John Jones guide to Masterpiece
17 June 2013
At the peak of the capital’s summer season, Masterpiece London plays host to some of the world’s biggest and best collectors, exhibitors and curators. Set within the beautiful South Grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, a stringently vetted collection of works in all mediums will be on display for buyers in a custom built pavilion. Our consultants have pulled together a handy guide of key stands not to be missed ...
Crane Kalman Gallery
Established in Manchester in 1949, Crane Kalman Gallery are specialists in Modern British painting and sculpture, in particular the works of L. S. Lowry, Winfred Nicholson and Mary Newcomb - all of whom will be displayed at the gallery’s stand this year! Standout pieces include ‘May Blossom’ (1981) by Newcomb, ‘Untitled (group of men in suits)’ by Lawry, and Graham Sutherland’s ‘Form in Landscape’ (1975).
Jonathan Cooper Gallery
Since opening in Park Walk, Chelsea in 1988, the Jonathan Cooper Gallery has gained a global reputation for showcasing award winning contemporary artists, with particular expertise in Representational, Botanical and Wildlife Art. At Masterpiece 2013 the gallery will concentrate on three of its leading wildlife artists, Michael J. Austin, Vicky White and Gary Stinton. Look out for dramatic monochrome paintings such as ‘Red Kangaroo’ and ‘Emu’ (pencil on primed panel) by White, a former zookeeper!
The Fine Art Society
As one of the world’s oldest art dealerships, The Fine Art Society specialises in British art and design from the 19th – 21st centuries and has been trading since 1876. The gallery is closely identified with figurative painting and was one of few London galleries to show such work when it was unfashionable to do so. The venue continues to exhibit work by masters such as Ruskin and Turner alongside Bonington, Sickert and Nash.
Sam Fogg Gallery
European Middle Ages specialists Sam Fogg first opened its doors 30 years go, and have dedicated departments in Islamic and Indian art. Their stand will feature Medieval sculpture, painting and works of art including the beautiful ‘Saint Michael Vanquishing the Devil’ (1470) attributed to Juan De Bonilla, and ‘The Virgin Annunciate’ attributed to Giovanni Fiorentino [Nikola Ivanov Pirentinac] in the third quarter of the 15th century.