Co-chairs Named for Masterpiece London JUNE 28 – JULY4 2012
New York: Eleven leading galleries from the United States have signed on to exhibit at this summer’s Masterpiece London, the yearly art, antiques and design fair renowned for the pre-eminence of its selections. Returning to Masterpiece London are Kentshire Galleries, Michele Beiny, Les Enluminures, Safani Gallery, Elle Shushan, Tambaran Gallery, A La Vielle Russie and The Silver Fund. First-time participants include The Merrin Gallery, Fred Leighton, Siegelson, and Sperone Westwater, who will share a stand with Alberto di Castro, the Roman dealer, juxtaposing contemporary art with antiques. Says Thomas-Woodham Smith, co-founder and Creative Director of Masterpiece London: “The reputation of these eleven galleries in their respective fields is utterly unsurpassed.”
Masterpiece London is no ordinary antiques fair but a forum for distinctive design and aesthetic excellence from all around the world. The fair showcases the best of the best in fine and decorative arts, along with premium collectors’ items such as classic cars, fine wines, jewelry, and exemplary design. Building on its stunning successes in 2010 and 2011-and in the middle of what promises to be London’s most exciting summer ever (centered around both The Olympics and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee) – Masterpiece London returns in 2012 to the South Grounds of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3. Masterpiece London runs from June 28- July 4, 2012. A Preview will take place on June 27.
In addition to the 11 U.S. galleries, Masterpiece London 2012 will also launch the fair’s first American Committee. Thomas Woodham-Smith announced that Committee co-chairs include Geoffrey Bradfield, Mario Buatta, Ellie Cullman, Jamie Drake, Audrey Gruss, Susan Gutfreund, Scott Snyder, and Rose Tarlow. Says Woodham-Smith: “The participation of these design luminaries on our American Committee is indisputable testimony that Masterpiece London offers one of the most outstanding collections in the world.”