Hosted by Elissa Cullman, Jamie Drake, Audrey Gruss, Alexa Hampton, Margaret Russell, Scott Snyder and Rose Tarlow, the co-chairs of the International Friends of Masterpiece London, a May 11 cocktail reception at Hampton's New York City home drew attention to this year’s upcoming Masterpiece London fair. Hampton's home was recently featured in AD, a supporter of Masterpiece London.
Alexa Hampton, Ellie Cullman; Susan Zises Green, Nicholas Walsh
Eileen Hill, Freddy Hill, Daisy Hill Sander, Alexa Hampton, Philip Hewat-Jaboo
The renowned art, antique and design fair will run June 25 through July 1, with a preview on June 24, at London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea. One hundred and fifty-plus galleries will showcase museum-quality pieces hailing from over 3,000 years of compelling art history, with notable works including modern arts from Aktis Gallery, Crane Kalman Gallery, Dickinson and 88-Gallery Paris/Hong Kong; 17th-, 18th- and early 19th-century furniture from Edward Hurst, rare books and manuscripts from Peter Harrington; French and European artwork and clocks from Pascal Izarn; contemporary art from Hirschl & Adler, impressionist and 20th-century masters' art from Thomas Gibson Fine Art and contemporary furniture from David Gill Galleries, among many others.
Roses and Paysanne Assise et Chevres; both at Richard Green
Some of this year’s first-time attendees include Richard Green and David Gill Galleries, both of the U.K.; Parisian decorative arts dealer Kraemer Gallery; Van Cleef & Arpels of France, Jacques de la Béraudière of Switzerland and Nilufar of Italy.
Mattia Bonetti, Console “Venetian,” 2012, at the David Gill Galleries
Pair of Louis XVI paperweights and a Louis XIV casket; both at Kraemer Gallery