Masterpiece is a top-end London art fair with over 100 galleries exhibiting.

It takes place annually during the summer and has been a key part of the art and antiques season in London ever since it launched in 2010.

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Triple threat: Three major fairs hold steady in the wake of Brexit concern

08 July 2016

It is two weeks since the first of the three major London summer fairs opened. With all three now concluded, ATG looks back on a summer season acknowledged as surprisingly successful.

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Ten top stands at Masterpiece London 2016

01 July 2016

Masterpiece London opened this week at the Royal Hospital Chelsea amid continuing speculation over the effects of Brexit on the art market.

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10 highlights from Masterpiece London – a fair with high expectations

29 June 2016

The seventh edition of Masterpiece London opens its preview today with 154 dealers bringing a wide selection of desirable and big-ticket items. Here is ATG’s pick of 10 works on offer around the stands.

Antiques Trade Gazette’s London Summer Capital of Art 2016

Culture minister endorses ATG’s 2016 London Summer Capital of Art supplement

06 June 2016

Antiques Trade Gazette’s London Summer Capital of Art 2016 supplement, published this week along with the weekly newspaper, has received the support of culture minister Ed Vaizey.

Scott collection fires the market for English clocks

18 December 2015

One of the most ambitious dealer selling exhibitions of recent memory – the Tom Scott collection of clocks at Carter Marsh – has concluded with market-defining sales for the Winchester dealership.

Masterpiece fair to move back a week for 2016

19 October 2015

Masterpiece London will take place a week later than usual in 2016, running from June 29 to July 6 (with a preview on June 29).


Police hunt sculpture thieves

24 August 2015

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a theft at the Masterpiece fair held in July at the Royal Hospital site in Chelsea.

Masterpiece parking restrictions

23 June 2015

Parking restrictions imposed in and around Battersea Park for the first Formula E electric car race on June 27-28 may impact on visitors to the Masterpiece London fair, held nearby at the Royal Hospital Chelsea from June 25 to July 1.

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Stanley Gibbons and Baldwin’s to exhibit at Masterpiece London

01 June 2015

Stamp specialists Stanley Gibbons and coin specialists AH Baldwin and Sons are both exhibiting at this year’s ‘Masterpiece London’ fair for the first time.

Masterpiece ‘comes of age’ as Richard Green signs up

28 January 2015

Masterpiece London 2015 have signed Bond Street dealership Richard Green – a significant boost to this year’s event.

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High visitor numbers and horse sense at Masterpiece

30 June 2014

Masterpiece London opened last week at The Royal Hospital Chelsea to a buzzing crowd of 7000 on preview day. Now in its fifth edition and a much-anticipated event in the London summer season, this was the highest visitor number to date.

Masterpiece’s new sponsor

06 January 2014

Masterpiece London have announced a principal sponsor, RBC Wealth Management, for this year’s fair from June 26 to July 2 at The Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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Dealers’ sale of 19th century cannons brings reward for military charity

13 September 2013

Before the opening of Masterpiece London, London dealers Apter-Fredericks pledged to donate £1000 to the military charity Walking With the Wounded if they sold a pair of 19th century English cannons at the fair.

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Dealers give strong showing for horology at summer fairs

01 August 2013

As single disciplines go, English clocks are among the London summer fairs’ strongest suits.

Cross-promotion deal for Fine Art Asia and Masterpiece

24 April 2013

‘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.

Masterpiece pick new CEO for modern focus

21 January 2013

‘Masterpiece London’ has appointed Nazy Vassegh as chief executive with immediate effect. This is a newly created position at the fair and, according to a statement released last week, Nazy’s role will be to build and develop the fair’s brand both nationally and internationally.


Setting the benchmark at Masterpiece fair

13 July 2012

There was a positive air as the third ‘Masterpiece London’ fair closed after a week’s run in its lavish purpose-built pavilion at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.


Masterpiece focuses on making money for exhibitors

20 June 2012

Glamorous, imaginative, fresh, unashamedly expensive and just a bit OTT – ‘Masterpiece London’ is back for a third time.

Subtle changes to summer fairs calendar

16 January 2012

The dates for the trio of major London summer fairs have now been released.

Masterpiece safe at hospital

05 December 2011

MASTERPIECE London has secured planning permission for the third edition of the lavish marquee fair next year.