Art fans always have much to enjoy in London, as the city provides a wealth of galleries, art auctions and artistic events on any given month. London’s reputation as one of the most art-friendly destinations in the world is well deserved and, there’s yet more evidence of that at the Royal Chelsea Hospital this month and next. Masterpiece London is a major event in the city’s cultural calendar – here’s our complete guide to everything you need to know…
What is Masterpiece London?
Masterpiece London is the foremost art event in the city, and the perfect way to share your love of the creative arts during your stay at Paddington Park Hotel. Hosted by the Royal Chelsea Hospital, Masterpiece London is a hugely popular art fair. The event includes a chance to see everything from art to furniture, jewellery and design greats – with items spanning both antique and newer pieces.
Established collectors are particularly fond of the event as it showcases some of the most outstanding work currently available for sale, and offers them at a range of different price points. With 160 international exhibitors at Masterpiece London 2019, this is a fantastic event with a great reputation in the artistic world.
Who are the exhibitors?
Drawn from around the globe and spanning many different art disciplines, the exhibitors at Masterpiece London are some of the most significant figures in art and design.
Some of the key exhibitors include Apter-Fredericks Ltd, which will have a stand dedicated to 18th century English furniture, ArtAncient, which specialises in ancient artwork and artistic finds, as well as Cindy Chao, with a stand dedicated to museum-quality contemporary art jewellery.
Other intriguing exhibitors include Galerie Chenel, with a range of antiquities and European sculptural works, as well as the Cortesi Gallery, which specialises in post-war pieces.
What else is happening at the event?
Masterpiece London doesn’t stop at art exhibitors, but also includes a series of events and talks which are designed for a wide variety of ages, adding extra appeal for those staying nearby at Hyde Park Paddington Hotels.
This year’s talks include a look at modern architecture with Architectural Digest, as well as an examination of the art-collecting world in contemporary China. There will also be an art talk specifically designed for children, and chances to try your hand at a range of artistic disciplines.
When is Masterpiece London?
The event takes place between 27th June and 3rd July 2019. Opening hours commence at 11:00 and end at either 19:00 or 21:00 dependent on the day in question.
How do I attend?
The venue for the event is the Royal Chelsea Hospital, a historic venue in the heart of the city and within easy reach of Hyde Park Paddington Hotels. The venue is just a short distance from Sloane Square. Event organisers request that visitors do not drive to the Royal Chelsea Hospital, as there is only limited parking space and this is reserved largely for disabled visitors.
Tickets to the event can be purchased online at the official Masterpiece Fair website.