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RBC is delighted to announce their latest Emerging Artists Series, in partnership with Masterpiece and Sotheby’s Institu...
24/06/2021

RBC is delighted to announce their latest Emerging Artists Series, in partnership with Masterpiece and Sotheby’s Institute of Art. The free course focuses on commercial and art market concepts tailored for an artistic community, launching in September 2021. Read more and register your interest here: https://masterpiecefair.ll-hosts.com/view-form.php?id=8088 #RBCEmergingArtists

RBC is delighted to announce their latest Emerging Artists Series, in partnership with Masterpiece and Sotheby’s Institute of Art. The free course focuses on commercial and art market concepts tailored for an artistic community, launching in September 2021. Read more and register your interest here: https://masterpiecefair.ll-hosts.com/view-form.php?id=8088 #RBCEmergingArtists

24/06/2021
Masterpiece Online 2021

Masterpiece Online 2021 is now live | Explore our exhibitors’ artworks and register for our programme of online events. Learn more about the variety of artworks available through our curated highlighted videos, where guest experts share their favourite works across different categories.

Create an account at masterpiecefair.com for full access to Masterpiece Online until Sunday 27 June 2021.

Please join us at 5pm BST, this Thursday 24 June for our second #MasterpieceOnline panel discussion, ‘Digital Art in the...
23/06/2021

Please join us at 5pm BST, this Thursday 24 June for our second #MasterpieceOnline panel discussion, ‘Digital Art in the Physical Realm’. Register here: https://bit.ly/3j6jp2l.

The cancellation of analogue art fairs and exhibitions due to pandemic-related restrictions over the past year has hastened the ascent of digital art, most notably the meteoric rise of crypto-art and NFTs (non-fungible tokens) over the past six months.In this talk, curators, creators and gallerists will give their views on how the virtual and physical art worlds are (and, perhaps, are not) aligning with:

Mark Dale (Founder W1 Curates)
Marie Foulston (Curator and Creative Director)
Kenny Schachter (artist, writer, curator)
Sundaram Tagore (Owner, Sundaram Tagore Gallery)
Moderator: Anna Brady (The Art Newspaper)

Please join us at 5pm BST, this Thursday 24 June for our second #MasterpieceOnline panel discussion, ‘Digital Art in the Physical Realm’. Register here: https://bit.ly/3j6jp2l.

The cancellation of analogue art fairs and exhibitions due to pandemic-related restrictions over the past year has hastened the ascent of digital art, most notably the meteoric rise of crypto-art and NFTs (non-fungible tokens) over the past six months.In this talk, curators, creators and gallerists will give their views on how the virtual and physical art worlds are (and, perhaps, are not) aligning with:

Mark Dale (Founder W1 Curates)
Marie Foulston (Curator and Creative Director)
Kenny Schachter (artist, writer, curator)
Sundaram Tagore (Owner, Sundaram Tagore Gallery)
Moderator: Anna Brady (The Art Newspaper)

Please join us at 5pm BST, this Wednesday 23 June for our first #MasterpieceOnline panel discussion, ‘Next Gen Collectin...
22/06/2021

Please join us at 5pm BST, this Wednesday 23 June for our first #MasterpieceOnline panel discussion, ‘Next Gen Collecting: Sustaining Art and Culture’. Register here: https://bit.ly/35IUNVE.

What sets the next generation of collectors apart from their forebears? In this panel discussion, young leaders in the arts consider how the practice of collecting is evolving in a swiftly changing world.

Dana Farouki (Curator and Patron)
Christina Makris (collector)
Nish McCree (Art Patron and the Founder of The COWRIE culture)
Georgia Powell (Co-Founder & Director, CURA Art)

Moderator: Michael Diaz-Griffith (Executive Director at Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation)

Please join us at 5pm BST, this Wednesday 23 June for our first #MasterpieceOnline panel discussion, ‘Next Gen Collecting: Sustaining Art and Culture’. Register here: https://bit.ly/35IUNVE.

What sets the next generation of collectors apart from their forebears? In this panel discussion, young leaders in the arts consider how the practice of collecting is evolving in a swiftly changing world.

Dana Farouki (Curator and Patron)
Christina Makris (collector)
Nish McCree (Art Patron and the Founder of The COWRIE culture)
Georgia Powell (Co-Founder & Director, CURA Art)

Moderator: Michael Diaz-Griffith (Executive Director at Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation)

RBC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion meant it was important to make sure Black and Indigenous artists, other arti...
22/06/2021

RBC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion meant it was important to make sure Black and Indigenous artists, other artists of colour, and a strong female presence represented the art in their new headquarters. Explore one of their featured artists here: https://read.rbcwm.com/3coxbcC.

