Masterpiece Fair 2017
Launched in 2010, the Masterpiece Art Fair was back in 2017 for its eighth edition from the 28th of June to the 5th of July at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. Over 150 galleries and from all over the world dealers including the jeweller Hemmerle present their best pieces from a wide range of disciplines. Over the past seven years, the fair has established itself as a global leading event for viewing and buying the finest of the art world.
Visitors are greeted at the entrance of the Fair by an intriguing installation entitled Impenetrable Room by Chilean artist Ivan Navarro. Presented by Paul Kasmin Gallery, six identical box are arranged in a circle, where the viewer can walk around, making it a truly fascinating visual experience before entering the fair. Thus, Masterpiece reunited dealers across art, design and antiques, blending cutting-edge works with Old Master art, in the philosophy of cross-collecting. The choice varies from Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Proserpine (1878), perhaps one of the most iconic image of the Pre-Raphaelite school, it is exhibited by Gallery Agnews to artwork by young promising artist. For instance, Korean artist Chun Kwang Young’s Aggregation 16 at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery caught the eye of many visitors with bright colours and unusual materials.
The family-run German jeweller Hemmerle presented its best pieces of handmaid contemporary jewellery. The company has always been at the vanguard of jewellery design. Each jewel conceived is unique and as original as a work of art, mixing traditional craftsmanship with a more modern aesthetic. Indeed, with unique cultural references to art and artisanship, each jewel is made with care.
Moreover, as a mean to represent Hemmerle’s commitment to craftsmanship, the exhibition stand at the Masterpiece Fair was carefully carved in wood, creating a delicate and elegant environment to showcase their creation.