Blue Star (1925) by Cissie Kean, sold in the range of £10,000-12,000 by Whitford Fine Art.

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The third edition of the event took place from May 17-20 at the London neo-gothic mansion Two Temple Place.

Twenty-three galleries participated with 252 works on offer, all handpicked by Vassegh. Prices ranged from the affordable to more than £450,000. In contrast to the traditional art fair, Eye of the Collector had approximately 60 bespoke works created for the event.

The event highlights the cross-collecting habit by offering these contemporary works within the 19th century location. There are also more historic works on offer.

For example, among the 20th century works, two paintings exhibited by Whitford Fine Art, Blue Star (1925) by Cissie Kean and Sea Forms (1950) by Mildred Bendall, both sold in the range of £10,000-12,000.


Sea Forms (1950) by Mildred Bendall, sold in the range of £10,000-12,000 by Whitford Fine Art.

Vassegh added that this year the show was formed with “a collector interested in Modern and Contemporary art, in addition to design” in mind.

This tactic proved successful. Though the offerings remained similar in volume to last time, spanning two floors of the venue, the latest edition was the best attended so far with over 2000 through the door on the first day alone, both private and institutional.

The fair’s next edition is scheduled to return in spring 2024.