RBC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion meant it was important to make sure Black and Indigenous artists, other artists of colour, and a strong female presence represented the art in their new headquarters. Explore one of their featured artists here: https://read.rbcwm.com/3coxbcC.

#MasterpieceOnline | 24 – 27 June | Create your account here: https://bit.ly/3gx1kJa.“Red is one of the strongest colour...
17/06/2021

#MasterpieceOnline | 24 – 27 June | Create your account here: https://bit.ly/3gx1kJa.

“Red is one of the strongest colours, it's blood, it has a power with the eye. That's why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well... In fact, I use red in all of my paintings.” (#KeithHaring).

From our exhibitors:
Whitford Fine Art
Joseph Lacasse
‘L’ Elan’
1948-49
Oil on canvas
130 x 89 cm

Carter & Marsh Co.
Thomas Tompion
The Spanish Tompion
1702-1704

Mucciaccia Art
Agostino Bonalumi
‘Rosso’
2012
Shaped canvas and acrylic
90x70cm

#MasterpieceFair #RainbowSeries

Like fine art, great journalism has the power to make everyone’s life richer and more fulfilling. We’re working with The...
16/06/2021

Like fine art, great journalism has the power to make everyone’s life richer and more fulfilling. We’re working with The New York Times, whose trusted and respected Arts coverage brings the international art scene to millions of readers worldwide. Explore The New York Times’ Arts section through here: www.nytimes.com/section/arts.

Like fine art, great journalism has the power to make everyone’s life richer and more fulfilling. We’re working with The New York Times, whose trusted and respected Arts coverage brings the international art scene to millions of readers worldwide. Explore The New York Times’ Arts section through here: www.nytimes.com/section/arts.

14/06/2021
Masterpiece Online 2021

Running from 24–27 June 2021, Masterpiece Online brings together over 120 of the world's leading galleries and dealers of art, design, furniture and jewellery - from antiquity to the present day. It presents an unrivalled opportunity to discover exceptional works of art for sale, through serendipitous moments of discovery, conversation and learning.

Create an account at masterpiecefair.com for full access to Masterpiece Online between Thursday 24 – Sunday 27 June 2021, allowing you to explore our exhibitors’ artworks and register for our programme of digital talks and tours.

RBC’s newest art collection at 100 Bishopsgate brings together the company’s Canadian roots and its connection to the UK...
11/06/2021

RBC’s newest art collection at 100 Bishopsgate brings together the company’s Canadian roots and its connection to the UK.

Explore it here: https://read.rbcwm.com/3fOr7wk.

RBC’s newest art collection at 100 Bishopsgate brings together the company’s Canadian roots and its connection to the UK.

Explore it here: https://read.rbcwm.com/3fOr7wk.

10/06/2021

Watch Dr Hui Tang guides through a rare Ru stoneware bowl, 1086-1125, part of 12 pieces that The Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art holds.

Full video here:https://bit.ly/3x8A4pZ

Object of the Month | ‘Fired Up: Large Dish with Painted Fish’, Iran c. 1300, selected by Luke Syson, Director of The Fi...
09/06/2021

Object of the Month | ‘Fired Up: Large Dish with Painted Fish’, Iran c. 1300, selected by Luke Syson, Director of The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

The pinkish fritware form, a gentle cone, has a hardness and lightness that is almost athletic, with the strength but vulnerability of a middle distance runner. The fish whorl round a central rosette roundel, painted in reserve against a gleaming lustre background. I love their bass clef gills, the comb hatching that suggests their crunchy little skeletons, the effervescent incised bubbles between them, which so increase their glinting movement, so enhance the energy of the dish itself. All this subtly augmented and protected by the clear glaze.

Read more about this and our other #OOTM here: https://bit.ly/3pCvKN3.

In this month’s podcast, Masterpiece exhibitors Adrian Sassoon (Adrian Sassoon Gallery) and Errol Manners (Errol & Henri...
08/06/2021

In this month’s podcast, Masterpiece exhibitors Adrian Sassoon (Adrian Sassoon Gallery) and Errol Manners (Errol & Henriette Manners) explore the ancient and enduring craft of ceramics – from the elemental forming and firing of clay that has been advanced by so many civilisations to the ‘white gold’ of porcelain, and the potters and patrons who have dedicated themselves to its mysteries.

Listen to ‘Encountering Beauty: A Masterpiece Podcast’ now using here https://bit.ly/3uXHFGk or through your favourite podcast platform.

