made of 54 diamonds, 124 pink tourmalines, coloured diamonds, pink sapphires and white agate. British jeweler Hancocks will bring the world’s largest cushion cut diamond cross over ring made of two 20 carat diamonds.

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Discoveries

Discovery is always an important feature of Masterpiece. Dickinson shows the monumental Madonna, Child and St John by Sir Anthony van Dyck c.1627 whose authorship is newly confirmed and which has not been seen in public since 1887.

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Classical Art

The importance of Antiquities is emphasised with nine exhibitors, four of whom are new, presenting works spanning 3,000 years of ancient art history. Galerie Harmakhis shows an unusual bronze Egyptian statue Horus of Edfu Harpooning and Trampling Crocodiles from 664–525 B.C.

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Discover many other design events at London Design Week like: Paintings and Sculpture from Old Masters to the present day, Rare Books and Medieval Art, Decorative Arts, Rare Books and Medieval Art, Design.

SEE ALSO: COVET HOUSE: THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN PROJECT


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