Nicky’s Design Diary // Masterpiece Fair London 2017

London is always humming with art and design events throughout the summer months, and one event we’re sure to never miss is The Masterpiece Fair in the South Grounds of Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Bringing together 150 of the world’s top galleries and specialists, Masterpiece has established itself as one of the world’s leading international art fairs, presenting an exceptional week of cultural, culinary and social experiences in the heart of London. Nicky made it in between Alpine site visits for the final day of the exhibition…

A beautiful shot above captured by Masterpiece that we had to include in our feature, a visitor admiring Femmes V, 1969 by Joan Miró. Exhibited by Mayoral who specialise in modern and post-war art from Barcelona.

One of London’s leading art dealers Agnew’s, specialise in works of art from the 15th to the 20th century. Their townhouse gallery is at 6 St. James’s Place. Agnew’s celebrated their 200th anniversary this year with a masterful display of Pre-Raphaelite paintings (an example above).

Below we include one of the most photographed pieces of the exhibition which was presented by New York based Paul Kasmin Gallery. Ivan Navarro’s Impenetrable Room (2017) was commissioned by the gallery specifically for Masterpiece London 2017. You may have spotted one of Navarro’s pieces at the Edition Hotel in London.

‘The Cape Reimagined’, is a unique exhibition of Burberry’s Henry Moore inspired, made-to-order couture capes that have been part of a travelling exhibition this year. Selected works/capes were presented at Masterpiece this year.

Artist Jonathan Yeo in collaboration with master-engraver Dr Malcolm Appleby presented two art sculpture pieces at Linley. The Cassiopeia Screen above rotates to reveal bookshelves, a bar & a valet on one side, and a work of art on the other.

Above, The Blue Butterflies, 1913, Sir William Nicholson. Exhibited by Patrick Bourne & Co.

Below, some interiors pieces that particularly caught Nicky’s eye…

For further details on the 2017 Masterpiece Awards click here.

Images NDID & Masterpiece Fair

Nicky’s World July 2017