‘Masterpiece London’ has announced a link with Hong Kong’s ‘Fine Art Asia’ this year, with the incorporation of a Hong Kong Pavilion at the fourth edition of the London fair from June 26-July 3.
The pavilion will feature a mix of
antique Asian works of art and Chinese contemporary art from
Fine Art Asia exhibitors, all vetted by the
Masterpiece vetting committee and, in turn, a
European Pavilion will be created at the tenth Fine Art Asia fair
from October 4-7 with European items selected from
However, there are currently no plans
for the link-up between the two events to extend beyond
Calvin Hui, co-chairman and director
of Fine Art Asia, said the European Pavilion at the Asian
fair strengthened their resolve "to introduce a wide variety of
Western museum-quality fine art for Asian collectors, so as to take
fine art collecting in Asia to the next level".
Nazy Vassegh, chief executive of
Masterpiece London, said the partnership highlighted the
longstanding East/West cultural relationship, with Hong Kong and
London as the principal market drivers.
The past weeks have seen a run of
announcements of new ventures in Asia by European fair organisers
and auctioneers, notably the link-up between The European Fine
Art Fair (TEFAF) and Sotheby's to launch TEFAF
Beijing, a new high-end fair on Mainland China in 2014.
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