WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019?
The inaugural Sculpture Series, which features an assortment of modern and contemporary works curated by Jo Baring, director of the Ingram Collection.
Selected from Masterpiece’s exhibitors, they will be positioned throughout the fair. Gary Hume, one of the contributing sculptors, will appear in conversation with Baring on July 1.
For the third year, the fair presents new work by a contemporary artist in Masterpiece Presents. This year, it is a sculptural installation by Phyllida Barlow, in conjunction with Hauser & Wirth. The untitled pieces reference the super-sized ‘pom-poms’ she developed in the 1990s. It follows her solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts (until June 23).
The Chelsea event is no longer the sole date in the Masterpiece calendar. Later this year the format will be trialed in Hong Kong with a ‘pavilion’ within the Fine Art Asia Fair (October 4-7). As part of the new partnership, Fine Art Asia will have a group exhibition on a shared stand in the London fair.
NEED TO KNOW
When June 27-July 3 2019
Preview day Wednesday June 26, 11am-9pm
• Thursday, June 27, 11am-9pm
• Friday, June 28-Sunday, June 30, 11am-7pm
• Monday, July 1 -Wednesday, July 3, 11am-9pm
South Grounds, the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4LW
General admission (one day) £38.50
Full access (June 28-July 4) £55
How to get there
Complimentary shuttle from the fair in Chelsea to Sloane Square, Battersea Park, Victoria, Mayfair and St James’s
Tube: Sloane Square tube station is a 10-minute walk from the fair or a quick shuttle ride
Bus: Numbers 11, 137, 211, 360 and 452 stop closest to the Royal Hospital Chelsea
Taxi: Taxi drop-off point is the Bull Ring Gate entrance to the Royal Hospital Chelsea situated on the Embankment.
Parking: Onsite for disabled visitors only