In this month’s podcast, Masterpiece exhibitors Adrian Sassoon (Adrian Sassoon Gallery) and Errol Manners (Errol & Henriette Manners) explore the ancient and enduring craft of ceramics – from the elemental forming and firing of clay that has been advanced by so many civilisations to the ‘white gold’ of porcelain, and the potters and patrons who have dedicated themselves to its mysteries.

Listen to ‘Encountering Beauty: A Masterpiece Podcast’ now using here https://bit.ly/3uXHFGk or through your favourite podcast platform.

Sims Reed Gallery’s exhibition ‘Henri Matisse: Jazz’ focuses on how Jazz was pivotal in Matisse’s transition from oil pa...
07/06/2021

Sims Reed Gallery’s exhibition ‘Henri Matisse: Jazz’ focuses on how Jazz was pivotal in Matisse’s transition from oil painting to the cut-out collages that dominated the last decade of his life.

Bedridden during a prolonged convalescence following a serious operation in 1941, Matisse began to consider further the possibilities that “painting with scissors” offered—an experiment that endured for the last decade of Matisse’s life. The illustrations in Jazz derive from maquettes of cut and pasted coloured papers which were printed using the stencil technique, pochoir. We are thrilled to present an online exhibition of this seminal portfolio.

On view at gallery.simsreed.com until June 13.

Sims Reed Gallery’s exhibition ‘Henri Matisse: Jazz’ focuses on how Jazz was pivotal in Matisse’s transition from oil painting to the cut-out collages that dominated the last decade of his life.

Bedridden during a prolonged convalescence following a serious operation in 1941, Matisse began to consider further the possibilities that “painting with scissors” offered—an experiment that endured for the last decade of Matisse’s life. The illustrations in Jazz derive from maquettes of cut and pasted coloured papers which were printed using the stencil technique, pochoir. We are thrilled to present an online exhibition of this seminal portfolio.

On view at gallery.simsreed.com until June 13.

New Art Centre’s exhibition ‘Nicholas Pope: Heavenly Space’ includes sculpture, woodcuts and ceramics representing his e...
04/06/2021

New Art Centre’s exhibition ‘Nicholas Pope: Heavenly Space’ includes sculpture, woodcuts and ceramics representing his experimental, process-driven and materially-focused approach, the show exemplifies the breadth of his work from the late 1970s to the present day. Brought together for the first time, these works communicate Pope’s comic yet deeply contemplative take on the fundamental aspects of what it means to be human.

On view at Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury or on their website until August 30: sculpture.uk.com/current.

Opening tomorrow is Opera Gallery’s new exhibition ‘Andy Denzler's Anatomy of the Mind' featuring new works created duri...
03/06/2021

Opening tomorrow is Opera Gallery’s new exhibition ‘Andy Denzler's Anatomy of the Mind' featuring new works created during the lockdown.

More than one year ago the world started changing radically. Our lives and travelling habits have become more challenging than ever. Throughout this changing process, Denzler’s imagination allows us to make a journey in time and space, whilst confined in our homes.

On view at 134 New Bond Street, London until June 27.



Installation images courtesy of Todd White Art Photography.

02/06/2021

Watch Ben Street guide us through ‘Thicket No.1’ by American artist Roni Horn. At first glance the work resembles the calibrated forms of universal bar codes, however, when ones walks around the work the phrase 'to see a landscape as it is when I am not there' becomes legible.

The line is from 'Gravity and Grace' by the French writer Simone Weil. Horn uses the phrase to remind us to look carefully at what we see, and to try to perceive the world without the filter of cultural preconceptions that may distort our vision. Full video here https://bit.ly/3fHpjEZ.

01/06/2021

‘Early One Morning’ by Anthony Caro has no fixed visual identity and no single focus of interest. Rather, it unfolds and expands into the spectator’s space, its appearance changing with the viewpoint.

Watch Ben Street explore ‘Early One Morning’ one of Caro’s key works that made him the leading young sculptor of the 1960s. Full video here https://bit.ly/3fUvg0o.

Text courtesy of Tate

Richard Saltoun Gallery’s third exhibition of their year-long series inspired by Hannah Arendt explores the political ph...
31/05/2021

Richard Saltoun Gallery’s third exhibition of their year-long series inspired by Hannah Arendt explores the political philosopher's essay 'What is Authority' from her 1968 publication ‘Between Past and Future’, around which all shows in the programme are based.

The question of authority – who has it and how it is used – has never been more widely debated. The exhibition features the work of three artists, Lili Dujourie, Everlyn Nicodemus and Lerato Shadi, uniquely address this rhetorical question, and in doing so, broaden our understanding of what it means to confront power.

