What To See at Masterpiece Online 2021

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Masterpiece goes digital for the second year running

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Every June, creatives, collectors and enthusiasts from all over the world flock to the Royal Hospital Chelsea for the annual Masterpiece London fair, home to the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery dating from antiquity to the present day. However, as Covid-19 restrictions are still in place, the event will be taking place online again this year.

The digital platform aims to provide the same elevated experience for its attendees as the normal fair. Masterpiece Online will offer a four-day long programme of events and activities that will allow art lovers to connect with both the 120 exhibitors and multitude of experts present, and to encourage viewers not just to view and buy works of art, but to join the conversation, too.

From 24 June (23 June for those with preview access) to 27 June, visitors to Masterpiece Online will be able to view works for sale on exhibitors’ profiles, as well as video introductions from dealers, gallerists and designers. The platform has also partnered with art fans’ favourite site for discovering new works, Artsy, which will host the fair’s online viewing room, allowing new collectors to connect with exhibitors.

Visitors will also be able to book private views with experts, who will guide them through the platform’s immersive digital rooms. What’s more, art lovers will be able to get ringside seats at a series of online panel discussions throughout Masterpiece Online, with topics being discussed including next generation collecting and the narrative of ceramics.

With so many exhibitors it’s hard to know where to start. As a helping hand to get you started, we’ve selected our top picks from Masterpiece Online. Happy browsing.

 

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Dorothy + white light stripes, William Klein

William Klein, Dorothy + white light stripe, 1962. hackelbury.co.uk

Niyoko Ikuta

Niyoko Ikuta (Kyoto Prefecture, Japan 1953), Ku-145 (Free Essence-145), Hand-cut laminated sheet glass. lighthouse-kanata.com

Grima jewellery

Vintage and contemporary jewellery by GRIMA. grimajewellery.com

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Karon‘s Båd

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Karon‘s Båd, 1989. die-galerie.com

2021 Black Label Masterpiece V Foliage Earrings, Courtesy CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel

2021 Black Label Masterpiece V Foliage Earrings, Courtesy of Cindy Chao, The Art Jewel

Andy Warhol, Shoes, Unique Impression

Andy Warhol, Shoes, Unique Impression. Screenprint in colours with diamond dust, 1980, on Arches Aquarelle Cold Pressed paper, signed, inscribed and numbered in pencil on the reverse. shapero.com

Coulborn Regency Tables

Pair of Regency Tables, Thomas Coulborn & Sons. coulborn.com

 

Masterpiece Online is taking place from 24 – 27 June 2021. masterpiecefair.com; artsy.net/masterpiece-london