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Masterpiece Online (22nd – 28th June 2020)

“Plowden & Smith’s unparalleled expertise conserving art, design, sculpture and furniture positions it as the perfect champion of the finest works of art at Masterpiece London”

– Philip Hewat-Jaboor, Chairman of the Fair, Masterpiece London
 
Designed to reflect the ethos of the Masterpiece London art fair, Masterpiece Online will encourage viewers not just to view and buy works of art, but to join the conversation by engaging with 138 exhibitors who are experts in the fields of art, design, furniture and jewellery, from antiquity to the present day.
 
Masterpiece Online invites visitors to join in live panel discussions with leading cultural institutions, watch interviews and learn from experts, join live private views with friends, and buy from Masterpiece exhibitors.
 
Masterpiece Online will open for Early Access at 12pm GMT on Monday 22 June 2020, then open to all from Wednesday 24 June until Sunday 28 June 2020.
 

Masterpiece London 2019

 
Masterpiece London (27th June – 3rd July 2019) has established itself as one of the world’s leading cross-collecting fairs, offering the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery, from antiquity to the present day.

Masterpiece London provides an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale from over 150 international exhibitors; the centrepiece of a unique week of cultural experiences in the heart of London.

Masterpiece Awards

Plowden & Smith is delighted to partner with Masterpiece London as the 2019 Official Fair Awards Partner.

Masterpiece Fair Awards are presented to Masterpiece London exhibits and stands that are judged to be outstanding by a committee made up of leading authorities in the art and design world.

34 Masterpiece Awards will be given out across three categories: ‘Outstanding Display’, Outstanding Exhibit’, and ‘Masterpiece Highlights’.

Previous Masterpiece Fair Award winners include the galleries Ronald Phillips Ltd., Landau Fine Art, Daniel Crouch and Les Enluminures, New Art Centre, and Hill-Stone.

 

The 2019 Masterpiece Fair Awards Committee

Philip Hewat-Jaboor, Chairman of the Fair, Masterpiece London
Corrie Jackson, Curator, Royal Bank of Canada
Nicolas Cattelain, Collector
Maxine Davidson, Collector
Melanie Gerlis, art market columnist for the Financial Times and Editor at Large for The Art Newspaper
Andrew Jones, Partner at Linklaters & Collector
Douglas Mackie, Interior Designer
Sir Nicholas Penny, formerly Director, National Gallery, London
Sarah Tyser, Collector

Categories

Outstanding Display

Rewards excellence and innovation that demonstrates an imaginative approach to the combination of design and superb works of art. There will be two joint winners: one reflecting the cross-collecting ethos of the Fair; and the other excelling in a single discipline.
 
Outstanding Exhibit
Awarded to six works that are judged to be outstanding.
 
Masterpiece Highlights
The 27 specialist vetting committees will each nominate the object that best reflects scholarship, rarity, connoisseurship in their category.

Masterpiece London takes place between 27th June – 3rd July 2019 in the South Grounds, The Royal Hospital Chelsea. To find out more about Masterpiece London, and to book tickets please visit masterpiecefair.com/info 

Covid-19 Update | After careful consideration and in line with Government guidelines, Plowden & Smith has reopened following a brief closure and will once again be providing our restoration services. The wellbeing of our clients and employees remains our utmost priority.