On view at 41 Dover Street, London until June 6.

Learn more at richardsaltoun.com

Installation shot courtesy of Richard Saltoun Gallery.

Richard Saltoun Gallery’s third exhibition of their year-long series inspired by Hannah Arendt explores the political philosopher's essay 'What is Authority' from her 1968 publication ‘Between Past and Future’, around which all shows in the programme are based.

The question of authority – who has it and how it is used – has never been more widely debated. The exhibition features the work of three artists, Lili Dujourie, Everlyn Nicodemus and Lerato Shadi, uniquely address this rhetorical question, and in doing so, broaden our understanding of what it means to confront power.

On view at 41 Dover Street, London until June 6.

Learn more at richardsaltoun.com

Installation shot courtesy of Richard Saltoun Gallery.

Watch our panel discussion, ‘Inspired by Nature’. The recording is available here: https://bit.ly/3wH6oA4.This discussio...
28/05/2021

Watch our panel discussion, ‘Inspired by Nature’. The recording is available here: https://bit.ly/3wH6oA4.

This discussion focuses on metal through the lens of nature: Junko Morri is an artist whose work draws on nature in startlingly original ways; for Tobias Capwell, a curator of historic armour, its form is conditioned by nature; and for Rungwe Kingdon, bronze founder, Pangolin London its possibilities are virtually limitless – like the natural world itself.



Pictured:
Junko Mori
‘Uncontrollable Beauty, Cloud/Tanka’
2018
Forged Fine silver 999, 12,035g

Watch our panel discussion, ‘Inspired by Nature’. The recording is available here: https://bit.ly/3wH6oA4.

This discussion focuses on metal through the lens of nature: Junko Morri is an artist whose work draws on nature in startlingly original ways; for Tobias Capwell, a curator of historic armour, its form is conditioned by nature; and for Rungwe Kingdon, bronze founder, Pangolin London its possibilities are virtually limitless – like the natural world itself.



Pictured:
Junko Mori
‘Uncontrollable Beauty, Cloud/Tanka’
2018
Forged Fine silver 999, 12,035g

Piano Nobile gallery’s exhibition ‘Grayson Perry: Ceramics and Prints’ includes early dishes and vases from the 1980s an...
27/05/2021

Piano Nobile gallery’s exhibition ‘Grayson Perry: Ceramics and Prints’ includes early dishes and vases from the 1980s and ‘90s alongside Perry’s more recent map-like prints. Like his public persona, these works exhibit contradictory traits of playful humour and vicious wit.

On view at 96 Portland Road, London until June 16.

Installation image courtesy of Piano Nobile.

Piano Nobile gallery’s exhibition ‘Grayson Perry: Ceramics and Prints’ includes early dishes and vases from the 1980s and ‘90s alongside Perry’s more recent map-like prints. Like his public persona, these works exhibit contradictory traits of playful humour and vicious wit.

On view at 96 Portland Road, London until June 16.

Installation image courtesy of Piano Nobile.

Object of the Month | Alessandro Vittoria ‘The Annunciation’, c. 1583 selected by Emerson Bowyer, Searle Associate Curat...
26/05/2021

Object of the Month | Alessandro Vittoria ‘The Annunciation’, c. 1583 selected by Emerson Bowyer, Searle Associate Curator, Painting and Sculpture of Europe, The Art Institute of Chicago.

If ever the term ‘painterly’ could be applied to bronze, this is it. Vittoria aspires to, and easily equals, the heights of paintings by his fellow Venetians Veronese, Titian, and Tintoretto. This relief altarpiece was clearly intended to compete with what was, at that time, more often a painted genre.

Read more about this and our other #OOTM here: https://bit.ly/3vqlwRY.

Object of the Month | Alessandro Vittoria ‘The Annunciation’, c. 1583 selected by Emerson Bowyer, Searle Associate Curator, Painting and Sculpture of Europe, The Art Institute of Chicago.

If ever the term ‘painterly’ could be applied to bronze, this is it. Vittoria aspires to, and easily equals, the heights of paintings by his fellow Venetians Veronese, Titian, and Tintoretto. This relief altarpiece was clearly intended to compete with what was, at that time, more often a painted genre.

Read more about this and our other #OOTM here: https://bit.ly/3vqlwRY.

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Masterpiece has established itself as the world's leading cross-collecting fair, offering the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery, from antiquity to the present day.

The unmissable event at the height of the capital's summer season, Masterpiece London provides an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale from 160 international exhibitors; the centrepiece of a unique week of cultural experiences in the heart of London.

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